Constitutional scripture Revelation 12:7-9 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8) but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9) So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Ever since then he has taught mankind to think of themselves as nobodies, just as he is. After a lifetime of feeding on negativity and impossibility thinking, most of us have a certain amount of mental damage that the Holy Spirit (Governor) must heal. We have been slaves for so long that we don't know how to handle freedom. In many ways, we apologize for getting ahead. For many of us, we don't believe we deserve or are entitled to the best. That may have been true while we were yet sinners, lost and separated from God. But as Kingdom Citizens, and believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we have been restored to our place as God's children and are entitled to all the blessings and benefits of that station. Keep in mind, at no point in time did Jesus ever call His disciples or people "sinners saved by grace". Religious people came up with that term.
Constitutional scripture John 21:15 Then Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any food?"
Please note: Jesus called Lazarus His friend.
Constitutional scripture John 11:11 These things He said, and after that He said to them, "Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up."
Constitutional scripture John 15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
Prior to that statement, Jesus made this statement while speaking to His disciples:
"You are My friends if you do whatever I command you." John 15:14
The qualification of being in the family of God is obedience to His Word.
Constitutional scripture Matthew 12:50 "For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother."
Now it can't get any plainer than that.
Now the retraining of the mind or our minds is part of what it means to give ourselves as living sacrifices to God. We cannot live effectively for the Lord until we learn how to think like Him. This is what the apostle Paul meant in the Constitution of Romans when he wrote the believers:
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 22) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Constitutional scripture Romans 12:1-2
Now renewing our minds means returning to the original mind that we had before the fall, a mind that loves and honors God and that understands its rightful place as an heir of the earthly domain under God's sovereign Kingdom rule. God's Word is the only cure for that mental damage. Be sure to get your daily dose!