” Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your  life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. “-{Col 3:1-4 NLT}

A Follower of Christ  has been transferred from the dominion, rule of darkness in to the Kingdom, realm of the LORD Jesus. -{ Read Col 1:13}. We are now spoken of being,”In Christ.” As Noah and his family were safe and secure in the protection of the Ark when God poured out His judgment on mankind. They were provided for by the “Ark.”  What they were in the physical realm secure, protected, safe and delivered so we too are in the Spiritual realm being,”in Christ.” We are safe from condemnation-{Rom 8:1-2}; We are part of God’s family-{Galatians 3;26}; We are completely totally irrevocably Accepted in Christ-{Eph 1:6};We have had all our sins “canceled,” which means “erased.” God has obliterated all of our sins having laid all of them on His Son on the cross. – {Read Col 2:12-14}. He bore our condemnation and took the sentence for us so that we might become right with God, “In Christ.” We no longer stand in condemnation but in Grace, which speaks of His Eternal Favor  -{Read Rom 5:2}. We  are “New” Creatures In Christ.” -{2 Cor 5:17}. And with this new relationship, new capabilities, new desires, new power,{2 Peter 1:3}; New promises to avail of in order to  live this new life of following Him.-{2 Peter 1:4}

And  with this new life “In Christ,” we have new capabilities and are now to set our affections on things above- where Christ is. our Heavenly Father is there, our Savior is there, our citizenship is there; Our Names are written in the Lamb’s book of life is there. Our future is there. Jesus has gone ahead and is preparing a place for us there to be with Him. Jesus has prayed we would eventually go and be with Him. -{Read John 17:24}

We are to cultivate a new mindset as we renew our mind.-{ Read Rom 12:2}.

The difference between the lost person, who are dead in their sins and the saved can be seen where they set,fix their thinking, longing and desires.

The person who does not have a personal relationship with God through the LORD Jesus can be seen where their MIND is…”  For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh,but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”-{Romans 8:5}. The lost person set’s their mind on the things of this earth. The values of this earth versus the follower of Christ. This can be seen in where their heart is and what they treasure most. Consider  King Tutt and what was found in his tomb

“What was found in the tomb?

Once inside the tomb, Carter found rooms filled with treasure. This included statues, gold jewelry, Tutankhamun’s mummy, chariots, model boats, canopic jars, chairs, and paintings. It was an amazing discovery and one of the most important made in the history of archeology. In all, there were over 5,000 objects in the tomb. It took Carter and his team ten years to catalog everything. the tomb was fairly small for a Pharaoh. Archeologists believe that it was built for an Egyptian noble, but was used for Tutankhamun when he died at a young age. The tomb had four main rooms: the antechamber, burial chamber, annex, and treasury.

  • The antechamber was the first room that Carter entered. Among its many items included three funeral beds and the pieces of four chariots.
  • The burial chamber contained the sarcophagus and King Tut’s mummy. The mummy was contained in three nested coffins. The final coffin was made of solid gold.
  • The treasury contained the king’s canopic chest which held his organs. There were also many treasures such as gilded statues and model boats.
  • The annex was full of all sorts of objects including board games, oils, and dishes.”- {Ancient Egyptian History}

Did he think he could take it with him? Was this where his mind was fixed? Consider another tomb, nothing inside where lay the KING OF GLORY… and nothing there that He needed, trusted in. On The third day He arose from the grave to set spiritual captives free with the offer of a new life, right with God, exclusively through the LORD JESUS to all who turn to God and place their trust entirely and exclusively in the LORD JESUS TO SAVE, FORGIVE, AND MAKE THEM RIGHT WITH GOD AND A NEW POWER TO LIVE THIS SUPERNATURAL LIFE!

“Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.”-{Matt 6:21 NLT}

THINK what is above. Who is Above. What Blessings you have from Above. Think What He  is doing now. Think about Your Future. Learn to seek His WORD out and see what he has given you and Who He is and what awaits you, and what is Above presently.  Learn to cultivate your thinking through the Word of God and the HOLY SPIRIT who is a Gift from above, He will “…guide you into all truth.”-{Read John 16:13}

Make a list of what is Above;

Make a list of the Blessings you have received from Above in Ephesians 1:3-13 using the phrases “In Christ…In Whom… In Him,” And write down what blessings you have received and as verse 3 says the response is to “Bless…praise… Speak well of Him” for each of these gifts for you that have come from Above!

 Now that you have TRUTH TO TRANSFORM your Mind as you continually meditate and appropriate what you have from Above, may it CONTINUALLY influence how you live here below!