Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Spotless Mind

How marvelous is the human mind. It has the capacity to amass hundreds of thousands of thoughts and memories. It is the only organ in the human body upon which every other organ and member is totally reliant. No other organ or member of the body has such magnificent responsibility as the brain. Speaking of members; do you realize that your head is the only member of your body that contains every one of the body's senses? Of the body's five senses sight, sound, taste, smell, and even touch four are located within the head.

I do not think it coincidental that Christ is called the "Head" of the "body, which is the church (Eph. 4:15 & Col 1:18)." The body consists of many members, but there can only be one head. The abilities to see, hear, to taste, smell and feel are totally and exclusively dependent upon the head. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that you support your pastor. He has been called by God to lead the members of the body of Christ in your community. He is given the unction that makes us function.

Support your pastor. He is to cast the vision of the church (i.e. evangelism), you are to catch the vision, and then you are to cast your nets into the sea of humanity; Cast, catch, cast. You are called to be fishers of men not hearers of sermons. Remember to obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you. Pray for them. I am certain that they have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way. (Heb 13:17-18. Paraphrase and emphasis mine)

Colossians 1:20-23 teaches, "And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard..." (NIV, Emphasis added.)

1 Timothy 1:5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

Sweet is the blessing that drips from the brow of a spotless mind.

Author's Bio: Born in 1973, raised in Southwest Louisiana, Joshua Olmsted is a divorced father of four, raising his children while serving his local assembly, Jesus Worship Center of Jennings, LA (Rev. Clifton J. LeJeune, Sr. Pastor). His professional career involves Offshore Natural Gas & Petroleum Facility Operations in which he has become a senior operator/supervisor over the past 10 years of service to the industry. He is a former Deputy-Sheriff of the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Department, a former locally-licensed minister of the U.P.C.I. and, served his country as a U.S. Marine. He is a frequent freelance writer and contributor to many publications, including; The Pentecostal Herald magazine, The Louisiana Challenger magazine, Apostolic Information Services, Indiana Bible College Perspectives Magazine,, Jennings Daily Newspaper of Jennings LA, and more.

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