Philippians 2:5-6 states, Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.
This is how God wants you to think about yourself. God wants you to see yourself on his level and in his form. If you will take the time and apply the effort to allow your mind to think like this, you will never be the same again. You will see everything from a different view. You will see yourself worthy of having God's wealth.
Lets look at a couple of scriptures that will help you see yourself as God sees you.
Genesis 1:26, And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion...
Genesis 2:7, And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
God has always seen man on his level as his equal. How can God make something in His image and likeness and it not be equal to what it was made from. You are to have this mindset in you. You must, in order to rule over the darkness of this world and receive the riches of Christ in your life. If you do not renew you mind to this you will never see yourself as worthy to have His riches.
Ephesians 2:10, For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. You were created in Christ Jesus when the Father raised Him from the dead and sat Him in heaven on His throne with Him.
Now look at Ephesians 2:6-7, And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
He has done all that he can do for you. If there was anything else that he could do he would do even that, but there is nothing. He has set the standard for you to follow, but if you choose not to do so, there is nothing else he can do for you and through you.
But when you keep his commandments you and He can do all things together. You can raise the dead, heal the sick, cast out devils, walk in abundant riches, walk in favor with all men, have victory over all your enemies and be called by all nations the one who the Lord has blessed. He will make your name great among the gentiles, the word says.
Fred Fishburne has been serving the Lord since 1980. He was called by God in 1983 to New Life Bible College in Atlanta, Georgia, Founded by Norvel Hayes. After graduation, he helped charter a Rhema Bible Church, Living Word On The Move, in which Fred and his wife Ann raised their family and still serve today. Fred has been a Christian author for several years, encouraging people with his uplifting style to reach out and receive by faith the inheritance that God has prepared for them in Christ Jesus.
Fred and Ann have owned a successful natural health store in McDonough, Ga. since 1994. Helping people with there health is a big part of their ministry. "It gives us a chance to show our customers what the Bibles says about good health, and His abundant riches," says the couple.