"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God."
Paul gives us a very important key to facilitate the process of transformation and mind renewal. He tells the Colossian saints to set your mind on things that are above, NOT on things that are on the earth!
If you applied this word to your life for one day, you would see how much you think about earthly things! Like bills, spouses, kids, job, debt, school, politics, family members, and the list goes on!
This world is full of distractions and Satan knows how to entice you, distract you, and lie to you, so that you keep your mind on everything else but JESUS!!!
Once you start to meditate on the word of God and think about heaven, holiness, and the things of God, the things of this world start to lose their power. Once you're unplugged from the Matrix (the system of man), your mind begins to be opened to the truth and like Neo you start to realize that the life you were living wasn't life at all, because only through Christ can we have the true abundant life!
2nd Corinthians 10:3-5
"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
Paul told the saints that we walk in the flesh but we do not war according to the flesh. If you try to fight Satan by the flesh you will lose every time and give him a foothold in your life.
But if you understand that we are soul and spirit covered by our fleshly bodies and you fight the good fight of faith walking in the victory of Jesus the enemy cannot touch us unless God allows it.
The scripture says to bring EVERY THOUGHT into captivity to the obedience of Christ! How many hours of the day do you sit and think about earthly things? Or watch T.V.?
If you set your mind on Jesus and things above for the same amount of time, you will be amazed at the amount of spiritual blessings and breakthroughs you will receive from God!
In Jesus Name,