THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW
Parable of the Wedding and the Father’s Invitation:
Putting On and Putting Off
The question is: “Do we wish to be found at the wedding feast adorned with the apparel of the “old man with his deeds”? — Are you putting off the “old man”, and putting on the “new man”? Do you know what you already have and are cultivating that?
Paul tells us in Ephesians You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self…Ephesians 4:22-24a
Put on means: know :THIS HAS BEEN put on
Put off means: know : THIS HAS BEEN put off
WHAT TO PUT ON AND PUT OFF LIST
Much of our entering into and manifesting the Abundant in Christ Life has to do with the renewing of our minds (Rom.12:2), “For as he thinketh i
Much of our entering into and manifesting the Abundant in Christ Life has to do with the renewing of our minds (Rom.12:2), “For as he thinketh in his heart, so IS he…”(Prov.23:7).
Renewing Your Mind
It is finished but there is a process. The process occurs by thinking (mediatating) about and confessing the truths of God’s Word. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as a man thinks in his heart, so he is.”
We can begin this process by applying what we received in the Word to our daily lives. For each negative thing we think, God’s Word has a positive truth for it.
RENEWING THE MIND
Lasting results do not come from anything tangible, but spiritual; lasting results come from renewing your mind and walking in the finished work of Christ! We are already perfect according to how God sees us; we just come to the knowledge of our perfection/sanctification..
Renewing your mind is sanctification: Sanctification is a gift (spiritually you have received it); also sanctification is a fruit (cultivate it as it grows in the soil of your heart).
We will continue with putting on and off and with Les.7 next week.
The blessings of the Lord are upon you whether by blood, adoption/sonship or assignment. The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. Prov. 10:22
David & Mary Sue