Thursday, July 20, 2017
Let This Mind Be In You
Pastor taught the beginning of a great lesson on, "Let This Mind Be In You". His main text was taken from Philippians 2:5-8. We don't realize the power we possess in our mind. This is in the natural and in the spiritual. When they were building the Tower of Babble, it was an amazing structure because they were of one mind and accord. When we put our mind to do something, we stay focused without reservation towards our purpose. There is a battle for our mind. We are living in the last days. The world is at a rapid decline. The mind of Christ is to be a servant, humble and obedient. These are all thing that present day society pushes away from. Our mind is the center of our thoughts and emotions. The mind is the thinking process that takes place in the brain. It's where or concerns of right and wrong take place. It's where we need to resist the things of this world. God has not just given us a brain, he has given us a mind. The power of the mind is awesome. What we become, begins in the mind. What you thoughts are, become your words. Your words become your deeds. Your deeds become your habits. Your habits become your character. Your character becomes your destiny. Your mind is really your heart, your emotions are there. The heart is the seed of our emotional feelings. Taking control of our own mind is extremely important. Romans 8:6-7, to be carnally minded is death. If you have a carnal mind it will lead to destruction and death. A spiritual mind equals life and peace. The human mind is in a carnal state, it is against God. We make the choice between life and death in our mind. We need to understand a carnal mind is the enemy of God. There is a constant struggle between the carnal and the spiritual. We are our own worst enemy when it comes to our mind. We are humans and are in a body that has not yet be changed. You can not let your mind run away with you. Do not become captive with your own min and thoughts. We must be so careful what we say. When you life for Jesus it's the best life. We just need to bring our mind under subjection to God's word. We need our mind to be renewed by the Holy Ghost. This is a daily process. We need to read the Bible and spend time in prayer on a daily bases with God. Something changes in you when you are filled with God's spirit. When you have the mind of Christ, you have a loving mind. You love your brother/sister. There will be conflicts, but you still must love them. Love is not love until it is expressed. Love demands action. Let the mind of the master be the master of your mind. God is good.