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Renewal of the Mind (4 of 4)

Mike Connell

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I was looking at that scripture that I've just read out to you, the Holy Spirit - it says He was the Spirit of truth. He will guide you into all truth, and I began to look up the meaning of that word guide and it just means something like this. It means He will walk with you and accompany you, and take you where you need to go. He'll just be with you as well as showing you what to do, and immediately I started to weep. I thought oh, I've learnt now when you start weep God's trying to start you on something. So I just paused for a little while and then when I realised what God was trying to touch I was overwhelmed. Suddenly I had about six or seven different flashbacks from my life, just one after the other, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. And every one of them was a similar kind of thing. I was having to do life alone, and the belief in my heart came up, I'm alone. I'm always on my own having to figure stuff out and do things, and the grief that came with it! Immense grief of trying to walk through life alone and face challenges, relationship struggles, difficulties alone, no one to connect to my heart.

And the Lord said I'm always with you. I'll never leave you. I'll never turn away - and I felt His presence in each one of those things. I just began to weep. You see the experience was overridden by a fresh experience. I was updated in truth, and so the belief system changed, the feelings changed and then the behaviour changes, so that's how God does it. But you've got to be willing to let Him go there, and the trouble is often we don't want to go there. But if you don't go there you remain broken and that's not God's plan for you. His plan is for you to be whole and restored, and not only that. His plan is - notice this, in Psalm 84:5 it says this: Blessed is the man whose strength is in the Lord, who passes through the valley of weeping and turns it into a wow! I can minister and bless others! God - your breakthrough, your healing, your point of restoration, that is a wow for someone else! It'll give them hope and it'll give them help.

Sometimes in that place when God is doing that thing we need to be delivered and need to renounce things, repent of things, forgive things and so on; He'll tell us what to do. Anyway I just want to move on, we've got to finish this. In James 1:21 He says this - so there it is. You've got to let the Holy Spirit come in, but also we need to work on renewing the mind and I want to give you just the keys for how your mind is renewed. In James 1:21 it says receive with meekness the engrafted word which is able to save your soul. The word of God - this Bible here has got power to heal and restore your soul. There's power in that word to heal you. How can I get the word from here into me? He says well receive with meekness the engrafted word. That word engrafted is the same as having an implant. I had an implant, titanium implant. What they did was drill a hole in, they stuck an implant, screwed an implant in and then they left it. And about six months later the bone had grown around the titanium, and now the titanium is now in the jaw. Then you can build something on it.

So the engrafted word, the Holy Ghost puts the word inside our soul so that it begins to be engrafted into the soul. Then it becomes - it brings stability to us, but how do you do it? This is the beautiful part of it. This is the part I really love. How is it I can get the word of God and get it into my soul, engrafted in so it stays there and changes me? It's very simple. Once you've identified what the Holy Ghost has said to you or done to you, or shifted in you or spoken to you about, get two or three scriptures that confirm that or speak of that situation. Get two or three scriptures and you're going to graft them into your mind. Now how do you graft them into your mind? You graft it in two ways; you graft it in using your imagination. Would you believe it? The very thing that was your downfall now is something you use constructively to imprint the word of God in you. The second thing you use is your tongue, confessing. How do we do it? Well here's the first thing. You take the scripture and this is what you do; you take time - now notice this. You're going to see it all connects together.