Excerpt for Rhapsody of Realities
By Pastor Chris
DON’T “WALK AS MEN!”
For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men (1 Corinthians 3:3).
When you were born again, you ceased to be an ordinary person. Outwardly, it may look like nothing changed, but a transformation took place in your spirit. It was an actual rebirth: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Now that you’re born again, God expects you to constantly renew your mind with the Word, and think, talk, and live at a higher level. He doesn’t want you to think or live like the rest of the world. Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind….” Through meditation on the Word, you develop an excellent mind-set. You’d have “Kingdom sight,” and Kingdom perception; you’d see with the eyes of Christ and live at a higher pedestal.
Take the steps and live the higher life, for there’s a higher life in Christ. Don’t think or walk as men. Come to maturity! The babes in Christ think, talk, and walk as mere men, because they don’t know who they are. It’s such Christians who say, “I don’t understand my life. Things are just getting worse by the day.” You see, they’re talking on the basis of their feelings. They may have been Christians for years, but they’re still unskillful in the word of righteousness. They’re ruled by their senses.
However, for the spiritually mature, the communication is different. He speaks the Word, not his feelings. His thoughts, words, and actions are from the Word’s perspective. He has a Word-view for everything in life. There may be no money in his pocket or bank account, yet he declares, “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places! I’m the seed of Abraham; therefore, the world belongs to me!”
Testify always to what God says about you. When you talk, and live this way, you’ll be a wonder to the world, because you speak and function in the wisdom of God. Hallelujah!
My mind is renewed by the Word. I’m what God says I am! I’m like a tree planted by the riverside, bringing forth fruits in and out of season. I’m more than a conqueror, because the greater One lives in me. My life is a testimony of God’s goodness and grace. Glory to His Name forever!