21/01/2015 | MIND RENEWAL IS NOT AN OPTION – Brother Ransome | #ROR Daily Devotional … We Bless The Day!

Christianity is more than just a religion, it is not an imitation of Christ, it is the expression of Him. It is the pulsating life of God abiding and flowing from within a believer. Many of the sects and religions leave you the way you are, but the Christian life completely transforms you and it does it on a frequent basis.

When you are born again, you become one with God, you live and Him and so He does in you as well. But it was the Spirit that experienced the new birth, the soul did not. The process of soul transformation takes place immediately after being born again. The term for this process is called “Renewing Of The Mind” according to the Bible in Romans 12: 2 .This portion comes with a present continuous tense reality because it is a duty to be carried out consistently.

The soul is also referred to as the mind. It is the seat of will, emotions and choice. It is the door between the spirit and the body. Your spiritual growth is determined by how much your soul has been changed or transformed by the Word. The amount of the Word you have or know determines how conformed you are to the image of Jesus.

In Ephesians 4 : 24, we are instructed to “put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness”. Your soul (mind) and your body are meant to take up the same image and the identity of your spirit. Without a renewed mind, we cannot live and function like Jesus and act on what the God’s Word expects of us.

Renewing our minds will cause our outer being to be transformed in the same way a caterpillar is changed into a butterfly in a natural process. The word “transformed” in Romans 12: 2 is translated from the Greek word “metamorphosis”. It means to be changed or transfigured. It will not just happen overnight, it is gradual spiritual process from glory to glory.

It requires commitment, dedication and consistency to renew the mind and save it from the world’s influence and thinking, and this will only happen by the Word. The soul is saved as you yield to God’s will, for His will is His Word.

The Word must not only be in the head but be grafted in the soul. Meditation drives the Word into the soul and allows you to confess it in in the inside during the time of prayer. Mind renewal is ONLY possible when you begin to understand His Word. GRACE TO YOUR HEART.


 

*** PRAYER FOR THE DAY – Dear Father thank you for calling me into the life of excellence and perfections in Christ Jesus. I am committed to making the Word my top priority and I am conscious to every detail, bearing and producing fruits always in Jesus Name, Amen.

*** CONFESSION OF THE DAY My life is a product of God’s word; I am preserved and sustained by the Word; Therefore I live in victory over every circumstance, I make progress daily and move upward to the higher dimensions of the Spirit. Glory to God!!!

***QUOTES OF THE DAY –

[On Love] – They must change often, who would be constant in happiness.

[On Life] – Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

[On Success/Business] – If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair.  Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.  Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

 

  • SCRIPTURAL REFERENCE – Hebrews 4 : 12 ; James 1 : 21
  • ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN : Morning – Mark 3 : 1 – 19 ; Evening – Numbers 1, 2

 

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