Activating the Mind of Christ

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As leaders, we must set an example to those we lead in being human beings filled with compassion, passion, and the testimony of life. Our example is not just an example of the spirit, but an example of being human. People see the natural expressions of our lives, but what is the key to living as people who give life to their world?

Every person is three-part in his or her human design and in his or her purpose in life. Every person is made of a spirit, soul, and body. We don’t lead people to be religious, we lead people to be authentic people. The human spirit is the source of human power. The human soul is the throne of a person’s life, and it is the vehicle by which the administration of one’s life is facilitated. The soul is the bridge between the spirit and the physical. If the human spirit is not empowered by the human spirit made alive by the Holy Spirit within them, it can be susceptible to outside spiritual influences that attempt to attach to the soul in a controlling or manipulating way. The physical life of every person is how human authority is manifested to the world. The human spirit was created to be one with God’s Holy Spirit. When God’s Spirit makes the human spirit alive it is prosperous, and it floods the human soul with life. A prosperous spirit produces a prosperous soul. When the human soul is made alive by the life of God within the human spirit, the physical expression of one’s life is that of true prosperity. True prosperity is not measured by the things we possess in life, but by our ability to bring life to our world. It is in our ability to be the authentic us that brings life to the journey given to us in life.

3 John 2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

The apostle Paul addresses the three parts of human purpose in connection with being people who are led by the Spirit (1 Cor. 12:1, 2). The subject of his writing was that of power, ministry, and the work of God. More specifically, it is the power, ministry, and work of a person with the life of Christ within them. I don’t believe that these things are meant to be for merely some religious ceremony in some religious church activity. These are the elements of being human to bring the life of God to our world.

We must be spiritual people who exhibit the power of God’s Spirit in who we are, to be the member of the body of Christ God has divinely empowered us to be. It is measured by our ability to give life to others in the same way that members of our physical bodies give life to our physical beings. We are also joined to others in life to accomplish purposes of our heavenly Father’s will. We accomplish the works of God to fulfill corporate expressions of the family of God in this world.

1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16 For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

To be spiritual people we must stir our internal spirit by the life of God’s Holy Spirit. We have the mind of Christ within us, and this is why praying in the Spirit is so important. We need to activate the mysteries of God within us that give us right thoughts, reasonings, imaginations, emotions, and desires. This is more important than the understanding in our minds that comes from some external influence. Our souls manifest our thoughts, reasoning, imagination, emotions, and desires. These things are what inspire our physical actions in life. These affect our attitudes and our actions in life. Spiritual people allow the mind of Christ within them to be stronger than the natural mind of self. God’s mysteries are better than our understanding and only by unlocking the mysteries of God in our hearts can we find truth in our understanding.

Food For Thought,

Ted J. Hanson

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Ted J. Hanson is the leader of House of Bread Ministry and Christ Life Training Ministry Academy. He has dedicated his life to raising up the generations of God with a 100-year plan to become the testimony and power of God's life and grace in the earth.
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