Partaking of the Divine Nature: The Mind of ChristHandbook 5: Article 19 - The Journey to Perfection

Bringing Every Thought Captive To The Obedience of Christ

"We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God and taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ..."

2 Corinthians 10:5

Again:

"If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God."

Colossians 3: 1

"...be renewed in the spirit of your mind and put on the new self (Lit. man), which in the likeness of (Lit. according to God) has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth."

Ephesians 4:23, 24

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect."

Romans 12:2

Scripture states that we as Christians are to have the mind of Christ. AW Tozer defines this as: "thinking God's thoughts after Him."

"The mental stuff of the Christian can be and must be modified and conditioned by the Spirit of Christ which indwells His nature. The Spirit-filled, prayerful, obedient Christian can actually possess the mind of Jesus so that his reactions to the world are the same as Christ's."

AW Tozer

To ponder:

"But a natural (or unspiritual) man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no man. For who has known the mind of the Lord that he should instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ."

1 Corinthians 2:14-16

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