“… present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.” (Romans 6:13)
Since we have been brought in Christ Jesus from death to life, why do we persist in seeking answers from among the “dead”? By this I don’t mean – although it certainly includes – psychics, mediums, seances, and other occult foolery.
What I’m really referring to here is that the other forms of “middle men” we seem so fond of looking to for answers are the many political (and, yes, religious) figureheads disconnected from and having no desire for the knowledge of God, the only Source of all true wisdom, guidance, and knowledge. Instead so many of these are caught up in the pride and arrogance of self and/or the traditions of men.
Scripture is clear: If anyone needs wisdom, let him ask it from God directly. Go straight to the top! Present yourself to God. Skip playing spiritual roulette with the middle men. The promise is that He will give the needed wisdom to all who ask – in generosity and without reproach. (For more insight, please refer to and contemplate James 1:5.)
Herein is the short-sightedness of psychic, politician, pope, and preacher alike. There is no “thought” in this context higher that the minds of men and potential demonic deceivers. The mind of man, no matter how sublime his thoughts and ideas may seem, no matter how “ideal”, is finite. Man alone in his mind and senses is limited in his understanding, because he is cut off from the Infinite Mind of God. He hasn’t been asking. He hasn’t been communing with His Heavenly Father – the legitimate access to the Most Holy and the Most High having been granted by the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus.
Instead we implore the mind of men, or the mind of beings who instead may be intent upon deceiving and even destroying us. Why not go straight to “Dad”, the font and source of real wisdom?
We’re admonished to put on the Mind of Christ. What does that look like? We read in Philippians 2:5-8 (NASB), “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
It is the attitude which surrenders itself to the Creator / Source / Heavenly Father / Infinite Mind which is what it means to have the attitude or mind of Christ Jesus. Accessing true creativity thus means consistently fervently praying, “Not my will, but Thy will be done.”
And we do need Divine Creativity – the vision aligned and one with that of our Heavenly Father’s vision for mankind – for each and every one of us in order to bring about true and lasting change which alone can transform us from the inside, one soul at a time.
Only then will the world also be transformed, as it “mirrors” the miracle of salvation and restoration through the power of the Holy Spirit that has first transformed those who are the “meek” (humbled and surrendered to God our Father). It is these who are destined to inherit the Earth.
Remember and affirm His promise: “For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land. Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there. But the humble will inherit the land and will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.” (Psalm 37:9-11) Contemplate it. Meditate on it prayerfully and carefully, and with a mind to listen to how He would direct you into participation in His vision.
And never forget: “The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men.” (Psalm 115:16) Consider that well!
Tie that in with Psalm 8: 3-6. “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet.”
What our Lord’s vision is for mankind staggers the imagination and invites us to enter into it. Fully! The terms of surrender? Full and unconditional surrender to what the cross and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ imply for us.
We can only be Earth’s proper custodians when we are first surrendered to Him fully and have personally experienced His holy Spirit’s transforming of us into sons of God. We must be set free first from the indoctrinations of the former occupational forces. This is the scope of our destiny and of His vision for us in Christ. “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.”(John 1:12)
“For this reason it says, ‘Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.’ Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:14-17)
(Originally published here on my website: http://www.yvonneblasycreativeinnovations.com/412370442/3441677/posting/vision-we-need-a-big-picture)