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Saturday, July 11, 2015

SANCTIFY YOU COMPLETELY 5 Renew Your Mind


Renew Your Mind
 
 
SANCTIFY YOU COMPLETELY 5  Renew Your Mind

1 Thessalonians 5:23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Your mind is the mind of your spirit. It interprets what your spirit receives from the SPIRIT OF GOD and relates the message to what you already know. The message isn’t always clear to us because of our lack of spiritual understanding. We know GOD has spoken but aren’t sure what HE has said to us. This is why it is so important to hide GOD’S word in our heart (mind) so we can comprehend what the Spirit is saying to us. This is the first step to living a successful Christian life.

Romans 8:5-9 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:16  “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him (no one)?” But we have the mind of Christ.

Well how did we get the mind of Christ? The answer is simple; Through the word of GOD, and being taught by the Holy Spirit.

John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.

There is a further conditioning process outlined in 1John 1:3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

Having fellowship with the Father and the Son develops a familiarity with GOD that causes us to understand what the Spirit is communicating to us. All of what I have been speaking of is His messages that are internalized. There are also tongues and interpretation and prophecy which are verbal expressions. 

All too many do not reach the level where they understand what the Spirit is saying, and miss God’s perfect will for their lives. When God speaks to us it is wisdom hidden for us - - not from us but we must be able to receive it by our minds and spirit being in tuned with His Spirit.

If you aren’t getting the message right that GOD is sending to you, then you will end up going to places He never sent you to.  Doing things HE doesn’t want you to do and saying things HE doesn’t want you to say.

The result being you will question your ministry and having given your best, you will see yourself as a failure. The greatest remedy for this is to realize you got the message wrong and work on your communication skills with GOD and go at it again.  

 

1 comment:

  1. Yes! My mind focuses on the Lord often... in His Word and in His manner of sharing His personal words to me. That's what counts, day-by-day. Bless you.

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