Scripture Reference: Colossians 3:1-3 (NKJV; TPT; MSG); Ephesians 2:7-10 (AMPC); Romans 12:1-2 (MSG; TPT); 1 Corinthians 1:18-20 (MSG)
Confession: I have the capacity, capability and the desire to receive the Word of God. The Word of God gains entrance into my heart and it releases the power of God in me. I seek, yearn for, and set my mind on the things which are above and pursue the things over which Christ presides. I fill my thoughts with heavenly realities and not with the distractions of the natural realm.
(Colossians 3:1-3 NKJV, TPT, MSG)
Even though we live in the natural realm, we need to fill our thoughts with heavenly realities to be able to deal with the distractions of the natural realm. If we are constantly distracted and absorbed with the things that are happening around us all the time, we are in danger of not becoming more fully integrated into the heavenly realities and the heavenly possibilities.
The point of being a Christian is to be spiritual and to bring heaven to earth. A spiritual person is familiar with heavenly realities and not moved or easily distracted by natural things. Their first response is a heavenly reality response – not a natural world response.
– Whatever you give your attention to is what you will desire.
– A revelation is intended to replace your current reality with redemption and restoration.
As a spiritual being that carries the resurrected Christ in you, your days are filled with spirit-being choices. Moment by moment you have a choice of either living in a heaven reality or living in a natural realm distraction. A natural realm distraction is anything that becomes of such importance in your life that you begin to reorganise and re-establish things in your life to accommodate it. In other words, anything that Christ’s business is subject to. Your responsibility as a heavenly minded being is to obey God and to change your plan that you had to obey God. If you choose heavenly realities, God will always reward you back with more time, over and over again in extravagant, magnificent and special ways.
Heavenly minded people bring heaven to earth wherever they go. They bring a spiritual force to every moment (a heavenly solutions mindset of understanding, wisdom and knowledge, revelation, enlightenment, spirit-led impulse, and spirit-led responsiveness). God wants us to live practicing His presence, practicing obeying His ways and His commands, practicing being responsive to what He says. We might get it wrong at times, but as you become someone who has learned and become practised in bringing heaven to earth, you become a heavenly-minded person, a problem solver and a magnet, to circumstantial issues that arise, to solve problems.
God intended for us to be God-ordained problem solvers on the earth.
If you are going to blow up your mind and live in God’s world, terms and conditions apply.
The best life you can live has got some terms and conditions attached to it.
Ephesians 2:7-10 (AMPC)
Ts & Cs of having a heavenly mindset and becoming spiritual is that you must recognize that everything that you have in your life is a gift from God. You are a product of His workmanship, you cannot boast about anything in your life, and you cannot earn more than what is already given freely (His goodness, kindness and free grace).
If you are not doing what God assigned, called and planned for you to do beforehand, all your hard work is just a labour of work that will be burned by fire. Obedience to God is a daily practice of living in Him; moments of obeying Him. Often obedience is a pattern of life rather than a spectacular intervention. But every now and again, your actions of your moment by moment, spiritual life, heavenly-minded pattern of living might reveal a spectacular moment or event.
God is truly part of everything in your life and He has spectacular results for you – if you let Him. A moment in a day can bring a heavenly intervention. However, everyday life doesn’t always show up spectacularly. Oftentimes God is working around you, is working with you, and your life just seems to get better and filled with more peace than what the natural world can provide.
Romans 12:1-2 (MSG, TPT)
Ts & Cs – Embrace and receive the free gift of everything that God has planned for your life (assignment, purpose, abundance, favour, blessing) – take it, use it and enjoy it. Respond to God. Don’t get so well adjusted to the culture around you that you’re not ready to recognize what He wants from you. Live in holiness; like God. Becoming heavenly minded not only deals with the sin factor, but you will be experiencing all the delights of His heart, which becomes a genuine expression of worship. Blow your mind and totally reform how you think. Blow up your own cultural value systems, your worldview, your own thoughts and patterns about how life should be run. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in His eyes.
1 Corinthians 1:20-21 (MSG)
The Gospel of salvation is really not a choice about heaven and hell, it’s about deliverance from yourself (self-opinion).
Ts & Cs – Blow up your mind. Be transformed like God. Don’t become so well-adjusted to the culture around you and the philosophies of men. Choose God’s way and God’s system instead of a different system (for instance paying the heavy price of compound interest when buying a house).
I Say, God wants me to blow up my mind and become heavenly minded. Therefore, I think like God thinks and I fully understand what He has done for me. By receiving God’s free gift I gain access to His world and all the things that God is (power, wisdom, understanding and knowledge). I live in a whole new heavenly system of living. As I live in God’s will and God’s heavenly system, I become an example to the heavenly realm and to other people that Jesus is Lord. I declare that this heavenly-mindedness of God becomes the normal pattern of my life and my living. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I will be able to identify all cultural things that I so easily slip into. In the moments of my days, I will be able to choose a heavenly minded reality rather than a cultural reality.