The Mind Of A Victor in Christ

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Philippians 2:5 NIV
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
The book “Thinking Like Jesus: Understanding the mind of Christ” says that When Paul penned this verse in his own language, he chose an interesting word for “mind." The word mind here means "attitude" or "thinking." Therefore, the word implies that the mind of Christ is not a mere creed, theory, or formula—it is an attitude!

God tells us how to think and act.

Philippians 2:1–2 NIV
1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.
Paul asks a rhetorical question here “if there be” how many has Jesus consoled and encouraged. How many has He wrapped in His arms and comforted with His love. How many has felt His compassion all through your mind, body, and soul.

Yes, when Jesus saves He fills us with His love.

John 14:23 NIV
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
God tells us in that second verse that we should have a mind of unity with the same love, being of one accord and one mind like Jesus. God wants His church to be unified.
John 17:22 NIV
22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—

Our fight is not with each other but with the enemy and if we fight together nothing can stop us.

Leviticus 26:8 NIV
8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.

We also need the attitude of humility.

Philippians 2:3 NIV
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

We need to take off our prideful hats and take up our humble hearts. Humility is the greatest attitude you can have if you want to go higher in God. God hates pride but loves a humble spirit.

Proverbs 6:16–17 KJV 1900
16 These six things doth the Lord hate: Yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,
1 Peter 5:5–6 NIV
5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

God tells us also that we need a mind of selflessness.

Philippians 2:4 NIV
4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
We have to be willing to give of ourselves to help our brother and sisters. We never know when we might need someone to help us in our time of need. Paul tells us to think about others more than you think about ourselves. This is what Jesus did and that’s the kind of attitude He want His body to have.
2 Corinthians 12:15 NIV
15 So I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well. If I love you more, will you love me less?
1 Thessalonians 2:8 NIV
8 so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.
Micah 6:6–8 NIV
6 With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? 8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

If We Want To Be Victorious in Christ Our Mind Need To Be Like His

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