As we were discussing my last MGF message the other evening it dawned on me that we do a lot of things the wrong way round in church today.
We try and work to get closer to God, to get God to accept us and bless us.
We try to become more righteous and more holy.
This is silly as through the work of Jesus all men have been reconciled to God and if we are born again we have been made righteous.
In these areas there is nothing for us to do.
We then ask God to change us, to make us this and make us that, and this is wrong as well.
This is what we are supposed to be doing, and God has given us mechanisms in order to do this ourselves.
We are to be transformed by the renewing of our mind and that is something we have to do through the understanding of His Word (Romans 12 v 2 and 2 Peter 1 v 3).
So we try and do what God has already done and ask God to do what we are supposed to be doing; this can only be the plan of the enemy.
Friends, we need to get into our Bibles and rightly divide the Scriptures, finding out what God has done for us and to us and what we then need to do in return.
The Bible tells us God has already reconciled us to Himself through Jesus, the Bible tells us that if we are in Christ we have been made righteous and the Bible tells us that if we want to change it is through the process of mind renewal.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I have been reconciled and made righteous and thank you that I can be transformed by the renewing of my mind”.
2 Corinthians 5 v 21…..For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him