Set Your Mind on the Cross
Title: Set Your Mind on the Cross
From the "Thinking with the Mind of Christ" series.
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
We are what the bible says we are whether we walk in that revelation or not. To walk in that revelation our minds need to be renewed to what the bible says (Rom 12:2). Once we are born again God takes care of our spirit. As we renew our mind with bible we can start living out of our born again new creation man in conjunction with the power of the Holy Spirit. As we get a revelation of who we are it starts affecting our life. We can walk in health. We don't have to be sick and oppressed.
(1 Cor 2:16) we have the mind of Christ. As our soul man or mind lines up with our spirit man it allows the Holy Spirit to flow freely.
What do you think on during the course of the day?
5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
Yield to being one with the Father. We are equal to God in our perfection and righteousness through Christ and are one with the Father (John 17:20-23)
5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
This is the mind of Christ. We are servant/sons. We are sons of God and servants of brothers and sisters of Christ and unsaved people. In time and there is a time period we receive the promises of God. We develop patience or endurance (Heb 10:36). We humble ourselves, God doesn't humble us. Humility works with our faith. Agree with the word of God for every situation in your life.
God's thoughts are always on you.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You. NKJV
4 What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
What are the "things above"?
3 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
This scripture was misinterpreted "all peoples" (is strongs number NT:9999) was added by the translators for readability but verse 32 actually means when Jesus was crucified he drew all punishment unto himself. Now in this verse happened over 2,000 years ago. (Rev 12:11) They overcame.
31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. 32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself."
Here are the things above. Christ on the Cross.
34 The people answered Him, "We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever; and how can You say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted up'? Who is this Son of Man?"
If we lift up Christ on the Cross all punishment will be drawn to Christ. How do we lift up? In our mind. Set your mind on the Cross.