You Have the Mind of Christ
Bishop Keith Butler
For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ. I Corinthians 2:16
Guess what? Christ is not Jesus' last name. Christ means the Anointed One and His Anointing. So you have the mind of the Anointed One and His Anointing. That's right. That's the kind of mind you possess: a peaceful, anointed mind.
When the Holy Ghost anoints your mind, you acquire His view and His solution for every situation. I don't know about you, but that's what I want-- God's solution and not my mind's solution.
You may say, "I solve my own problems." Yeah, but how many people get hurt in the process? You? Your spouse? Your family, or friends? Your mind has to be renewed enough to say, "I have the mind of Christ. I'm doing this God's way." God can fix things so that we all win. Then God will get the glory and the world will say, 'I want what you have.'
II Corinthians 10:5 tells us to cast down imaginations. Imaginations are images of the mind. The image of the mind seeks revenge. It says, "I'm going to get back at them." It's only after what it wants and always opposes what God wants. That's why the Word tells you to cast them down.
Here's an example I think most of you have experienced. The other day, I was driving my brand new car, and one of those big four wheelers cut me off. I could have been a goner. Well, the image of my mind was to retaliate! I wanted to chase him down, cut him off, and do him some bodily harm.
But, I had to cast those images down. Of course, God wouldn't tell us to do this if we couldn't do it. Right? So you and I have the ability to cast down all carnal images from the devil. Just say, "I don't think thoughts like that any more. I cast you down." Then pray in Jesus' name , and ask God to save and bless that person.
Don't allow your mind to be shaken when you are following after the Word of God. Having the mind of Christ is having a life of victory!
Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:13; St. John 17:22-23