That’s why Isaiah 55:7 says, “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts.” The word wicked there actually means twisted.
Satan takes God’s thoughts and twists them. He takes the truth and turns it into a lie. Thus, people who don’t have the anointing of God on their minds have twisted thinking. They are thinking Satan’s thoughts. They don’t realize that, of course. They think they’re thinking their own thoughts. But in reality, they don’t have that option.
You see, as members of the race of man, you and I are not independent entities. We are spirit and we are created in God’s class or image, but we are not sovereign. We are not God. Each one of us has a spiritual Lord. If we choose Jesus, He is our Lord. Those who don’t choose Jesus have the devil as their Lord by default whether they acknowledge it or not.
Since we are not independent entities, we cannot have independent thoughts. We will either be thinking Satan’s thoughts or God’s thoughts. The straight thoughts of God are truth and the twisted thoughts of the devil are lies and there is nothing in between. But let me warn you. Just because you’ve made Jesus Lord doesn’t mean you’ll automatically think God’s thoughts.
You only begin thinking God’s thoughts when you begin to fill your mind and heart with the Word of God and make yourself subject to His anointing. Romans 12:2 calls that process “the renewing of your mind.” It also says that process will transform you. Why does it have such a dramatic effect? Because when you change your mind, you change your choices—and that changes everything!
-A matter of choice