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MIND OF CHRIST
In the old testament, it has been a heart cry of the lovers of God to know God’s ways! They would always ask God to teach them His ways. Without knowing God’s ways, it is difficult… or let me use the word “impossible” to know God! In various places of the Old testament, we see them praying to know God’s ways… Let’s look at those places
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“Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a level path Because of my foes.” Psalm 27:11
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“Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways that I may know You, so that I may find favor in Your sight Consider too, that this nation is Your people.” Exodus 33:13
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“Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name” Psalm 86:11
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“And many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths.” For the law will go forth from Zion And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. – Micah 4:2
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There are so many more other places where the people yearned for the knowledge of God’s way. Well, Jesus came declaring that He is that way they have been praying for! Just one statement of Jesus brought an answer to so many prayers people have prayed in the past! They were saying “Lord, I want to know your way!” Jesus came saying “I am the way!”. (John 14:6)
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This means the moment you encounter Jesus, you have encountered God’s ways! The moment you are filled with the Holy Spirit, you are filled with Jesus who is the way! The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ after all. In this regard, the new creature isn’t looking and searching for the ways and mind of God any more. God said to them in the Old testament
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““For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
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We are not trying to impress people about who we are and we are not trying to deceive people into claiming that we are equal with God. No! God works in mysterious ways, I don’t want to argue it… Let me just say that one of the mysterious things He has done was to make us come in union with Him. We aren’t just claiming it, He did it! Now the Bible declared in the new testament
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The natural man does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual man judges all things, but he himself is not subject to anyone’s judgment. “For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. – 1 Corinthians 1:14-16
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In the old testament, those men were only but natural! Now, we are new creatures in Christ Jesus! We are not like them in the old testament, they were not born again! The Bible says “for who has known the mind of the Lord…” and it went further to say, “But we have the mind of Christ!”
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Glory to God! Believers in Christ Jesus operate on a higher realm of God’s glory! We are not discrediting the Old Testament, we are simply living in the current and not in the past! Like my Pastor, Uzor Jonathan said “God told Abraham in the past to kill Isaac! If Abraham had dwell in the revelation of the past, he would have killed Isaac! Killing Isaac was a stale truth! He remained connected to the present truth which said “do not kill him!” Some of us feel bad, trying to pity and defend the Old Testament! We shouldn’t be doing that! The Old Testament came from God through Moses and it came to serve a purpose! Jesus said he didn’t come to abolish the law but to bring it to completion. NLT puts it in this way
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“Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose.” Matthew 5:17
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The purpose of the law has been accomplished by Jesus! So many revelations people received in the Old Testament were based on the law! This means we can Judge the Old Testament with the New Testament… We shouldn’t make the mistake of judging the New Testament with the Old testament. For instance, I can’t be denying what Christ has came to do! I cannot be holding on to something that its purpose has been served! The Bible calls it ‘obsolete’ in Hebrews 8:13. This is not about one trying to take monopoly of the Bible, it is not a different kind of revelation! It is not even a new message… It is the truth of God’s word!
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In Christ Jesus, I don’t have a mind of my own! I have the mind of Christ! I will now consciously have to walk in that truth and allow that mind to replace that of the natural. I don’t operate by natural rules… We operate by a different set of rules! Glory to God!
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JESUS IS THE WAY… Stop looking for any other way, if it is not Jesus, you are lost!
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Stay Blessed!
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#GracefulGeorge

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