Article by Fruitbearing missions
RENEW YOUR MIND
“Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].” Romans 12:2
In the previous edition, we established that everyone that would receive the Spirit of God would be able to know the acceptable will of God i.e what is good, pleasing and perfect. Let me remind you that man is in three just as the trinity. That is, body, mind and spirit. Man relate with God with the spirit (God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality). John 4:24) while we can only get in touch with other people with our body. So the MIND is the bridge between the spirit and the body.
As a Christian, God’s will for us is to show forth His glory here on earth. The bible says “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1Peter 2:9). It is God’s intention that we should display His virtue and perfection on earth. To see the manifestation of God’s intention i.e for us to start displaying virtue and perfection of God on earth, it is very important we get our mind renewed. The Spirit of God in us need to influence our mind resulting to the change of life. The Spirit helped us to know what is good, pleasing and perfect. The spirit take from God that which is invisible but for that to turn to the visible it must find expression through the body. Therefore, there is need for a conversion equipment and the mind is that conversion equipment.
At the fall of man the inner dies due to the corruption that came through the spirit of man. The devil which is also a spirit deceived the man, he introduced a poison to the spirit of the man which brought to the inner man death. So for the mind to be alive and able to function effectively again, there is need for him to be renewed.
How does man get his mind renewed?
For the mind of any man to get renewal there is need for the a new spirit which is of God. The bible says “A new heart will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26). That which was corrupt must be taken away (Jeremiah 17:9) and replaced by a new spirit which is of God. This operation God must perform in a man’s life before such can living good, pleasing and perfect.
Peradventure, dear reader, the question in your heart now is what shall I do? In the day of Pentecost, as the people saw the disciples displayed the virtue of God and Apostle Peter haven brought to the people the mind of God they asked “…Brethren, what shall we do? And Peter answered them, Repent (change your views and purpose to accept the will of God in your inner selves instead of rejecting it) and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of and release from your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:37- 38). Beloved reader, you also must repent and be baptised. You must change your views and purpose which is contrary to God’s will and accept God’s will in your inner selves rather than rejecting Him. You must accept and believe Whom God sent for the remission of sin -Jesus Christ. The gift of God await you. Jesus is standing at the door of your heart, waiting for you to accept to let Him come into your life.
Are you willing to accept the gift of God -Jeusu Christ?
Please pray this prayer;
Lord Jesus, I know I’m dead because of sin.
I believe you died for my sin and resurrected for me to live.
I accept you today as my Lord and personal Saviour.
Please come into my life today and I shall live.
Now, I believe I am born again.
Thank You Jesus for saving me. Amen