Over and over, in the Word of God, we are told that the mind is the battlefield. You may not realize it but every born again Christian has two minds. When you were born again, you received the mind of Christ, but you also have a natural mind. The natural mind is controlled by the members/flesh or in other words the five senses; what we see, hear, feel, taste, and smell. The natural mind is fed by those five senses, but the spiritual mind is the mind of Christ. If you’re mindful of the things of men and the things of the earth, then you’re controlled by the natural spiritual realm (demon spirits and Satan) which rule the earth and you’ll start having fruit in your life that looks like the world. But on the other hand, if you’re mindful of the things of the Spirit of God, then the mind of Christ will rule and reign. The spiritual mind is always warring with the natural mind and the natural mind is always warring with the spiritual mind. The Word of God, in James 1:7-8 says, “a double-minded man will not receive anything from God.” We can’t think “natural” and expect to receive anything from God, we have to think “spiritual” if we are going to receive from God.
Colossians 3:1-3 tells us, “If you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died (your old man) and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” As a born again believer, our life is hidden in Christ, its there and we have to tap into it! Have you found the real you yet? I can promise you that if you will set your mind on it and seek it with your whole heart, God will open it up to you. The man who has his mind set on things above is the man who is going to tap into the things of God. Romans 8:5-9 says, “For those who live according to the flesh (five senses) set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally (fleshly) minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace, because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are ‘not’ in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.” Everyone that is born again has the Spirit of God dwelling in them and to be mindful of the spirit realm is life and peace. If you’ve been born again, the Spirit of God is dwelling in you and you are the sons and daughters of God; you are born of God. God is love and God gave birth to you, so you are a child of love, you have the mind of Christ, you have the Spirit of God, and you are created in the image and likeness of God! Just set your mind on those things, that’s all it takes. If you set your mind on the things of the flesh, then you’ll walk in the flesh. But if you’ll set your mind on the things of the Spirit, then you’ll walk in the Spirit, it’s just that simple. Child of God, that’s all it takes, just set your mind on the things of the Spirit! That’s how you do it; it’s not hard!