The great purpose of renewing of our minds in Christ is to be able to create the kingdom of God into our lives progressively from our imaginations.
Romans 4: And Abraham believed God, and this was placed to his credit as righteousness.
God’s righteousness is defined as the manifestation, tangibility or the manifest reality of God’s kingdom within our lives.
Just in the same way that we deposit or credit money into our bank accounts, we deposit and credit the tangible reality of God’s kingdom into our every day’s lives by simply believing what we are asking for.
This is because faith is a law.
Romans 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
A law tells us that specific circumstances will trigger specific results. If a police catches you speeding, the circumstances of your speeding car will trigger a ticket from him. According to your faith, you can trigger the manifested realities of God’s kingdom to be deposited as part of your every day existence.
Your everyday reality is made up of things or objects. The world around you is full of objects. These objects make up the existence of your life. A thing or an object is an entity that stands up by itself. It has shape, form, smell, appearance, etc. Important attributes of an object are that they stand alone, exist alone, and have an influence upon our life independently of any another object within our reality. The kingdom of God is full of things and objects that make up the reality of His kingdom. One of the things which is different about the kingdom of God to the one which we live in is that it is invisible, and the objects and entities which make it up are also invisible.
Colossians 1:16 For in Him was created the universe of things in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, thrones, dominions, princedoms, powers—all were created, and exist through and for Him.
As you can see there are invisible things or entities in God’s heavenly kingdom.
If we are to live in the fullness of God’s kingdom, then we must be able to get access to the invisible entities or objects of His kingdom living in the reality and the influence that emanates from them.
The purpose of a renewed mind which is free from limitations, doubt, confusion and unbelief is its ability to first birth the objects of God’s kingdom in its imaginations. The renewed mind in the realm of its imaginations is the birthing or hatching ground for the invisible objects of God’s kingdom.
Romans 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
24 O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
25 I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
Part of what Paul tells above about serving the law of God with the mind is its ability to birth the objects which make up God’s kingdom into its imaginations.
Because of the law of faith, the more that we can birth in our imaginations the invisible objects of God’s kingdom the more that we can get access to them and then credit or deposit them into the reality of our everyday world, altering our very existence.
The objects of God’s kingdom are ever-increasing, ever abounding, they are without measure, and they transcend the impossibilities of this life. The renewed mind in the realm of our imaginations is the birthing and hatching ground of the invisible things of God’s kingdom. Our faith deposits them into our everyday lives. Slowly by slowly our existence changes into one which all things are possible.
2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
In the verse above Paul describes for us the process of renewing the mind. It is of utmost importance that the word for imaginations is the same root word found in Romans 4 that means to credit or deposit. Our imaginations are the means of depositing the objects of God’s kingdom into our everyday reality.
I am not here talking about Mr. Obama’s now four-year, and still unanswered quandary.
He or she must be constantly birthing the invisible objects of the heavenly kingdom and living by faith from their reality and influence.