First off, I don't know where we get the idea that Satan is omnipresent. If he is in your town, or in your head, he isn't in my town or in my head. Just like us, he can only be at one place at a time. I don't know if Satan can read thoughts or put thoughts into our head, but I see no Biblical examples of this, and I have no reason to think this is going on. I don't think Satan works that way. The Bible says that Satan can transform himself into an angel of light, which leads me to believe that Satan can disguise himself. So he must be roaming around the earth in a disguise. And I think it is very rare that any of us come in direct contact with him. Rather, he probably uses mass media and propganda to get his message out. If he gets into your head, he gets into your head the same way I do, through normal channels, e.g. reading, music, speech, news broadcasts, etc.
Originally Posted by Welder4Christ
There are all kinds of reasons folks have strange thoughts, from psychological to chemical. The most obnoxious thoughts are those which have emotion attached to them. If I were to guess, I would say that your "thoughts" are not actual ideas but word pictures associated with emotions. It's like when certain verses of a song make us feel emotional. Well, the association works both ways. Often times our current emotion will trigger a memory of the song. The verse of a song will trigger an emotions; and an emotion will trigger the memory of that line.
I don't know. Maybe you used to listen to heavy metal in the past or other songs that used blashemous language. If so, it could be that you have these verses burried in your memory that come out during emotional times. The best course of action is to realize that the emotion will pass and the thoughts will pass. Just observe them without reacting to them. Lack of a further emotional response will eventally allow the memory to die out. And keep your mind on things above and occupy your time with good music, good books, and good conversation with friends.
Finally, I repeat the words of Paul who said,
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.