In any society there are elements that pressure people to conform, to not rock the boat, to be like everyone else. It’s a lot like the big hydraulic presses and molds used in manufacturing. Continuous pressure is applied to a piece of metal until a car fender or part of a ship is formed. Conformed. The world and its ways shape and form us into something other than the image of God.
We are commanded not to allow that to happen to us as Believers, but to oppose it. Not by being lawless. But by following much higher laws than those of men. Being conformed to the image of Christ by following the Word of God, with the help of the Holy Spirit. No one can make you conform, you must choose to. It might cost your life, but the decision is yours. We choose to conform.
It is up to us what we let form us. The way we choose what we let form us is by choosing what we think on. The Bible says that as a man thinks in his heart is how and what he is. Not in the sense of actuality or attainment – in respect to Judgment. That’s what all things relate to, the coming Judgment. What you said you are compared to what God said you were to be.
This is no mystery, it’s all over the Bible. God has not forgotten and He was not kidding when He said that all people will be Judged. Though there are no doubt many levels to be judged on, the very first level is words. It is our words that will declare our guilt or innocence, and His Word that will Judge us. The Bible says both of these things.
Thoughts are transforming. What are words. Words are thought containers, capsules of thought. Words and thoughts are not mental or physical, they are spiritual. Jesus said my words are spirit and they are life. Your words contain more power more authority in your life than anyone’s. Including God’s. Because your free will is sovereign. God made you that way. Everything that could possibly be done to make sure every man makes it to Heaven has already been done – on God’s part. Each man must choose for himself to enter in, or not.
He will not make you surrender to Him, you must do it of your own free will. God’s thoughts are expressed and revealed in His creation. All of creation came into existence through His words. All the thoughts we have now are replaced with other thoughts. If words contain thoughts and bring these other thoughts to you. Whose words should shape and form the real you, the inside you. The one that will be Judged. The hidden man of the heart. Keep His Word, watch your words.
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