You are a New Person in Christ Jesus! Part 5 Training Final session for those young in the Lord!
Welcome to our final training session Part 5.
1st. Here is your next prayer from your heart to the Father in Jesus name. This prayer is especially important. This prayer is one of your goals in life.
“Dear Father, I ask that You cause me to be good ground in Jesus name amen.”
2nd. Your goal is to be the good ground. (Become verse 20)
3rd. Your faith statement is: “I am good ground in Jesus name amen. Mark 4:20” This faith statement is to be spoken out loud in faith and really mean it. Speak this statement several times throughout each day.
4th. Ask your dad, mom, brother, or friend to ask you this question, “Who are you?” Your response should be, “I am good ground in Jesus name amen!
5th. Read the following and discover more.
Mark 4:14-20 (MSG)
"The farmer plants the Word.
15 "Some people are like the seed that falls on the hardened soil of the road. No sooner do they hear the Word than Satan snatches away what has been planted in them.
16 "And some are like the seed that lands in the gravel. When they first hear the Word, they respond with great enthusiasm.
17 But there is such shallow soil of character that when the emotions wear off and some difficulty arrives, there is nothing to show for it.
18 "The seed cast in the weeds represents the ones who hear the kingdom news
19 but are overwhelmed with worries about all the things they have to do and all the things they want to get. The stress strangles what they heard, and nothing comes of it.
20 "But the seed planted in the good earth represents those who hear the Word, embrace it, and produce a harvest beyond their wildest dreams."
Mark 4:20 (NKJV)
“But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred."
6th. Let us now continue in this final session. Read the following material with the purpose of life change.
“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
7th.The key to present our whole life (complete transformation) holy and acceptable to God is by the renewing of our minds.
8th. As a new person with a new nature, we are to reconstruct new thought patterns in our mind and when we diligently do this, it will affect every aspect of our life.
9th. The renewing of our minds will bring our bodies into proper submission and will enable us to present our bodies holy and acceptable to God, which is our responsibility.
10th. The renewing of our minds will accomplish God’s purpose for us “that we may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
[Your mind] The word translated "mind" properly denotes intellect, as distinguished from the will and affections.
However, here it seems to be used as applicable to the whole spirit as distinguished from the body, including the understanding, will, and affections.
As if he had said, let not this change appertain to the body only, but to the soul. Let it not be a mere external conformity, but let it have its seat in the spirit. All external changes, if the mind was not changed, would be useless, or would be hypocrisy. Christianity seeks to reign in the soul; and having its seat there, the external conduct and habits will be regulated accordingly. (From Barnes' Notes)
“For by the grace given to me I bid every one among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith which God has assigned him.” RSV
11th. Our thinking must be sober according to the measure of faith God has assigned to each of us.
12th. Our new life and everything about it will take the measure of faith God has assigned us to accomplish His perfect will in our lives.
Insights on Faith: Read carefully and prayerfully.
First, comes the thought or the idea (which is invisible and is considered the goal or hope). Then when faith is applied, (calling into existence the hope. Romans 4:17, Ephesians 5:1,2) it gives substance to the hope or goal.
Then after a period of time, the hope or goal is manifested. We are to wait patiently for the manifestation, continuing to call the goal into existence. Romans 8:25
What is now manifested or visible was made by faith.
The things that are seen were not made of things visible but made by giving the unseen (The hope, thought, or idea) substance through faith.
When the hope is fulfilled, faith is no longer needed in that capacity of giving substance, but it is needed to maintain the manifestation. Maintenance also will be required to maintain the manifestation of our hope, thought or idea.
Scripture to Consider:
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” KJV
“So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ.” RSV
“But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” RSV
Six Basic Principles in Romans Chapter Twelve:
1. God’s Purpose. To present our whole life holy and acceptable to God. Romans 12:1
2. How to enter God’s purpose. By the renewing of our minds. (Complete transformation) Romans 12:2
3. Results of renewing our mind. That we may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (His purpose) Romans 12:2
4. Key factor to accomplish God’s purpose. Faith! Romans 12:3
5. What do we have and what can we use to fulfill God’s purpose? Motivational gifts! Romans 12:4-8
6. How should we use our motivational gift to fulfill God’s purpose? Character! All gifts from God should operate on the foundation of the excellent moral qualities of Jesus Christ. (Romans 12:9-21)
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This is the end of the training sessions.
Thank you for desiring to learn, be encouraged and remember, be a doer of God’s Word!
Pastor Vince Marino
Click here. Return to part 1. It will be worth the effort and an excellent review. Reviewing prevents us from slipping away or forgetting!
Hebrews 2:1 (AMP)
“SINCE ALL this is true, we ought to pay much closer attention than ever to the truths that we have heard, lest in any way we drift past [them] and slip away.”