If people truly desire to stop having unrighteous thoughts, which lead to unrighteous words and deeds, then like everyone else as Jesus suggested, one must “Seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God AND his righteousness” and all things will be added unto you.
Remember Jesus words were about the spirit, not worldly things, a mistake people make. The Father is only interested in transferring you back to Heaven, therefore that must be your focus, your desire. If you simply desire Earthly things, then keep doing what you’re doing, and continue to receive the good and evil, of the Lord God’s (Satan) creation.
Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
So if you desire to have a righteous mind, then you must seek out the source of righteousness. The Father within, in the Holy place, made in the image of God, the Father’s house, your mind (spirit). The true temple of God. It is the soul make that Father’s house into a den of thieves, with its thoughts, feelings, emotions, imaginings, memories and the like, the things which keep one focused on this Earth, desiring only the things of the Earth, things away from the Father, making your spirit, the Holy place, desolate with it’s Earthly abominations, the results of the hearts lusts..
Matthew 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
All abominations come from the soul (heart in a man) which causes you to sin, the Mind (spirit) following the course of this world, the only thing it knows. The thoughts and feelings of the soul, which holds the spirit in captivity.
Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Those abominations of the heart which condemn us to the way of the sin and Earthly desires. Binding us to Satan’s (The Lord God) world.
1 John 3:20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
All on Earth have a mind – soul connection. The true connection is the Father – mind connection, so you must develop that by going within, and SEEKING after righteousness in spirit. Since God is a spirit, and all that worship him, must do so in spirit. It is the Father that renews the mind, transforming it, back to the pure state, like the state of little children. It needs to be converted from the mind – connection to the Father – mind connection. The Father makes the mind righteous, and that is what leads to salvation, since salvation is a GIFT from the Father.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world (Mind – Soul connection) : but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind (Father – Mind connection), that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The proof is in the pudding, do and it will be proven by your own effort. We seek not to convince, nor shall any signs be given to convince.
Matthew 12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
Merely believing and doing no work on yourself, is dead works. And Faith without works is dead. So one has to WORK out their own Salvation, and once the work is demonstrated, the Father will help you, with Revelations that you need to perfect yourself, so that you too can also become as perfect as your father in Heaven is perfect.
Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.