”Unless there is a renewing of the mind, the soul of a man may not make progress with the Lord”
In the last series we looked at THE NEW MAN where we talked about the truth that you’re now a new man in Christ and your old ways are passed away, you’re now a child of light because God is now your Father in light. We will continue this series by looking at
- THE RENEWED MIND
“Except we have our minds renewed by the word of God we may not come into the counsel of God for our lives”
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: 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 understand that transformation will only come when we have renewed mind. The reason we need to renew our minds is because there is a way we use to think and our thoughts now need to align with the word of God. This is done by meditating on God’s word. When we spend time with the word of God it will open our minds to God and then we begin to think in line with God’s word. This will change how we think and then we begin to think like a new man in Christ Jesus. Our thoughts can become so fruitful that we can’t think outside of God’s word.
We understand by the word of God that there was a way we use to think and live but now we need to renew our minds.
Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
4:23 And BE RENEWED IN THE SPIRIT OF YOUR MIND;
4:24 And that ye PUT ON THE NEW MAN, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Then, our way of life was not in line with God but now that we are in Him, our minds need to be renewed in line with His word. The word says “and put on the new man” put on the new man because your old conversation and conduct of life is gone now and you need to live in a new way that is absolutely different from how you have lived and the new man is always after God. You know when we were in sin we yielded our members to sin and much more now to God because we are a new man in Christ.
Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
We understand now that the new man is after God and the new man is created in righteousness and true holiness, these two are the ingredients in a new man. These was lost in our old lives but as a new man in Christ we need to have our minds renewed to walk in righteousness and in true holiness. When our minds is renewed in line with God’s word then we will become more opened to the Lord.
In our next series we will look at THE MIND OF CHRIST. Please subscribe on our blog so that you won’t miss out on any of our articles because you’ll receive instant updates then kindly confirm the message sent to your email address for your subscription to be successful. Thank you.