Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life.
In a Kingdom lifestyle, we don’t deal with our negatives. We get to ignore them because Jesus has already dealt with them.
He sent negative things packing and nobody in the Godhead is going to bring them back. However, this does not mean we don’t like to occasionally bring them back.
The key to kingdom living is learning to flip the switch in our own thinking so that our lives match what God has already promised us.
We are accustomed to seeing ourselves as we are in the world. But in Christ, different perceptions, perspectives, and rules apply.
When you read the the sermon on the mount, you catch Jesus saying, “you have heard it said but now I say,” multiple times. This is apparently His way of saying “FLIP THE SWITCH!”
He’s addressing what we have been taught to do and how to think by both the world’s and religion’s standard. He’s confronting our subtle paradigms and beliefs. And He is saying, “We never said that, this is what we are actually saying. Let me introduce you to how My Father’s Kingdom works.”
For many of us, we are still in process of making this switch. We are learning and unlearning, replacing what we formerly thought to be true with the reality of His Kingdom.
It’s like flipping a light switch when you enter a dark room. This is exactly what His truth does, it brings us into the light so that we can experience more of His life. How often do we say: “Awe the light just switched on, now I get it”? These are the epiphanies that change our thinking and renew our minds. They upgrade our perception and give us a new lens to see.
Once the switch is flipped and His light comes on, we see things from His perspective. We are directly connected to the truth that always sets us free, releasing blessings and promises into our lives.
Here is one of the more simple ways to flip the switch from day to day.
You can’t have a negative in your life without the opposite also being there.
So, when you’re hit with a negative thought or feeling, take a pause and ask Holy Spirit what the opposite of that particular negative is. Once the epitome of it arrives in your thoughts, dwell on it for at least a minute. Simply by “dwelling on something that is pure and holy” and POSITIVE, you’re effectively flipping the switch. By Graham Cooke
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
No Greater Love …
Jesus said, My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. John 15:12-14
Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:7-8
Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Romans 8:34
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. 1 Peter 2:24-25
For the wages of sin is death (eternal separation from God – hell), but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23