2 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.
Today’s Inspiration: When God created man, He was very pleased and uttered that what He created was very good. Genesis 1:31. There was evening and morning. Our creation was on the 6th day. Therefore the number 6 is related to man. God created Man in His own image in the image of God and He blessed them and declared over them to be fruitful and multiply and fill the whole earth and take dominion. V27-28. He gave everything He created to man. V30. Hence God has designed from the very beginning to have all authority on earth like Him. When Jesus was resurrected, He proclaimed He had authority over heaven and earth in Matthew 28:18. This authority is now handed to his disciples which applies to us too in Matthew 10.1. How awesome is God and His love for mankind is beyond comprehension! But alas! Man turned that authority over satan through his manipulation of Adam’s mind. It is in this context that God wants us to renew our mind as inspired by Apostle Paul. Romans 12:2. We are to preserve our mind well and not open the door to satan to manipulate or control us nor have dominion over us. Do not give the devil an opportunity. Ephesians 4:27.
Satan can only manipulate our mind through anger which many don’t realise that it was an open door. Anger is caught when no attention is given to us during our life in the mother’s womb. The baby took the neglect as rejection. Hence a child grows up with the mind of rejection that they carry it all throughout life. When a child kick in the mother’s womb they want attention but mom always perceives they are naughty and tend to utter careless words especially when mom’s relationship is not good with dad during the time when the baby is in the mother’s womb. When a baby has fear, he or she tends to kick for attention.
Fear leads to rejection and rejection leads to a host of negative emotions- inadequacy, perfectionism, performance and approval orientedness. Low self- esteem then leads to insecurity, shame, defilement, and hopelessness.
These negative emotions are snares which the devil take to poison our mind that leads to destruction. How we can conquer the main culprit of fear and rejection will be addressed in our workshop on 6 July and i hope to see all of you as it involves practically everyone on this earth. If you have instability of job, financial failure, critical illness or always needing attention or cyclical problems, you need to stop these processes by finding the roots of the problems from our workshops and uproot them. Jesus says that whatever is not planted by His heavenly Father can be uprooted. Matthew 15:13.
We are to put off our old self which had been corrupted by deceitful desires of the flesh and to put on the new self created by God in true righteousness and holiness which is only possible with the removal of old clothes which is old wine skin and replaced with new clothes which is the new wine skin. In short the old mind of deceitful desires should be replaced with the mind and attitude of our Lord Jesus Christ Christ which is filed with revelation of God’s word that enticed us to revere and fear God more than men. We are here not to please man’s desires but God’s desires as this is the responsibility of man. When we work to please men, we are not bond servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10.
Let us reflect this morning. If your dad or mom grants favours to your siblings more than you, as a baby you take it as rejection. Rejection starts with rejection of authority in the mother’s womb with wrong perceptions. We need to mature so that cyclical problems will be solved and marriage preserved. How to mature will be addressed in our workshop.
Therefore be imitators of God as dearly loved children and live a life of love just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1. Let us obey the second greatest command of loving one another and not the offences. Taking offences is drinking your offender’s poison which is toxic to your soul that leads to destruction eventually of your body. Live as children of light for the fruit of light is goodness, righteousness and truth and find out what pleases the Lord. Ephesians 5:10. God be praised!