Colossians 1:27 introduces us to the truth, the depths of which we are still plumbing. It says: "To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." Pouring this Christ into a man of dust, created a being with a mind and will of its own (Gen 2:7). When God said he was making man in His image and after His likeness, what was created was a being with the same attributes and of the same kind as God. Therefore man has the power of choice and can think on his own, but resident within that natural shell is the very own person of God.

What caused Adam's fall in the beginning was his thinking there was something he could do to become God, not realizing He already is God. His thought process must have gone something like: "You know, I'm not really God, but if I eat of this tree I'll know what God knows and so I'll become like Him." Right there, "sin" or "coming short" of the glory of God occurred. For God had already said: "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness" (Gen 1:26). So a separation between God (the spiritual) and man (the natural) was formed and the double-minded man came into being.

Brethren, there is nothing we can do to become God. We already have within us the nature and characteristics of God. But we are also man. We can choose which one we operate out of. Thus on some days we can see ourselves operating out of the spirit within us, and other days it seems as if we operate out of the flesh. Thus the Scripture is fulfilled when it says that a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. Furthermore, the fall of Adam brought us into such bondage to the flesh that it seemed impossible to ever operate out of the spirit. But, we bless the Lord that the death of Jesus Christ broke that bondage forever so that once again we are free to operate only in the mind of Christ.

It was Jesus who said in Luke 17:30, "Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left." Shortly afterwards as Jesus hung on the cross of Calvary, He declared, " It is finished". Right then the "old man (the way of thinking that we are something less than God) was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin" (Rom 6:6). So that with Paul we can "reckon ourselves to be dead indeed unto sin (mind of man), but alive unto (mind of) Christ." Therefore when we think of who we are, we can line up with the Christ within and not with the flesh. Thus our whole beings can be focused on, not overcoming the flesh, but walking in the freedom of the Spirit and thereby demonstrating God in the flesh.

So good-bye double-minded man. From henceforth we see ourselves as having only the mind of Christ. So when we think, it is Christ thinking, when that is translated into speech, it is Christ speaking and our every energy is geared towards expressing only God in the earth.

 

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