[That is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God’s Law; indeed it cannot. So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him. But you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, if the [Holy] Spirit of God [really] dwells within you [directs and controls you]. But if anyone does not possess the [Holy] Spirit of Christ, he is none of His [he does not belong to Christ, is not truly a child of God]. [Rom. 8:14.]” Romans 8:7-9 AMP

When your mind is governed by your senses, you can never please God. Because you are busy with your carnal appetite. Such a mind is enmity to the things of God. This was the mind that used to rule all of us before we got born again.

With the Lord’s authority I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused. Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him. They have no sense of shame. They live for lustful pleasure and eagerly practice every kind of impurity.” Ephesians 4:17-19 NLT

So as children of the most high God, Our Father in Heaven does not expect us to allow our carnal appetite to rule us. That’s why He said we have the mind of Christ.

The mind of Christ is God’s Word given to us. And we can boldly declare this scripture and make it ours as we allow the Word to transform, rule and dominate our mind. So the mind of Christ is a mind governed by the Word of God Almighty in Jesus Christ mighty name.

Let’s pray together:

Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your Word. Let the mind of Christ rule and dominate my thoughts as I study Your Word in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen.

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