“I call upon you, therefore, brothers, through the compassion of Elohim, to present your bodies a living offering – set-apart, well-pleasing to Elohim – your reasonable worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you prove what is that good and well-pleasing and perfect desire of Elohim.” – Romans 12:1-2, ISR98
Reasonable service would seem to be a lot to handle for many Christians. Yet, the Apostle Paul implores you to do so. Your life is a living sacrifice to your Heavenly Father, YHWH. This is every day, each day made new in Messiah! This is all possible through the righteousness of our Savior! In the Way, you are set apart and acceptable. (“Disciple: The Pattern of Your Life“; “A Pattern of Prayer“; “Scriptures – Qodesh, Being Set Apart“)
Regardless of what anyone says or what the voice of Satan tries to convince you of, Messiah opened the flood gates of His Set Apart Inheritance to you. You are uniquely special to Him. In Yahshua [Jesus], you are made clean and wholly acceptable. You respond and continue with living for YHWH through Him. Your Savior is your example. (“The Need to Keep Spiritually Clean“; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“)
You bring your life closer into line, as an evidence of your personal spiritual fruit through the Holy Spirit [Sanctified, Set Apart Spirit]. You can’t leave the Holy Spirit out. Why? He continues to be your Counselor and Teacher as you pray, study and live every day. (“Listening to the Holy Spirit“; “How to Receive the Holy Spirit“)
This isn’t done through animal sacrifice any longer. This is personal. You are the vehicle, the temple of your salvation, once again, through Messiah, completed continually through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is in evidence through your spiritual fruit. You don’t simply store that spiritual fruit, but it flows from you. (“Discipleship is Renewal“; “Renewing Your Mind“)
To renew your mind, you begin the process of healing your heart through the Word of Elohim [‘God’, YHWH], the Bible. As your heart heals, your spirit heals. But first, you open your mind to the Bible principles that heal. You are willing to listen and learn from your Heavenly Father. Your mind sounds what you hear and learn into your heart. As your heart heals and receives the truth of YHWH’s love, your mind can then fully accept and heal, an ongoing process in life. (“Healing Wounds That People Can’t See“)
As you present yourself as a living sacrifice to YHWH, your mind is renewed. You take part. Part of that is meditating on YHWH’s Word. Part of that is speaking His Word into your life. Another part is prayer. Your faith comes also by hearing and listening. You need to bring spiritual food into your life.
You begin to speak the righteousness of Elohim. I’m not talking about religion and religious sounding talk and words. I mean that what you learn from the Bible you speak and live into your life and lifestyle.
When the enemy brings vain thoughts and imaginations to the table, you know how to cast them aside. How the enemy presents an idea to you doesn’t matter. You have the power to combat this. You have YHWH’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit. A mind that is being renewed can counteract those imaginations through knowledge and truth.
“For the weapons we fight with are not fleshly but mighty in Elohim for overthrowing strongholds, overthrowing reasonings and every high matter that exalts itself against the knowledge of Elohim, taking captive every thought to make it obedient to the Messiah, and being ready to punish all disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” – 2 Corinthians 10:4-6, ISR98
You learn to walk in trust. (Galatians 5:22) YHWH’s Spirit becomes dominant in your life. He supplies all of your needs through His riches and glory! Be in agreement with that!
Satan wants to steal what YHWH supplies, including substituting Elohim’s name. Chances are he’ll go after your joy first. In fact, this can slip away before your realize it. All of a sudden, your spirit becomes compromised to the world. You are in a battle. But you don’t need all the negativity, the rejection, the accusation. You simply focus on Yahshua [Jesus] and continue in renewing your life. (“Building a Counterfeit Kingdom“; “Mind Control of the Beast“; “Mind Filters“)
A renewed mind is actually difficult for Satan to change. Shame, guilt and self-pity are easily recognized and cast aside. You live the fruits of the Spirit. There is no condemnation in Messiah Yahshua [Jesus] for those that walk in the Holy Spirit. Those that do stand clean, continuing in trust.
You read the Bible. You speak YHWH’s Word. You pray YHWH’s Word. Enter into His Courts with praise and thanksgiving! You worship your Heavenly Father in Spirit and truth! Renewing your mind is intentional. Your Father has made promises to cover your needs. (1 Peter 2:9) He provides it all.
Your heart is soil. What you plant, you grow. When you plant spiritual food in your heart, you reap the righteousness of Elohim and you change because you think more like Him. His Son is the example for each disciple. (Philippians 4:13, 18) Greater is He that is in you than what is in the world. You are a conqueror and overcomer. You are full of YHWH, not of famine or lack! These things are the beginnings, the groundwork of relationship with YHWH. (“Overcoming Satanic Attack“)
This begins to prosper your life. (3 John 1) Thank YHWH for that provision, wherever it is. All His promises are yes and amen. (Numbers 23:19; Deuteronomy 28:1; Hosea 4:6) Your Father will help you to carry the load. You won’t be destroyed for the lack of knowledge. Yahshua [Jesus] died so that you could receive the help you need in everything, even in healing relationships. Relationship is the crux, the center of everything you do. It changes your life. (Proverbs 4:20) This is always done in agreement with the Bible. (“Healing Scriptures“; “Bible: Wisdom 101“)
Your trust grows because it flows from your mouth! You are listening to the Holy Spirit! You believe Him! You are not deceived. You are part of Elohim’s Kingdom. You have life. (Psalms 34:19; James 1) Elohim’s Words bring life and health because you guard your heart with all diligence. When fear, doubt, lack and disbelief are in your mind, they are expressed through heart your eventually unless you root them out. You break strongholds through the power of the Holy Spirit and Elohim’s Word. (Joshua 1:8; Romans 5:1) You can really rejoice! (John 14:21, 27; “Discernment: Having an Ear to Deeper Understanding“)
“Rejoice in YAHWEH always. Again I say, Rejoice! Let your humility be known to all men. Our Master is at hand. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and by petition with thanksgivings, let your requests be made known to YAHWEH; and the peace of YAHWEH which surpasses all understanding will keep your hearts and your minds through Messiah Yahshua.” – Philippians 4:4-7, HRB
You begin to actually realize and fully establish righteousness in your life as you grow and spiritually mature.