Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

We must renew our minds so that we can understand God’s way for prosperity.

Friday, October 8, 2004

One of the first principles for blessing from the God of prosperity is to make sure God has number 1 priority in our life;
1KI 2:6-12; MAT 6:33.

A part of God’s guidelines and instructions to prosper is to renew our minds so that we will understand that God’s way for prosperity is different than the world’s way.

God wants us to renew our minds because He wants to restore our souls, to make the soul “brand new” in the realm of thinking divine viewpoint.

He will guide us to the still waters away from the unstable waves of the cosmic system or the failing systems of this world.

He will restore our souls so that we will always be in tune with His laws of prosperity instead of worrying about the constant erosion of the world’s man-made system of prosperity.

The Amplified Bible –
EPH 4:22-23 “Strip yourselves of your former nature – put off and discard your old unrenewed self which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion; And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind – having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude.

PSA 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
ROM 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,”
2CO 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.

2CO 4:16our inner man is being renewed day by day.
Renew – pres-pass-ind – anakainoo = to receive new strength, new vigor, new energy, to be changed with a new kind of life.

JOH 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.”

EPH 4:23 “Be renewed by means of the breathing of the soul,”

2TI 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

COL 3:10 “Put on the new self who is being renewed by means of epignosis knowledge [metabolized doctrine] according to the image of the One who created him.”

Too many of God’s people are trying to solve their serious problems with their limited, carnal, unrenewed minds.

Christians who have not renewed their minds in God’s Word do not have the “spiritual eyesight” to see their way out of seemingly unsolvable problems.

ROM 13:12 “Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”

ROM 13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to {its} lusts.

EPH 4:24 “Put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created by means of perfect righteousness and devotion to the truth.”

MAT 19:26 “but with God all things are possible.”

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

JOH 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
PSA 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; But the Lord delivers him out of them all.

JOH 16:13 “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.”

Christians who have paid the price of diligently renewing their minds will focus in on the solution.

Christians who have not paid the price of renewing their minds will focus in on the problem.

Renewal of the mind is a law of God.

All of us are growing older physically – we should offset this aging process by renewing ourselves spiritually each and every day of our lives.

2CO 4:16 “though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.”

That spiritual food is transformed into a spiritual strength and energy – pistis or faith.

2CO 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight –
JER 15:16 Thy words were found and I ate them, And Thy words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart;

God does not want our imaginations running rampant about our financial problems or the financial problems of the world and how bad things might become.

Our soul cannot prosper unless our mind is under control and our mind will not be under control unless we can cast out all negative thoughts and bring every one of our thoughts completely in line with the Word of God.

Too many Christians today focus so much on the problems of the world that they ultimately become part of those problems because they are so identified with them.

God’s Word and His promises are not dependent in any way upon the condition of a man-made economic system.

This peace, joy, prosperity and health are not “automatic” while we are on this earth.

In order for us to prosper as God wants us to prosper, our souls must prosper.
In order for our souls to prosper, God’s Word must dominate our lives.

PHI 4:17 Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account.
PHI 4:17 Not that I’m looking for handouts, but I do want you to experience the blessing that issues from generosity.

AMP –
PHI 4:17 Not that I seek or am eager for [your] gift, but I do seek and am eager for the fruit which increases to your credit [the harvest of blessing that is accumulating to your account].

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