Saturday, September 7, 2013

Renewing the Mind Commentary on the second part of Romans 12:2

Renewing the Mind

(but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God)

We renew our mind by staying in the word of God. Through personal devotion , group Bible study such ad we are doing now, listening to sound Biblical preaching such as brother Randy's . However it is important that we walk in the revealed truth of God's word.

James 1: 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Our mind is renewed as we pray in the Spirit. That is, as we yield our heart and mind to God on such a way that we pray in unison with the Spirit.

Jude 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

By fellowship with other believers.

Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

As we meet with other believers we sharpen one another and this especially true when we gather together in His name. For we have His promised presence which I personally believe a special anointing for His children since we have His Spirit with us all the time He could be saying there is a special manifestation of His Spirit when join with other believers in His name.

(that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God). When we refuse to be conformed to this world and choose to be transformed by the renewal of our minds we will be living examples of God's will for His children living in a fallen world. We will set a standard for other believers, our families, and the little ones who are watching. We will also be letting our light shine before this world that they may be able to see Christ in us, the hope of glory.

2nd Corithians 4 4 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2 but have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. 6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

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