Mark Day 24
“Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” Mark 8:33
Just because we see Jesus or see what Jesus is doing doesn’t mean that we agree with Jesus. To agree with Jesus there will need to be a change in the way we think. Peter had seen the work and walk of Jesus but he could not see the will of God. Unless there is a death, there will not be new life. This life in Jesus isn’t about reforming the old man but dying to the old man. When we don’t agree with Jesus we find ourselves like Peter, agreeing with Satan. So, by the way, Satan is real and our greatest battle will be refusing his thoughts. Satan is the catalyst of man’s thoughts. Listen, God doesn’t want to reform the old you, he wants to birth a new you. And this new you will be able to think like Jesus. When we die to the old self we die to the old self’s way of thinking, believing and feeling. This is important because Jesus is ushering in the kingdom of God and only those who think like Jesus will really see it. That kingdom is coming with power to break the thoughts and terror of the enemy. Living in the power of the kingdom of God will require a new mind, one that thinks and loves like Jesus. Don’t live ashamed of God’s word but live in agreement with God’s word and you will see the glory of God in the here and now.