Philippians 2:5 - Let this mind be in you all, which was also in Christ Jesus.
MIND= noús in the greek and mean the mind, the reason, the reasoning faculty, intellect. The God-given capacity of each person to think (reason); the mind; mental capacity to exercise reflective thinking. For the believer (noús) is the organ of receiving God's thoughts, through faith.
Mind in this text is referencing "ATTITUDE".
Jesus had the mind of God the Father and we can have the mind of Jesus.
God in His infinite wisdom, has given us the privilege of having the mind of Christ through a personal relationship with Him by faith in God's atoning work on behalf of our sins at the Cross.
The mind of Christ starts with faith in Christ through hearing the Word of God and believing it by faith. Once this happens, we daily begin to wash our minds anew with the Word of God and in turn our thinking and our attitudes begin to conform to the thinking and attitude of Christ.
Yes, we are given the ability through the Holy Spirit within us to humbly submit in obedience to the father's will for our lives when we are born again.
When we yield to the spirit of God and the Word of God, we in turn are filled with the wisdom of God which results in a changed mindset to the likeness of God so that we can carry out God's work in the earth.
The Word of God is the power that gives us the ability to do those things which are pleasing and acceptable to God.
The power of the "GOOD NEWS-Gospel" is found in Romans 1:16-I am proud of the good news! It is God’s powerful way of saving all people who have faith, whether they are Jews or Gentiles.
What does the mind of Christ looks like? If we scan the pages of the 4 Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, we can clearly see the mind of Christ. Total submission and total obedience is what Christ looks like n the Gospels.
Joshua 1:8-Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
How did Jesus demonstrate this mindset of God the Father? He did it in submitting Himself in submission and obedience under the mighty power of God, even unto death on a cross.
If we want to have the mind of Christ to dwell richly in us we too must submit and obey to the will of the Father through Christ Jesus.
As we stay connected to Christ and abide in His Word and His Word abide in us, we too will see the changes in our lives as a result of a transformed mind.
To have the mind of Christ, we must think as He thinks and rebuke and reject any and every thought that is not of God and cannot be confirmed through the word of God.
Having the mind of Christ clears up all wrong thinking. If we do not have the mind of Christ, we are operating in our carnal mind apart from Christ.
To those of us who are born again, we have the power of God on the inside of us to help us think like Christ.
The spirit of God is in us to enable us to think and do according to the will of God for our lives.
In need of a mind that is transformed into the likeness of Christ on today?
If you answered yes to this question, you MUST repent and receive Christ into your hearts by faith and you too will begin to see the results of a mind that has it's thoughts, intents and action being controlled by God's Holy Spirit.
It's time for a mind change which in turns results in a changed attitude.
Let this mind be in you which is also in Christ Jesus.