Sunday, 7 May 2017

The Mind of Christ

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2 v 10 - 16: "But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
 11  For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
 12  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
 13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
 14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
 15  But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 
 16  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."

When you hear people discussing the rapid approach of Artificial Intelligence and how it will run the world and change all things first for the worse and then into a kind of human Utopia, its mind-boggling.  It is so contrary to what we know about being a new creation in Christ and having His mind.

The carnal, natural mind of man cannot comprehend the depths of the Holy Spirit and His omniscience that transcends every thought or ambition of men.  The Holy Spirit knows the thoughts of every person simultaneously and can interact with everyone at all times because He is also omnipresent.  

When we are filled with the Holy Spirit we have the mind of Christ who created everything on this planet as well as the Sun, Moon and stars of the universe.  He holds the keys to treasures of knowledge that can never run dry.

Micah 5 v 2: "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting."

This was one of the 333 prophecies in the Old Testament concerning the coming Jewish Messiah, and Saviour of the world.  He will soon be ruler in Israel for 1000 years of peace and restoration.  Those of us who believe in Him and the future He has promised, will reign with Him forever for we are His Body.

We have His mind alive and active in us that informs us and enlightens us on past, present and future events.  Everything lines up with His Word.  In Matthew 24 He tells us what the condition of this world will be like just before His return.  Wars, famines, pandemics, a rise in heart disease, many getting divorced, weather out of control, many earthquakes, signs in the heavens etc.  Also, Israel would be a nation again.

For those who are longing for His coming, the condition of this world is very encouraging.  To me global warming is just Jesus getting nearer.  It's like the thimble game you played with your mother.  She hid the thimble and when you were close to the spot she would say, "You are getting warmer!"  So no matter how the scientists label it, Jesus is on His way.  We don't know the day nor the hour, but we do know the season, and we are already in it.

Matthew 25 tells us the condition of Israel, the Bride of Christ, at the time of His return, to take her to the Marriage Feast.  John 3 v 29: "He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled."  John the Baptist, whom Jesus said was the prophet Elijah revisiting Earth, recognises Jesus as the Bridegroom and that He is come to speak to His Bride.  Revelation 21 v 9 - 12 - Come let me show you the Bride, the Lambs wife, who is the New Jerusalem, consisting of the 12 tribes of Israel.

When you have the mind of Christ you will love Israel as He does.  The Artificial Intelligence robots can never have that love for her nor any concept of the reality of spiritual warfare, or infinity with our Father and Jesus.  When you are born again as a new creation you enter into eternal life immediately.  Death is just a sleep before you enter into the gates of Heaven.  Absent from your body, present with the Lord.

When this world becomes dependant on robots, the enemy will have a new weapon against mankind.  He always has good PR on the benefits and sales pitch of great wonders but it reveals that he has to up his game to keep his deceived subjects devoted and bound to his plans.  The immediate hard times they will bring, like millions of job losses which increases crime, will continue far beyond the predicted short time.  Far beyond.  Like every wily scheme, he has to insert a secure hook and once in you cannot wriggle free.

So let us rather walk in newness of life with the true knowledge and intelligence of the universe rather than be lured into the compromise of one whom Jesus called the Father of Lies.  We must discern truth from error and walk in the truth.  When you have unwavering faith in the Saviour, He will never lead you astray.

An hour ago we were in prayer when there was a long utterance in tongues followed by the interpretation of tongues.  It brought confirmation of things that were already in motion.  Jesus spoke of future events and ways that we would be blessed.  He spoke of His love for us and that we were in His perfect will.  He spoke of a serious problem that affected me and that He was busy resolving it.  I was weeping from joy and relief and absolute love for Him.

O the wondrous grace that allows us to receive from His mind in our hour of be comforted in His tangible be told Fear not for I am with you every step of the way.  And to know that this is true every minute of every day.  That is peace of heart and mind that the world knows nothing about.

Prayer: Heavenly Father as the days grow darker through unbelief and mockery, we are thankful for Your never-failing light.  We delight in Your Glory and love, and in having the amazing access to the mind of Christ.  These are the true riches in Your heavenly storehouse that sustain us continually.  Open the eyes of those in the world whose knowledge has been tainted, and let Your pure and perfect light shine into their hearts.  In Jesus' name. Amen.