“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” (Colossians 3:1-2)
To set something is to fix it firmly in a particularly place. We set our art high upon the the wall to be clearly seen. We attach it so the it will not come done. Our risen heart and mind is to be fixed upon Yeshua Messiah who is seated at the right hand of God. The Lord is in the position of God’s power and authority. To fully comprehend the meaning, scope, and consequences of His position is a vast and worthy undertaking. Being raised to newness of life we have the Holy Spirit who’s charge is enabling such a task as this from within our innermost being where communion with the Father is held.
It should be enough to know our heart and mind is not on earthly things. Nothing of this temporal earth is worthy or appropriate to occupy our affections as every word of God. Our mind and heart are fickle, fainting, easily swayed so just as we were raised by Messiah, this undertaking of fixing our heart and mind on Him and His supremacy is accomplished by His Spirit. We have been given the Spirit without limit. (John 3:34) Nothing can exceed His effectiveness or prevent His success, certainly not our temporal weakness. (Rom. 8:26) “For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power we will live with him in our dealing with you.” (2 Corinthians 13:4) God knows our weakness and became a man as we are to show us how to live in a surrendered manner, submitted to Him, filled with His Spirit fulfilling His call and purposes. Christ in you is the hope of glory.
As we obey this seemingly impossible charge to set our heart and mind on Yeshua’s current position in Heaven, the power of God is released to accomplish His will in and through us. This is His design and plan from the beginning to inhabit His human temple upon earth, each person raised to life, eternally carrying out His purposes. “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)