As children we used to play a game called follow the leader, whatever the leader does or say we do it. This is something every Christian should do; follow our leader and Savior Jesus Christ. This is exactly what Paul was saying to the Philippians in the text, “If there is any consolation in Christ, any comfort of love, any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels of mercies or affection, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind, let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
If we follow Jesus’ example in everything we do we will be victorious, successful, and triumphant in those very things. Our desire as a Christian should be to walk and talk as our leader Jesus did, with all power in His hands. As a matter of fact He gave us exclusive and all-inclusive rights to everything He did and have. (1) In Luke 10:19 He gave us the power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt us. (2) In Matthew 16:19 He gave us the keys to the kingdom of heaven, and whatsoever we bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatsoever we loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Note that the keys to the kingdom of heaven give us the right and privilege to everything Jesus had at His disposal. (3) In His Great Commission in Mark 16:15-18 Jesus told us to go out and be like Him and do the things He did. So for this new year let all Christians be like their leader Jesus and act and do the things He did and more. This will fulfill His joy because He told us in Nehemiah 8:10, “…the joy of the Lord is our strength.” And to fulfill His joy Philippians 2:2 tells us to be like CHRIST. And once we have the mindset of Christ we will love our neighbors and others as we do ourselves. And the Church which is the body of Christ will not be divided by denominations, color or creed.
When we present our bodies as Romans 12:1-2 suggests, as a living sacrifice that’s Holy and acceptable unto God, which is our reasonable service and when our mind is not conformed to this world but transformed, then we can activate Philippians 2 by having the mindset of Christ because we will be emulating or following Him.
John 21:19-22 Jesus told Peter to follow Him and He is telling us the same thing today, nothing else should concern us except to follow Him (Verse 2).
If you haven’t been following Christ examples of how to be,and not to be,start today. If you haven’t accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, get started now by going to the salvation page at the top of this blog,and follow the instructions, then allow the Holy Spirit which you receive to lead,guide,and direct you for the rest of your life.
All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the Omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.