THE MIND OF CHRIST, THE NATURE OF MAN 2

KEY SCRIPTURE: Job 32:8 KJV” But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.”

From our former studies, we learned that man is a spirit, who has a soul and lives within a body. The Spirit of man is described by Apostle Peter as the hidden man of the heart.1Pe 3:4 KJV” But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.” This hidden man of the heart has a form just as the outer man. He is not physical that could be seen by the optical eyes. He has hands, legs eyes and all the features that the outer man has.

At conversion, the spirit of man receives a new life or a new birth. It is not a renewal of the old man. This process of conversion is the greatest of all miracles. The old man dies with Jesus through baptism, and a new man is resurrected or takes over. Rom 6:4 KJV” Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” We see that we died with him and do our spirit man is one with the Spirit of Christ is the one who has taken over. Gal 2:20 KJV I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. This is amazing, we have a spirit nature, our true being o which is the very nature of Jesus.2nd Corinth 5:17,18, narrates it that, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation, the old is gone, BEHOLD EVERYTHING has become new. All this new nature or creation is of God.

Our new man has nothing of the old nature or old man in him. Our souls remain the same. It needs to be taught to know, accept, and function with the new man. Jas 1:21 KJV” Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.” It is the word of God that saves our souls. It is initiated by a renewal of our minds Rom 12:2. The soul, through the mind must come to terms with the wealth of power, glory and unsearchable riches of Christ. that his spirit man carries or is made of.

The body will also align properly when the truth is known. John 8:32.

PRAYER

Father, open my eyes of understanding to know your glorious deposit in me, that my ways, thoughts and actions would reveal that glory you want to be seen in our world.

FURTHER STUDIES

John 8:32 KJV “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Phm 1:6 KJV” That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”

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