We are told to “let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus (Yahshua)” . We are then to have His thoughts, to think the way He does, to meditate on subjects that fill His mind.
So what fills His mind? What is He thinking about right now?
We get a thumbnail sketch of His thoughts in His model prayer for us, the so-called “Lord’s Prayer.” In it Christ mentions the Father’s name, the Kingdom of God, His will to be done in earth, the spiritual bread, forgiveness, deliverance from evil, and a need to surrender to the Father’s majesty.
These subjects in Christ’s mind are vast “that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written” . So I want to address just one aspect of one of them–the Kingdom of God.
The “good news” is the “gospel of the kingdom of God” . The true gospel that Christ spoke continually of is the good news that His Father’s kingdom is coming to this earth. He is speaking of a real government that will replace all of man’s governments. Righteousness, peace, and joy will replace crookedness, war, and misery that is plaguing the planet at this present time. That is the good news that filled Christ’s mind.
We have been told since childhood that the gospel is something else–that it is salvation. Salvation is important as a first step, for one cannot enter the kingdom of God, the government of God, without it. It is, however, only the first baby step. God wants us to grow up and be His governors in His literal kingdom that is soon coming to fill this whole earth. There is so much more to it than what most churches teach!
The Thousand Year Reign
Where do we think we will be during the millenial reign of Christ? He is returning to earth to establish God’s government here. Are we going to be with Him here, or will we be “rolling around heaven all day”? Will His offspring be playing harps on streets of gold in some mystical place, or will we be rolling up our sleeves and doing the work of “building the old waste places” of the earth–the aftermath of the great tribulation period?
If the overcomers are to “sit with Him on His throne,” then when will that happen? Again, Christ is coming back here to earth to rule and reign for 1,000 years. His throne will be here, and the overcomers will be sitting with Him on His throne . To those same overcomers “will I give power over the nations” to rule over them .
We need to have Christ’s mind, to think like He thinks. And He thinks big! On a world wide scale–like a worldwide government. His true followers will He appoint to “have authority over ten cities” as He mentions in the parable of the pounds . This parable, which as all parables reveal mysteries “kept secret from the foundation of the world,” is a snapshot of what His true followers will be doing during the 1,000 year reign. They will be rulers–kings, if you will–over geographical areas of the earth.
He did say that He was the “King of kings and the Lord of lords” [I Tim. 6: 5]. Look up “king” in the Greek and it is “leader of the people, prince, commander, lord of the land, king.” “Lord of the land”? What land? The earth during the 1,000 year reign.
If you are reading this and seeing this, then “blessed are your eyes, for they see. For many prophets and righteous men have desired to see these things and have not seen them” . Why? Because they saw the Kingdom afar off. And it is for our time. Oh, they will be with us in the kingdom. In fact, we will sit at their feet and honor their faith that has been such an inspiration to us and that has helped us in our walk. They now sleep in the dust of the earth until Christ returns and resurrects them to be a part of His entourage at the beginning of the new wondrous age of peace that the Prince of peace will bring to this crooked, starved planet.
Oh, there is so much more that He wants to reveal to us, which is what He is thinking about, which is what is on His mind.
But the shame of it is this. Many who claim to know God don’t know what His thoughts are. I want to believe that this is the case. For if they know about the true gospel of the kingdom and don’t share it with others for what ever reason, then–let’s just say–God will be most unpleased with them.
And so I have to ask the question: How can you “know God” and not know His thoughts, not know what is in His mind? When you know a person, you know what they are about. You know whats on their mind because they will speak their thoughts.
In any event, we haven’t even scratched the surface of what is the Mind of Christ, which is the Mind of the Father. “For eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has entered into the heart of man, the things that God has prepared for those that love Him” .
These are the “unsearchable riches of Christ.” But then, He also told us, “Seek and you shall find” the “hid treasure” in the earth, which is the Kingdom of God, which is “the mind of Christ.” KWH
- Phil. 2: 5
- John 21: 25
- Matt. 4: 23; 9: 35; 24: 14; Mark 1: 14
- Rev. 3: 21
- Rev. 2: 26-27
- Luke 19: 17
- I Tim. 6: 5
- Matt. 13: 16-17
- I Cor. 2: 9; Isa. 64: 4