“Having the mind of Christ is the most productive mind a man can ever have”
We will consider this topic and look deep into how we can have the mind of Christ and also how to walk with the mind of Christ. We need to understand that the mind is a very powerful tool, some men have used it to cause a change in their lives and in this world, while some have used it wrongly. We understand that the mind has components that often call for our response, the mind also need to be fed and whatever you feed your mind with is what you’ll become. Let’s begin as we look at
- THE NEW MAN.
“The new man is the true man and the true man is the new man in Christ Jesus”
When you get born again the first thing to do is to renew your mind and to know now that you’re a new man in Christ, knowing that it is still the same you that got born again in the body but a new man in your Spirit and what you need to do is to renew your mind from how you use to think when you have not given your life to Christ and then think with a new mind in Christ Jesus, because old things have passed away and all things have become new now.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW.
You need to understand now that things has changed for you, you’re now in Christ and you need to put away the way you use to conduct yourself when you’re in darkness because He has called you now into His light.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELLOUS LIGHT:
The new man is a man in light, this is because your Father is a Father of light
1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that GOD IS LIGHT, and in him is no darkness at all.
And as God’s children you’re now children of light.
1 Thessalonians 5:5 YE ARE ALL THE CHILDREN OF LIGHT, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
That’s what scriptures says that you are, children of light! You’re no longer in the darkness, He has called you out of darkness into His marvellous light. You’re the children of the day and not of the night. The new man is a man of light in Christ Jesus, there was a time you’re known after the flesh but now that is gone.
2 Corinthians 5:16 Wherefore henceforth KNOW WE NO MAN AFTER THE FLESH: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
You’re no longer known after the flesh you’re now new in Christ Jesus. When you get to a new environment you don’t behave like you know the place, you’re new there and all the things used there is new to you and you need to learn how to communicate with that environment, you may need to learn their language too. So it is with the new man in Christ. You need to understand the new life you come into because you’re a new man so think new! The truth is, if you’re not born again you can receive Jesus now
- Confess your sins
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- Confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and then believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
That’s how to be born again…
You can read this series MY IDENTITY IN CHRIST, the next series we will look at THE RENEWED MIND.