The Oil Of Joy - Mind of Christ
1 Corinthians 2:16
16 ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to instruct Him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.
I have come to a point in my Christian life where I have had to make a decision to take the bible just as it is and accept what it says exactly as it is said. It is unfortunate that many people have several interpretations of what the bible says such that it can get us to the point of picking and choosing what we think belongs to us. However the bible promises us that, ‘The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law. (Deuteronomy 29:29). Since the bible is the revealed will of God then we can know that everything belongs to us. The best way to receive it, is to believe it because that will cause us to take action which will make it a reality in our lives.
The verse above is an amazing verse which will help us to be confident that we can face every issue in life using Christ’s mindset. If we do things the way He does it then we will get the results He has purposed for us. When we become believers the major change which happens is in our spirit and this is unseen. We receive a recreated human spirit and the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in our new spirit. He knows the thoughts of Christ and is always ready to reveal it to us if we ask Him. The Holy Spirit is a gentleman and will not take over until we ask Him to. He is like this because God will not violate the free will He gave to every human being on earth. Therefore it is important that we set our mind on the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit so we enquire of and ask for help throughout the day. Because that is the pathway to victory as stated in 1 John 4:4, ‘ You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.’
RENEW YOUR MIND TO EASILY RECEIVE FROM THE MIND OF CHRIST IN YOU
Prayer: Father, I ask that You help me to Set my mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth in Jesus Name. Amen.
( Colossians 3:2 paraphrased)
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