In our last issue, we began teaching on the ID of the “New Man”.
We learned that the “New Man” is a NEW CREATURE in Christ Jesus.
There is an outward man.
The outward man is the FLESH-the body.
The Body is the home, dwelling place or temple of our spirit-The “New Man”. Glory to God!
You are a spirit; you have a soul and you live in body.
The SOUL is the mind, intellect, emotion and will of the “New Man”-The REAL YOU!
The voice of the inward man… Our spirit is CONSCIENCE.
The voice of the outward man-Our Body is FEELING.
T he voice of the SOUL…the emotion and the will of the “New Man” is REASON.
God does not GUIDE us by our feelings; reasonings or emotions but He GUIDES us by our CONSCIENCE- the voice of our spirit. Glory to God!
Additionally we learned that TRUE WORSHIP is always … IN THE SPIRIT.
Our human spirit can WORSHIP GOD TRULY.
It is only with our spirit that we communicate and make contact with God.
The forces of life are resident within our Reborn human spirit –the “New Man”.
The forces of life are the nine fruit of the reborn human spirit-imparted to us at the New Birth.
These forces are developed within us by HEARING THE WORD OF GOD,
FAITH, Joy, Love, Peace, Patience, gentleness, goodness, meekness and self-control are all developed within us by HEARING the message… a word from Christ lips.
So then FAITH cometh by HEARING and HEARING by the word of God.
(Romans 10:17 THE KING JAMES BIBLE).
THESE things have I spoken unto you so that my JOY might REMAIN IN YOU and you’re your might be FULL (John 15:11 THE KING JAMES BIBLE).
The nine fruit of the re-born human spirit-the “New Man” operate as a blended whole not independent of one another. Glory to God!
THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST
Our reborn human spirit-the “New Man” has become the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD in Him (11 CORINTHIANS 5:2 NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE).
This “New Man” is created after God in RIGHTEOUSNESS and true holiness
…the New Man” which was created according to God in RIGHTEOUSNESS and true holiness (EPHESIAN 4:23 THE NEW KING JAMES BIBLE).
RIGHTEOUSNESS means RIGHT-STANDING with God.
This is the POSITION of our reborn human spirit before the father God.
We can come close to Him without a sense of FEAR or INFERIORITY because He has made us RIGHTEOUS in his SIGHT.
Our spirit is ALIVE because of the gift of RIGHTEOUSNESS imparted to us at the New birth:
And if Christ is IN YOU, the body is dead because of sin, but the SPIRIT IS LIFE BECAUSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (ROMANS 8:10 THE NEW KING JAMES BIBLE).
I love how the new American Standard Bible renders this verse of scripture:
And if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the SPIRIT IS ALIVE BECAUSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS(ROMANS 8:10 NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)
THE SPIRIT IS ALIVE BECAUSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS! Glory to God!
RIGHTEOUSNESS is a masterful thing. It will cause us to REIGN AS KINGS over Satan and all circumstances of life:
…MUCH MORE those who receive the abundance of grace and of the GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS will REIGN IN LIFE through the one, Jesus Christ.(ROMANS 5:17 THE NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE).
THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Our Reborn human spirit-the New Man” has become the temple … dwelling place or home of the Holy –spirit:
Do you not KNOW that you are a TEMPLE of GOD, and the spirit of God DWELLS in YOU…for the TEMPLE OF GOD is holy, and that is what YOU ARE!(CORINTHIANS 3:16, 17 THE NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)
Your spirit-the inward man is the REAL YOU.
The spirit of God dwells IN YOU… in your spirit –the INWARD MAN or the REAL YOU. Glory to God!
YOU ARE FROM GOD, little chidren, and have overcome them, because GREATER IS HE who is IN YOU than he who is in the world.(1 JOHN 4:4 THE NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE).
The one in the world is Satan.
The Bible calls him the “god” of this world (11 Corinthians 4:3).
The ONE IN US is God-the Holy-Spirit.
We are the residence of God. We are His house and place of abode.
Our body is the TEMPLE of the Holy-Spirit. Glory to God!
Apostle John said the Holy-Spirit in US is GREATER than Satan who is the “god” of this world!
God is living in us through the person of the Holy-Spirit.
When we become conscious of His abiding presence within us, life will be full-size and electrifying because He is GREATER than our circumstances. Glory to God!
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