A Message for the Youth
Philippians 2:5-8 (KJV)
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
This is the word of the Lord for the youth in this hour. Let this mind be in you.
The word mind in this verse is translated from the greek word phroneo: to exercise the mind, intensively to interest oneself in (with concern and obedience), set the affection on, be like- be of one + be of the same.
God is calling a generation of believers to rise up out from among the youth of this world. This is a generation who will not only acknowledge the God of the bible as the One true God, as well as Jesus Christ to be the savior of all mankind, but this following of young people will not consider it robbery to be equal with God. The word robbery here is translated from the greek word harpagmos meaning plunder. We do not plunder or strip God of any glory when we consider ourselves equal with Him. Why? Because we are His children.
Romans 8:29 “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”
Notice how the bible teaches that we are brothers and sisters with Christ. Not the servants or the slaves; we are a part of the family. The second chapter of Philippians is teaching how Jesus’ mindset worked here on earth and how He handled such power and status. Read vs 7&8 again
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
It is a bold mindset. It calls for a balance of humility and selflessness and service. Obedience unto the death, even the death of the cross. Are you willing to embrace the calling of a true child of God? It takes a mindset not taught in schools or even most churches of today. It takes maintaining this oneness in your Spirit with God as you face your cross, whatever that maybe, to the end; faithfully standing. A servant in human form, a child of God in mind and spirit. A co-heir with Christ Jesus:
Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
The Word of God attached our inheritance and glory to our sufferings. Children of this world, you may have suffered much or may come to suffer much, but it is not without great purpose and power that you do so. You are to inherit! Even in the current moment, this mindset and knowledge are yours for the taking. Embrace confidence, God has a mighty work for His children in this hour! #pleasingabba