One Thing Every Believer Must Change

Posted on Sep 8, 2013 in Pastor's Lessons

One Thing Every Believer Must Change
  • I’VE BEEN BORN AGAIN –BUT MY LIFE IS STILL NOT GREAT! CHANGE JUST ONE THING!!!
  • I’VE BEEN BORN AGAIN BUT GODS PEACE STILL ESCAPES ME CHANGE JUST ONE THING!!! 
  • I’VE BEEN BORN AGAIN BUT JOYFULNESS IS STILL NOT FOUND CHANGE JUST ONE THING!!

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 MUST RENEW OUR MIND BY REPROGRAMING IT WITH HIS WORD.

All humans think exactly alike. We all think in words, which in turn guide our thoughts, our choices, and ultimately our actions. You are who you are, what you are and where you are because of your choices. By changing the words we put in our mind our life will follow. It is awe some to be born again OF WATER AND SPIRIT. However to be left with only worldly words to build on we will quickly fail.

John 3:3 : Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 

When you are born again you are given eyes that begin to see the reality of HIS PLAN. You also are given a measure of Christ’s Spirit. Yes we can have a split personality. (LOL) The war has begun, and the two spirits in you are hungry every day. The one you decide to feed will be the one that rules you.

Romans 8:5: For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

John 4:24: God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. 

SOUL FOOD

BORN AGAIN IS A SPIRIT MAKE OVER—–VERY, VERY, SIMPLIFIED MEANS A NEW MIND.

2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 

ANY TALLER—SMALLER—THINNER—YOUNGER, NO MY BODY, AND, MY BANK ACCOUNT REMAINED THE SAME AFTER THE MOMENT OF CONVERSION.

THE PEACE, JOY, AND LOVE, WERE OVERFLOWING, “IT JUST DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS” WE EXCLAIM. SO NICE TO BE A BABE IN CHRIST, BUT WE EVENTUALLY ALL MUST LEAVE OUR CRIB.

Romans 8:6-7: For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

TWO WAYS TO THINK

ONLY ONE THING YOU HAVE TO CHANGE—–IT IS THE KEY TO CHRISTIAN VICTORY——LET GOD CHANGE YOUR MIND, THE REST IS EASY

Romans 8:23: And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. 

OUR BODIES ARE IN CONTACT WITH THE NATURAL WORLD——BUT WE HAVE ACCESS 24/7 TO THE SPIRIT WORLD IN OUR MIND OR SPIRIT.

Romans 8:5-6: For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 

WHAT IS A SPIRITUAL PERSON?

ANSWER—-ONE WHO’S MIND THINKS IN LINE WITH THE WORD OF GOD!!!!!

Romans 8:8: So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 

YOUR MIND CAN OVERRIDE YOUR SPIRIT –AND GODS SPIRIT IN YOU.

GODS SPIRIT WAS PUT IN YOU FOR COMPLETE VICTORY—–BUT YOUR MIND MUST BE CHANGED///RENEWED///WASHED///REPROGRAMED

YOU’RE WILL AND EMOTIONS MUST BE USED TO CHANGE YOUR MIND TO WALK IN HIS WORD, THUS:

YOU ARE WALKING IN THE SPIRIT?

SO PAUL WRITES THE BORN AGAIN BELIEVER A LETTER

Romans 12:2: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, THEN AND ONLY THEN—that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

STEP ONE:

REALIZING OUR THOUGHTS ARE CONTRARY TO WORD OF GOD—THEY CAN ACTUALLY FIGHT AGAINST GODS SPIRIT

STEP TWO:

IDENTIFY, CONFESS, REPENT AND REPENT OF CARNAL THOUGHTS AND THINKING

1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

STEP THREE:

CHANGE YOUR MIND—SOUNDS SO EASY—THIS IS HARDEST PART OF OUR VICTORY—-THIS IS WHERE ALL CHRISTIAN FAILURE BEGINS—-THIS IS THE BATTLEFIELD THAT SATAN TRIES TO SEDUCE AND CONQUER

SO HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MIND?

FIRST YOU MUST FIND WHERE YOU LOST IT—WHAT IS IT YOU ARE CUAGHT UP IN AND HELD CAPTIVE BY??? COULD IT BE SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN FEEDING THAT OTHER GUY? THE ONE IN YOU THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BURIED.

2 Corinthians 10:5: Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 

NOW LET GOD’S SPIRIT IN YOU SHOW YOU THE KINGDOM, WHICH IS THE WILL AND WORD OF GOD. OBEDIENCE IS YOUR PART, AS IS REPROGRAMMING THE MIND. THIS IS NOT A MAGIC KINGDOM, WITH INCANTATIONS, OR HOCUS POCUS PRAYERS. YOU AND YOU ALONE MUST ULTIMATELY DECIDE WHAT WORDS WILL BE PLACED IN YOUR HEART. WITH OUT THE RIGHT WORDS AND RIGHT THOUGHTS OUR ACTIONS WILL ALWAYS END IN DISAPPOINTMENT.

Philippians 4:8: Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 

READ THE WORD—-PRAY THE WORD—MEDITATE IN THE WORD

REMOVE CARNAL MIND FOOD—SO TELL ME WHAT TO REMOVE

NO THAT IS SOME OF THE PROBLEM, RELIGION CAN AND MANY TIMES DOES TELL US WHAT TO DO AND NOT TO DO. ONCE AGAIN WE LACK HIS WORD VOLUNTARILY PLACED IN OUR THOUGHTS. GOD’S WORDS ARE ONE OF THE MAJORE WAYS HE COMMUNICATES TO OUR SPIRIT.

Romans 8:14: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 

SOME LESSON PICTURES ON THE WAY WE THINK

Luke 1:28-29: And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.   

IS THIS OF GOD—WILL IT LINE UP WITH HIS WORD?

NOTICE WHEN THINGS WE HEAR CANNOT BE FOUND IN HIS WORD IT IS NOT HIM SPEAKING. THIS COULD BE WHY SOME PEOPLE CONFUSE YOU. THEY SPEAK, HAVING HEARD FROM GOD, THINGS YOU CANNOT FIND IN HIS WORD.

Acts 17:11-12: These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 

HIS WORD IN OUR MINDS IS THE ONLY WAY TO FULFILL THIS COMMANDMENT.

BELOW IS THE END RESULT OF CONTINUAL FEEDING OF THE MIND WRONG WORDS, LEADING TO WRONG CHOICES, CAUSING WRONG ACTIONS. WE FEED THE WRONG MAN IN US.

Romans 1:28: And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

John 19:17And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

YES, THE BATTLE WAS WON AT THE PLACE OF THE SKULL.

ONE THING EVERY BELIEVER MUST CHANGE. THE THOUGHTS IN HIS SKULL.