And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

Luke 19:8

How can believers NOT be conformed to the world? By being “transformed by the renewing of our minds.” We do this primarily through the power of God’s Word to transform us. We need to hear (Rom 10:17), read (Rev 1:3), study (Acts 17:11), memorize (Ps 119:9-11), and meditate on (Ps 1:2-3) Scripture.

The Word of God ministered in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, is the only power on earth that can transform us from worldliness to true spirituality. It is all we need to be made “complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16).

The result is that we will be “able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Rom 12:2b). It is the will of God for every believer to be a living sacrifice for Jesus Christ. Hence, this is the posture you must emulate to prove your return.

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