In our last teaching, we learned that the “New Man” is the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST.
The position of the “New Man” is a position of RIGHTEOUSNESS.
He can come close to the father God without the sense of condemnation, fear or inferiority because he is RIGHTEOUS in God’s sight.
Righteousness simply means RIGHT -STANDING with God.
It is a GIFT imparted to our spirit at the New-birth
The GIFT of righteousness causes us to REIGN as KINGS over Satan and all the circumstances of life. Glory to God!
Additionally we learned that the “New Man” has become the temple… dwelling place or home of the Holy-spirit.
Another way we can say it is that our spirit the “New Man” has become the house of the Holy-Spirit.
God-the Holy spirit LIVES “in us”… ‘In our spirit-the ‘New Man!
When we become conscious of Gods indwelling PRESENCE “WITHIN US,”… “IN OUR SPIRIT, “… Life will become full-size, electrifying and loaded.
We will always be … “More than conquerors.” in every life’s fight. Glory to God!
A LOVE BEING
The “New Man”- Our spirit is a LOVE BEING:
…hope does not disappoint because the LOVE OF GOD has been poured out WITHIN OUR HEARTS through the Holy spirit who was given t us
(ROMANS 5:5 THE NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)
Again in Galatians 5:22, 23 the “FRUIT” of the reborn Human Spirit-the “New Man” is
…LOVE, Joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance; against such there is no law (GALATIANS 5:22, 23 KING JAMES BIBLE)
Notice that the word “FRIUT” is in the singular form and not in the plural form.
The reason is because joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance operate as a” BLENDED WHOLE” and not “INDEPENDENT” of each other. They represent ‘ONE FRUIT’…the “FRUIT” of LOVE.
We have the love of God within our spirit- the “New Man”. Glory to God!
CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST
The “New Man” is conformed to the image of Christ.
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become CONFORMED to the IMAGE OF HIS SON; that He might be the FIRST-BORN among MANY BRETHREN. (ROMANS 8:29 THE NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE).
The Greek word translated as “IMAGE” in the above scripture is the word”eikon”.
It means an exact replica, representation, or picture of an original.
Our spirit- the “New Man is an exact replica, representation or picture of Christ who is the ORIGINAL SON OF GOD. Glory to God!
I like how the Amplified Bible renders Romans 8:29:
For those who He foreknew (of whom He was aware and loved before hand) He also destined from the beginning (foreordaining them) to be MOLDED INTO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON (AND share inwardly his likeness), that He Might become the First born among many brethren.(ROMANS 8:29 AMPLIFIED BIBLE),
We share INWARDLY the likeness of Christ. We look like Christ. The devil cannot tell us from Christ… because like He is, so are we in this world:
By this love is perfected with us, that we may have CONFIDENCE in the day of judgement; BECAUSE AS HE IS, SO ALSO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD. (1 John 4:11117 THE NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE).
Is Christ Righteous?
We are Righteous!
Is Christ Holy?
We are Holy!
Is Christ the Son of God?
We are Sons of God!
Is Christ, an Heir of God?
We are Heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ. Glory to God!
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