Renewing the Reprobate Mind
When our conscious is "seared" as the Bible calls it, we become immune to the gentle tug of the Holy Spirit to lead us in the right direction. Like a person who has been burned, we are calloused to conviction. This is a dangerous place to be. One becomes so accustomed to sin in their lives that it does not worry them. It does not feel bad, it actually feels pretty good. The heart is incorrigible. You do not want to become numb to what is holy.
You know you have gone blind when you can "see nothing wrong" with something that God has called sin.
The definition of reprobate is an unprincipled person, destined to damnation and morally depraved. The only cure for the reprobate mind is the renewed mind. The old man must die completely. Renewal is the state of being made brand new.
Ezekiel 37:1-14 speaks of dead, dry bones being brought "back to life". When we are dead to Christ, we cannot hear, see or respond to God's love. However, a renewed life is awake and aware of its surroundings. It is fresh and refreshing to those around it.
People say, "I can't hear God" or "I can't understand spiritual things", of course not, you are dead to it until you are born again. After repeated exposure to the world (which is the enemy of Christ) it acts as an anesthetic to your soul and spirit. You cannot feel until this condition is reversed. When we are becoming un-numb, it is often uncomfortable. It tingles as you awake from this sleep. There are sensations that you are becoming more aware of in the spirit when you are born again. It's like an infant who is born and screams at the change in environment. It's new, but you have to change and grow. God loves you too much to leave you as you are.
Lord, stir someone's dry bones today. Let them awake from their dead state. I also pray for those who are headed down a road that leads to a reprobate mind. Have mercy Lord and change their hearts and minds. I speak to those dead places in the hearts and minds of fools who say there is no God. Reveal your power to them and save the lost. Restore the spiritually dead. Keep them from becoming hard-hearted to your Love in Jesus name I pray, Amen!
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