TOPIC: TRANSFORMATION – KEY TO VICTORY OVER THE FLESH
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. In continuation of our victory over the flesh series, the death of Jesus Christ on the cross gives us the victory, however, there is a part to play. Our part in the deal is to be transformed.
From our anchor scripture (Rom.12:2), we are instructed to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. No matter how free a man may be, if he is not free in his mind, he is not free at all. Many believers are born again but still in bondages in their minds. Until you have a transformed mind, you cannot have a transformed life. The mind is the bridge between the soul and the spirit, it can be under the influence of demons or the Holy Spirit. The quality of your life is a function of the quality of your mind.
What is Transformation :
It is a process by which God changes an Individual to become like Christ or being conformed to become like Christ!
Romans 8: 29. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son , that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
How is transformation achieved?
- Become born again :
a. Acknowledge your sin and the need for the Saviour
b. Believe in your heart the Lord Jesus Christ as the perfect Saviour(Rom.10:9)
c. Confess Jesus Christ as your Lord with your mouth(Rom.10:10)
Once you are born again the process begins!
- By deliberately yielding yourself to God. (Rom.12:1)
- Constantly 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.
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 abiter, 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.
- Meditating on the word of God(Josh.1:8)
- Constantly 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 appetites. Carnality, selfishness and self-centeredness give way to a 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 teachings and instructions. Constantly 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 received grace for a transformed life in the name of Jesus.
- I prophesy upon your life, the works of darkness are over! Sanctification has just began now in the name of Jesus.
- I pray for you today, your life shall no longer be a slave to the flesh in the name of Jesus
From your brother Alex
God bless you.