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. (Romans 12:2 KJV)
'GUARD your mind, WALK in the spirit, RENEW your mind and be TRANSFORMED'. This is the summary of our discussion so far. In our Christian walk there are only two choices, to conform or transform. Conforming requires nothing extra, but for a right thinking Christian transformation is the desired goal and direction. Before we discuss this further I will like to make a cardinal statement and then spend the rest of the blog validating this. The primary purpose of renewing you mind and transforming is not so that you can make heaven but for you to live a victorious Christian life. This should be obvious but somehow it is not. Romans 12:2 (the conclusion) says the reason you transform is so that you can prove......(the word prove means you make visible or confirm to the physical senses)....the good, acceptable and perfect will of God.
There is no sickness, poverty, demonic oppression or condemnation of sin in Heaven. It is the will of God that this should be reflected in your life on earth right here, right now! Or in other words proven or manifested , that is why Matthew 6:10 says 'Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven' . God's will is the status quo in heaven , that is why there is no sickness or disease there, but you need to bring the same to bear in your physical life by renewing your mind and transforming . So as you transform you should see more of divine HEALTH (divine wealth, freedom from demonic oppression and condemnation of sin). In fact you can use these four to make sure your transformation is balanced. The reason why there is so much error in the body of Christ is because we emphasis one or two to the exclusion of the others. The key thing is to challenge yourself constantly in these four areas. Although we are making divine health the focus of our discussion , the same principles can be universally applied.
Transformation comes from the Greek word 'metamorphoo', which means to change to another form (see capsule 16 (2015). It is the same word translated 'changed' in 2 Corinthians 3:18. There are two points to make here, the first is that it is in stages and the second, it takes time. The egg becomes the larva, the larva turns to pupa before the butterfly appears. Every stage is important if you are to last and each stage takes time. You cannot renew your mind in a day or a month or even a year, it takes a life time. The problem is that we have developed this microwave mentality, we want everything instantly. The born again experience is instant, but renewing your mind and transformation to 'prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God' is a process. If you understand this you will not be frustrated. What others consider a setback will be a setup for progress. As you renew your mind the transformation will follow and the physical manifestation of the will of God will show up. For examples Christians who have renewed their minds in the area of material wealth do not bother praying or asking God for it, the same obtains in the area of Divine health, freedom from demonic oppression or sin.
RENEW YOUR MIND AND THE TRANSFORMATION WILL FOLLOW.
We would consider practical applications of what we have learnt next