I want to share with you something I recently learned about Christianity.
In the book of Philippians chapter 2 verses 5 and 6 it says, "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,..."
When I first heard this from an evangelist, my first thoughts were, "A man being equal with God??!! That is blasphemy!!" I prayed about it over a period of days though, simply asking God, "Is it true, is that the way I'm to think, equal with?" On one day the Holy Spirit instructed me to get a pen and piece of paper. I made a circle in the middle of the paper, a line going up from the circle and a line going down from the circle. At the top of the line going up I wrote Greater Than, at the bottom of the line going down I wrote Less Than and next to the circle I wrote Equal With. Inside the circle I wrote Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
The circle represents Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The circle is always there with or without you and I.
Greater than is a mindset that will get you in trouble with God, Lucifer tried to get there and failed.
Less than is the mindset Christians have today.
Equal with is the mindset that gives you the authority to stop sickness in your body and to keep you away from harm and harm away from you.
Keeping the "equal with" thought in mind let's go to Romans chapter 12 verse 2, "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." This verse is saying, "do not be conformed to this world" or get saved, "be transformed by the renewing of your mind" or get the "equal with" mindset and "prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God" or get your life in order and then show others how to get their life in order.
If you're not saved you can be by praying this prayer;
Dear God, I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ shed His precious blood and died for my sin. I am willing to turn from sin. I now invite Christ to come into my heart and life as my personal Saviour.
Romans chapter 10 verse 9 is the reason you are now a Christian, "That if thou confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
The mindset of being "equal with" would be the next thing that you would have to understand, you belong in the circle, Jesus died for you to be in the "equal with" circle.
To get your life in order, or prove Gods will, means to exercise the authority you now have as a Christian.
Matthew chapter 27, Mark chapter 15 and John chapter 19, these are the scriptures that tell us that Jesus was beaten, Isaiah chapter 53 verse 5, "by His stripes we are healed." tells us it was for us to live in perfect health on this earth.
Psalm chapter 91 verses 11 and 12, "For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone." This scripture tells us we can't be harmed by anything or anyone.
An example of what Christians believe today would be, "Well if it's Gods will that I have cancer, then praise God I'll bear my cross and deal with this cancer! If I live praise God! If I die praise God!" or if a Christian is killed in a car accident, "It was just Brother Smiths time to go, he is in Heaven with Jesus and we'll see him when we get there." Christians don't say, "I believe Romans 10:9, that if I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved, but it may be Gods will that I go to hell," If we question one scripture we have to question all scriptures.
What we must do is prove Gods will or exercise our authority as a Christian, this will keep sickness and harm away from us. Matthew chapter 7 verse 7, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." That word, "ask", is what I want to focus on now. It's been taught to me that "ask" means, "God you do it.", but if you look up "ask" in the concordance you will see "ask" has two meanings which almost seem contradictory. The first definition in the Strongs concordance, #154 in the Greek section, is ask, beg, call for, crave, desire or require. The second definition, #4441, is strictly a demand of something due. Check this out for yourself.
Before I go any further I want you to understand that we don't demand anything from God. We demand that sickness, blindness, cancer, disease leave our body because Jesus took a beating for me to live in perfect health. An example of how this is done would be to say something like, "I will not have cancer in my body! Cancer in my body is saying that Isaiah 53:5 is not true and therefore is saying God is a liar, nothing can say God is a liar, cancer you must die!" This can be done for any sickness, disease or disability.
The same is true concerning your safety, you would say, "I can't be harmed by anything or anyone, any situation that occurs that threatens me would be a situation that overrides the word of God and no situation can do that."
The most important thing to remember here is you must speak these truths everyday, enforcing them in your mind, that is how you are transformed by renewing your mind as spoken in Romans 12:2.