Romans 12:2 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
TRANSFORMED-metamorphoó in the greek. Transfigure, changing form,
The call in this text is for everyone believer of Jesus Christ to be transfigured from the inside out.
The world with all it’s temporary pleasures and desire wants to control our mind and is making every offer imaginable to make it possible, but God wants to transform our mind.
How is our minds transformed? Our minds are only transformed through the written Word of God. The washing of our minds with it.
It is the Word of God that produces the miracle of a transformed mind.
God and His Word is one, therefore, God does not work nor perform apart from His Word.
It is the Word of God that has the power to save, change, transform, deliver and set free. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY!!!
Faith alone in Christ Jesus (who is the Word according to John 1:1) and by the leading of God’s Holy Spirit is our only possibility of ever having our minds transformed.
Will it be easy? NO! Is it possible? YES!
Of course, it is very easy to change the outward man in comparison to the inner man, but it is the inner man who God is calling us to allow Him to change for us.
We must face the fact that our minds need to be renewed. Philippians 2:5-Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
In other words, put on the mind of Christ. Remember, apart from faith in His Word it is impossible!
God's word declares that our thoughts are not his thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
The point I want to drive home is the fact that the Apostle Paul is not saying that we should yield or surrender our bodies to God, but our “MIND” for it is the mind where the change takes place.
A transformed mind through daily washing of it with the Word of God is the only way to bring about a transformed view, attitude, behavior, obedience lifestyle and direction.
Want a renewed mind? Want to see what God sees? Allow your minds to be transformed by faith in the Word of God through the leading of God’s Holy Spirit.
Immoral behaviors can not be changed by changed behaviors, but by faith in God's Word which has triumphant power through the Holy Spirit to change the way we think makes it possible.
The author of this text informs us that it is only with a transformed mind that we are truly able to see God’s mercies towards us, therefore, he urges us by the mercies of God to allow God to transform our minds by the washing of His Word daily within and then we will truly be pleasing in His sight.
When we have been transformed in our minds as we daily think of God’s great mercies towards us, we are then able to present our bodies as a living sacrifice to Him and in doing so we will have fulfilled our true service of Worship to the Father.
People of God, with the Holy Spirit's help, we can resist the pressure to conform to the ways and standards of this world that are against our God and us.
Instead of being conformed, we are to be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
When we become a Christian, the change of a transformed mind MUST become a desire that is immediately put into practice in our lives.
A committed relationship to Jesus Christ transforms us into a better, more Christ-like person.
If you confess Christ as your Savior and your mind is not daily being transformed to the likeness of His through the washing of the Word and the leading of His Holy Spirit, something is wrong!
Survival for the Christian in this immoral world is determined by a transformed mind.
The Lord our God wants to make us more and more like Christ.
We are reminded in 1 John 2:6 Whoever says he remains in Him ought to walk as He walked.
People of God, learn all you can about Christ andpattern our life after Him.
Renewing and being transformed in the mind is not an option, but of NECESSITY for it is our minds view that helps us keep our eternal perspective in view.
Conformity of the world if unacceptable to God concerning you! What is your take on it?
Only what says mattes when all is said and done.
Be ye not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.