The transforming power of the Holy Spirit renews and transform our minds to become who God created us to be. We are then changing from glory to glory towards perfection at the coming of our Lord and Savior. Transformation is a command from the Lord as in Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. It is also the byproduct of the Holy Spirit living within us. It is an expectation, it is a given for every genuine believer as stated in 2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Friends, this is what is expected of you and I! We must change by the renewing of our minds and it must reflect in our words, action and conduct. Stop feeding then the ego of those around you, those in covenant league with the devil that wants you to remain who you used to be. Do not keep yourself in bondage, you have been translated from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of God’s own Son Jesus Christ, the Kingdom of Light.
You see friends, there are those in physical prison, behind bars, barricaded and limited in freedom. There are also those walking freely, with free will but imprisoned without knowing. This is by far the most dangerous category. When one is in the world, one is in bondage to sin and lost. Why then would one be redeemed, transformed by the Holy Spirit and still be who you were! Those that knew us then and now, should be able to see a difference in us. Not from our preaching and pious disposition and the likes, but by our way of life on and off stage!
Are we living the gospel of peace and love, or are we masking all the ills of our previous ways, envy, gossips, jealousy, lies, hatred, wickedness and so on.
Will we rather feed our ego than do God’s bidding to humble ourselves and count others better than ourselves. This is to help us to treat each other nicely, with respect and honor regardless of where that human is coming from, where they are, what they have or not have, and where they are headed. Don’t forget that no one is beyond redemption!
Let us not keep one another in bondage, by manipulation, gossips, sowing seeds of discord in peoples mind against one another, causing dissension in our family, and the body of Christ – doing the work of the enemy of Christ.
Should we not be about our Father’s business, spreading the word of truth and peace! We are the first bible most will read! Are we projecting Christ, or not?
Lord Jesus, I pray that whatever residue of wickedness in our ways be uprooted today.
Lord, open our eyes to see ourselves the way you see us, a glimpse is enough so we can have perspective.
Let your grace upon us not be in vain Lord in Jesus name.
Let our hearts be renewed Lord, help us in our daily walk with you by your Holy Spirit that lives in us.
Deliver us from every form of bondage, in our minds, hearts, and even the wrong sight we have of ourself.
Give sight to our eyes Lord and may your love be in our hearts in Jesus Christ mighty name we pray. Amen