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We must renew our minds

We Must Renew Our Minds: Embrace God’s Plan and Rise Above

In our quest to embody our royal lineage as children of God, it’s imperative to reshape our perception of the world, ourselves, and life itself. We are called to free our minds from the shadows of misinformation and misconceptions.

As we find in the historical account of Genesis 15:13-14, it is written: “Then He spoke to Abram, saying, ‘Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years. But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward, they will come out with many possessions.’” This passage foretells the Israelites, God’s children, enduring the struggle of four centuries, a period divinely orchestrated by God, even as He allowed Pharaoh’s heart to harden against them.

As we observe in Exodus 14:4, it is stated: “Then I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, so that he will pursue them; and I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, that the Egyptians may
know that I am the Lord.” Even with the advanced knowledge of Pharaoh’s unyielding resistance, Moses was chosen to lead the Israelites to freedom. This choice was made to manifest God’s presence through a series of miraculous wonders in the face of adversity.

This echoes a timeless truth: the crucible of oppression often births a profound connection with the divine. Through their suffering, the Israelites discovered their spiritual essence. This reminds us that challenges serve a purpose, leading us to awaken to our true selves.

Therefore, it’s time to shift our focus away from attributing the world’s power over us. Instead, recognize that God orchestrates all for the good of those who love Him. Even the tribulations in
our past hold a purpose. They paved the way for our ascendancy as kings, queens, and bearers of light, a legacy shaped by our forebearers’ strength in the face of adversity.

Let’s honor their struggles and God’s purpose by freeing ourselves from lingering pain. Forgiveness grants us wholeness, as even Jesus forgave those who crucified Him. Indeed, God’s divine plan was woven into every event, including the crucifixion, which birthed salvation.

By embracing this wisdom, we release the world’s, Satan’s, evil, and the so-called man’s hold on us. We honor our ancestors not by granting them supremacy through our suffering but by seizing our spiritual birthright. Just as Joseph forgave his brothers, recognizing God’s ultimate purpose, we, too, must relinquish the world’s grip on our minds, bodies, and spirits.

Renewal starts with understanding God’s sovereignty, as Colossians 1:15-17 asserts, (He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him, all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him, all things consist.) He reigns over all, ensuring His purpose prevails. This truth is echoed in Revelation 17:17 (For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.), and Isiah 13: 25,27 illustrating that God’s purpose will always triumph. (The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, “Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, And as I have purposed, so it shall stand: For the Lord of hosts has purposed, And who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?”)

Remember, all creation is “very good,” as stated in Genesis 1:31, reaffirming that all things work together for the good of those who love God. Our journey, no matter how trying, serves His purpose. (Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.) And Romans 8:28 (And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.)

Through this lens, we become conquerors, as Romans 8:32-38 proclaims. Our weaknesses reveal God’s strength. With renewed minds, we understand that nothing can separate us from His love. (What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died and, furthermore, is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, or sword?

As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am
persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.)

Isaiah 45:3,6,7 assures us that God’s wisdom encompasses all, even darkness and calamity. Every experience contributes to our growth. Acknowledging this, we honor our ancestors and
God’s plan, thanking Him for guiding us into our regal destinies. (I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting, that there is none besides Me. I am the Lord and there is no other; I form the light and create darkness; I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.)

As Romans 12:1-2 exhorts, present yourselves as living sacrifices, transformed by renewing your minds. Embrace a perspective that life’s balance encompasses both challenges and triumphs. Every experience is an opportunity, and adversity is transformed into growth. Notice that only after we look at life from a new perspective can we realize that life is in perfect balance because God is ultimately in control. (Therefore, because of God’s mercy, I urge you, brothers and sisters, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper
worship. Do not conform to this world’s pattern (or ideas), but be transformed by renewing your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.)

So, let’s view life anew, acknowledging that it unfolds not against us but for us. Our minds, liberated from past pain and aligned with God’s purpose, pave the way for a future illuminated by divine understanding.

Embrace the Wisdom of Romans 12:1-2: Reshape your outlook on life, people, circumstances, and yourself. Recognize the deception that veils the truth. Embark on the journey of mind renewal. Assume accountability for your thoughts and beliefs. You embody the manifestation of God’s flawless design. This day marks an opportunity to awaken new ideas and realities.

The moment has arrived to awaken, be enlightened, and truly live. Look at life, others, circumstances, and yourself from a new perspective.

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