Those who have accepted Jesus Christ have the right to become children of God. We read in John 1:12 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,” Now if we believe in Jesus Christ we have the right to become children of God. Jesus calls us to become children of God, sons of God of whom He is the Firstborn. If we are children of God then our minds should be set on Christ and not on the flesh. Therefore Paul’s write in Romans 8:6-8 “For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” If our mind is set on the flesh we cannot please God, we need to set our minds on Jesus Christ on the Spirit. Now many Christians have their minds set on the flesh, they cannot divorce themselves from the flesh. Now that which is from God that is Spirit, but that which is flesh is that which we see around us, that which we taste that is what is real to us. We must get our minds on Jesus Christ. The reason why many people cannot get deliverance, come to a life of overcoming in Christ is because their minds are set on their lusts, on those things that hold them back. They want to be part of this world; we cannot be part of this world and be part of the kingdom of God. That is why God said to Nicodemus when he came to Him that night He said to him unless a man be born of water and spirit he cannot see the kingdom of God. Now the kingdom of God is Jesus Christ in us the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Where we are guided and led by His Holy Spirit as we read in Romans 8:14 “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
Very few people want to be led by the Spirit of God because it is uneasy to be led by the Spirit of God. They want to be led by their carnal minds, by that which they understand, because the Spirit of God will tell us things we don’t understand. People hold on to their understanding. Paul write in Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” The only way that we can please God is if we walk in the Spirit being guided by the Holy Spirit. We cannot please God if we are guided by our minds by our own insight. Many people, many Christians, are guided by their own knowledge of the Bible and by their own insight and whatever is not written in the Bible they don’t believe it. So even if the Spirit of God would come and speak to them they will reject it just like the Pharisees and the Sadducees and the lawyers did. They rejected Jesus Christ, they killed Him.
Jesus did not grow up in a seminary, he didn’t grow up in a temple, yet when He was 12 years old and He went into the temple and He talked to these people that were educated in the law, He astounded them by His knowledge of the law. Why? Because God the Father Himself had taught Him that. As children of God, as born again Christians we must be guided by the Holy Spirit. Now today Christians don’t want to be guided by the Holy Spirit, they want to be guided by their own insight. They are not interested in the Holy Spirit. They want to read and they want to understand everything. If we walk by understanding we are not walking by faith and we are not guided by the Holy Spirit. What happens is that people are living on revelations from years gone by they are not guided by the Holy Spirit. They cannot be guided by the Holy Spirit, because as long us we hold on to our understanding we shall never be guided by the Holy Spirit and we shall never be able to please God.
Jesus Christ His kingdom is vibrant and alive and people don’t know what is going on there. Because they won’t listen to Jesus Christ. We read in 1 Corinthians 2:11-12 “For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,” He is talking about the impartation of the Holy Spirit revelation of the Holy Spirit to those who believe and follow Jesus Christ, who are guided by the Holy Spirit. Jesus said: it is good that I go away or else the Comforter cannot come. The Comforter will guide you in all truth He will remind you of what I said and it will tell you of things to come. If we do not listen to the Holy Spirit, if we are not interested in the Holy Spirit we will not know the mind of God. We have many things happening in the world around us today and everybody is anxious they want to know what’s going to happen next. What about the crisis in the Middle East is it going to be World WarIII, Marshall Law, the mark of the beast. What is happening next? Jesus does nothing, God does nothing unless He shares His private counsel with His servants the prophets. God has never changed. We read in Amos 3:6-7 “If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble? If a calamity occurs in a city has not the LORD done it? 7 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets.” Why are we in darkness? Because we are not guided by the Holy Spirit people hang on to the written Word, they are not interested in the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This written Word was written a revelation for the time when it was written. Jesus Christ is revealing His secret counsel to those who listen, to those who are guided by the Holy Spirit and those who are not guided by the Holy Spirit are in darkness.
We read in 1 Corinthians 2:13-14 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. 14 But a natural 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.” When Jesus sends His revelation, when He gives His revelation into a child of God the natural man will not accept it. Today Christians are natural, they are not spiritual, they are not guided by the Holy Spirit. They want to evaluate everything by their knowledge and their interpretation of the written Word. They are not interested in the Spirit of God to guide them and to lead them. In 1 Corinthians 2:15 “But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.” Why is that? Because a revelation by the Spirit of God cannot be appraised by the carnal mind it is impossible. It can only be appraised by the Spirit of God inside a person, common sense cannot appraised a revelation from God because people cannot understand it they reject it that’s why they killed Jesus Christ when He came.
Today, if God gives a revelation people reject it because they can’t contain it. Because suddenly God has come alive, God can talk, God is not contained anymore between the black pages of the Bible. There are so many different translations of the Bible and each person has got his own preferred translation and believes that God is contain in there, He is not. God is God Almighty and He is working right now, He is revealing Himself and people can’t see it, they are in darkness because they refuse the revelation of the Holy Spirit. They refuse to be guided by the Holy Spirit, they don’t know the mind of Christ, they don’t want to know it, they don’t want the Holy Spirit. We read in 1 Corinthians 2:16 “For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.”Who has the mind of Christ? Those who listen to the Holy Spirit, not everybody. Many people pretend, put forward that they have the mind of Christ, they don’t. They have no relationship with Jesus Christ and have never heard His voice. They cling unto their own understanding of the Bible and then they profess to be wise, but they have become fools because they are not listening to the Holy Spirit. If we want to be wise, if we want to know the mind of Christ we must listen to the Holy Spirit. Be guided by the Spirit then we will know what Jesus Christ is doing right now. He will reveal it to those that wait on Him.