Question: One of the student ask me of this question: Why still sexual desire, craving of earthly things, anger, still surface as feelings n emotions dat difficult to resist... even using the tools of covenant?
Answer: I gave him an answer that he was not yet renewed in mind that will give us insight to see from the mind of Christ w/ great understanding of how to overcome by faith through peace which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus, Phil.4: 7.
2 To know WISDOM and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
RENEWING OF THE MIND: (excerpt from S8W Apostles Glossary)
Is subsequent to regeneration. As the senses are re-educated by the Spirit, the mind is re-educated. As we acknowledge the work of the Spirit in the soul, our understanding of truth becomes clearer and the imagery of our mind is being transformed to that of Christ. This is how we have the mind of Christ, to see clearly His purpose by the experience of regeneration.
We also have the mind of Christ when revelation is given to us. When we submit Our thinking to what is made known to us, it is for the purpose of giving the mind new stimulus to shape the thinking which in turn influences the soul, which again adds new dimension to our understanding. "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost." Titus 3:5; 1 Cor.2: 16; Rom.12: 2. (end)
It's easy to explain but it's hard to understand coz this need to be experience in Spirit by works in faith dat keep us to view from eyes of grace as our new mind is Christ after Regeneration works.
3 To receive the instruction of WISDOM, justice, and judgment, and equity;
Amen! This is why it's important for the student to complete the foundational lesson of completing to lay the 12 stones of the elements of grace, as Altar of Christ wer Christ is complete n nothing of Him missing n nothing of man added.
This morning I received a word of knowledge that enter in my thoughts while praying in Spirit.
It's great joy n felt the surging power dat enter to my thoughts of understanding the inner depth of renewing of mind wc I would like to share for edification of the saints.
33 O the depth of the riches both of the WISDOM and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
Yes, this is why as long wer in this corrupt body (flesh) contradictions continue to be part of life as resistance n sometimes we could not help to live by feelings n emotions as instinct that concern on frailty as sympathizer of flesh but through the renewed mind, d Spirit will remind us to live in Spirit as sympathizer of faith.
Renewing of mind is not about sharing Christ in scripture or becoming good man of not drinking, smoking, gambling womanizing, watching not pornography (as vices) anymore, as moral code or the worse criminal as a change man from bad to good man (as man testimony).
Like here locally many preach Christ, bragging they were appointed Son as Christ of boasting they have the antidote of removing d serpents seed, grand church, million congregations still, we see they are engage in physical things (cursed) of sing n dance (carnal praise n worship), tithes (money) n communion, water baptism as physical proof they wer never renewed in mind.
Or if ur in covenant, truth laid n ur heart, reading bible, praying, studies the doctrine or express charity. Still ur beastly nature surface n u could not understand why coz u can't help to be concern with ur feelings n emotions dat engage in in issues, relationship n conflicts or crave for worldly things as materialistic.
RENEWED MIND is about you how u view the things of d world (corrupt things) through Christ mind (holy things ) of no longer affected by circumstances coz u have now understanding n familiarity of Spirit why all these happen.
3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in WISDOM, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
Amen! WORKMANSHIP; is about building ur soul into likeness of Christ; the way he think, speak n act in grace thru faith.
A renewed mind fill by Spirit like a tire that have air is functional while the flat tire have no more used as dead vessel. Thru this, u easily spot a person that is not renewed.
Vessel full of faith preach about the mind of Christ of his workmanship in ur soul while the carnal minded speak about Christ in flesh as condemnation message as the issues, relationship of d world or the wealth, health n prosperity messages of exploiting Christians.
People r directed to seek the world n covet the earthly things as tithes, communion, etc. they're easily get offended by truth n upset by true gospelâ€¦ Thereforeâ€¦.
Ur mind is not yet renewed. Once the regeneration completed n finished the foundational lesson still ur mind struggle in the things of d world like apostle Paul experience:
23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin, which is in my members.
SEE? The mind dat is not renewed, drew knowledge from the soul (our record storage). A person that never yet renew d mind still lack experience that give him understanding of how to capture the things of the world from things of God.
A person lack experience in Spirit is ignorance to filter out the error by truth is confused, therefore der mind still struggle in worldly things or occupied by earthly things.
YES! We know we forgiven if we make contact of the holy tools but we cannot remain in this state of confusion of always in repentance mode of misusing the tools for own gain as hypocrisy. Our mind should be renewed through experience to work in Spirit in 3 C's of truth.
NOW! Where going to identify how renewing of mind works in the Pattern of recognition:
We can see Christ in d flesh also suffer contradictions n tempted by Satan and suffer temptation but he never touched, taste or handle Satan bait of overcoming them all n to endure all.
Or u may reason; He overcome it coz his God or we overcome it by applying d scripture as error. Did u not know he become flesh like us? Therefore ders no more excused ur sinning coz ur human being?
This is why he was also vulnerable in temptation n this is why his prototype to follow as living RECORD n PATTERN of faith.
Did he sin when got angry, etc.? Of course not.
Coz of His divine nature, his attitude, behavior n habit of living in faith n spirit to overcome (renewed mind) the beastly nature of his flesh. He have great UNDERSTANDING what is faith from dead faith n this what He teach to His apostles to translate his church.
Like a dog, snake, they bite as animal nature, men also have the same beastly nature as animals when Adam fall in sin n now bear sinful nature. We cannot avoid d nature to surface coz we are in this world of contradiction. This what Christ did if we abide to his pattern of faith to overcome, resist temptation n to form our soul back to original design back to his divine nature as holy n perfect in faith wer His divine nature surface in d soul n mind..
So why do u think Christ said this;
"I'm in the world (temptation) but my kingdom (overcomer) is not of this world."
Please remember that quoting a scripture of applying to our life have no power to translate d beastly nature to godly nature no matter ur sincere n honest about it, surely u will fail.
This is why many teach n point the scripture that seem they understand n think Christ already done it to them as application of text dat mistaken as word that have no power. Lol!
God never created man to live in the bible but through His living word as Christ Himself that proceed from the mouth of God.
U NEED TO RENEW HERE IN DS WORLD TODAY N NOT TOMORROW!
This is why we are created to be a small god, think n act like God first here, n for this purpose Christ came as COVENANT to make us priest n king in the making. He provided a contact point of how to work with God through the power of Spirit n purity of truth.
Now let's reflect:
DETOXIFICATION (detox for short) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including, but not limited to, the human body and additionally can refer to the period of withdrawal during which an organism returns tohomeostasis after long-term use of an addictive substance.
Yes, in the world if you body want to be cleansed from toxic substance u need withdrawal of the waste from inside. There many ways; drinking a medicinal drink, juice or its like an animal before u slaughter; u need to cleansed their inner system. The same in human system of dehydrating them from food, water, diet, exercise, etc.
Yes in the eyes of God have difference process in detoxifying ur soul from to toxic of iniquities as REGENERATION N RENEWING OF MIND dat contradict to what religion teaching earthly teachings as false doctrine.
God allowed the sinful nature to surface so u will see how miserable n wretched man u are. Like apostle Paul experience many contradictions, (he was shipwrecked mock, beaten n tortured as choice of life in faith as suffering of truth or choice of death as suffering of flesh.
I also suffered many contradictions; especially my body is always in pain n irritated by muscle spasm due to stroke residues but this are not excused to God to stop rader keep me active in faith.
One day I felt that God renewed my mind; the effect of accusation, fleshy desire have no more power n effect of the pain, hurt, accusation n persecution in my flesh, the way of my thinking is not in the world anymore as the mind of Christ form in me (spirit n soul) as strong foundation dat made me in ark of truth now surface as overcomer in faith.
Yes I still get angry, upset, tempted but that anger easily diluted in my mind wen the water of grace flushed out all this trouble dat fill me of understanding when peace rule my heart.
Rather God will make ur mind more mindful about Christ work that gives me more understanding of revelation. The pains of my body in stroke that makes me weak before now become my strength in grace. Through the things of Christ in faith.
Take note the 3 elements that God want u to be filled in Spirit: WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE n UNDERSTANDING.
We know wisdom n knowledge bcoz we have the tools of faith but the difficult one is UNDERSTANDING coz this wer our mind renewed.
2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of UNDERSTANDING, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
Amen! UNDERSTANDING IS ABOUT THE THOUGHTS OF GOD, the way He think, operate n act in operation of grace: we have understanding why all these happen in life n we believe God is in control coz we know his thoughts that comforted us in peace:
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith 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.
Amen! This the RENEWED MIND.
HAVE great UNDERSTANDING of his thoughts of becoming our thoughts of of his mystery of bearing now his divine nature that we no longer concern our contradictions as sinful nature.
Yes! Our first birth (flesh) in this world make us familiar to earthly things that cause us to sins n this is why God want us to be born of God as 2nd birth of renewing d mind to have familiarity in Spirit that our insight is train to see the inner depth of spiritual realm wer our mind is shifted from outside to inside of living in revelation.
Like apostle Paul experience many contradictions that warring against his mind as wretched man as we see: Romans 7:21-24.
Yes! Apostle Paul identify this as 3 R's (Revelation, Resistance n Reward) a choice of faith as formed of CHASTISEMENT; an opportunity that will RENEW His MIND as
CHASTISEMENT: IN the way of God it's a DISCIPLINE. K?
If u want to choose ur own way in flesh then go ahead. His teaching u to abide to reward u of increase n if not then u face more resistance of considering u as son.
8 But if ye be without CHASTISEMENT, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
AMEN! In denominational church Chastisement is PUNISHMENT, THEY call this suffering of flesh as trial of faith of only quoting the scripture, or their form of chastisement is to punish their flesh of fasting, making sacrifice of hurting their body, etc. as will worship n these are the bastards coz they refused to be born of God through covenant.
We talk about the beastly nature of man; the mindset of our thinking about this world; about our pleasure, concern n how out thinking is react by daly needs dat occupied the mind about his earthly concern in using the tools as defense of his flesh.
WE MUST SEE N EXPERIENCE GOD'S DIVINE NATURE:
His thoughts, how God think n act according to His grace n truth as the mind of Christ.
Divine nature is how to react in Spirit n dead to physical. We must realized that all in this world are temporal n in Spirit is everlasting n we must have great understanding of the way we think is not by sight rader by faith.
God is translating us from darkness unto his magnificent light.
THIS IS AMAZING!!!
One day after long time labouring in faith as patience with longsufferig n long discernment, finally God complete his stages in renewing of mind as the fruits of understanding spring forth. Praise God!
Even wer surrounded by unbelievers; A RENEWED MIND always prevails in light of overcoming darkness.
Once ur mind is renewed u no longer sympathizer of frailty but of faith where you continue to build His kingdom of expanding ur soul as pillar n framework of truth.
A renewed mind is a godly habit, attitude of being divine in nature n longer concern about the world but his kingdom. Your worldly appetite of flesh is now shifted to heavenly appetite in Spirit n truth.
"Blessed is the man whose mind renewed in the mind of Christ that make him ruler, judge in equity of God."
Yours in Christ,
~Apostle Oscar Visda