KEY SCRIPTURE: Rom 12:2 KJV” And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Our key scripture admonishes us not to be conformed to this world. To be conformed means to be shaped like the world. When bricks or blocks are being moulded for building, the mixture of sand cement, and water are poured into a mould and ramped. That loose mixture compacts into the shape of the mould. This is how conformity is. You should not allow yourself to become the ways and mindset of the world. The child of God should rather renew his or her mind with the scriptures so you would be transformed. There is a big difference between transformation and conformity. An example of transformation is how an egg of a butterfly goes through various states to become a butterfly. The butterfly is completely different from the egg. Whiles in conformity the original material is the same but a different shape of the end product.
The world is forcing craftily to impose its ways of doing things unto the church, and we must be wide awake and not fall prey to it. It is CHRISTMAS time. A time we celebrate God’s gift that brought salvation to humanity. Christmas is SIMPLY CELEBRATING OUR SALVATION as we acknowledge the birth of Jesus. This salvation was initiated by the birth of our Saviour. Any acts, songs and words that does not talk about the birth of Christ and the ultimate salvation He brought us is missing the mark. It is the world casting its mind view on us, the children of God. Do not patronise songs that talk about Santa Claus, or father Christmas. There are a number of songs coming up these days which have no bearing with the birth of Jesus and the salvation he brought to us. Let us be very awake, and not allow the world to direct our celebration that is supposed to honour our Lord Jesus DO not be carried away about spending so much money to amuse yourself. You may share with the less privileged, that is okay. Christmas, is celebrating our salvation, through the acknowledgement of the birth of Jesus our Saviour.
There are many ways Satan seeks to convey his mindset unto the church, but I will talk about a particular one. I see videos going around talking about what happened to Africa and it adds things like whiles the children of Europe and may be Asia are producing toys, African children are praying in tongues. I wish to ask what has children praying in tongues got to do with Africa’s inability to manufacture basic necessities of life? What way did that child speaking in tongues made us poor. Our poverty rests mainly on poor leadership, or selfish leaders, period. Toys are produced in the schools. If the school administrators in government give good leadership, can’t our children be also producing toys in their schools, alongside speaking in tongues at church?
Sadly, I find some Christians sending such posts to their contacts. Let’s be wise, Satan is waging a crusade on the minds of Africans as well as the church, that, it is serving God that makes Africa poor. How could this be, yet it is subtilty being waged. I admit some people have used Christianity as a tool to cheat and deceive their victims. These people are criminals who have camouflaged into pastors. Let the bible show you the truth Beloved, Jesus is real, He is not a myth. He is the only Saviour of mankind, and we must aggressively project Him to all Africans and the world at large.
The word of God is my only inspiration. I do not conform to the mindset of the world, which is only motivated by the devil, any subtle way Satan tries to present his ways, the wisdom of the word helps me to discern and so, I keep myself from being contaminated. I always maintain my spirituality.
THOUGHT: GOD’S WORD KEEPS ME ALERT FROM THE LIES OF THE WORLD
Eph 2:2 KJV Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
2Co 11:3 KJV” 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.”