Romans 12:2 —– And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
This promise is powerful if I renew my mind, God has some awesome benefits and rewards.
1. I will be transformed not just cleaned up on the outside but completely transformed on the inside, too.
2. I will know and understand God’s will for my life.
3. How many times have you said, “I wish I knew what God wanted me to do in this situation?” Here is the path to knowing God’s will-His good, pleasing and perfect will. Renew your mind!
4. The God of peace will be with me when I renew my mind.
The scripture says that we must renew your mind. None say, “Pray that God will renew your mind.” God promises to help-He will guide you into all truth but you have to be willing to take His help.
Jesus did not say the Holy Spirit would give you all the truth-He said He would guide you into all the truth. This clearly indicates you must be seeking the truth if you want Him to guide you. It’s the same as the child who says, “Mom, help me with my homework,” versus “Mom, do my homework for me.”
2 Corinthians 5:21——For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin,so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
In the Old Testament, the Passover Lamb offers us insight on the concept of substitution. The sacrificial lamb had to be “unblemished” (Exodus 12:5). At the time of the sacrifice, a hand would be laid on the unblemished sacrificial animal to symbolise a transfer of guilt (Lev.4:4).
The sacrificial lamb did not thereby actually become sinful by nature; rather, sin was imputed to the animal and the animal acted as a sacrificial substitute. In the same way, Christ the Lamb of God was utterly unblemished (1 Pet. 1:19), but our sin was imputed to Him and He was our sacrificial substitute on the cross of Calvary. Simply because our sin was imputed to Him does not mean He changed in nature or actually became sinful.
Christ’s death, as the Lamb of God, was on our behalf
The whole redemptive plan is one of substitution—and without such substitution, there can be no salvation. It was by His utterly selfless sacrificial death on the cross that our sinless Saviour—the unblemished Lamb of God—paid the penalty for our sins and thereby cancelled the debt of sin against us, thus wondrously making possible our reconciliation with God.
Jesus sacrificed Himself for each and every person regardless of whom and where they are!
I MAY BE A GREAT SINNER BUT I HAVE A GREATER GOD.