The Mind of Christ
Jesse M. Hendley
Now friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with me to
Philippians 2:5, "Let this mind be in you, which was also
in Christ Jesus." You can have exactly the same mind that
Christ Jesus had, which means you will think Christ's
It is not possible for the unsaved man to think like
Christ. The natural man thinks according to a man. That is
why he doesn't like the Bible, or preachers, or church. He
doesn't have any character or taste for that. He is not
capable of thinking like Christ until he is born again.
When you are saved, God gives you His life, and His mind.
You have that uncreated life of God and you think like God.
You will fall in love with the Bible, prayer, the house of
God, the people of God, and the things of God when you are
It doesn't mean that you won't see the errors and failures
in all of us who are Christians in the church. We are not
perfect. We won't be prefect till we "see him as he is."
Then we will be like Christ, totally. But we can be like
Him now, partially. The idea is to try to be as much like
Christ as we possibly can. I want so much to be like
Christ, think like Christ, have the emotions of Christ,
love like Christ, pity like Christ, and act like Christ.
What do people see when they see us as Christians? Do they
see Christ? II Corinthians 4:11, "That the life also of
Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh." God's
plan is that Christ may be manifested in our mortal bodies,
but He can't do that if we don't think like Him. We can't
think like Him unless we have His mind. If we have His
mind, we must let Him do the thinking. If we want to do it,
He can't. Two can't use one mind at the same time.
So, we must die if Christ is going to live in us. That is
what He means when He says, "He that loseth his life for my
sake shall find it" (Matthew 10:39). If I am willing to
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