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Religion says God is enough and He completes us. To me this is misunderstood and abused spirituality. It’s absurdity and I don’t believe it. We all seek human intimacy too. Some sublimate it, but it’s part of the normal human makeup.

I was never not complete anyway. I was merely unaware of who I am, one with the Spirit, who is love.

I enjoy who I am, one with that Spirit, and with all humanity. I also desire someone to share life with. I’ve lived 70 years and it’s true – we don’t thrive without human touch and intimacy.  That’s who we are, what it is, and who I AM.

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Transformed By the Renewing of Your Mind

Romans 12:2(New International Version) Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.

The Greek: Kai mE suschEmatizesthe tO aiOni toutO alla metamorphousthe

And no be ye being together figured to the eon this, but be ye being after formed

Again: tE anakainOsei tou noos humOn eis to dokimazein humas ti to thelEma

to the up-newing of the mind of you, into the to be testing you any the will

And: tour theoru to agathon kai euareston kai teleion

of the god, the good and well pleasing and mature

(Interlinear Scripture Analyzer)

Romans12:2  (New Living Translation) Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think……

Romans 12:2  (Easy-To-Read Version) Don’t change yourselves to be like the people of this world. But let God change you inside with a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide and accept what God wants for you. You will be able to know what things are good and pleasing to God and what things are perfect.

Romans 12:2 – (The J.B. Rotherham Emphasized Bible) In other words, do not let yourselves be conformed to the standards of the ‘olam hazeh. Instead, keep letting yourselves be transformed by the renewing of your minds; so that you will know what God wants and will agree that what he wants is good, satisfying and able to succeed.

We know from the gospels that God’s will is to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Neither the Gentiles of that age, nor what the Jewish system had become, walked in God’s ways.

To see God’s ways and will, we look at Jesus and what He did on earth.

He is the revelation of the Father to us, as many scriptures testify. Jesus did the Father’s will on earth. When we begin to understand this, we are being transformed. Our minds are being renewed. We stop looking at things through the eyes of the world’s system in our age, but we see things as God sees them. For, as the scripture states, we have the mind of Christ.

Bill Johnson is one who teaches that God’s will on earth is to do what Jesus did. There is no sickness, for instance, in heaven. Sickness is not His will. That is one reason Jesus healed all who were sick who came to Him.

Jesus has given us all authority to do the same as He did. We are to heal the sick; not just pray for them, but heal them. If this blows your mind, it is still not renewed! And I confess, it blew mine at first. I think I’m still picking up the pieces. But I have seen one healed since my transformation began.

A renewed mind sees and understands like the mind of Christ. A renewed mind does not come from doctrine, but from being with Jesus. A renewed mind is doing what He did, loving like He did. If we are His, we have been crucified with Him, and raised to new life. If we have been baptized by Him with the Holy Spirit, we have the same power in us that raised Him from the dead. We can do the works He did, and greater. That is His promise; His love working in and through us, being expressed in the earth.

Don’t be thinking that you have to memorize scripture or follow the laws of God or even make new rules from the statements made by Jesus and the apostles – no “five easy steps to spirituality”. The scriptures speak of Jesus, and He is the source of our new life – in fact He is our very life. The power and the life come from Him. He is the word – which was made flesh.

We are changed by beholding Him, not by trying to follow texts from scripture; not even by trying to be like Him.

We are already like Him. Get this truth into your heart and spirit and you will see change in your spirit walk – and you are walking in the spirit, and therefore spiritual, if you are His. When you see this is true, you will see it written on nearly every page of the New Testament. And that will indeed blow your mind.

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