There was a small young boy named Arwerld who had a bad habit of eating or at least tasting “everything” that he found. Anywhere he went he would sneak off and look under the sink or cabinets for containers of household cleaners, insecticides, glue, paint, you name it. Arwerld seemed to have a special instinct for finding medicine cabinets and the like – things he should not be getting into. Upon finding his treasure he would began to indulge himself in an eating, drinking or tasting frenzy. Soon someone would be calling the poison control center’s number or sometimes in sever reactions even 911 for an ambulance and paramedics. This behavior continued even into adulthood clearly indicating Arwerld needed Deliverance from this deadly behavior defect before he kills himself.
But what would Save Arwerld from a behavior that seemed to be implanted into his very psyche from birth? Everyone pondered what could be done; we could remove all the cleaners, chemicals, medications, glues, paints, and such. But these are all needful and good when used in the proper way. They came to the conclusion that they would have to “change Arwerld’s mind” instead of changing his surroundings. This way Arwerld could continue to use and enjoy the world around him in the proper way even to the fullest extent if he could completely recover from this insensible suicidal behavior.
The family took Arwerld to see Dr Knowitall Candoitall. The doctor checked Arwerld over and said I see what needs to be done.
What is it? The family asked.
“I have to inform you, Arwerld has a dead mind that cannot function properly; he needs a new one that is alive and can function properly”.
“What in the world will we do, where would we get a new mind?” they ask.
Dr. Candoitall answered, No Problem! I will let him use Mine, it is Perfect.
“How can you do that Dr. Candoitall?”
“Oh you see I have Given My Life to solving this very problem and have made a way. I have made a mind transforming radio Spiritwave system; where when the patient is given an implanted Spiritwave receiver module, he thinks my thoughts not his thoughts – thinks the way I think, his ways change to be like my ways not his ways.”
“Is it a hard procedure?” asked the family.
“No its just like planting a seed in the patient” said Dr. Candoitall.
“The system is called a MRS system for short, but I like to call it my New Man machine, because the results are just like taking off an old man and putting on a new man”
“Wow I wish I could build something like that”
“Well you see as I said before I gave my life to build it, because I loved my patients so much and wanted to save them from this helpless condition. The only way I could do that was to share my mind with them because theirs was dead and could not function properly”
“Well lets Hook up Arwerld”
“OK, Arwerld, do you want a new mind so that you will stop this destructive behavior?”
“Oh yes Dr. Candoitall, I am so tired of being like this and I can’t help myself.”
So Dr. Knowitall Candoitall implanted the Life Giving Spiritwave receiver module into Arwerld’s dead mind and it became alive as he began to think Dr. Candoitall’s thoughts which led him to change his ways to be like Dr. Candoitall’s ways.
And Arwerld was Delivered from his destructive, insensible, suicidal behavior. The doctors implanting procedure was completely successful, it literally Saved Arwerld’s Life.
The Family Rejoiced at Arwerld’s revitalization and restoration to life as it should be. Thanking Dr knowitall Candoitall, they said, “we don’t know how you did it.”
He said “after all I AM Dr. Knowitall Candoitall, there is Nothing I don’t know and Nothing too hard for Me.
Dennis D. Caldwell
Thomas Kissinger writes:
“Jesus came to save us from a condition, and not a location“
God made a promise to Abram in Genesis chapter 12. It was a magnificent promise that stated that in him (Abram) all the families of the earth would be blessed. Here it is… Genesis 12 ;1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. In acts 3:26 we are told exactly what that blessing is which is to come upon all the families of the earth. Here it is… 26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. The word “iniquities” used here comes from #4189 in the Strong’s (4189 // ponhria // poneria // pon-ay-ree’-ah // ). It means: wickedness, depravity, evil purposes and desires . Once again, this shows that Jesus came to save us from a condition, and not a location. This condition is sin, which could be better understood as a sin nature. The sin nature causes us to be a worker of iniquity (lawlessness). God has blessed all the families of the earth, in that He sent His Son Jesus as a SACRIFICE FOR SIN, that we might be saved from our iniquity. Let us recognize God’s process of redemption, which includes the sanctification of the soul. He is blessing us by turning every one of us away from our iniquities.
Rom. 8:5-7 NIV
(5) Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
(6) The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;
(7) the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.
Act 3:26 MKJV
(26) Having raised up His son Jesus, God sent Him to you first, to bless you in turning every one of you away from his iniquities .G4189
The word “iniquities” used here comes from #4189 in the Strong’s (4189 // ponhria // poneria // pon-ay-ree’-ah // ). It means: wickedness, depravity, evil purposes and desires.
Col. 1:21 NIV Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.
Eph. 4:23 MKJV and be renewed in the spirit of your mind.
Col. 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Rom. 12:2 NIV Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Eph 4:24 MKJV
24 And you should put on the new man, who according to God was created in righteousness and true holiness.
Php. 3:19 NIV Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.
Col. 2:18-19 NIV Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions. 19 He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
2Co. 3:14 NIV But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.
2Co. 4:4 NIV The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2Co. 11:3 NIV But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
2Ti. 3:8 NIV Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth—men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected.
Tit. 1:15 -16 NIV To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.
1Pe. 1:13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
Heb. 8:10 This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.