This series is about how your mind works and how you can work with your mind to improve your mental ability and your power as a believer with the words of God. Renewed mind is a concept that only applies to a child of God in this the Administration of Grace. For this is the only administration, before Christ returns, when a child of God has holy spirit by nature.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
If you are not yet sure if you are God’s child, then this is the means and the method to become a child of God. Confess Jesus as your Lord and that God raised him from the dead. It doesn’t say confess your sins; it doesn’t say confess to other people; it simply says confess Jesus as the Lord in your life and believe God raised him from the dead. These simple verses change your spiritual identity from Adam to Christ Jesus. We are children of Adam by birth. We are children of God by choice.
Now that you are a child of God, you can renew your mind. No one else can do it for you; even God cannot do this for you. It is something you MUST do for yourself.
Renewed mind doesn’t apply to someone who has not accepted God’s invitation of identification in Christ. A person who desires to remain identified in Adam cannot renew their mind. Renewed mind is only available to any person who has the spirit of God created within. God’s gift of holy spirit now needs a mind it can work with and inspire. To that end, an individual’s mind must be renewed with the words from their heavenly Father. You do not renew your mind to what a man teaches; you renew your mind to the words God has written to you.
The renewed mind can pull down the strongholds of deceit built by the commandments and doctrines of the world taught by the systems of the world. A renewed mind can demolish the rebellious fortresses that stand in opposition to the Word and Will of God. You have none of these fortresses? If that is what you think, then it is simply because you do not yet understand the systems of the world nor who guides and directs them.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Verse 3: we are flesh and blood but once you have the spirit of God created within, you are no longer a mere mortal of flesh and blood. Now, as a child of God, you have a spiritual nature; a nature that comes with power. The natural nature, also called the old man, and spiritual nature, also called the new man, are repugnant to one another other.
Verse 5: is the theme of this teaching series.
2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
This is the battlefield, or arena, of the renewed mind. This is where the spiritual mind will confront the logic and reasonings of the old man or natural nature. The place where your new spiritual knowledge will be confronted by the natural knowledge that exalts itself as supreme.
Once God has created holy spirit within, the new child of God needs to understand what that means to their life.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba,
Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Children and Joint heirs; this is who we are as God’s children; children by adoption and joint heir is what we have as brothers and sisters of Christ. Not servants, not friends BUT family!
“Abba: bbá = "Father," also used as the term of tender endearment by a beloved child – i.e. in an affectionate, dependent relationship with their father; "daddy," "papa.”
Families are both individual and communal at the same time. God treats us as the family we are, as well as the individual each of us is. Just like a normal healthy family in an earthly sense.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that 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 creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The Love of God in Christ Jesus – nothing, absolutely nothing can separate us!
Figure of Speech: Merism: extremes given to bring emphasis to the entirety of the statement. Like in marriage vows that say, “in sickness and in health or for richer, for poorer” The two extremes cover all that is in between the extremes.
Neither death, nor life represents human existence; nor angels, principalities, powers represents the devilish supernatural; things present, nor things to come represents time; nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature [any created thing] represents all the godly supernatural; shall be able to separate us from the love of God for us in Christ Jesus.
In other words, and not nearly as colorful and vivid as how God said it, nothing in human experience, nothing in the supernatural, either devilish or godly, and nothing in the realm of time can separate us from God’s love for us in Christ Jesus.
None of this talk about God leaving us or disowning us; no saved person can become unsaved. Earthly children disobey their parents, but they will always be the product of their earthly parents. No one can remove the seed that started your life once you have been born.
This is a small piece, a very small piece, of who we are as people who accepted God's invitation to be a part of His Family. Nothing can separate us from His Love and we are heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.
The flip side of this coin is the reality of your enemy.
2 Corinthians 2:11
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
An Adversary of God and God’s Family. He has always been your enemy but now you will become aware of him and how he operates.
He is known as the Adversary, the Devil, Satan, Serpent, and many other names. All demonstrate aspects of his evil and deceitful nature.
2 Corinthians 11:3
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
We are God’s children and God’s enemy is our enemy. The more the blinders are removed from your eyes the harder he will work to deceive you. We need to be prepared to stand against that enemy. He won’t come as a guy in a red suit, with horns and a tail and carrying a pitchfork. He will attack you through your own unrenewed thoughts, and through people or society giving you more thoughts and ideas that are contrary to God’s thoughts and God’s ways.
feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
The Armor of God is our defense and our offense but not an offense that seeks trouble. It is a powerful offense that stands and withstands against the attacks of the Adversary until that day when you finally stand before your Lord and Savior to receive your crown of righteousness.
The renewed mind is your key to power because your mind is renewed to God’s Word and God’s Word is powerful.
Our power is from the Creator of the heavens and the earth.
Our heart is the love of God in the renewed mind in manifestation.
Our defense is the Word of God in our minds.
Our offense is the Word of God on our lips.
© Auxano Ministry 2020
All verses quoted in this teaching are from the King James Version of the Bible unless otherwise noted.