This Sunday, November 13th, 2016, Pastor Duane White continued to unpack our REthink series here at The Bridge Church in Denton, Texas.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”(Romans 12:2, NKJV)
There are things God has for you that you have no frame of reference for, and no eye has seen or ear has heard of them. Quit looking to someone, or something, for answers to questions for which only God can have a frame of reference.
However, as it is written:“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-16)
The only way you can know the things of God is by the Spirit of God. These things that the scripture talks about, are the things that are prepared by God that no eye has seen and no ear has heard. We don’t speak about them in human wisdom or reasoning, but rather spiritual wisdom that comes from the Holy Spirit. Too many people are comparing spiritual wisdom to natural wisdom, but it doesn’t work.
This is the reason why you get so many contradicting voices speaking for God in the Christian world. They are attempting to take natural logic and using it to perceive spiritual truth.
Jesus made it clear in verse 16 that He only did and said what the Father did and said; so, to have the mind of Christ is to have the mind of the Father. The scripture also says that you have the mind of Christ.
You have the mind of Christ by the Spirit. You have access to it because you are in Christ, but the Spirit reveals it to you.
Everything significant thing in this world began with an idea. It’s important to understand that ideas come from one of three sources:
Significant or life shaping ideas come from the spirit realm, whether it’s from God or the devil. Insignificant, or non-life shaping, ideas come from you.
Here are some characteristics of God ideas:
- They begin in the mind of the Father.
- They are revealed to us by the Spirit.
- They must have agreement in the earth.
- They are ultimately embodied in a living person.
- They are transferred from one person, or generation, to another.
The ideas that are given to you are seeds, and the seed is either aborted or received.
“Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” (James 1:21, NKJV)
It’s only the word that is engraved and received with meekness and humility, and that saves your soul.
It’s not the thoughts, good or bad, that come and go in your life to shape you, but it’s the thoughts that come and stay that shape you. When a God idea comes and stays, it becomes alive in the person, or vessel, that God gave the idea to. Jesus was living proof of the will of the Father, and He taught those around Him to do the same. Over and over He said, “You have heard it said, but I say it to you.”
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. “(John 1:1–5, NKJV)
There was a man, or woman, sent from God, whose name was _____. This man, or woman, came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
Great ideas live much longer than person who receives the idea. With every new generation of the idea, it has the potential to get better. You can kill the person, but you can’t kill the idea. And the greatest idea of all was Jesus.
It’s time to REthink the God ideas over your life. It’s time to let the Holy Spirit reveal some ideas that the Father has prepared for you. It’s time to go on a Holy Ghost hunt, not an Easter egg hunt, but a destiny hunt.
One God-inspired idea could change your life forever, and not only yours, but many who will come after you.
To learn about God’s ideas for your life, watch the full message here:
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