KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 2:16″ For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ”
For our next series of teachings, we would consider the mind of Christ as related to various topics.
We would consider the mind of Christ as related to sin, our master was tested on all points yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15b”……; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin”
When the Lord was tried Pilate declared, I find no fault with Him. Luke 23:4 “Then said Pilate to the chief Priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man”. Jesus declared Satan had nothing in him.
What made the master lead such an outstanding life although when he was on earth He lived as a Son of man? Jesus knew He came from heaven and allowed the Father to control Him. John 6:57 ” As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me”.
What is the Lord talking about? He meant I am on a mission and I live according to the power and ability of Him who sent me. We also have the mind of Christ according to our opening scripture and must live with His mind.
He did not live by His natural being, but He lived by the supernatural life. This is exactly what Rom 8:10 says. “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness”. (We were crucified with Jesus).
Sin simply means living by the flesh and righteousness is living by the Spirit. Rom 8:6 “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace”. The power of sin over a man is a mind dominated by the flesh. Gal 5:16 “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”
Turn your mind from yourself and focus on the power of the Spirit by focusing on the word of God. Live by the word for this is peace, power, and prosperity
I am of God and I live by the power and ability of the Holy Spirit. I am crucified with Jesus and do not live by my flesh. I live by the word. I have peace power and prosperity in all I do.
THOUGHT: LIVE BY THE WORD, FOR THIS IS PEACE POWER, AND PROSPERITY.
Romans 8:4 “That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.