Often, I feel, in our prayers we try to tell God what to do.
This same God who created all and more of what we know.
The Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:16 for,
“Who has known the mind of the Lord
so as to instruct him?”[a]
But we have the mind of Christ.
Footnotes: [a] 1 Corinthians 2:16 Isaiah 40:13
Before the Lord Jesus came and walked on this world, a prophet called Isaiah said:
12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?
13 Who can fathom the Spirit[a] of the Lord, or instruct the Lord as his counsellor?
14 Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way?
Who was it that taught him knowledge, or showed him the path of understanding?
15 Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.
16 Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.
17 Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.
Footnotes: Isaiah 40:13 Or mind
So who has the ‘Mind of Christ Jesus the Lord’?
In a famous Bible Commentary the writer says that Christians do.
However, there are many Christians who do not have the Holy Spirit of God because they do not live in union with the Lord Jesus. [John 14:24] And because of this they can only use the Holy Bible. Many preachers claim that we have all we need to know in the Holy Bible and they call it ‘The word of God’.
They say this because they do not have the Holy Spirit to counsel them in their day-to-day affairs.
So how do you get the mind of Christ?
It’s simple! [John 14:23] Simply obey the Lords teachings and you will have him and his father making their home with you.
How has Mike Hill coped with his life these past 70 years?
I had God’s protection and teaching through his Spirit.
How has Mike Hill coped with his ministry since 1977?
I have done it in the company of God who has made his home with me.
I think that the reason Christians living near me do not relate to me is that they cannot. For how can a person as described in [John 14:24] personally relate to a person as described in [John 14:23]?
Here is an excerpt from my Testimony on this subject of God’s power compared to this Worlds power:
Mission to Switzerland
Make Way! Make Way! To Switzerland. God organised everything for us as usual and we made our way by car to Switzerland, playing Make Way tapes for all to hear. We got lost and it took us 30 hours to get there. So much for spiritual guidance, could have done with a navigator! Now we have SatNavs!
An Important Message
During our first week I was elected Head Student, and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit gave a message to everyone based on Nehemiah and his rebuilding of the wall surrounding Jerusalem. I spoke about Gods desire to save the children in Birmingham from hell by building a spiritual wall, and the opposition that would rise up against such a work of Christ from various sources. Everyone was challenged and encouraged. However, they failed to respond.
These past years have shown my prophecy come true! Clearly, God had called me to take a message to Switzerland. One young lad gave his heart to Jesus after a week of patient Bible Study by me concerning the Gospel. How God got me to him is another miracle to be told.
God Strengthens My Faith in Jesus’ Power
I am no Moses, but I had in my role as Head Student entered a period of fasting in order to resolve certain difficulties. One evening I wanted to get away for some quite meditation but found the dark woods surrounding the Institute a bit scary.
The following morning I was awakened by the Holy Spirit and told to go to the top of a nearby Mountain, the Belchenflue. It was 2.00 am and very dark with gusty winds, as I walked through the forest I noticed that my life-long fear of the dark had gone.
As I stood alone on the high observation platform looking at the storm clouds and wondering why I was not getting wet, the Holy Spirit told me to look up into the night sky. I saw an opening in the clouds and the stars were shining clear and bright.
Then I clearly heard a voice say, “I can do anything!” I am sure God was talking about Himself as able to do anything, not me.
It was a tremendous experience for me at a time of immense pressure. God blessed several of the students because of my going to Switzerland.
While I was being taught in a classroom during my time at the CEF Institute, I informed the other students and the teacher that Jesus was with me, even as I sat in the Class. The Vice Principle was teaching us and he informed the rest of the class that I was mad. This is a great example of how the unsaved Christian cannot understand that which the saved Christian can.
A declining Christianity
Unsaved Christians do not have the Mind of Christ, hence their lack of power in Spiritual Warfare. The Churches are in decline because they do not have God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit helping them as described in the Holy Bible:
Mark 16:9 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. 10 She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping. 11 When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it.
12 Afterwards Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. 13 These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either.
14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.
15 He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on people who are ill, and they will get well.’
19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. 20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.
The Holy Spirit of God must be the only qualification of God’s approval.
My Testimony shows you many of the ‘signs’ that have accompanied my ministry over the years. Yet I do not have any local Christians helping me. Despite all their Holy Bible knowledge, they lack any understanding of God.