The born-again child of God that follows Jesus Christ has a different way of thinking, from the carnal Christian and the unbeliever. Not all born again people do follow Jesus Christ. Not all born again a children of God are being saved. Many of them have the mindset of the world. Their mind is not set on Jesus or on the kingdom of God, they still want to fit into this world, be accepted by the world, and do good, excel, in this world.
The carnal Christian and the unbeliever think along the ways of the world. They are brainwashed by the world and they follow the systems of this world. They follow the methodology of this world. That is why the church organizations are Antichrist, they are of the world, they work according to worldly principles, they are not set on the kingdom of God. Their mind is set on themselves, on their own survival, on their own growth and their own welfare, not on the kingdom of God.
If we follow Jesus Christ and we are part of His kingdom we have a new way of thinking. We do not think like the world, we set our mind on Christ. We set our mind on obeying Jesus Christ, on being pleasing to Him, and on His kingdom, on doing that which the Holy Spirit guides us to, because those who are being led by the Spirit of God they are the children of God. The born-again child of God who is actively following Jesus, puts his mind on Jesus. He puts his mind on being pleasing to Jesus, on obeying the commands of Jesus, His words. He puts his mind on the Holy Spirit because he seeks and follows the guidance of the Holy Spirit and he does not trust his own mind or the propaganda and brainwashing that is going on in this world. His mind is set on Christ.
We cannot be part of the kingdom of God and be pleasing to Jesus if our mind is set on the things of the world. Our mind must be set on Him. The Apostle Paul wrote:”Be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” If our mind is set on doing well in this world, being accepted by this world, being influential and successful in this world, then we have the mindset of the world that is at enmity with Jesus Christ, that cannot please Jesus. That is a situation with most Christians. They do not have the mind of Christ. They have the mindset of the world. We must have a new way of thinking. Our thinking must be to do everything that we possibly can to be pleasing to Jesus. Firstly by obeying Him, obeying His words as they were delivered and recorded also in the Gospels; Matthew, Mark. Luke and John. Repent be baptized. Be filled with the Holy Spirit and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus said that unless a person is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God, he cannot envision, he cannot imagine it, it doesn’t make no sense to him. He needs to be born again and then he can see the kingdom of God, but many of those who are born again do not trust Jesus, they do not really believe. Even though they have a vision of the kingdom of God, many of those are not following Jesus. They have their mind set on the world and that is why they perish.
We need a new way of thinking, the kingdom way, the Jesus way, to please Him, and not to trust in our own understanding, and in our senses, the things that we see in hear, but on the guidance of the Holy Spirit. That is why, if we do not have the Spirit of Christ then we do not belong to Him. If we do not follow and obey the Spirit of Christ we cannot be pleasing to Him. We cannot please God by living according to the thinking, the mindset, of this world. Our mind must be set on Jesus and we must be led by the Holy Spirit. We need to seek and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit every day until the very end, in order to enter the kingdom of God.
Have we put our minds on Christ? Do we have a new way of thinking? Do we trust more in Jesus than in the things that we see, the things that we’ve been taught, since childhood, the media, the influences of the world, our own interpretation of the Bible? Do we trust that more than Jesus Christ or is our mind set on Jesus? Do we trust Him more than anything? Do we trust His Spirit to guide us in everything? Do we have that new way of thinking?
May Jesus bless you.