”Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”1 Peter 2:11; Romans 8:6-7.
A “heavely-minded” is a free man in a foreign land. And his one question is this: How can I maximize my enjoyment of God for all eternity while I am an exile on this earth? And his answer is always the same: by doing the labors of love.
Only one thing satisfies the heart whose treasure is in heaven: that is “doing the works of heaven father who is love”. And heaven is a world of love! Now, I am satisfied within me that it is not the cords of heaven that bondage/bind the hands of love. It is the love of money and leisure and comfort and praise, speaking as a former hacker (e-thief) and many other evils all because love beside that of God — these evils are the cords that bind the hands of real love. And the power to sever these cords of real love is “Christian hope” which originated from God, found only in Christ Jesus Christ, and concurrently facilitated by Holy Spirit .
I say it again with all the conviction that lies within me: it is not heavenly-mindedness that hinders love on this earth. It is worldly-mindedness. And therefore the great fountain of love, flowing directly from God, via Holy Spirit, not via possed or confusing spirits -is the powerful, freeing confidence of our “Christian hope!”