“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.”-{Colossians 3;1-3}


Paul wants the believers to be occupied and pre-occupied with things above where Christ is seated in the place of Supremacy. To be occupied with Him, His perspective, promises, view of life through His WORD, will have an influence through them of eternal value on this earth! You will view life and people from His perspective. Incline your thinking and affections towards things above. It is a command! The things above make these the object of your thoughts. Does it mean we don’t think on things of earth? No, but we are not governed by them, AND even in these our mind as it is in subjection to His Word, and is permeated, influenced, controlled, and will view things through His Word as we are continually and see them from a higher level, such as work. It is easy to misinterpret “work” as mundane and not spiritual, but His Word raises it to dignity and significance when we consider the motivation for doing our work from His perspective as revealed in His Word to us.”Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,”-{Col 3:23 niv}. So, as His Word influences our thinking we can think about our work or whatever we do from a HEAVENLY perspective.

How are we practically going to set, fix our affections, mind on things above? By filling our mind with the Word from above, that has come down to us as revealed to us in The Word of God. Paul said, “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Let God’s Word focus you on Heavenly things and fill, control you so that it may influence the way you live on earth. Meditate upon The Word of God, going over it again and again in your mind. -{Psalm 1:2}. And be transformed by it so you prove what is the good, acceptable, will of God, and make your choices based on His Word. -{Romans 12:2}

We are to be continually learning to set, focus our thinking on things above and affectionately inclined. And this takes place through His  Spirit illuminating His Word to us,His Word reveals Him, His ways, promises, purposes! ” Let the Word of Christ richly dwell within you,...“-{Col 3:16}.

EVERYTHING OF ETERNAL VALUE IS IN HEAVEN. Everything we should love and value is there…

In Heaven..
1.  – Our Heavenly Father is there – John 14:1
2.  – Our Savior is there – 1 Thess 1:10
3.  – Our Names are recorded there – Rev 21:27
4.  – Our Citizenship is there – Phil 3:21
5.  – Our Spiritual Family will be there – 2 Cor 5:8
6.  – Our Future is there with Him- John 14:1-7. -Also in Heaven the believers work will be recognized and rewards will be given- “If any mans work which he has built upon remains, he shall receive a Reward.”- 1 Cor 3:14

7.   –  Our Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ, Will Return from there! -Phil 3:20


Your Future is wonderful because of the love of the Lord Jesus for you!

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU THINK ON. Train yourself to choose to THINK on His Word. {Read Phil 4:8-4:9}. Trust Him to remind you of His truth so you may be about Him and His business!

 Our Instructions on How To Live and what we are to seek while on earth, comes from Above, revealed by the Holy Spirit, through His Word -{Read 1 Cor 1:9; Matt 6:33; 2 Tim 3:15-17; Phil 1:12; 1 Peter 2:9}

 “Set your MIND on the things above,

not on the things that are on earth!”-

{Colossians 3:2}


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