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Daily Bread - September 9, 2017
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:31
1 Corinthians 2:16 - For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may
instruct Him; but we have the mind of Christ.

Who can be so bold as to say they have the mind of God? Who can proclaim
that they have the thoughts of God, and are submitted to them? Are not
these things far from us, and completely out of reach? For the Scripture
says, "Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! Who has
known the mind of the Lord..." (Romans 11:33-34).

We can say that those who have been born of the Spirit have been given this
mind of Christ and renewed in the knowledge of the Lord! We have put on the
new man which is "RENEWED in KNOWLEDGE after the image of Him that created
him" (Colossians 3:10). Now, in Christ Jesus, we can boldly say that we
know "... all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Colossians 2:3).
These treasures are all hid in Christ Jesus, and only those who have Christ
dwelling in them have this knowledge of God. It is not flesh and blood that
has this knowledge. This knowledge is not found within our intellect, or
the realm of our reasoning. These thoughts are not our thoughts, they are
the thoughts of God, "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are
your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the
earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than
your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8-9). Yet now, through the New Covenant, God has
put His Holy Spirit in us. We have been joined unto the Lord, and made one
with Him; and through the Spirit, we now have the knowledge of the Lord. We
have been given an understanding heart that we might know Him! By the Holy
Ghost, those things that are in His heart flow out of us like rivers!
Through the free gift of salvation, we have been given all the unsearchable
depths of God (Ephesians 3:17-19). All those things in God which man could
never discover, or ever attain to, now are ours by the Holy Spirit that has
been given unto us. As it is written, "Eye has not seen , nor ear heard,
neither has it entered into the heart of man the things which God hath
prepared for them that love Him. But God hath revealed them to us by His
Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God" (1
Corinthians 2:9-10). The Holy Spirit has come with the assignment from the
Father to take everything that belongs to the Lord Jesus and our Heavenly
Father, and reveal them unto us (John 16:13-15). Many will say that this
cannot be. They will look to the arm of the flesh and say, "Impossible!"
They will strain and wrestle to achieve these things; but they will remain
out of reach, until on bended knee we accept what God has given. And then,
by the act of obedience, we confess that which God has said; and faith
arises and makes the impossible, possible; and we find ourselves in a
communion with the Most High God!

The call of God upon our life demands that we be transfigured by the
renewing of our mind (Romans 12:1-2; reference metamorphoo in Matthew
17:2). Being "renewed in the spirit of our mind" is accepting that we have
been created in righteousness and true holiness through the washing of
regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost (Ephesians 4:24; Titus 3:4-6).
It is accepting that He has made all things new, and submitting to the
image of Christ, which has been given us by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:29; 2
Peter 1:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:17-18; Colossians 1:27). It is in this
reflection of ourselves that we behold the glory of the Lord, and are
changed into the same image (2 Corinthians 3:18). Father demands that we
believe the testimony that He has given to us of His Son. He demanded that
man become a new creature, that the old be put to death, so that the new
may come forth (Romans 6:4; 1 Corinthians 5:14-18). Now, let us all believe
and accept the great miracle of salvation that God has accomplished for us
in Christ Jesus, and acknowledge every good thing that is in us (Philemon
1:6; 1 John 3:24, 4:4; John 14:23, 17:21-23).

Be renewed in your mind by acknowledging every good thing God has done!
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