- BLOW YOUR MIND
by Troy Brewer
based on 1 Corinthians 3:14-16, Samuel 21:12-15
Samuel Chapter 21:12 And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore
afraid of Achish the king of Gath.13 And he changed his behavior before them,
and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate,
and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.14 Then said Achish unto his
servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore then have ye brought him to me?15
Have I need of mad men, that ye have brought this fellow to play the mad man in
my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?
In the early 1950s a struggling songwriter named Willie Nelson sold a song
called crazy to the producers of Patsy Cline for $35.00 Since then that one song
has defined Patsy Cline as an entertainer and has made millions of Dollars. Poor
Willie has been kicking himself ever since.
The New World DICTIONARY Defines "crazy" as: unsound of mind,
eccentric, mentally unbalanced, deranged, psychopathic, and insane.
Our modern culture has tons of synonyms for this dreaded condition as well as
the behavior that it produces: He's a lunatic, madman, he's gone nuts,
bananas, coocoo, screwy, loco, ape, berserk, ballistic, mental, postal, freaked
out, he's out of his mind, out of his gourd, he's on another planet, he's in his
own world, he's gone off the deep end, he has a screw loose, he's section 8,
there's bats in the belfry, he's 3 bricks shy of a load, he's sick in the head,
his elevator doesnt go all the way to the top, the lights are on but nobodies
We have funny little sayings like out of all the things I've lost, I miss
my mind the most I would rather have a bottle in front of me than a
TREATMENTS: Shock treatment, rubber rooms, straitjackets, lithium, opium,
thorazine, prozac, counseling and all kinds of therapy, regression therapy,
psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, 12 steps programs by psychologist psychotherapist,
psychiatrist, counselors advisors, mentors, guides right down to me your local
We've known so many people that are crazy. There's Crazy Ray, Crazy legs
Hersch, crazy Horse, Mad max, the mad hater RENFIELD, the rain man. I have never
known a teenage boy that wasnt girl crazy,
Local heroes like the guy in AUSTIN that climbed the tower and shot
everybody. During his autopsy it was discovered that he had a brain tumor.
Charles Manson, Al Capone went crazy in Alcatraz having the last stages of
syphilis Nero, Hitler, Stalin, Charles Hinkly JR who was found innocent by
reason of insanity. But when you think of all these deranged individuals, I bet
you there is somebody that we all know that you don't think of.
Turn to 1 Cor 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit
of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because
they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things,
yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord,
that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
The natural man (KJV): [Psuchikos <Strong's G5591>], the animal man,
one who lives in a natural state, and under the influence of his animal
passions; for [psuche]--the animal mind you-- takes a crazy man, puts him in a
room full of 18 carrot gold bars . . .and all he will want to do is play with
the dust in the sunlight. When God talks about a natural man he is literally
calling him crazy. Einstein, the most brilliant, profound, and ingenious
intellect in his natural state is crazy .
When I think of somebody completely out of their mind and acting like an
animal I think of terrible diseases such as rabies.
The Encarta Dictionary says of rabies that in the early stages in humans
depression and anxiety are common. This initial stage lasts for about two days.
In the next stage, the period of excitation, the patient becomes irritable and
hypersensitive; the general attitude is one of terror, intensified by the onset
of difficult breathing and swallowing and a feeling of strangulation, caused by
spasmodic contractions of the diaphragm and larynx. The patient is extremely
thirsty but experiences spasms of the larynx when water is presented or even
mentioned, whence the original name of the disease, hydrophobia Fear of water
(Greek hydor, water; phobos, fear).
Jesus told a woman standing near a well (John 4) that He was the Living Water
and whoever drank of that Living Water would never be thirsty again.
If you present Jesus Christ to this generation you will see what happens.
Even if you just mention the name of Jesus you'll see what happens! Let
the heathen rage and let the wicked foam you. Ever seen pictures of man
with rabbis who is foaming at the mouth? One who is out of his mind and
acting like an animal? such a man is on the verge of death itself! That's
the perfect picture of an animal mind. That's the perfect picture of
a natural man and that's the perfect picture of you and me without the Spirit of
The natural man, in his animal mind . . .
(1) can't receive the things of God and doesnt know that they even exist.
Just like the crazy man in the room full of Gold.
(2) hes ruled by fear and passion just like any animal wondering about.
(3) he's easily offended just like the hypersensitive people with rabbis.
(4) he is enraged at the very mention of the name of Jesus and blasphemes
with everything within him just like the man that has lost his mind in the last
stages of that terrible disease terrified of the water that can save him and
foaming at the mouth.
(5) this man is crazy and God knows what he's talking about
I once took a crazy man to Long John Silvers. He wanted to borrow my
father in law's false teeth so that he could eat with us. I don't want to be
classified in the same file as this guy is, but God Almighty says all of us have
a lunatic mind and that's what every natural man or animal mind has; and that's
what youve got to deal with.
1 Cor 3:14-16 says: " But the natural man receiveth not the things of
the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all
things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of
the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."
God doesnt leave us in that state, at the time that you are born again,
there's a spiritual lobotomy that takes place and God gives you a mind that is
higher than the mind of man; this new mind has authority over the mind of man.
God gives you the mind of Christ (Phil 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which
was also in Christ Jesus).
ISA 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.
Lam 3:21 " This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope."
Romans 8:27 " And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind
of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the
will of God."
It is the mind that makes the difference: Romans 12:12:1 " I beseech you
therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be
not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of
Eph 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the
new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Romans 14:5 Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. Romans 15:6
That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord
All through 2 Corinthians it talks about having a ready mind this is a part
of the mind of Christ it means to be teachable. The mind of Jesus was
unlike the animal mind of the natural man in that he was teachable; that's
why the Father could show all things to him. The natural mind can not know the
things of the Lord; he is unteachable.
The Mind of Christ also has the mark of humbleness:
Eph 4:17 " This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye
henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,18
Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through
the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: because
of the pride in their minds have no understanding, they are alienated from the
life of God."
Romans 8:7 " Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: the mind of
Christ loves God and welcomes his thoughts and his understanding and his
Phil 2:3 " Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in
lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."
Col 3:12 " Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved,
bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering."
2 Tim 1:7 " For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
and of love, and of a sound mind."
1 Peter 1:13 " Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and
hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation
of Jesus Christ."