Emmy Winner John Tesh Says ‘The Devil Is After Your Mind’

Dec 30, 2023

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Emmy-winning journalist and Grammy-nominated composer and concert pianist John Tesh made some powerful comments throughout the Christmas festivities of 2023.

“I have found that many people don’t truly understand that there are dark forces, that the devil is after your mind,” Tesh told the Christian Post. “They don’t understand that. It’s hard to believe because there are so many movies about it and all that. Many people think that when a thought comes into their mind, it comes from them, and it’s not. It’s put there by some other force.”

“If you have so much unbelief and doubt in your heart, it’s like two pickup trucks that are chained together going in opposite directions, and you can’t get anywhere. A consistent prayer life is like a muscle; you have to work on it. And then, you’ll read a Scripture in the Bible, and all of the sudden, you face a different challenge, and that Scripture comes alive in a different way.”

Tesh Knows The Power of Faith

In 2015, Tesh was given 18 months to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of prostate cancer, the outlet noted. “I was told to get my affairs in order. I became a cancer patient,” he told the outlet. Though he grew up in a Methodist household, he truly learned the power of God through listening to a CD from preacher Andrew Wommack, and his emphasis of Mark 11:23.

“He said that the Bible says, ‘Whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says,’ and ‘For whatever you ask when you pray, believe that you receive it, and you will have,’” he said. “I thought, ‘Wow, my mountain right now is cancer.’ My wife and I started digging deeper to understand the true nature of God.” (LEARN MORE: ‘Jesus Revolution,’ ‘The Chosen’ Team’s Huge Announcement)

“I’ve read the Bible for years, but I never really truly landed on those Scriptures. And that really started a journey of dual-modality for me, science and doctors, and also, what does the Bible say about health and healing?”

Cancer Free In 2023

“There are some churches that teach healing and only healing through faith, but that’s not what worked for me,” Tesh said. “What worked for me was using what God did for medicine, and then also being able to renew my mind and have a focus of what God really wanted for me and be able to visualize my future.”

He said, “Don’t talk to God about sickness; talk to sickness about God.” Avoid negative self-talk and focus on the importance of maintaining a positive and faith-filled outlook on life. (LEARN MORE: THROWBACK: Actor Tom Selleck Credits Christ For All His Success)

“When I first discovered these Scriptures, I prayed throughout my day and I believed, but I made a mistake — after my first round of three years of treatments, I decided not to get any more scans and the cancer came back with a vengeance. And I understood then truly that faith and medicine needed to work together. And I think it’s a dangerous thing that some churches do, where some of them don’t teach this at all.”

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