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Your born-again spirit came with the mind of Christ. “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ” (1 Cor. 2:16). In your spirit, there’s a mind that already knows all things. The rest of the Christian life is learning how to draw it out into the physical realm. When that happens, you experience what’s called “revelation knowledge” (Highlighted by me).
You were born with a natural mind. It operates both in the soulish realm and in the physical realm as your brain. When you came into this world, you didn’t know anything. Your brain had some automatic functions that kicked in, like breathing, pumping blood, etc., but your mind had to be educated. You didn’t come out of the womb walking and talking. You had to train yourself to coordinate your muscles. This required lots of input! When you were born again, you received the mind of Christ in your spirit. However, your spirit mind doesn’t have to be developed, trained, or taught because it was born again in perfect knowledge. You might be wondering, What about 1 Corinthians 13:9-10, which talks about only knowing in part until that which is perfect is come? That’s referring to your natural mind in your soulish realm. Right now, you don’t understand everything with your physical mind. You are in the process of renewing it, which won’t be complete until you receive that which is perfect—your glorified body. But in your spirit, you have the mind of Christ, which is already complete. It’s just not manifest in your limited little brain inside your skull!
Nobody can defend the erroneous position that 1 Corinthians 2:16 means you have the mind of Christ right now in your physical mind. There are things the Lord Jesus knows that you simply aren’t aware of in your natural mind. The Lord knew what He was saying in the Word, but you and I are still discovering the fullness of His meaning—even in just the Gospels alone! Nobody can claim total understanding and complete revelation because your actions and attitudes don’t back it up.
Are You Double-minded?
Your spirit mind and physical mind are two separate entities within you. When they don’t agree, double-mindedness occurs. “Purify your hearts, ye double minded” (James 4:8). The key to the Christian life is training your physical mind to agree with your spirit mind, which is the mind of Christ. You are spirit, soul, and body. Your born-again spirit always agrees with God. Your body is under the influence of what it can see, taste, hear, smell, and feel. When your natural mind thinks the same way as your spirit mind, you’re single-minded. That’s when you are believing with all your heart and see God’s power manifest. However, if your physical brain thinks contrary to your spirit mind, your experience will be different than the way your spirit thinks. Your soul—specifically your natural mind and the way you think—is the determining factor. Your spirit mind always thinks the way God thinks. The Word perfectly represents what you think in your spirit. It’s saying, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phil. 4:13).
If your physical mind agrees, then you’ll see supernatural power and ability flow through your soul into your body, which produces results in the physical realm. But if your mind is contrary, thinking I can’t beat this sickness. I’ve known five people who’ve died of this same thing, and my doctor told me it’s hopeless! then you’re double-minded. A double-minded person receives nothing from the Lord! Single-mindedness brings stability, but double-mindedness causes instability. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is un-stable in all his ways” (James 1:5-8). The mind of Christ is in your spirit, but your soul doesn’t automatically think that way. It takes effort to renew your physical mind to agree with your spirit mind. Basically, this is where the conflict in the Christian life is—in the mind.
You Know All Things
Most Christians believe that the only thing that changed when they became born again is their future—heaven instead of hell. After accepting Christ, they didn’t see any change in their physical bodies, and they didn’t automatically perceive it in their souls either, so they conclude that the real change must just be on paper. Nothing really changes until heaven when everything will be awesome. Yes, the change will be completed in heaven, but right now one-third of you is already complete. Your spirit has the mind of Christ and knows all things! If you really believed this, you wouldn’t be so easily pushed into defeat, whining, “I know God can do it, but I just don’t understand the things of God!” Embracing your ignorance, you sing songs about someday it’ll be better, but now “I’m just a poor wayfaring pilgrim.” Wailing and travailing, you glorify your infirmities, taking solace in the fact that “I’m just so inadequate. I can’t experience victory until I go to be with the Lord.” That’s not true! You just don’t realize that in your spirit, you’re already a brand-new person!
In your spirit, you know all things! “But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things” (1 John 2:20). “Unction” simply means “an anointing, a special enduement with power, or an ability.” The Holy One is Jesus. People who don’t understand spirit, soul, and body read a verse like this and throw up their hands saying, “The Bible is so hard to understand! I can prove by my last test score that I don’t know all things. I even forgot where I put my keys this morning. After walking into the room, I couldn’t remember why I was there. That proves I don’t know all things!” Those who only acknowledge their physical brain and soulish realm will never be able to embrace this truth from God’s Word. However, 1 John 2:20 plainly reveals that you know all things. How can this be? In your spirit, you have the mind of Christ. The Greek word for “all” means “to the exclusion of nothing.” This means you not only know some things or many things but all things. In your spiritual mind, you know everything Jesus knows!
The Road to Manifestation
You’re probably asking, “That’s great, but what good does it do me? How do I get it out into the physical realm where I need it?” First and foremost, you must believe you’ve already got it. You can’t release something you don’t really believe you have. If you waver regarding the truth that your born-again spirit has the mind of Christ and knows all things, then as you put forth effort in the process of releasing this, the devil will tempt you to think, What that guy said isn’t true. The Word doesn’t mean that. This just doesn’t work! Unless you’re absolutely convinced, you’ll get frustrated and quit before you see the manifestation. You must believe you have the mind of Christ in your born-again spirit, even if you mess up. That’s the first step. Once you truly believe, you’re on the road to manifestation!
(END OF ANDREW’S QUOTES FOR CHAPTER 13)
Are you ready to change your life? If so, here is the link to start – you can study on your own, by clicking here to go to the teaching of, “Spirit, Soul, Body,” on Andrew’s website. Once on the site, you can choose if you want to listen via audio or watch the videos. Or study with a group, like I am doing, by going to this link, creating an account, and finding an online or local study – the materials are furnished for you – there is an outline teaching, questions, and Scriptures, on the website, that you download after logging in and finding your study.
Here is the link for the group I am in – you can go to the link and register, but to download your class materials, you must create an account, and sign in (the material information is on top of the page). Then contact the Leader, Dennis Kerr, and let him know you just signed up for the class and ask him to send you the Zoom link for the class. We currently meet on Tuesdays at 4:00pm EST (Dennis is in Arizona and his local time would be at 2:00pm for the study) – this Chapter 13, is the chapter we will study on March 29, 2022 – this will be our thirteenth meeting. Click the link below to review all study materials, which is the same as the first link on Andrew’s website, for “Spirit, Soul, Body:” All “Spirit, Soul, Body” Resources
NOTE: Wherever there is bolding in this document and is not specified by Andrew that he did it, it was added by me. Also, highlighting, and Scriptures were bolded and linked to the text by me.
God’s BLESSINGS to you all and your families!!
In Father’s Service,
Rev. Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD