The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
On my previous message “Adjusting your Attitude” my closing statements referred to the child of God as being more than a conqueror and it being lifestyle when you come into revelation of Gods word.
And I quote,
When you come into understanding concerning the word of God then Gods word brings understanding that becomes lifestyle and lifestyle is being more than a conqueror.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
I began speaking to you about an attitude that is managed or controlled by the word of God
What a revelation and yet multitudes of Gods people do not relate nor do they see themselves in the light of who they have become through Christ, instead they continue to see themselves through the flesh, through their emotions and feelings, through whatever is taking place in their lives and they never grasp the significance of Gods word to bring heart revelation, to bring forth an attitude adjustment as a co-inheritor with Christ
Look again at
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
This scripture speaks volumes and yet very few of Gods people have lifestyle relating to this scripture,
Because He loves us in all things we are more than conquerors.
In all things, in everything, we are more than conquerors.
What a wonderful way of thinking
But in order to be a conqueror you have to think like a conqueror and you have to have the attitude of a conqueror.
For as he thinketh in his heart , so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
How are we able to be more than conquerors?
When our thinking reflects His love instead of our lack
When our thinking becomes one with the word of God as in
2 Pet 1:3
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
The word of God is very clear,
He has provided all things pertaining to life and godliness through the knowledge of him
Through the knowledge of Jesus Christ all things pertaining to life and godliness have been provided.
Here is an another example that our minds need to come into agreement with the word
I Jn 2:20
But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
The word of God states that you have an unction from the Holy One and you know all things,
Most of Gods people do not walk in the abundance of this scripture or any other scripture as far as that goes,
Most people do not think that that because they are born again and filled with the Holy Spirit that they know all things.
And because they do not think in this manner they do not walk in the abundance of understanding and living in the knowledge of Christ
1 Cor 2:16
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
The word of God tells us that we have within us the mind of Christ and then it tells us in Phil 2:5 to let this mind be in you, allow this mind to function in you, allow this mind to operate within you, allow the abundance of this knowledge to manifest itself in you.
Can I tell you that this is not the mentality that exists with most born again spirit filled children of God?
The average child of God searches out their emotions, they search out their feelings, their options and their opportunities.
They do not search out the word of God through their born again spirit
So what do these scriptures really mean?
Is it just a religious phrase, is it just something for the child of God to quote and memorize, or is it some deep mystical word that only scholars are meant to understand.
What does it mean when it says that we have the mind of Christ and we are to let this mind be in us?
It means that in your spirit you have the mind of Christ and if you have the mind of Christ then you have access to revelation that will literally impact your life.
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Here is the word of God
You have put on the new man which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him
When you became born again your new man was renewed.
That word renewed in the Greek is anakainoo and it means to be made new
2 Cor 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Your new man has been renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him, in other words your spirit is created after the image of Jesus Christ in all things,
In your spirit you have the perfect mind of Christ, in your spirit you know all things, in your spirit you are more than a conqueror and in your spirit you are identical to Christ
The average child of God does not know this revelation that I have just shared with you
And because they do not know this they are constantly looking to find something that they already have, they are constantly asking for something that has already been given and they are constantly searching for that which has already been revealed.
The word of God is clear
All things pertaining to life and godliness have been given through the knowledge of Him; all things pertaining to life and godliness are available in your spirit.
What you do not know is what you have not yet drawn out, what you do not realize is that which has not yet come to your understanding and what is darkness has not yet been brought forth into the light.
God has the answer and He has deposited that answer on the inside of you to be drawn out by you through speaking in an unknown tongue and then praying for interpretation of the that which has been spoken out of your spirit.
Yes I know—– the average child of God only believes that interpretation of tongues is to interpret a message in church.
When your thinking is
Oh God I just do not know what I am going to do, I just do not know how this is going to work out, you’re already starting from a place of defeat.
When are you going to get an attitude adjustment and begin to believe what God has to say about you?
Well I don’t feel like I am a conqueror, I don’t feel like I am prosperous, I don’t feel like I am victorious, delivered or know all things
You do not understand my situation is bad.
Your situation is bad because you do not know who you are in Christ, you do not know what Christ has done for you and you do not know what Christ has accomplished in you and provided for you…
You do not know and because you do not know you are living one day at a time sweet Jesus
Isn’t that how the song goes
One day at a time sweet Jesus——What bondage
Here is revelation
You can not change the things in the physical (the emotional) through any other means than by that which is spiritual, the things that need to be changed in the physical and in the emotional have to come forth out of that which is spiritual, in other words the part of you that is 1/3rd and not the part of you that is 2/3rds, the part of you that is spirit and not the part of you that is soul and body.
Change has to come forth from the 1/3rd part of you and if you are trying to deal with the 2/3rds of you (soul and body) through the 2/3rds of you (soul and body) you are dealing in bondage.
The key to the Christian life is learning how to walk in the spirit, learning how to walk according to the 1/3 of you instead of the 2/3rds of you.
To most people walking in the spirit is about walking around with a sick look on your face, being super holy, being super spiritual, hands clasped together, always wanting to go pray or do something religious, your dresses to the floor and your neckline at your forehead
Your hair wound up on your head so tight that it makes your eyes squint.
Being in the spirit is your life based upon spiritual truth instead of religious or physical truth.
So what is spiritual truth?
Is it spending hours praying in the spirit, is it spending hours in intercession and interceding?
Then what is spiritual truth,
It is the spirit that quickened; the flesh profited nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
The words that I speak to you they are spirit and they are life.
Here is spirit and here is life and it does not matter what your emotions have to say.
It does not matter what your banker has to say, it does not matter what your doctor has to say, it does not matter what your situation or circumstances are dictating,
Jesus says these words that I speak are spirit and they are life.
For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
For he behold himself, and Goethe his way, and straightway fretted what manner of man he was.
The word of God is speaking to you about looking in a mirror to see your natural face and then you walking away forgetting about what manner of man that you were looking at.
Let give you insight,
No one has ever seen the top of their head and no one has ever seen their forehead,
All they have ever seen is a reflection of what they look like
The reflection is true, the reflection is accurate and you have learned to trust in the reflection that you are seeing.
You do not go by feelings when you go to comb your hair, you do not go by feelings when you put on your make up, you do not go by feelings when you shave, you go by the reflection in which you are seeing in the mirror.
The word of God is a mirror for you to see your reflection, for you to see your spiritual man, the new man.
And there are times when you do not feel what the word of God has to say about you, there are times when you do not feel healed, when you do not feel prosperous, you do not feel delivered or victorious.
There are times when you do not feel like you have been blessed with all spiritual blessings but instead you feel like everything is falling apart.
The word of God is the mirror for you to see who you really are.
One of the biggest hindrances in the body of Christ and one of the most demonic things that has ever entered into the church is that which is based upon how you feel and you trying to relate to the spiritual through how you feel.
Feelings are not factual, they are not reality,
Feelings are based upon any given situation that may be taking place at any given time.
Feelings are not subject to faith and they are not subject to the truth, they are subject to everything whether they are good or evil.
Some years ago I had went back home to visit my Mother she had become ill and it was an emergency type of trip
I left my home about seven o’clock that night and I would not reach my destination until about two in the morning.
About eleven o’clock that night my wife received a phone call that I had been an accident and that I had died.
The individual calling told her that they were the highway patrol
I was on my way to my Mothers
I was in a place where my cell phone was not working because there was no service,
I was not dead; I was not involved in an accident
It was a lie but just because it was a lie it did not stop her feelings and all the feelings of my family from expressing themselves.
Feelings are not subject to truth
Feelings are subject to how you perceive truth
Feelings are perceived on perceptions not on facts
The real truth is that you are a brand new man, you are above only, you are not beneath,
You are more than a conqueror; you know all things and these are the facts.
I can not tell you how many times I have been in church services where some body is prophesying about getting a double portion the same as Elijah
The truth is that I can not get anymore than what I already have through Christ Jesus,
I am full, complete and finished
I can not get a double portion
I have already received everything pertaining to life and godliness
I am righteous, holy pure, perfect, healed, delivered, forgiven and
And I will be this way for all of eternity
1/3 of my salvation is already complete
Praise God ——-Truth that makes you free