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TEXT: Romans 12:1-2 “beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 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…”

I have known Christians through the years who have good hearts, and I have also met some who have evil hearts. With both groups, their spirits had been cleansed and made righteous, but their lifestyles reflected the abundance of the Word of God or the lack of the Word of God. This is why Paul urged the church to be matured in the faith. The soul must daily tap into the knowledge and revelation that is given by the spirit. However, it is difficult for the soul to access the wisdom of spirit when it is drowning in the pollution of the world. “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man” (Matt.15:18).

This is why the mind, which is a part of the soul, must be constantly cleansed, renewed and refreshed with the word of God, so that the good soil between the soul and the spirit will not be polluted with bad seed or with earthly debris. Although your spirit is sealed by the Holy Spirit and darkness and corruption cannot enter into it, the pollution in your heart prevents the light, the wisdom, the understanding, guidance and revelation (that comes from the spirit) from reaching the soul. The result is decisions are made that are not spirit-led.

In His glorified body, Jesus was able to pass through the wall and nothing could obstruct Him. I believe this is because the earthly flesh was gone and without it, nothing hinders the spirit. With this in mind, we must understand that as we cleanse our soul of the worldly corruption and increase in holiness through the washing with the Word of God, not only do we renew our mind, but we systematically clean the heart and out of the abundance of our heart, the things of the spirit flow into our soul and dominate our life. This is when true holiness can been seen. Apostle peter says that through the knowledge of the word, we become fruitful.

MEDITATION: 2 Peter 1:3-8 , Matt.13:8,23

ACTS 2:14-END/DEUT 11 & 12/JOB 9



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