October 15, 2023
SEEK THE THINGS ABOVE
If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. Fo you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
There is an old saying which states, "Don't be so heavenly minded that you are no earthly good." yes, some might have issues with that when they first begin to follow Christ. They are so excited about Jesus and life in Him, that they forget they still have work to do for the kingdom here.
However, that is the other aspect of these verses. The primary emphasis of these verses is that we realize that we must change our thinking. Before Christ, we were concerned with the worldly things and our place here. Now, though, we must seek first the things of the kingdom. Since we have died, and we are allowing Him to live through us, He will direct our steps! He will lead us in such a way that we can bring Him be a witness to all of His great love!
You may see some things in our worship that are different. Listed below are a few of these things and their scriptural references.
Singing In The Spirit:
1 Cor. 14:15, Psalm 149:1,
Lifting Up “Holy Hands”: Psalm 63:4, Psalm 134:2,
1 Tim. 2:8
Prophecy or Interpretation of Tongues:
1 Cor. 12:10, 1 Cor. 14
Word of Wisdom or Knowledge:
John 4:17, 1Cor. 2:11,12,
Being “Slain In The Spirit”:
2 Chron. 5:14, Matt. 28:4,
John 18:6, Acts 9:4
Flags and Banners:
Psalm 20:5, Ex. 17:15,
Bishop Bill Hamon.
Founder of Christian International Ministries. A Prophet for over 60 years.
Apostle Leon Walters
Central Heartland Regional Director