“A Preacher’s Misconception”
Topic: Renewing your mind
Sub-Topic: Understanding the mind
Alright, so in part 2 I told you about renewing your mind, tonight I will continue on this. Renewing your mind is vital. This is very important to understand. Without further ado let’s take a look at 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. If you remember this scripture from part 2 then you will know something about it. This scripture, to go further in-depth, Is referring to changing your mindset.
Revelation3:15-17 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I have noticed a lot of people are too focused on what they like and what they want, whether it’s money, power, possessions, or being the guy on the block with a bad reputation. But scripture says do not conform to this world, in other words, do not follow their patterns.
Many people can say I am not following anyone I just like this music or these clothes. okay, so if God says to stay away from ungodly things then what would your response be? I guarantee you still want to be in it no matter what and that is because you have not yet to renew your mind. This is the reason why many people stay in the same situations that they are in because they do not want to renew their minds.
Having a lukewarm mind is very dangerous for many reasons. To name a couple, you can be easily tricked into following false doctrine, you are leading yourself to hell because you do not really love god. This evident by the word of God. John 14:15, if you love me, keep my commandments. Many people refuse to acknowledge the commandments because it does not line up with their view of morality. The bible says how its evident that you do or do not love God and that is by keeping his commandments. Therefore, if you do not keep his commandments then you are leading yourself to hell. Deciding what you believe in to be right or wrong is being lukewarm. Be careful not to become lukewarm. God do not us to be lukewarm but to be hot and on fire. Just his name should be enough to cause a fire within you. When you set aside being lukewarm then the feeling will arise.
When you are in Christ you are to change your thinking. How can you change your thinking if you are ignoring what God says? How is god your god when you are ignoring God. When God speaks then that is it. While you are in this mindset you are also being lukewarm. What is lukewarm, being lukewarm means that you want to speak that you love God but yet you are not trying to let go of your old ways. We all have our old ways and our past. But the good news is that when you become saved God will forgive you and by you being saved you are also making a vow to God by saying I want to obey your every word. Don’t you know there are fake Christians out here in the world? Don’t be one of them, Don’t be lukewarm, Take your mind and begin to renew it today. Thank you for reading. Be safe and be blessed, everyone.