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Having a Sound Mind – God’s strategy for the Body of Christ

Romans 12:4-5 “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”

The power and authority of GROUP DYNAMICS depends on the UNITY within a group. It does not solely depend on the corporate, combined ability of all the individuals in the group, rather on the corporate availability of all individuals in the group towards ONENESS!

One of the most powerful strategies to unlock this CORPORATE AUTHORITY in the world today, is given by Paul to the Romans as documented in Rom 12. It is a key concept to understand that we need to stand as the CORPORATE CHRIST in the marketplace and the world around us.

This strategy started with the commitment and mindful decision of each member of the group to renew his/her mind continuously in order to have a mindset different from the world around us. (Rom 12:1/2). This can only be possible if we think “with sober judgment”. The GREEK words here are phroneō (to exercise the mind) and sōphroneō (to be of sound mind).

A healthy, sound mindset that is based on the TRUTH of the WORD is critical for each individual as a continuous exercise of the mind. Combined, this will ensure a healthy, corporate body! Then we may become ONE BODY with many members that have different functions – all individually members of one another (Rom 12:4/5). Furthermore, we will not only live in harmony with one another (Rom 12:16), but will corporately be able to overcome evil with good! (Rom 12:21). Imagine a world around us where evil is overcome by good – where the Kingdom of God victoriously leads the way in society. According to Paul, this is possible with us as the BODY of CHRIST! We can corporately act together as individuals with sound minds!

This is my dream for myself and all partakers in the CORPORATE BODY OF CHRIST – having a sound mind, not based on the experience from the past but by the principles and truths of the KINGDOM of GOD!

Written by Stephan Pretorius

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