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Your Necessity for Seeking the Sound Mind of Christ.

I Cannot Stress Enough the NECESSITY of Your Praying for and Seeking and Implementing the “Sound Mind of Christ” in Your Daily Life! This Is An Absolute MUST!!! It Will Definitely Help You in Seeking and Finding and Knowing the True Living Loving God and the Things of God and His Kingdom and Helping You to Better Understand Your Extraordinary Spiritual Supernatural Relationship With Him!!!
Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand). AMP
Matthew 6:32 For the Gentiles (heathen{/unsaved}) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these {worldly} things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all. 33 But {you} seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right) {as a new creation in Christ}, and then all these things {of the world} taken together will be given you besides. AMP
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new {spiritual} creation (a new {spiritual} creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new {moral and spiritual condition} has come! AMP
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there {wherever you are at in your life} you will seek (inquire for and require as necessity) the Lord your God, you will find Him if you [truly] seek Him with all your heart [and mind] and soul and life. {God is part of EVERY nanosecond of YOUR LIFE from BEFORE time began down throughout the successive ages to the end of the age whether you want to believe or accept it!} AMP
Hebrews 13:5b for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] [Josh 1:5.] AMP
1 Chronicles 22:19a Now set your mind and heart to seek (inquire of and require as your vital necessity) the Lord your God….. AMP
Jeremiah 29:13 Then you will seek Me {God}, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart {and mind}. [Deut 4:29-31] AMP
Jeremiah 10:10 But the Lord {Jehovah} is the true God and the God of truth (the God Who is Truth). He is the living {and loving} God and the everlasting {ETERNAL} King. At His wrath the earth quakes, and the {peoples of the} nations are not able to bear His indignation. AMP
1 John 4:16 And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him. AMP

IF Christians can accept God’s Agape/Unconditional Love that He has for us, and IF we continue in His Love, God will dwell and continue in us giving us a “ONENESS” with Him that is out of this world! For more challenging and stimulating thoughts on God’s “ONENESS” with His Adopted Children, click on the following link: http://www.pastorharrysimons.com/chapter-xiv/

Whether you know this or want to believe this, your loving, worshipping, knowing, and serving God is the pinnacle and most intimate and important relationship you can ever develop and achieve in any of your personal relationships in your lifetime!!! Do you want to develop such a relationship with God in your life? How do you achieve this? What are YOUR obligations in that relationship? What are your eternal consequences if you do not seek and establish a personal relationship with God through your faith in Jesus Christ and His shed blood as your personal Savior? Listen to what God commanded of Solomon:
1 Chronicles 28:9 And {I God command} you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father {King David was the apple of God’s eye – Psalms 17:8} [have personal knowledge of Him, be acquainted with, and understand Him; appreciate, heed, and cherish Him] and serve Him with a blameless heart and a willing mind. For the Lord searches all hearts and minds and understands all the wanderings of the thoughts. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him as your first and vital necessity] you will find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever! AMP

My Brothers and Sisters, I do NOT want you to be “short changed” in your relationship with the true, living, loving God!!! In all of my writings, I strongly encourage my readers to be praying daily for the sound mind of Christ to help them to understand and live the spiritual supernatural teachings as found in the Bible about God and His Kingdom of God/ heaven. Too many Christians wrongly believe that the true, living, loving God is too lofty, too unreachable for them to seek, too unknowable.
Job 36:26 Behold, God is great, and we know Him not! The number of His years is unsearchable. [1 Cor 13:12.] AMP

But just the OPPOSITE is true!!!
Jeremiah 29:13 Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. [Deut 4:29-30.] AMP

The Apostle Paul delivered a message at Areopagus, Greece to “set the record straight” on what man perceived as God by declaring the true, living, loving God:
Acts 17:22-31 So Paul, standing in the center of the Areopagus [Mars Hill meeting place], said: Men of Athens, I perceive in every way [on every hand and with every turn I make] that you are most religious or very reverent to demons. 23 For as I passed along and carefully observed your objects of worship, I came also upon an altar with this inscription, To the unknown god. Now what you are already worshiping as unknown, this I set forth to you.
24 The God Who produced and formed the world and all things in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in handmade shrines. 25 Neither is He served by human hands, as though He lacked anything, for it is He Himself Who gives life and breath and all things to all [people]. [Isa 42:5.] 26 And He made from one [common origin, one source, one blood] all nations of men to settle on the face of the earth, having definitely determined [their] allotted periods of time and the fixed boundaries of their habitation (their settlements, lands, and abodes), 27 So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each one of us.
28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring. 29 Since then we are God’s offspring, we ought not to suppose that Deity (the Godhead) is like gold or silver or stone, [of the nature of] a representation by human art and imagination, or anything constructed or invented. 30 Such [former] ages of ignorance God, it is true, ignored and allowed to pass unnoticed; but now He charges all people everywhere to repent (to change their minds for the better and heartily to amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins), 31 Because He has fixed a day when He will judge the world righteously (justly) by a Man {Jesus Christ} Whom He has {pre}destined and appointed for that task, and He has made this credible and given conviction and assurance and evidence to everyone by raising Him from the dead. [Ps 9:8; 96:13; 98:9.] AMP

Why the confusion? Paul has set us straight! But then we read what God has to say about Himself which gives us our dilemma.
Isaiah 55:8-11 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. 10 For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, [2 Cor 9:10.] 11 So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. AMP

God is at the highest level of ways and thinking, and man is at a much lower level in his ways and thinking. So God has to somehow “level the playing field” between His thinking and ways and man’s thinking and ways. So, whose thinking has to change – God’s or man’s? First of all, God is unchanging!!! So that leaves Him out.
Malachi 3:6a For I am the Lord, I do not change; AMP
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction {regret} [for what He has promised]. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good? AMP

Let’s take a moment to look at why God is UNCHANGING. How is God able to go down through the ages of time and history and be UNCHANGING? How is He able to NEVER waffle in His plans?
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages) {NEVER waffles/waivers/fluctuates in His thoughts nor work}. AMP

I would like to share my beliefs as to what makes God unchanging which makes Him unable to lie. Before anything was {John 1:1} God the Father was making His foreknown and predestined plans for ALL of His creation ALL of which I believe were written in His Book of Life {Jeremiah 29:11, Psalms 139:16}. Because His plans were written in His Book of Life from BEFORE time began, that makes them ETERNAL, unalterable, and permanent! They are literally engraved in ETERNITY!
Hebrews 6:18 This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us] {Titus 1:1-2}. AMP
Hebrews 2:2a For if the message given through angels [the Law spoken by them to Moses] was authentic and proved sure {unalterable/permanent}, AMP

What God is doing NOW AFTER time began down through the present Age is making His foreknown and predestined plans come to fruition! He is NOT making any NEW plans for His creation. Scripture declares it is finished!
Hebrews 4:3b …. and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world. [Ps 95:11.] AMP
Exodus 20:11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it [set it apart for His purposes]. AMP

Next what must you be seeking to help you understand how all of these things come together? Your thinking MUST be transformed from a secular kingdoms worldview to a Kingdom of God worldview.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. AMP
Colossians 3:2 And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. AMP
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. NKJV
1 Corinthians 2:16 For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the {sound} mind of Christ. NKJV

The sound mind of Christ is available to you IF you will just praying for it!

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