Christian State of Mind
It is important to emphatically note that salvation is connected to the growth of spiritual liberty and freedom within every Christian. God delivered His son to set sinners free. Paul said, “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12). The devil has created many shackles, but Christ wants us free. Working out your soul salvation with fear and trembling is the process of grabbing hold of the Word of God, and letting go of man/woman created doctrines. It can be a fearful process because not all will grow as you grow. As a superficial example, the woman who thought it was a sin 20 years ago to wear pants to worship, but now on occasion wears nice slacks to church related events has grown in her salvation, now understanding her position of 20 years ago was not a biblical principle. It was a Man/woman created tradition, occupying space as a shackle. In terms of state of mind, God wants us free. Free to exist in His Word alone, and not the doctrines of men. Paul also said, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16). Even from a heavenly perspective, salvation came (mental freedom and liberty) as the demonic accuser was cast down. “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death” (Revelation 12:9-11).
With reference to state of mind, have you become apathetic, currently displaying and or accepting mediocrity? Grow in salvation and reclaim the passion, revere God, and respect the cross. You are the clay In the Potter’s Hands. God has paved a way to save and comfort you today!