12/16/2018 – Set Your Mind on Things Above – Pastor Steve Blayer

Set your mind on things above

Col 3:1-2         Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 

Whenever we weigh our thoughts without intentionally involving God in them — we eat again from the Tree of knowledge and separate ourselves from the ways of paradise

Col 3:3-4         your life is hidden with Christ in God

we now inhabit two realms, and are  equally present in both heaven and earth. Every thought process which does not result in righteousness, peace and joy has not yet connected us with our present reality.

Eph 2:4-7  But God… seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,  

When we Ponder life circumstances sitting in Heavenly places, offense àcompassion desire for sin àBrokenness anxiety àhopeful expectations fearàcourage 

2Co 10:5          …taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

Capturing our thoughts to the obedience of Christ does not mean we strive to live righteously — it means we live in humble recognition that we need His power working in us to live heaven’s way.  

If we fail to take every thought captive to Christ’s obedience, our thoughts will keep us captive to whatever the kingdom of darkness intends.