Saturday, September 3, 2016

"Set Your Mind on Things Above!"

“Set Your Mind on Things Above!”



Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.  For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.         Colossians 3:2-4


The Apostle Paul is encouraging the TRUE BELIEVERS in Colossae to SET or CONCENTRATE on things ABOVE, and not on earthly things.  They had given their HEARTS and LIVES to God, and SPIRITUALLY died to their OLD life, therefore they needed to SET their MINDS on the things of the Heavenly realm.


In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, Paul says:  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all thing have become new.” A SPIRITUAL metamorphosis takes place when one comes to Christ for the SALVATION of their soul.  This means that that person’s HEART and MIND should NOT be SET on the earthly things, their OLD life and its SINFUL NATURE, but they should be CONCENTRATING on their NEW life and looking FORWARD to their Heavenly destination, NOT looking BACK and CONCENTRATING on their OLD, SINFUL LIFE, and its earthly moorings. 


When we come to Jesus Christ for the SALVATION of our soul, we DIE to our OLD way of life and its evil, sinful nature and we will receive NEW life in Him.  Our life is ‘HIDDEN’ with Christ in God, which basically means that it is CONCEALED and SECURE in Christ.  In fact Christ IS the very LIFE of the TRUE BELIEVER.


When Christ comes back at the RAPTURE, those, TRUE BELIEVERS, who have died in Him, will appear with Him, and then will receive their NEW, GLORIFIED bodies, and those who are alive at that time will be caught up in the air and will be changed into their GLORIFIED bodies in the twinkling of an eye, and will remain with Him in glory.  This is “SHOUTIN’ TIME!!!”  


Every day we are getting closer and closer to that time of the RAPTURE of the TRUE BELIEVERS.  Most are waiting with GREAT anticipation for that NEXT CLIMATIC EVENT.  Are you ready?  Is your HEART and MIND set on the things ABOVE?


If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then your mindset is NOT on the Heavenly things, because you are so consumed with the earthly things, and you are NOT a TRUE BELIEVER, but instead you are LOST and DYING spiritually, and are headed for HELL, the place of UNENDING torture, torment, agony and despair, with NO WAY of escape.  However, God is giving you the opportunity to come to Him, NOW, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and SET your MIND on the things ABOVE, and receive your NEW LIFE, hidden with Christ in God.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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