Kingdom Mindset Shift

Mat 6:9  In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 
Mat 6:10  Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth as it is in heaven. 

One of the things we must always remember is that when God saved us, he called us out of darkness into his marvelous light. Which means that although we are in the world, we no longer have the spirit of this world but of Christ. The Apostle Paul said in 2 Cor 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

To be in Christ means to be a new creature, or a new creation, with a completely different mindset. It means that you have been transformed into the glorious image of Jesus Christ. If you still have the spirit of the world, and doing the same things you were doing many years ago, transformation has not taken place. There is a big difference between change and transformation. A caterpillar in a cocoon is not changed, it is transformed!

The Bible says in Rom 12:2, “Be transformed by the renewing of our mind!” How do we renew our mind? Through the Word of God, prayer, drawing near to God, hungering and thirsting after righteousness, and keeping our eyes stayed on Jesus!

The renewed mindset of Jesus Christ is a Kingdom mentality or Kingdom mindset. What is the Kingdom mindset? It is a mind stayed on Jesus. It is a mentality of being about the Fathers business. It is doing the will of our Father in Heaven, and what he desires, is what we desire!

God did not save us to have the spirit of the world, or mindset of the world. It is amazing to watch people who say they love Jesus Christ, fight and squabble over who should be the next President. Yes we have the right to vote, and we can vote however we desire, but our primary focus should be on the Kingdom of God. Jesus told us to pray the following in Mat 6:9-10, In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.  Your Kingdom come, your will be done in earth as it is in heaven. 

So in essence we should spend more time praying for God’s Kingdom agenda then for anything else truth be told. Because that is what he told us to pray for. Its not our will, but his will be done in the earth. The problem with most believers is that they want their will, and the will of their candidate to be done. To be out of the will of God is a dangerous place to be. Jesus set the example for us in the garden of Gethsemane before he went to the cross.

Mat 26:39 –  He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” 

Did you get that? Jesus the Christ prayed, “Not my will, but as you will!”

The division in this country is senseless, black against white, racism, police against people, churches divided, people divided, and families divided, but we understand that a house divided against itself cannot stand, and is brought to desolation according to Matt 12:25.

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, although we are in this world, we are not of this world. Let us always remember that we are Kingdom citizens in Christ! If you don’t believe me, look what the scripture says!

You are a royal priesthood – 1 Peter 2:9: But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

In the Old Testament, you were either a King or Priest. We are both in Jesus Christ!

You are an ambassador for Christ – 2 Cor 5:20: Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.

Do you understand the significance of an Ambassador. An Ambassador is a person from a country or Kingdom sent to another country, who represents his or her country. They represent the values, thoughts and agenda of that country from which they have been sent, and they are not to deviate from their assignment!

As Ambassadors of Christ,  we present the Kingdom of God. I know you were born here, you live here. But first and foremost, if you have been saved, and accepted Jesus Christ as LORD and Savior, you a Kingdom citizen in Jesus Christ first! Why? Because you have been born again of his spirit, and washed in the blood of the Lamb!

We are of the household of faith – Gal 6:10:  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. 

It is amazing that people who say they are of the household of faith have more faith in their political party or affiliation then they do in Christ, as if a man will save them. People of God, we are Kingdom citizens and always remember that Jesus said in Joh 15:19, “If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. “

Many people need a Kingdom mindset shift. Remember, we are in the world but not of the world. You should have the Kingdom mindset that Christ had. Remember he said my Kingdom is not of this world! (John 18:36) I understand that we are in this earth realm, and you cannot be so heavenly minded that you are no earthly good, or so earthly minded, that you can be no heavenly good. You must strike a balance and not get wrapped up in idle talk, and godless vain arguments about candidates.

Because truth be told, God has already decided in heaven all things that pertain to life, godliness, heaven and earth. Listen to the scriptures:

Isa 46:10  Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure,’ 

Rev 1:8  “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

The Kingdom mindset understands that prayer is the key. We must get on one accord and pray with power always without ceasing, and pray the following according to Mat 6:9-10 which says, “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.  Your kingdom come, your will be done in earth as it is in heaven.”

God bless,

Pastor Quinn