“And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].” ROMANS 12:2 AMP
4 PRINCIPLES FOR LIMITLESS LIVING 1. Not conformed to this world (system) 2. Transformed 3. By renewing of your mind 4. Prove the perfect will of God
If the church is the most powerful entity in the world, why are we as believers not more productive, living the results of faith? If we as Christians have access to things unbelievers do not, then why aren’t we more distinctive, powerful, influential than we are?
THE REASON IS WE DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW GODS KINGDOM OPERATES. We understand church but not THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
“Your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The Kingdom of God operates the opposite of the world. To get you must give, to be first you must be last, if you want increase you must decrease, if you want to become great you must become the least. Matthew 6:10
PRINCIPLE #2: BE TRANSFORMED
The prefix “trans” means over, above and beyond, to cross over or to transcend. The word “form” means a way or pattern of doing something. Together this word means THINKING OVER, ABOVE AND BEYOND THE WORLD’S SYSTEMS.
This is the Greek word metamorphose. Means radically transformed. In other words there is a system that is radically over, above and beyond the world’s system. This word “metamorphose” is where we get the English word “metamorphosis. From the caterpillar, slow creeping, ugly, limited to a beautiful, high flying soaring with wings a butterfly. It does not act, live or look the same. This is TRANSFORMATION. THIS IS WHAT GOD OFFERS TO US.
THE REASON WE MANY TIMES DON’T SEE OR EXPERIENCE THE TRANSFORMATION OF GOD IS BECAUSE WE ARE ALLOWING THE WORLD TO CONFORM US INSTEAD. WHEN YOU ARE TRANSFORMED YOU ARE NOW A NEW CREATION.
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17
There is a huge difference between being CHANGED and TRANSFORMED. The word CHANGE means to cause to go from one state to another, to alter, to make different or to cause a difference, to quit thing and to start another or to substitute.
TRANSFORM means to alter form or appearance, a metamorphosis, to conform to the will of God, a release of Divine Nature, an alteration of the heart, to change in inner nature, to change one’s mind or to exchange. TRANSFORMATION IS AN INWARD EFFORTLESS CHANGE.
Change is something that comes for the he outside in, while transformation comes from the inside out. The problem with many Christians is that we trying to change the outside through BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
JESUS SAW THE PROBLEM.
They cleaned the outside of the cup and not the inside. This is religion and changing not Jesus and Transformation.
HOW TO TRANSFORM?
PRINCIPLES #3: RENEW YOUR MIND.
TRANSFORMATION COMES BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND. RENEW means “to renovate or to restore to its original state. If you renovate you take out old things and put in new things. Like a house so it is with us. Old carpet take it out and put new carpet in. IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE OUTPUT OF YOUR LIFE, YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE INPUT.
NEW LEVEL LIVING REQUIRES YOU GET RID OF YOUR OLD WAYS OF THINKING AND REPLACE WITH NEW REVELATIONS THOUGHTS. ONCE A NEW DOMINATE THOUGHTS TAKE ROOT IN YOUR HEART, THEY WILL BRING ABOUT NEW ACTIONS THAT WILL RESULT IN NEW RESULTS.
“As a man thinks in his heart so is he.” PROVERBS 23:7
The word “THINK” means doorkeeper or gatekeeper. Think in terms a bouncer. They control who comes in and who stays out. Dominate thoughts are the gatekeeper, doorkeeper or bouncer to your heart.
WHAT GETS IN YOUR HEART IS WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO, WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE, WHAT YOU ARE GOING BE. YOU WILL DO WHATEVER IS IN YOUR HEART. HEART BELIEF IS THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING.
“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” PROVERBS 4:23 KJV
“Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.” PROVERBS 4:23 AMP
HEART: Highest priority is to Guard, keep, watch over our HEART BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE WE PRODUCE THE RESULT AND OUTCOMES OF OUR LIVES. ISSUES: guard our heart for out of it comes the issues of life. The word “ISSUES” means boundaries, limitations, or STAGNATIONS.
Boundaries limit to how far you can go or become or experience. The stop you or release you.
Boundaries you have in your life are NOT THE PRODUCT of your backgrounds, education or race by themselves. They are not about what your parents did or did not do or anyone else. The boundaries are created about the meaning you assigned to them. Your boundaries are about one thing—what you allowed into your heart. If you want to change the results, limitations, or boundaries of your life, YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR HEART, NOT JUST YOUR MIND, HEART.
Little girls was walking in store with dad and he was in a hurry, she picked up a doll and said daddy i want this. Dad said not now, put it back. Her meaning she assigned to the event was He does not love me. When she does not get what she wants she feels unloved. Not true, but its not about true, its about what ever the meaning we put on events, people, situations, etc. What’s in your heart is what you will create and produce, love or hate, lack or prosperity, unity or division, sickness or health.
THE HEART: there are two aspects of the heart. The soul and the spirit. The job of the heart is to mediate the soul by the Spirit. When these two aspects line up, nothing is impossible with God. It is here then that the power of God is released.
The Spirit and the soul. Your Spirit is the place where God dwells, its where He speaks to you. The soul is your mind, will, emotions and imaginations.
Your Spirit Man is a new creation and perfect, however the soul must be renewed daily with God’s Truth. This is the only way to make His Promises work in our life. The job of the heart is to line up the soul with the Spirit. When these two forces are in agreement this is where faith releases the energy and power of God in our lives.
The challenge for us is most of us operate out of the soul rather than the Spirit. You will never rise higher than the image you have of you in your heart. When things happen they create images, they get in our heart. These images create emotions. Scientists have figured out the EMOTIONS TRAVEL SO MUCH FASTER THAN THOUGHTS. EMOTIONS RUN OUR LIFE PAST OUR THOUGHTS.
Your emotions affect your will, your will affects your mind, and your mind affects your actions (what you will or will not do). If we do not line up our lives to KINGDOM PRINCIPLES then our un-renewed soul will mess up and destroy our lives, and we miss the resources and provisions of God’s Kingdom. If our mind is renewed by truth that changes our emotions it will affect our will, mind, and actions positively. The result is provision, abundance and positive changes.
YOUR MIND: your mind is made up of two aspects: the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. The job of the conscious mind is to analyze new information, compare it with current information and determine truth in your life.
The subconscious mind is like a huge data bank that records every thought, idea, emotion, or experience. It will make sure your words and actions stay in line with your self-image. IT’S JOB IS TO MAKE WHATEVER YOU’VE DETERMINED IS TRUE TO COME TO PASS. THIS PART OF YOUR MIND, THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND, CREATES HABITS, COMFORT ZONES AND CONSISTENCY. THIS WAY YOU DON’T HAVE TO LEARN THINGS OVER AND OVER.
THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND CREATES AN AUTOMATIC RESPONSE SYSTEM AND IS WHERE YOUR PERSONAL BELIEF SYSTEM EXISTS. 90-95% of your daily decisions come out of your subconscious mind. As long as the conscious mind tells the subconscious mind truth that is healthy and productive, THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE SYSTEM. IT CREATES HEALTHY HEART BELIEFS.
If through experiences and messed up training the conscious mind has adopted “beliefs” (truths) that are not in alignment with Word of God. We have an unlimited Gospel but are living limited lives because of our un-renewed subconscious minds.
See the subconscious as auto-pilot. Once they set it it will not allow the plane to go higher or lower. A governor on a truck, it won’t allow you to go over 55. It stops you from increasing or changing. If our subconscious is unproductive or destructive they place limits on your life. It will sabotage your efforts unless your mind is renewed.
The mind was designed to control the body. However the heart is designed to feed the brain information from God’s Design. Thoughts only have the meaning and power we give them. When a man believed in his heart, and changed his thinking, what was considered to be impossible became possible.
“For His divine power has bestowed on us [absolutely] everything necessary for [a dynamic spiritual] life and godliness, through true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” 2 PETER 1:3 AMP
“Blessed and worthy of praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ,” EPHESIANS 1:3 AMP