Have you ever driven the same way from home, say, to work many times and one day you need to go somewhere but you take the same route without thinking? That is called muscle memory. The mind is like a computer. Our thought patterns are programmed over time through our environment, repeated actions, people around us and our experiences.

When we get born again, our spirits are made new but our soul i.e. mind, will and emotions are not. We still have the thought patterns of the old nature.

For example, when someone says, “cancer” an un-renewed mind will think, “death” whereas a renewed mind will think, “by His stripes I was healed”, or “that is a piece of cake for Jesus” or “The same power that was in Jesus is in me and I can heal the sick just like Jesus”, and so on.

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV)

We are defeated or victorious in proportion to the thoughts we think and what we feed our minds on. Our lives are going the way of our most dominant thoughts.

And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, (II Corinthians 4:13 NKJV)

Another important truth is that we speak what we truly believe. Paul said that he believed what is written in the word of God. Most of the time we easily believe what the doctor/ bank account/ bills/ test marks say more than what the word of God says. That is the reason we need our minds reprogrammed with spiritual truths so that we can think like God thinks and this will lead to a transformed victorious life.

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17 NKJV)

As we spend time in the word of God, we reprogramme our minds to think like God thinks.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NLT)


Do Do you want to go deeper into the word of God? 

Charis Bible College study material uses the bible as the main textbook. When you study through Charis you will learn about the word of God and your relationship with God more than ever before. 

You can study full time or through correspondence. If you choose to study through Charis, you will draw from accumulated decades of experience and revelation from Andrew Wommack, and many other instructors.

With the correspondence program you can begin when you’re ready and study at your own pace.

Whether you want to prepare for ministry or to just sit under the word, the correspondence program will get you started. The full time program is a 2 year or 3 year program. The full time program also offers opportunities to apply what has been learnt through various ministry programs. Whether you choose the full time or correspondence program, you will never be the same again.

For more information please contact our office at 028-7222701 or enquiries@charisbiblecollege.org.za