DELIBERATE PURSUIT OF A TRANSFORMED LIFE (PART 2)

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TOPIC: DELIBERATE PURSUIT OF A TRANSFORMED LIFE (PART 2)

Scripture: 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.

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Yesterday, we started on the deliberate pursuit of a transformed life as key to accessing our victory over the flesh.

There are things God will not do for man, for example, God will not compel man to listen to His word, neither will He force a person to listen to the teacher/pastor that He has given him/her. He already promised you:

Jeremiah 3: 15. And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

So, if God plays His part by giving you a pastor, then we need to play our role; and that is exposing our spirit to words that are capable of transforming our lives. It is quite unfortunate that most believers don’t care what sort of words they listen to!

To some of us, our phone is full of music that promote the flesh and not for edification.

No wonder you see nudity and carnality everywhere! Listen to me child of God, if you don’t take the matter of your transformation serious, your life will continue to attract all sought of demons. This is why the Bible said:

Romans 8: 6. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

We said previously, that transformation begins with the mind! How transformed your mind is determines how transformed your life becomes.

Hence we have broken transformation into steps, which are:

1. Being born again
2. Deliberate yielding of yourself to God by submitting to the instruments God chose to use to shape your life.

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3. Renewing of your mind:
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.

Observe that the action of renewing is a present continuous tense and as such it is a continuous exercise!

How do you achieve this?

You renew your mind by;
A. Receiving the word of God with meekness;
James 1: 21. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

Until the word is received, It will not profit you. So to get profit from the word receive the word with meekness and faith.

B. Mix the word with faith and allow it to be authority over your life.

Hebrews 4: 2. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

Many have been hearing the word of God for so many years now but it has not profited them because the word was not mixed with faith.

C. Submit to the authority of the word: If you can take the word as your final authority! The final authority from which you base your judgement and philosophy of life. You have come to accept the word as the last resort to every challenge of life.
d. Do what the word says because the word is able to perform what it talks about.

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4. Meditating on the word of God(Josh.1:8)

5. Constant looking into and doing the word of God (Jam.1:25)

Beloved, as you yield yourself to God as an act of absolute surrender, the Holy Spirit supplies grace that enables you to overcome those sinful appetite! Carnality, selfishness and self-centeredness give way to Spirit led life. Part of your yielding process is termed walk in the Spirit:

Galatians 5: 16. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulful the lust of the flesh.

Walking in the Spirit entails constant yielding to the word of God, surrendering to the Holy Spirit’s teaching and instructions. Constant listening and doing the word. Meditation and prayers as well.

Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real! The visa to heaven is your salvation, get it and keep it intact.

Prayer points :
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, I receive grace for a transformed life in the name of Jesus.

Prophetic Declaration:
– I prophesy upon your life, the works of darkness are over!
– Your sanctification has just began now, your life shall no longer be a slave to the flesh in the name of Jesus.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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