#18 The Spirit of Your Mind
Posted: Wednesday, October 5th, 2016Print
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Revelation is given in the practical places. Every life experience is buried treasure for discovery of who God is and what Jesus has given: a whole, new YOU.
…in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Ephesians 4:22-24 NASB
Let’s go back to the subject of “putting off the old self.” Between putting-off and putting-on, there is the command to “be renewed in the spirit of your mind.” The spirit of your mind!
Your flesh has a mind of its own, but your spirit has the mind of Christ dwelling in you. The renewal necessary is to think about your self and life within the views of the Holy Spirit. It is to choose the spiritual mind and leave the soulish mind.
In putting off the old self, the primary issue rests in your thoughts, which are your beliefs. Your life is the result of the beliefs that your thoughts rehearse. To be renewed in the spirit of your mind is an issue of changing your beliefs to conform to reality, the reality as God names it.