Reposition Your Mind
When Queen Vashti was deposed because of her pride and succeeded by Queen Esther little did anyone at that time, including the king know that this repositioning was for the sake of a coming warfare. We are equally in a time of great warfare, both physically and spiritually and there is a repositioning taking place spiritually. Just as it was in the time of Esther, the eternal destinies of many are presently being determined. Being a participant in this warfare is really not an option because the devil knows that his time is short (Revelation 12:12). This is the time true disciples will be tested and tried: Those that overcome are the ones, despite all that is thrown at them to entice them from the path or persecute them for their faith remained standing in their faith and hope in the soon coming King – Jesus Christ. These true disciples have chosen the side of the Lord, taken up weapons and stood their ground in the midst of the ongoing battle for their minds. Friend, are you one of them? This is the eternal question that will determine the eternal destinies of every person. It is not a time to procrastinate; you must decide whose side you want to be on. Please note that there are only two sides in this battle: Christ or the deceiver – there is no middle ground! Our confidence is in the fact that the Captain of the Lord’s Army, Jesus Christ, fought this same battle and won it; He gave us the victory and left behind an example for us to follow so that we can enforce that which He has won until He returns (Philippians 2:5-11; 1Peter 3:18-22).
One major weapon He laid down for us to use, which I believe is mostly neglected by His children, and attacked by the enemy, is “the mind of Christ”. No soldier in His Army seeking victory in such dark times can survive without the mind of Christ. This is one weapon that makes demons, principalities, powers to tremble; it sets confusion into the camps of the enemy. This mind carries within it humility, strength, power, wisdom, obedience, fear of the Lord, peace and grace (Philippians 2:5-11). Scriptures plainly declare who can and has understood the mind of God, but we have the mind of Christ (1Corithians 2:16). As children of God, we must have this mind in order to enforce all that Christ fought for and won on our behalf. 1 Peter 4:1 instructs us to “arm ourselves” with this mind so that we can be properly positioned to battle aright. This instruction is very important since the battle ground is our minds, a corrupted and worldly mind cannot win; thus, we must give up our minds and pick up His own. This call is non-negotiable if indeed we desire to overcome and inherit all that has been kept aside for us (Revelation 21:7). If we desire to see our circumstances, families, friends and even our nations change by the power of God, then we must wholeheartedly obey this call. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says “if my people who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and heal their land”. Friend it is time to reposition our minds. The grace to obey is released to you in Jesus name.