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Think on these things. Philippians 4:8-13 gives us very important insights into applying the mind of Christ in our lives. The most important event in anyones life is that of salvation in Christ. Next, it’s up to the Christian to learn what truth has been given to us today. Finally, we are instructed to “think on these things”. The mind is the place where we battle Satan for every thought that comes forth. As we wage war with him, sin continues to be Satan’s ally as it wrestles for control over our thoughts to be filled with anything but Christ. However, Paul gives us the heavely weapon of choice to defeat this attack by appyling Phil. 4:8 (KJV) “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” This list demonstrates the practical aspect of the doctrine we’ve been given. Sin is what causes us to miss the mark and the birthright of the natural man. The flesh cannot receive or comprehend the spirit of God or can it spiritually discern the mind of Christ. Satan, as the god of this world, want’s to continually blind the natural man to the salvation that is in Christ Jesus. Yet, the new man, the new creation we receive as members of the body of Christ is capable to think on these things. It’s the new creation that energizes us to be a witness for Christ as we are faithful to our calling. As Paul says in Phil 4:9 (KJV) “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” The lesson on 05-05-2002 teaches on this classic passage in Philippians where we learn “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”. Click here to listen now.



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