The mind defines the man

[The Glory Unveiled]

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. ( Colossians 3:2 )

The verse of scripture for our meditation today carries in its belly the weight of the chapter. The chapter opens with a profound statement, thus it says, [paraphrased] “we have been raised with Christ who is seated in heaven at the right hand of God”. So since we have been raised with Christ, it means we are seated in Christ with God in heaven. And if we are seated above by faith—as a reason of the position of our spirit—in His finished works, then our minds which is the gate between the spirit and the soul must be fixed on the things seen from the eye view of Christ in heaven above. Our position in Christ with God demands that our minds be set on things above. Why? The true testimony that we are seated with Christ in heaven is given by the things that our minds are set on. The position of our minds is a translation of the location of our spirits. If we set our minds on earthly things, it is a witness that our spirits are not seated in heaven with Christ. It also goes to mean that we did not [yet] die with Christ as we should or might be confessing. The mind defines the true position of the man. Is our spirit seated with Christ? Have we been raised from the death unto life? Is our mind set on the things that Christ perceives in heaven? The life we now live is by faith in Christ. Our physical faculties have no power in themselves to operate. Though we might be exposed to earthly things by reason of these physical gates, we must choose what we give our minds to as a result of what we allow through the gates of our eyes and ears. Today, let us set our minds and hearts on the things above where Christ is seated. And remember that your thought is refined by the system that made you.

Prayer_Bead: Spirit of my spiritual faculties, lover of my soul, thank you for the grace to be seated with God in Christ Jesus, help me to keep my mind on things above.

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