“Whatever is true think about these things” Philippians 4:8
With the constant negative news, the 24/7 news cycle, most people are not even thinking for themselves, but a part of the controlled “group think” altered by nudging and budging and manipulation to sway public opinion; a type of sorcery, consensus trance, being vulnerable to outside sources not of God Who has every person’s highest and best interests in mind at all times and can see the BIG PICTURE, seeing the end from the beginning and the beginning from the end, UNLIKE the source of all evil, the father of lies that Jesus exposed, the devil who USES PEOPLE to do his works that Jesus has ALREADY overcome, conquered and triumphed over, therefore, illegal in the kingdom of the Beloved Son, therefore satan must tell us before he acts to get a human being to consent and agree, otherwise the finished work of the Cross means IT IS FINISHED also with you in your life, and when a human being chooses through our God-given free will to come out of this world and come to Christ, you can say with Jesus, “It is finished” and when you hear the knock and you open to let glorified Christ in, intimately communing together and conquer unbelief, working out what God works in you, you are granted to be seated in heavenly places WITH Christ (Revelation 3:20-21) and you can say, “Behold, God made ALL things new in me” Revelation 21:5; 2 Corinthians 5:16-18; Ephesians 4:17-24; Colossians 1:9-23, 26-28, 2:2-3:11; Philippians 1:6-2:18, 3:1-21).
“Whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, gracious, excellent, worthy of praise, THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS” Philippians 4:8
If you focus and think about things of this fallen, broken, world (Colossians 3:1-3; Romans 8:1-14, 26-39), you will be caught up in satanic knowledge of good and evil that will hurt you, make you sick, give you disorders, cause you to live in chaos, offended, outraged, angry, depressed, hopeless, helpless, suicidal, take substances to numb you, use satanic devices to distract you, falling for every scheme, wile, shenanigan, plan and purpose of lucifer to destroy you.
God’s Plans, Purposes and Design for his human creation were altered once by the first man Adam who rebelled against God as Father and ended up fathered by the devil, being tricked, subtly seduced into going against God’s Design (Colossians 2:8-23; 2 Cor 11:12-31, 5:16-18). But in the fullness of time, God sent Jesus, the LAST ADAM (Romans 5:12-21) to restore humanity, bringing human beings forward into the kingdom of God and his righteousness (not backwards to a garden where the snake dwells; but the upward call into Christ Himself: a NHONE where righteousness dwells). God our Father did EVERYTHING for us in Christ; now all we have to do is come to Jesus and enter The Way through his broken body on the cursed tree; the NEW and LIVING WAY that was not possible before the finished work of the Cross, and receive resurrected, ascended, glorified Christ in you; receive Christ’s one perfect Body and one HOLY Spirit in you; yoking your soul to Christ’s heart, mind, will, motivations, intentions, and attitudes.
Jesus taught the attitude for believers, knowing it is impossible without receiving God’s Spirit, so glorified Lord Jesus Christ prayed the Father to send believers the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Might, the Spirit of the Knowledge of God and his Glory, and the Spirit of the fear of the Lord that becomes reverential awe and wonder in his true yokefellows (Philippians 4:3-9). We yoke our soul to the King of kings and Lord of lords Who is The Word, Faithful and True, Righteous and makes war against evil (Revelation 19:11-16) and those WITH the Lamb of God, the Lord of lords and King of kings are called and chosen and faithful as the Lamb defeats those who come against you as your mind is stayed in Christ, trusting God not what the devil is doing for which the world will be judged and destroyed by fire; but those with the Lamb are drinking from the springs of water of life the True Shepherd leads us to drink: Christ’s River from the Throne, the River of grace and glory, salvation power and the light of his presence (Revelation 17:14; 7:17).
“What you learn and receive and hear and see in Christ, DO; and the God of Peace will be with you” Philippians 4:9
So what is the attitude we are taught by Jesus to have in such a time as this?
- poor in human spirit, recognizing the fallen human spirit, asking and receiving and taking Christ’s glorified Spirit, God freely offers true believers, persecuted for righteousness sake (as you defend biblical values those of the world judge you and accuse you of being judgmental) but Jesus says, “yours is the kingdom of heaven” on earth as it is in heaven as you do the Will of God on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 5:3,10, 6:10; Revelation 22:17; 2 Peter 1:3-4)).
- mourn for those who are deceived and believe the lies of “the enemy of our souls” the deceiver, destroyer, accuser of the brethren, dragon, serpent, satan, devil, lucifer and his demonic spirits and be comforted by God Himself Who dries your tears (Matthew 5:4). This is just one of the many wonderful, surprising things as you deeply mourn in Christ, praying and interceding with tears for this broken, fallen, deceived, dark world, and individuals God puts on your heart: God Himself comforts and dries your tears by the Holy Spirit Comforter and Helper. All of the free Gifts of the Spirit are mind blowing and awe inspiring, and drying our tears is just one of the myriad of things that makes you stand in awe of God our Father, the Creator of ALL life (satan is the counterfeiter of life; destroying your life with God)
- meekness, humility, humble-hearted, gentle, spirit and mind of your heart bowed to God our Father taking the mind of Christ and the compassionate heart of Christ, inheriting the earth, co-heir with Christ of a new heaven and new earth where RIGHTEOUSNESS dwells; co-heir of all the fulfilled promises of God fulfilled in Jesus and given to you when you come out of this world system with its altered perceptions and come to Christ to know God and his glory (Matthew 5:5 five is the number of GRACE)
- hunger and thirst for RIGHTEOUSNESS and you will be satisfied (Matthew 5:6) while those who are thirsty for fame, success, social media influence, power, wealth, sex, lording over others, hurting others for selfish gain, etc. will never be satisfied for they are “barking up the wrong tree” satan’s tree of the knowledge of good and evil and rejecting the tree of life found in Christ and Christ in you
- be merciful (Matthew 5:7), giving mercy where it is NOT DESERVED for you will receive mercy; and in Christ we receive grace upon grace from his fullness of God, unmerited favor of God, instead of the judgment we deserved for sin and falling short of the glory
- a pure heart (Matthew 5:8) will see God; no one can purify their own heart, though so many religions teach an external purification that cannot purify the inside, “Woe to you who cleanse the outside of the cup and plate, but inside are full of extortion and rapacity. You are blind! first cleanse the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside may also be clean. Woe to you whitewashed tombs, outwardly appearing beautiful, but WITHIN, full of dead men’s bones and all UNCLEANNESS. So you also outwardly APPEAR righteous to men, but you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity” Jesus in Matthew 23:25-28. ONLY Jesus can purify, refine and make you white as snow in the Blood; cleanse you by putting God’s Word in your soul (John 15:3); cleanse you of ALL unrighteousness when you confess your sins to Jesus the High Priest forever in the order of Melchizedek (don’t fall for all the other “orders” that keep you in bondage to false religion and government; false prophets and beast) (1 John 1:9; Revelation 17:1-18)
- a peacemaker; not joining in race baiting, division baiting within Christianity, sowing discord where Jesus brought peace through the Sword, the Word of God, the Sword of the Spirit and the weapons of righteousness for the right and left hand, instead of satan using people to incite violence, torching, destroying property, ruining innocent people’s lives, mind controlling men to do inexcusable evil against other men, women and children and unborn children; inciting a mob mentality, incited to riot, steal, kill or destroy that comes from the “group think” the consensus trance of this world ( all nations are deceived by sorcery Revelation 18:23) whose root cause is the evil one that has blinded minds (2 Cor 4:4). “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are called sons of God” Matthew 5:9
- “Blessed are those who are persecuted for RIGHTEOUSNESS’ sake, for yours is the kingdom of heaven” Matthew 5:10
- “Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted all the prophets who were before you”
- Be salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16) in this fallen, broken, dark, deceived, tricked, beguiled, hurting, suffering, tribulating world under the god of this world, who blinds minds to the light of the good news of the glory of Christ, the likeness of God (2 Cor 4:4), under the influence of the spirit of this world, the spirit of error, that keeps people from Jesus and the Spirit of Truth that God sends to guide you into all the Truth (John 16:12-13). Can you bear the Truth yet? Jesus IS Truth; Pilot asked Jesus what is truth? but he couldn’t see Truth was standing before him on trial, innocent but accused, broken and tortured and about to go to a horrendous, brutal death to remove sin, death and the works of the devil that keep people from the Word of Truth, knowing the Truth, and the Truth sets you free to love God and love one another as yourselves. Apart from Christ you can do NOTHING (John 15:5)
Be a true yokefellow and rejoice for the Lord is at hand and the kingdom is at hand. Jesus has ALREADY conquered, overcome and triumphed over the god of this world; your job is to REPENT: turn from darkness to light; turn from the power of satan to the Power of God; ask for your eyes, ears and heart to open to spiritually perceive the Truth and take Christ to heart! the “Word made flesh” to heart! to become new flesh and blood of Christ in you, who inherits the kingdom and righteousness in Christ! the hope of glory! hope that is no longer deferred making the heart SICK, but desire fulfilled in Christ and Christ in you: a tree of life (Proverbs 13:12).
Change your attitude by coming out of this world mind and into Christ’s mind of God our Father and receive the Holy Spirit power and wisdom from Above from the Throne of Grace and Glory of Christ and his Father. Your attitude changed to the Be attitudes of Christ will change your life, spirit, mind, heart, will, intentions, motivations, words and actions! Make the tree good, the tree of life, and the fruit is automatically good: Christ Fruit grows! the fruit of the Spirit, fruit of Light and fruits of righteousness!