The Importance of the Mind

Series 7

Episode 4

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, this is Treasures for the Soul. Today’s topic is The Importance of the Mind. Romans chapter 12 mentions about being “transformed by the renewal of your mind.” In Colossians chapter 3, Paul reminded us to “seek the things that are above.” He especially pointed out that Christ is seated at the right hand of God. We need to behold the Lord. Many Bible passages mentioning what our mind should pay attention to are referred in this message. The examples of David, Moses, Paul, Peter, and John all illustrate to us some important content to which our mind should pay attention. We must guard our mind diligently.

Message

Romans chapter 12 says, “be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” Our mind needs to be renewed. We must get rid of any mindsets that are incorrect or negative. Moreover, we need to renew our mind in accordance with the truth in the Bible. Therefore, if you do not read the Bible, you definitely cannot have the way for the renewal of your mind. Surely, the Holy Spirit will also remind you and help you. When you have the renewal of your mind, you will have transformation.

The way to transformation is to behold. To behold means what your spiritual eye sees. Once you see the truth, you treasure it more and you set your mind according to the truth. It will affect you to be transformed. For example, when you see that the Lord loves you so much, you will feel happier. When you are drawn by His love, all your worries are gone. His love is more than words can tell. This realization of His love and His cares for you is not complicated at all.

Being transformed is vital. We want to be transformed from glory to glory. Colossians chapter 3 says, “…seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” Among the things above, Christ the Lord is the main focus, in whom we need to be mindful of. He is the Christ. For us, He became a man, bringing to men light and truth. He is the Priest, presenting us before God, so that we can enjoy God. He is the King. Whatever conditions you are in, if you seek for His help, He can surely relieve your heart. The whole universe is under His authority. He can solve all problems, including death, Satan, evil spirits, and all wicked people.

He is the Lord; He is Jesus, the Lord Jesus. The Lord Jesus is both God and man at the same time. He is also Christ, living forever for us in heaven. He also lives in our hearts. Colossians chapter 3 says that Christ is my life. He lives in us and becomes our glorious life. He helps us and supplies all our needs. Philippians chapter 4 asks us to think about “whatever is true, whatever is honorable,” and so on. In fact, the Lord surpasses all these qualities adding up together. He is the best and we need to think about Him.

Romans chapter 8 says “set their minds on the things of the Spirit.” If we set our minds on the things of the flesh, such as “the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life” (1 John 2:16), we will not be able to walk out God’s words. The mind is extremely important. Our minds are basically connected with what our spiritual eyes see. There are only two types of people: those who set their minds on the things of the Spirit and those who set their minds on the things of the flesh. 1 Peter 1:13 says “…preparing your minds for action.” Beholding the Lord helps you not only to prepare your minds but also to occupy your minds with good thoughts. For example, you behold the Lord and realize that He is in glory, He is everywhere, and He is in our hearts at the same time, and realize that He has a deep relationship with you. In addition, you sing hymns and think of His love to you. All these help your minds to be well guarded. If you practice this, it will be impossible for you to have bad thoughts. Therefore, it is our responsibility to cooperate with the Holy Spirit. We need to rely on the Lord for all things. We need to rely on the Lord to cooperate with Him.

Psalm 45 says, “Listen, O daughter, consider;” not only listen, but also consider, putting more thoughts to it. “…and incline your ear,” paying attention to realize more and hear more clearly. “Forget your own people also, and your father’s house.” On the other hand, do not pay attention to negative things but listen to those that are positive. It states clearly what we should focus on. “So the King will greatly desire your beauty.” We will have beauty upon beauty, glory upon glory. “Because He is your Lord, worship Him.”

When Jesus was transfigured on the mountain, the disciples were told to, “Hear Him!” (Matthew 17:5) Revelation 2 and 3 state “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” We have spiritual ears. As long as we are willing to hear the Lord, we can hear Him. Hebrews 11 says Moses “endured as seeing Him who is invisible.” Moses also lived a life of faith. In Psalm 25, David emphasized setting our eyes ever toward the Lord.

Series 7

Message Date: 2020-01-26

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Learn to Protect Our Spirits Through Virus Prevention

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Our Spirit Can Hear, Think, and See

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How to Live a Life of Faith

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The Importance of the Mind

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David’s Eyes Beheld the Lord Always

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Introduction

01 Introduction of Treasures for the Soul

Series 1: Being Heart to Heart with the Lord

1.1 The Most Blessed Generation
1.2 Message from John the Baptist
1.3 Abide in the Lord Always
1.4 Abide in the Lord’s Love at All Times
1.5 The Lord Speaks to Us and Helps Us in Our Hearts

Series 2: Being Heart to Heart with the Lord Throughout this Year

2.1 God’s Greatest Work Starts in Our Hearts
2.2 To Be Heart to Heart with the Lord Throughout the Year
2.3 Our Spirits can Feel God and Have Fellowship with Him
2.4 The Importance of Peace
2.5 Our Spirits Need the Words of God
2.6 Give the Lord Time and Space to Speak in Our Hearts

Series 3: Let Our Hearts be Influenced

3.1 The World Needs People Who Deeply Experience God
3.2 Just as His Anointing 
Has Taught You, 
Abide in the Lord
3.3 Be Influenced 
by the Lord Throughout 
this Year

Series 4: The Importance of Peace

4.1 Enjoying God’s Peace in Your heart
4.2 Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled, Neither Let Them be Afraid.
4.3 How Should Our Spirit Respond to the Lord?

Series 5: Our Spirit Being Able to Enjoy the Lord

5.1 Our Spirit is Satisfied Only When We Worship God and Deeply Experience Him
5.2 How to Worship God with Our Spirit
5.3 Looking at the Lord with our Inner Eyes
5.4 Our Spirit Needs to Enjoy the Lord Himself
5.5 The Song of Solomon Often Mentions About “Eyes”
5.6 Realize Being Heart to Heart with the Lord in Singing and Worship

Series 6: Live out the Life of being Heart to Heart with the Lord

6.1 Living a life of union with the Lord in a stable pattern every day
6.2 Enjoying the Lord and not being disturbed
6.3 The Importance of Seeing Him with Our Spiritual Eyes

Series 7

7.1 Learn to Protect Our Spirits From Virus Prevention
7.2 Our Spirit Can Hear, Think, and See
7.3 How to Live a Life of Faith
7.4 The Importance of the Mind
7.5 David’s Eyes Beheld the Lord Always

Series 8: During the last supper, the Lord spoke about the essence of the blessings of the new covenant.

8.1 The Lord established with us the eternal love covenant by His blood
8.2 The Lord Treasures the New Covenant and Break-Bread Meeting the Most
8.3 Love Encounters
8.4 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the fourth blessing
8.5 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (1)
8.6 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (2)

Series 16: We Have Come to Mount Zion and the Heavenly Jerusalem

16.1 See that the Lord is at the right hand of the Father
16.2 Coming to Mount Zion (1): the meaning of Mount Sinai
16.3 Coming to Mount Zion (2): the difficulty in forgiveness of sins
16.4 Coming to Mount Zion (3): to Live in Grace
16.5 Having Come to the Heavenly Jerusalem
16.6 What is in the heavenly Jerusalem (1)?

Series 9: Being Heart to Heart with the Father

9.1 Being Heart to Heart with Abba (Part 1)
9.2 Being Heart to Heart with Abba (Part 2)

Series 10

10.1 The Love Desire in the Depths of Abba and the Lord’s hearts
10.2 Fruit of the Lord’s Crucifixion: Eternal Life
10.3 The Lord Came to Manifest the Father’s Name
10.4 The Father Sent His Only Begotten Son
10.5 Reminders on enjoying heart to heart with the Father
10.6 The Father’s Desire for Me is Forever Steadfast

Series 11

11.1 The preciousness of the Letter to Philemon
11.2 The most profitable; the most accepted.
11.3 Charge That to My Account
11.4 The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (1)
11.5 The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (2)
11.6 We are the Lord’s darling love

Series 12

12.1 The Lord’s Words at the Last Supper
12.2 Apart from the Lord, we can do nothing.
12.3 What is true faith?
12.4 Look upon the Lord in glory
11.5 Trust and Peace (1)
12.6 Trust and Peace (2)

Series 13: The Lord’s Gentleness and Humility

13.3 The Lord’s Gentleness and Humility (Part 2)

Series 14: Manifold evidence

14.1 How does the infinite Lord see us?
14.2 We are the ultimate and final love of the Lord
14.3 The Lord is forever a Man; He once died for us
14.4 The Lord’s manifold love evidence (Part 1)
14.5 The Lord’s manifold love evidence Part 2

Series 15: Understand How Our Spirit Works And Be Heart To Heart With The Lord Continuously

15.1 We Can Only Enjoy God By Faith
15.2 His Words Abide In Us
15.3 Live With The Lord
15.4 Seek The Things That Are Above
15.5 Understand How Our Spirit Works: Will, Mind And Feelings
15.6 Guard And Uplift Our Mind

Series 17: Know that the Church is the Firstborn

17.1 Know that the church is the firstborn
17.2 The Blessing of the Firstborn (Part 1)
17.3 The Blessing of the Firstborn (Part 2)
17.4 The Lord redeemed us to be the firstborn (Part 1)
17.5 The Lord redeemed us to be the firstborn (Part 2)

Series 18: The Blessings to be the First Born

18.1 Israel is God’s Firstborn Son (Part 1)
18.2 Israel is God’s Firstborn Son (Part 2)
18.3 To be united with the Lord and become the Firstborn
18.4 The Lord is the Firstborn
18.5 The Blessing of the Firstborn: Kingship
18.6 The Blessing of the Firstborn: a Double Portion of the Blessings

Series 19: Coming to Mount Zion to Appear Before God

19.1 The Lord is the way, and the truth, and the life
19.2 Live in Grace. Enjoy the Father and the Lord
19.3 Mind the things that are above (1)
19.4 Mind the things that are above (2)
19.5 Appear before God in Mount Zion

Series 20: The final destination of our spirit and eternity is the heavenly Jerusalem

20.1 The Lord Desires Most for Us to Draw Near to Him (1)
20.2 The Lord Desires Most for Us to Draw Near to Him (2)
20.3 The Lord Becomes the Way so that We can Come Before God with Confidence
20.4 The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (1)
20.5 The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (2)

Series 21: Live Out the Life of the Firstborn: Be A Priest

21.1 The Father made the Lord the High Priest
21.2 Priesthood: One of the Blessings of the Firstborn
21.4 The Precedents of Priests in the Bible (2)

Series 22: When Believers Die, They Will Go to the Heavenly Jerusalem

22.1 The Heavenly Jerusalem is paradise (1)
The Heavenly Jerusalem is paradise (2)
The Spirits of the Righteous Made Perfect

Series 23: New Jerusalem is a real city

God has prepared a heavenly home for us
Is the heavenly new Jerusalem a real city?
New Jerusalem is a real city (1)