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The Mind of Christ

"And the Child grew, and waxed strong in Spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him." (Luke 2:40 KJV)

"And Jesus, when He was baptized [see also The Origin of Baptism], went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him: And lo a Voice from heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased" (Matthew 3:16-17 KJV)

"But we have the mind of Christ"

Even as a child, Jesus Christ was described as being "strong in Spirit" (as quoted above) which did not mean that it was His own spirit, as is sometimes the case in describing the stubbornness and arrogance of carnal humans, but He was "strong in Spirit" by the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit came upon Him even more as His ministry was about to begin at the time of His baptism (again, as quoted above). That's why Jesus Christ was not a philosopher or the inventor of some new religion - everything that He preached was in accordance with the Father:

Creation

"For I have not spoken of Myself; but The Father which sent Me, He gave me a Commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak." (John 12:49 KJV)

True Christians have the very same mind of Christ ("we have the mind of Christ," see below) because it is the same Holy Spirit of God that is the Guiding Light within them.

"But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God."

"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual."

"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are Spiritually discerned. But he that is Spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of The Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ." (1 Corinthians 2:10-16 KJV)

Fact Finder: Even though the apostles had been personally taught by Jesus Christ for years, how is it that they didn't "hear" Him? By what means did they later begin to "hear" Him?
See "God Forbid, Lord!"


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