Now, what do I mean by "mentality"? 1. The mode or way a person thinks; 2. The mental power or the capacity to think--intelligence. When you were born again by His Spirit, you became a brand new individual. The real you--meaning the spirit man--became a citizen of the Kingdom of God. Do you recall what the Lord Jesus said to the teacher who came to Him after dark one night? There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent You to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with You.”
Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” Take note of King Jesus' statement to the religious ruler! Having a Kingdom mentality requires us to be filled with the Holy Spirit--our Governor. Being born again by His Spirit makes us a genuine citizen of the Kingdom. Then you will seek to please the King at all times. We as citizens of the Kingdom of the Lord God should always be seeking to know about His constitution--God's Word. One of the writers in His constitution--the Bible--made this statement: Their hearts are dull and stupid, but I delight in Your instructions. My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to Your decrees. We should always be mindful of who created us and why we exist. Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver. You made me; You created me. Now give me the sense to follow Your commands.
Having a Kingdom mentality is what separates us from the religious community. Those of us who have a Kingdom mentality put our faith completely in His Word and lean on Him for everything. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.
We, who have a Kingdom mentality, feed off of His Word. We know our priority. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.
Those who have a Kingdom mentality, walk this earth knowing that we are in this world system but definitely not of it. Read what the Lord Jesus prayed to His Father: “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in Me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as You and I are One—as You are in Me, Father, and I am in You. And may they be in Us so that the world will believe You sent Me.
“I have given them the glory You gave Me, so they may be one as We are one. I am in them and You are in Me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that You sent Me and that You love them as much as You love Me. Father, I want these whom You have given Me to be with Me where I am. Then they can see all the glory You gave Me because You loved Me even before the world began!
“O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know You, but I do; and these disciples know You sent Me. I have revealed You to them, and I will continue to do so. Then Your love for Me will be in them, and I will be in them.” Notice the Lord Jesus used the term...I pray that they will all be one, just as You and I are One—as You are in Me, Father, and I am in You. And may they be in Us... In other words, there is no division between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One of the main characteristics of a religious denomination is division from other Believers. Religion uses laws and doctrines to be separate from other Believers. It is not a reflection of the scriptures we just read. It is very difficult and quite rare for them to have a Kingdom mentality because of this. Keep in mind, Kingdom citizens honor and serve King Jesus. Kingdom citizens are led by the Holy Spirit--our Governor. They worship the Lord God in spirit and in truth. Worship should not feed our emotions but our spirit. Worship honors the Lord. But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.”
Having a Kingdom mentality requires reading, studying and meditating on His Word as a lifestyle. As in a marriage, truly knowing someone is what creates oneness.
Once again, remember, your greatest asset in the Kingdom is your faith in the King.
John 3:1-3 Psalm 119:70-73 Proverbs 3:5-6 Matthew 6:33
John 17:20-26 John 4:23-24
All NLT unless noted otherwise
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