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Be Not Conformed to this World

So, you are now a brand new creation in Christ Jesus. Romans 12:1-2 says 'I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.' Once you accept Jesus as your savior, you need to change your thinking. Your spirit has been reborn, but you still have the carnal or wordly mind. The only way to change or renew your thinking is to get into the Word of God, and learn how God thinks. The Word is God putting Himself into words. His essence, His character, His will, His thoughts, His desires, His plans, His love; all are in the Word of God and He has made Himself available to you in written form. Get it? You get to know God by reading the Word and spending time with Him. That is one of the roles of the Holy Spirit, and we will be teaching on Him soon. The Word of God will open your eyes to so much that has been given to you by the blood of Jesus Christ. There is so much information, and we have access to all of it through the written word. Remember when we discussed that we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16)? Remember how we taught that Christ is in us and we are in Him? Want to know what you have access to because of Christ in you? Colossians 2:2-3 (TPT) says 'I am contending for you that your hearts will be wrapped in the comfort of heaven and woven together into love's fabric. This will give you access to all the riches of God as you experience the revelation of God's great mystery - Christ. For our spiritual wealth is in him, like hidden treasure waiting to be discovered - heaven's wisdom and endless riches of revelation knowledge.' You have access to heaven's wisdom and endless riches of revelation knowledge. The NKJV of verse 3 says it this way, 'in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.' Who is whom? God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Because you have been born again, you have access to the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, but you have to seek to find it. Do you see now why it is so very important to renew your mind? Get in the Word of God and be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Prayer: Father, in the name of Jesus, I ask that you open the treasures of wisdom and knowledge that are hidden in You and the Lord Jesus. I desire to know about you, and have a closer walk with You. Allow me to know the love of Christ so that I can show that love to others. Thank You Father for loving me. Thank you Jesus for dying for me so that I can live for you. In Jesus name. Amen!

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