Set your affection(#5424) on things above(#507), not things on the earth.......
For you ("I", ego, id, self, pride) are dead, and your Life is hid with The Messiah IN Our FATHER and GOD"! (Colossians 3:1-3) (Philippians 3:20, Hebrews 11:13, I Peter 2:11, Ephesians 3:15)
5426 phroneo (fron-eh'-o);
from 5424; to exercise the mind, i.e. entertain or have a sentiment or opinion; by implication, to be (mentally) disposed (more or less earnestly in a certain direction); intensively, to interest oneself in (with concern or obedience):
507 ano (an'-o);
adverb from 473; upward or on the top:
"Set your affections on Heavenly things!"
That which is OF, IN, BY and THRU The Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT that IS Our FATHER and GOD!
Be not of those "Whose end is destruction because god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame because they mind earthly things"...... (Philippians 3:19)
"For our(The Messiah's brethren) citizenship(Life) IS in Heaven, from whence we also look for The Savior and Our Master, Joshua(The modern english rendering of His GOD given Hebrew birth name)The Messiah!" (Philippians 3:20)
Thankfully The SPIRIT that IS "Our FATHER and GOD" was "IN The Messiah, seeking to reconcile the world unto HIMSELF(Our FATHER and GOD)"! (John 4:24; 20:17, II Corinthians 5:19)
And how did the religious and/or worldly ones respond to that offer of reconciliation?
They denied and then they crucified The One Who revealed "The Way, The TRUTH, and The Life" unto them! (John 14:6) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/because-of-religions-way-way-of-truth.html
Yet Thankfully The Messiah, as ALL that IS of The TRUTH; Will Always RISE AGAIN!
And in this day and age, as in times past, a soul needs "receive a love of The TRUTH to be saved" from their own self ("I", ego, id, pride) life! (II Thessalonians 2:10-13)
HE DID! and HE does.......
For that same Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT that was in The Messiah is also in His "Born Again" brethren!
So HOPE IS ALIVE!
For TRUTH IS! and Miracles do happen.......
And those brethren of The Messiah who have "received a love of The TRUTH so that they might be saved", and then experienced The Miracle that IS being "Born Again"! We choose to remain but "aliens and pilgrims while yet on the earth"! For we have REALized that our "citizenship (Life) IS !NOW! in Heaven", and that soon and very soon we will be taken Home, Home at last....... (II Thessalonians 2:10-13, John 3:3,7, I Peter 1:23; 2:11, Hebrews 11:13, Philippians 3:20 John 14:2-3)
So it is we have taken heed unto The Call of Our FATHER and GOD to:
"Come out of her(babel/'con'fusion/babylon\world\religion), MY people!" (Revelations 18:4)
And we have "Set our affections on things above(Heavenly things)"! (Colossians 3:1-3)
Even as we REALize evermore how "poor and in need" of Our FATHER and GOD we Truly are! For liken unto The Messiah, so also have His brethren REALized "i can do nothing of my own self"! (Psalms 70;5; 72:13, John 5:19,30; 8:28-29, 7:16; 9:4; 12:49-50; 14:10,23-24; 17:8,14)
And so it is we "cry unto Our FATHER and GOD day and night"....... (Luke 18:7, John 20:17)
Evermore sounding and resounding a Declaration of Dependence:
HE DID! and HE does.......
So Thankfully, "The Peace that surpasses ALL understanding" IS! in spite of the dis-ease (no-peace) that is of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)....... (Philippians 4:7, John 14:27; 7:7, I John 5:19; 2:15-17, James 1:27; 4:4)
ALL Thanks and Praise Be Unto Our FATHER(TRUTH, SPIRIT, CREATOR, GOD, LORD, MASTER, LIGHT, LOVE, LIFE,,,,,,, ALL IN ALL that which IS Truly GOOD)! (John 20:17; 14:28, Mark 10:18)