8 Aug 2017-GOD CONFORMANCE-What Is Life Series-Rev.George Varughese 

8 Aug 2017-GOD CONFORMANCE-What Is Life Series-Rev.George Varughese 

A WILLING SURRENDER

Our mind subjected to God, to think and qualify as God does

NASB Version

  • Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. Romans 12:1 (NASB)
  • And do not be conformed to this  world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfectRomans 12:2 (NASB)

Greek Word Study:

GOD CONFORMANCE. Our mind subjected to God, to think and qualify as God does

A WILLING SURRENDER

Study of Romans 12:1

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. Romans 12:1 (NASB)

1. The foundation of this appeal by Apostle Paul is the mercies of God. What is mercies, to not be judged when we deserve to be judged

2. Dedication to God of our bodies 

3. What to be dedicated? Dedication to God of our bodies 

4. The attitude of this dedication?

(a) A living life

(b) A life of consecration

(c) As being a victim that is sacrificed 

5. The purpose of this dedication:

(a) A sacrifice that meets the requirement of

(b) to God

6. What it means to the offeror

(a) rational, thought through, voluntary 

(b) unto God as modus of worship


Study of Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this  world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2 (NASB)

1. The command for non-conformity

2. The direction for the transformation 

(a) renewal / renovation of faculty.

(b) by adopting to God’s organ-God’s conduit pipe of receiving thoughts 

3. The reason for the transformation 

(a) like a laboratory to conduct test of approval / QC Test Lab

(b) to decipher God’s will

(b) the good that originates from God

(c) the good that pleases and fully acceptable to God

(d) the perfection that is achieved in its process 


1. The command for non-conformity

  • NASB : do not be conformed
  • Greek: συσχηματίζεσθε
  • Transliteration: suschēmatizesthe
  • Definition: to conform to
  • Strong’s: 4964-HELPS Word Studies  sysxēmatízō (from 4862 /sýn, “identified with” and sxēmatizō, “having outward shape”) – properly, assuming a similar outward form (expression) by following the same pattern (model, mold).

2. The direction for the transformation 

  • NASB : but be transformed
  • Greek: μεταμορφοῦσθε
  • Transliteration: metamorphousthe
  • Definition 1: to transform
  • Strong’s: 3339-HELPS Word Studies metamorphóō (from 3326 /metá, “change after being with” and 3445 /morphóō, “changing form in keeping with inner reality) – properly, transformed after being withtransfigured.

(a) renewal / renovation of faculty

  • NASB : by the renewing
  • Greek: ἀνακαινώσει
  • Transliteration: anakainōsei
  • Definition 1: renewal
  • Strong’s 342-HELPS Word Studies 342 anakaínōsis (from 303 /aná, “up, completing a process,” which intensifies kainō, “make fresh, new“; see 2537 /kainós) – properly, new development; a renewal, achieved by God’s power.

(b) by adopting to God’s organ-God’s conduit pipe of receiving thoughts 

  • NASB : of your mind
  • Greek: νοὸς
  • Transliteration: noos
  • Definition 1: mind, understanding, reason
  • Strong’s 3563-HELPS Word Studies: 3563 noús (a masculine noun) – the God-given capacity of each person to think (reason); the mind; mental capacity to exercise reflective thinking. For the believer, 3563 (noús) is the organ of receiving God’s thoughts, through faith.

3. The reason for the transformation 

(a) like a laboratory to conduct test of approval / QC Test Lab

  • NASB : that you may prove
  • Greek: δοκιμάζειν
  • Transliteration: dokimazein
  • Definition 1: to test, by impl. to approve
  • KJV Lexicon: δοκιμαζειν  verb – present active infinitive
    dokimazo  dok-im-ad’-zo: to test; by implication, to approve — allow, discern, examine, like, (ap-)prove, try.

(b) to decipher God’s will

  • NASB : the will
  • Greek: θέλημα
  • Transliteration: thelēma
  • Definition 1: will
  • Strong’s 2307-HELPS Word Studies: 2307 thélēma (from 2309 /thélō, “to desire, wish”) – properly, a desire (wish), often referring to God’s preferred-will,” i.e. His “best-offer” to people which can be accepted or rejected.

(b) the good that originates form God

  • NASB : is, that which is good
  • Greek: ἀγαθὸν
  • Transliteration: agathon
  • Definition 1: good
  • Strong’s 18-HELPS Word Studies: 8 agathós – inherently (intrinsically) good; as to the believer, 18 (agathós) describes what originates from God and is empowered by Him in their life, through faith.

(c) the good that pleases and fully acceptable to God

  • NASB : and acceptable
  • Greek: εὐάρεστον
  • Transliteration: euareston
  • Definition 1: well-pleasing
  • Strong’s 2101: acceptable, well-pleasing (especially to God), grateful.

(d) the perfection that is achieved in its process

  • NASB : and perfect.
  • Greek: τέλειον
  • Transliteration: teleion
  • Definition 1: having reached its end, i.e. complete, by ext. perfect
  • Strong’s 5046-HELPS Word Studies: Cognate: 5046 téleios (an adjective, derived from 5056 /télos, “consummated goal”) – mature (consummated) from going through the necessary stages to reach the endgoal, i.e. developed into a consummating completion by fulfilling the necessary process (spiritual journey).  See 5056 (telos).

GOD CONFORMANCE. Our mind subjected to God, to think and qualify as God does

Dedication Song. 

Capo 1:G

I SURRENDER ALL

All to Jesus I surrender
All to Him I freely give
I will ever love and trust Him
In His presence daily live

I surrender all, I surrender all
All to Thee my blessed Savior
I surrender all

All to Jesus I surrender
At Thy feet I humbly bow
Worldly pleasures all forsaken
Take me, Jesus, take me now

All to Jesus I surrender
Lord, I give myself to Thee
Fill me with Thy love and power
Let Thy blessing fall on me

AMY GRANT

 

 

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