Let This Mind Be In You-Part 5

October 30, 2012

The final characteristic which is identified in (Phil 2:8) as it pertains to the mind of Christ is: He was totally obedient. Jesus was obedient all the way to the cross or until the day He died. And if we are to hear the Lord say “well done thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord”, we too must be obedient until death or until the rapture, whichever comes first. You see we won’t get to heaven for any less than what Jesus did. Jesus had to obey the Father all the way to, and through the cross. If obedience is the price, then we must pay the price as well. Also, we must realize that obedience is the main currency in heaven. In other words, it causes God to move on your behalf. Obedience in God’s eyes must be total; there is no such thing as partial obedience; it’s either all or nothing, and that’s the thing I like about God, when it comes to obedience He leaves no grey area.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Let This Mind Be In You-Part 4

October 25, 2012

In thinking about Jesus humbling himself (Phil. 2:8), we know that humility doesn’t come naturally; it comes about supernaturally, when Christians submit to the power of God. Humility is so important to God that (1Pt. 5:6) says “Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God that he may exalt you in due time”. Thus, when we bow down our lives totally to the will of God, even as Jesus did, He eventually lifts us up and causes us to be what He desires for us to be. However, the exaltation won’t come until the humility is evident on earth, in hell, and in heaven. When true humility is evident, people can tell, demons can tell, and God certainly can tell. We don’t have to broadcast it when we are truly humble because people will see it. Finally, humble Christians are those who are approachable, teachable, gentle, and loving; humble Christians don’t think too highly of themselves, neither do they operate in low self esteem, but they look for balance in their lives through the power of God.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Let This Mind Be In You-Part 3

October 23, 2012

The third attribute we find in (Phil 2:8) as it pertains to the mind of Christ is: He humbled himself. Jesus operated in humility during his time on earth and the first thing we must do is define humility. Humility is characterized by a freedom from arrogance and an understanding that everything we are and everything we have comes from God. Another word you think of when you hear humility is meekness, because a believer that’s meek will exhibit humility; and we know that the word of God says “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth”. Thus, when a believer exhibits true humility, it gets the attention of heaven, because humble Christians are hard to come by.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Let This Mind Be In You-Part 2

October 18, 2012

The second attribute we see in (Phil 2:7) as it pertains to the mind of Christ, is He had a mind to serve. The scripture says “He took upon him the form of a servant”. Jesus didn’t come to be served, He came to serve. In fact, (St. Mark 10:45) says “For even the son of man came not to be ministered unto but to minister, and give his life a ransom for many”. Thus, if we as Christians are to have the mind of Christ, we must become well acquainted with serving; even the word minister means servant or to serve. And all who call themselves Christians are servants of God, meaning we are all ministers whether we carry an official church title or not.

Many believers associate the term “minister” with pulpit ministry, when that is not always the case. You see God needs somebody to feed the hungry, to visit the sick, to provide food and shelter to the homeless; He needs somebody to clean the bathrooms at the church, somebody to mop the floors…etc; you see that’s ministry as well.

Additionally, Jesus gave us probably one of the greatest examples of servant-hood when He washed the disciples feet in (St. John 13:5); and then he told them “If I then, your Lord and master, have washed your feet; ye ought also to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you” (St. John 13: 14-15). Thus, if Jesus rolled up his sleeves and served, we must be willing to serve for Jesus sake as well. Somehow today it is assumed that everybody who is called to the ministry, is called to preach (Pulpit ministry), however, God didn’t call us all to a pulpit ministry, but He did call all of us to serve; and if you are not willing to serve, but you are looking to be served, you need to check the motives of your heart; for service is one of the attributes of the mind of Christ.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason