July, 2014

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,” (Ephesians 1:3 ESV).

Heavenly MindedPastorKeith

 Even with a cursory reading of the Gospels one will find the heavenly mindedness of Jesus. He never left the bosom of the Father while He was on earth. And all through His public ministry the heavenly-mindedness seemed to be the framework in which he associated with mankind.

The only time Jesus left the bosom of the Father was in the horrible, wrenching agony when God turned from Him on the cross that He might die for mankind; that was the only time.  

All through His earthly ministry Jesus talked about heavenly things. The parables He established with His disciples carried a heavenly bearing. Often Jesus would say, “I came from above.” Then He would say, “I tell you things from above.”

He lived in the heart of God, and the world above this world is the world He inhabited. We could correctly say that Jesus was “other worldly-minded.”  

As we make this conscious attempt to “live the life” unto Christ; may we follow this divine example before us—to be so engrossed with heavenly things that our focus is always upward.


In His service,

Keith L. Bagwell