Sunday, 4 May 2014

TRANSFORMED OR CONFORMED? (11)

TEXT: 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.” (Romans 12:2).
Another set of people in this world are the transformed by Christ and Conformed to the image of Christ (Romans 8:29).
These sets of people are very few in the world, all their desire is to do the things of God. They are genuinely saved and have been transformed from the terrestrial being to being like celestial beings, in that all they put their minds on are the things above. They have been transformed to be like Jesus, they are broken and not sensitive to the things of the world anymore. They have been able to put their flesh under subjection and disallow their flesh to rule over the spirit of God that is on their inside. These are believers that are fulfilling the scripture in Romans 12:2 with all their body soul and spirit.
If you are transformed by Christ and you are conformed to the image of Christ, you will trivialise all the worldly things and make paramount the things of God. Your reasoning will be like that of Apostle Paul in the book of Philippians 3:7-8 he said “But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ…”

On this final note, examine yourself, are you transformed by the WORD or are you conforming to the WORLD? The scripture says “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever (1 John 2:15-17).