How to Really Change Your Life in 2024


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Humans are body, soul, spirit and the only way to effect lasting change is to change things in your spirit. The rest is superficial and temporary and is a result of what is going on at your spiritual level.

Starting with the best protocol for inter-dimensional communication: The Lord’s Prayer

I have embarked on a simple journey resulting from praying the Lord’s Prayer everyday on my way to work. One day as I was driving, I was saying, “Give us this day our daily bread…”, at which point I would normally list the things I need that day. This time, I thought about the Israelites collecting manna in the wilderness every morning. The manna was described as being bread from Heaven (Exodus 16:15; Psalm 78:24). They had to pick it daily and not store any except for the Sabbath, otherwise it would rot.
The Holy Spirit showed me that we are in the same position everyday, we are supposed to get our daily bread like they did. Only for us, it is “every word that proceeds from the Father” as shown in this verse:
[Mat 4:4 KJV] 4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
So after I got this word, I started opening my Bible first thing in the morning and praying for God’s manna for the day.
This morning my manna was:
[Eze 18:30 KJV] 30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn [yourselves] from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.

This verse blew my mind because I had watched this testimony from a pastor that had me meditating about my own walk with Jesus:

To cut a long story short, this pastor was explaining how many christians will be rejected because they are focussing on the individual sins they commit (deeds), instead of fixing their whole walk by fixing their ways.
So imagine how I felt when today’s manna was talking straight up about how God will judge us according to our ways .

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Back to DNA, RNA and Protein…

The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology

I love biomimicry (an amazing science where you look to nature for solutions to your real-life problems- like watch ants on the move to come up with better ways to regulate traffic in a city… you get the picture). So I always look at nature to see patterns that tell us more about the creator of nature. In considering this issue, I looked deep into cells and thought about the way genetics and molecular biology works in getting what is inherited in the genes to show up in the organism for all to see.
This basically talks about how you have DNA (your genes) which gives rise to RNA (a template needed for proteins to be made), which gives rise to proteins (the molecules that get things done in the organism. This is known as the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology.

I realise that there is a comparable Central Dogma of the Way. Let’s compare it:
Molecular Biology: DNA ➡ RNA ➡ Protein
The Way. : Your Ways ➡ Your thoughts ➡ Your deeds
The Word tells us that it is our ways that concern God most, not the day to day minutiae. If your ways are pleasing to God, then the times you slip up are no biggie, because God wants us to:
[Eze 18:31 KJV] 31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

God wants lasting change, a new heart and a new spirit. Not a quick fix. He wants us to turn from evil in how we are, not in just what we try to do. He describes the difference between us like this:
[Isa 55:8-9 KJV] 8 For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

These higher ways lead to higher thoughts which lead to deeds that are acceptable before God. Remember the people who will say they prophesied and healed people in the Lord’s name and yet they will find themselves rejected by God:
[Mat 7:21-23 KJV] 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

The Problem with Iniquity

Iniquity is a chronic problem in your ways. Iniquity is not identified by looking at your deeds. It is recognised by looking at your ways and how far they depart from God standard of holiness. Just like a genetic disease is caused by a mutation in your DNA/genes, so iniquity is caused by a mutation in your ways. Workers of iniquity are people who look like they have the power of the Holy Spirit working in their lives to bring forth prophecies, healings etc, but their heart has not undergone the transformation. Their ways are still carnal.
We can’t try to fix our ways. We literally have to ditch our operating system and totally switch to a different one.
This is where living by faith comes in. When you ditch your old ways and now start the process of acquiring new ways that are the ways of the Lord, you can only do it by faith because all you know how to do until this point is to be carnal. Carnal is your default setting, your factory setting. To turn from your programming and do a new thing, live a new way…you need to live by faith because the goal you have is a spiritual one. When you were carnal, you wanted carnal things and measured your success carnally. When you decide to change your ways, you are now walking after the Spirit, He is unseen, and so are the treasures you are now working towards.

You Need Faith

You need faith to believe that the Holy Spirit can cause you to change your ways. God says if you compare His ways and ours, they are so different it is futile. You have to get rid of your ways. You can’t fix them. You just have to repent of them. Recognise how wicked each carnal way you have is. Say it out loud and tell God you want nothing to do with it (even if you want everything to do with it in your flesh 😅). You must walk by faith. You must know that God’s higher way is the right way and you must desire it with your confession. This is faith. No matter how long it will take to for it to actually become your reality. You must at least start with the conscious decision to say my way is evil and will lead me to death. Stop lying to yourself that your way will end well. You know it won’t because the path to life is only found by walking along a narrow way that Jesus showed us. That is why you say by faith, “I need your way Father, which is so different, and so much higher and I know will lead me to life. I don’t feel like doing this your way, that is the truth, but I will use my faith to abide in your statutes and way concerning this matter.”

Study the Ways of The Father; Study the Ways of the Son; Study the Ways of the Holy Spirit

Think of any topic that is going on in your life and consider God’s ways concerning that topic. Compare it with your own ways concerning the same topic. Then start praying and working together with your comforter and friend The Holy Spirit, to make the jump from your ways to God’s ways.

When you are focussed on changing your ways, you are finding your way back to who God actually made you to be.
In the early days, the Christian Walk was called “The Way” ” (Acts 9:2; 22:4) . For me this tells me everything I need to know about how fundamental The Way is in the life (and death…😳) of a believer.
Make lasting change in 2024!

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