Dear Fellow Believers in Christ, (We have Christ-life and expression through the Mind of Christ ever in us)
Our Father chose to have His Son to be birthed in us for a divine and eternal relationship and fellowship. Is Christ not fully living in us with His life, mind, and expression? Whose mind did Paul exhort the Philippians to be in them? How does God manifest Himself in three Persons, and with a mind in union? How does His wisdom and knowledge function in us related to the mind? How does His revelation, knowledge, and understanding transform our soul? What does it mean to have your mind transformed or renewed? Holy Spirit teach and reveal Christ in all of His fullness in us as us.
THE MIND OF CHRIST
"But the soulish man does not ever receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they ever are foolishness to him; and he ever cannot at intervals to know them because they are ever spiritually discerned. Also the spiritual one ever discerns all things, yet he by no one is ever discerned. For who at intervals has known the mind of the Lord that he shall hereafter instruct him? But we ever have the mind of Christ" (I Cor. 2:14-16, Expanded Greek Translation Ė EGT).
First, The Church Needs True Discernment about the Mind of Christ in Us
Today, the church needs true discernment about the mind of Christ in us (I Cor. 2:14-16). Paul declares clearly that we ever have the mind of Christ in us. We were Spirit birthed by the Holy Spirit through the logos word of God (I Pet. 1:23). Logos is the Greek word for the fully encompassing Word of God. Jesus Christ the Son is referred to as the logos Word of God. John declared, "In the beginning ever was the logos Word, and the logos Word ever was with God, and the logos Word ever was God" (John 1:1, EGT). "And the logos Word became flesh" (John 1:14). We need Spiritual discernment to know, that when we were Spirit birthed, we received the complete and full Christ to live in us, through that incorruptible Seed (I Pet. 1:23). We received Christ complete with His mind! We received the fully encompassing logos Word of God Ė the Son, to live in us in Person, Spirit, divine nature, life, expression, and with His own full spiritual mind.
Second, Christ is True Life and Expression in Us with His Spiritual Mind
This is why Paul exhorts us to, "Let this mind ever be in you which ever is also in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 2:5). Christians need to be ever living and operating out of the mind of Christ in them. God is omnipresent. God has placed His omnipresent Son to live in every one of the many membered body of Christ since our Spirit birthing. John clearly tells us, "And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life" (I John 5:11,12). Paul states, "God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out Abba, Father!" (Gal 4:6). "Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you. . ." (Rom. 8:9b,10a). Also, Paul strongly declares, "It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me" (Gal. 2:20). The Word is clear that Christ lives His omnipresent life in every member of His body Ė the Body of Christ, as their true life and expression with His own Spiritual mind ever in us.
Third, We Need a Clear Distinction About our One God Manifested in Three
You have to make a clear distinction about our One God, who has chosen to reveal and manifest Himself in Three Persons or personalities. The Father sends the Holy Spirit to teach or reveal Christ to us for Spirit birthing to have a birthed relationship and fellowship with Him. The Son is the Seed of the logos Word of God implanted in us as our eternal life, Spirit expression, divine nature, all performed by the omnipresent Person of Christ living in us as us. This is the Christ-life, a shared life or union-life with Christ in every respect with Him as the source. The Holy Spirit now becomes the teacher and revealer of Christ in us.
Fourth, Wisdom and Knowledge is in Christ and His Spiritual Mind in Us
Our invisible Father has visibly manifested Himself in and through His Son Ė the logos Word. God is the Father of His Word. Godís Word became His Son. God now lives and expresses Himself in us through His Son in us. When we were Spirit birthed, we received Godís Spirit of wisdom to indwell and live in us. Paul said, "Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God" (I Cor. 1:24). The wisdom of God is in the life and expression of Christ with His Spiritual mind ever living in us as us. Paul declares that in the Father and Christ "are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Col. 2:2b, 3). Wisdom and knowledge is not found or coming from outside of the Spirit birthed believer. Genuine Spiritual wisdom and knowledge is found in Christ and His Spiritual mind ever in us.
Fifth, Our Mind must Be Transformed to Accept Christ and His Mind in Us
Thatís exactly why Paul once then "determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified" (I Cor. 2:2). Jesus is the power and the wisdom of God (I Cor. 1:24), and is our life and expression (Gal. 2:20). Christ is the wisdom in us in Spirit, Person and life. The 100% finished work of the cross is our knowledge, message, and also the power of God (I Cor. 1:18). When Christ died as "the last Adam" (I Cor. 15:45), our lineage and our old man nature from Adam and Satan was put to death on the cross (Rom. 6:6). Paul implores us to "not be continually conformed to this age, but be ever transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Rom. 12:2). Why? Not so Christ can have your mind to think with or live by. No, it is so that you can choose, prove, and believe that Christ lives in you, so that you will ever live by His fully functioning mind within you as you. It is so that you can see that the perfect will of God (Rom. 12:2), is that Christ has fully finished His work on the cross, so that we can now live this Christ-life, shared-life or union-life fellowship-life with Him in us as us.
Sixth, We Need His Revelation, Knowledge and Understanding in our Soul
Paul lets us know that we cannot see, hear, or know God in our hearts by natural means (I Cor. 2:9). However God sends the Holy Spirit to reveal Christ in us (Col. 1:27), the hidden wisdom that our Father would send His Son to live in us as us (I Cor. 2:7, Gal. 2:20). Our soul is made up of three parts our mind, our emotions, and our heart or will. We need our hearts to be filled and operating out of the revelation of Christ in us as us. We no longer live, but Christ lives in us as us. We need our minds to be transformed by the teaching of the Holy Spirit of the Christ that lives within us and the full 100% grace out of the finished work of Christ on the cross. When His revelation in our heart combines with His knowledge in our mind, Christ is released with expression and nature to flow in us as us. This revelation combined with the knowledge of Him combines to bring understanding to our hearts and emotions and peace to our minds.
Seventh, We Are the Willing Vessels for Christís Mind and Life Expression
Paul says to "be continually renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you once then put on the new man which was once then created according to God, in righteousness and true holiness" (Eph. 4:23-24). We need to let the Holy Spirit to transform and renew our minds, until we see nothing but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. In the Christ-life or shared-life, we supply the heart belief and choice. With the renewed mind we submit our bodies as His vessels. In the Christ-life or shared-life, Christ is the life and expression, through His mind and Spirit in us.