Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Mind
Friday, January 6, 2012

The scriptures below contain a message.  The message is about the mind or our human spirit.  It is hoped that by reading these scriptures you will understand that the mind or human spirit is what needs salvation through Christ.

KJV Job 23:13
 13.  But he (God) is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

KJV Proverbs 21:27
 27.  The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

KJV Isaiah 26:3
 3.  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

KJV Ezekiel 11:5
 5.  And the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the Lord; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.

KJV Matthew 22:37-38
 37.  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
 38.  This is the first and great commandment.

KJV Romans 1:28
 28.  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

KJV Romans 7:25
25.  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.


KJV Romans 8:6-7
 6.  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
 7.  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

KJV Romans 12:2
 2.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

KJV Romans 12:16
 16.  Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

KJV Romans 15:5-6
 5.  Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
 6.  That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

KJV 1 Corinthians 1:10
10.  Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

KJV 1 Corinthians 2:16
16.  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

KJV 2 Corinthians 3:14
 14.  But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.

KJV 2 Corinthians 4:4
 4.  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

KJV 2 Corinthians 11:3
3.  But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

KJV 2 Corinthians 13:11
11.  Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

KJV Ephesians 2:3
 3.  Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

KJV Ephesians 4:17-18
17.  This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
 18.  Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

KJV Ephesians 4:22-24
 22.  That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
 23.  And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
 24.  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

KJV Philippians 1:27
 27.  Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

KJV Philippians 2:2
2.  Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

KJV Philippians 2:5
 5.  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

KJV Philippians 3:14-15
 14.  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
 15.  Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
16.  Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

KJV Philippians 4:7
 7.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

KJV Colossians 1:21-22
 21.  And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
 22.  In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

KJV 1 Timothy 6:5
 5.  Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

KJV 2 Timothy 1:7
7.  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

KJV 2 Timothy 3:8
 8.  Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

KJV Titus 1:15
 15.  Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

KJV Hebrews 8:10
10.  For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

KJV Hebrews 10:16
 16.  This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

KJV James 1:8
 8.  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

KJV James 4:8
 8.  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

KJV 1 Peter 1:13
13.  Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

KJV 1 Peter 3:8-9
 8.  Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
 9.  Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

KJV 1 Peter 4:1
 1.  Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

KJV 2 Peter 3:1-2
1.  This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
 2.  That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

Do you see, do you understand that the mind is the human spirit?  This is the part of us that God offers salvation too.  All of us have a mind problem, a spiritual problem, we do not think like God and Jesus because our thoughts which are sin lead to the manifestation of words and deeds that cause all the pain, suffering and death we experience.  It is like being an alcoholic; in order to conquer alcoholism you must admit you are an alcoholic.  This is true with sin, you are a sinner and just as an alcoholic cannot control alcohol sinners cannot control sin.  You cannot be a potential alcoholic, you either are an alcoholic or you are not, the same is true with sin.  You are not a potential sinner, you are a sinner.  God has the cure for this problem of sin and Jesus was the living demonstration of the cure.  Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus, a mind free of the sin problem we all have while he was a man.  Our goal as a saint is to reach the stature and fullness of Christ.  This is done by Gods Spirit in us transforming our minds to be like the mind of Jesus who had a mind like his Father. 

KJV Romans 12:2
 2.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Our minds before we come to Jesus and receive Gods Holy Spirit are described as defiled.

KJV Titus 1:15
 15.  Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

KJV Ephesians 2:3
 3.  Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

The mind is your human spirit.

KJV Ephesians 4:22-24
 22.  That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
 23.  And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
 24.  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Jesus is the new man you must put on. Jesus was created like God, incorruptible.

KJV Galatians 3:27
 27.  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

This is a change in our nature from being sinners to being righteous and only God can make this change.  This has been Gods will for us since the beginning of creation.

KJV Genesis 1:26
 26.  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

Jesus, as the second Adam, was the fulfillment of this.  We have the hope of becoming someday what Jesus was while in the flesh and also what he is now in heaven.  Jesus first fulfilled the will of God by being the perfect human being who was in the image and likeness of God in mind spiritually but yet needed his physical body changed into a spirit body so that the mind of Jesus could live forever.  Jesus was the first to experience all the things of what is the hope of the saints.  The only explanation of how Jesus was able to have done what he did is that when God created Jesus, God created him with the character of God.  Is this hard to believe?  Isn’t God going to change the saints at the resurrection to be  unable to sin?  In order for Jesus to be the first born of many Jesus had to have the kingdom character as a man.  Jesus as a man was king of the kingdom of God.  Jesus was created with the mind we are in the process of developing, the mind of God.  The mind of God means the love of God that thinks no evil and can do no evil, I am not speaking of Gods omniscience but His love.  This is how Jesus was the image of God and how we can be the image of God through Jesus.  If God can change the saints why could God not create Jesus with the Godly nature in a man of flesh to pave the way for us to follow.  There was no righteous man because all had a defiled mind given to sin and this lead God to create a righteous man, Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the only man to ever be created this way and it is different for those of us who come after him.  The saints must have faith that God did create the only righteous man who ever lived and as a result of that faith hope for the day we can be like Jesus is now.  This is why the life of Jesus was acceptable to God as the payment for our sins.  The will of God could only be fulfilled by a man who was the image of his maker and Jesus was the image of the invisible God.

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