“Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a
fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it! All this
comes from the God who settled the relationship between us and him, and then called
us to settle our relationships with each other.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-18 The Message)
“Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a
decisive end to that sin-miserable life—no longer at sin’s every beck and call! What we
believe is this: If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death, we also get included
in his life-saving resurrection. We know that when Jesus was raised from the dead it
was a signal of the end of death-as-the-end. Never again will death have the last word.
When Jesus died, he took sin down with him, but alive he brings God down to us. From
now on, think of it this way: Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you;
God speaks your mother tongue, and you hang on every word. You are dead to sin and
alive to God. That’s what Jesus did.” (Romans 6:6-11 The Message)
“Don’t lie to one another. You’re done with that old life. It’s like a filthy set of ill-
fitting clothes you’ve stripped off and put in the fire. Now you’re dressed in a new
wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with
his label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete. Words like Jewish and non-
Jewish, religious and irreligious, insider and outsider, uncivilized and uncouth, slave
and free, mean nothing. From now on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is
included in Christ.” (Colossians 3:9-11 The Message)
No Matter how hard Satan tries to get us to believe the lie to make us think that our old man is alive, meditate on what God says in His word. Take time and meditate on the scripture above and pray through them. Let the Holy Spirit lead you into all truth!
If In Christ
The answer is the Old Man is dead! The New Man in Christ Jesus has come alive.
As stated in the verses above, we need to stop making way for the Old dead
man…unless the old man is not dead.
If Not In Christ
Old Man is not dead! New Man has not yet come alive in Christ!
As written, test yourself to see if you are of the faith! Faith agrees with what God said He has done or will do, no matter what we feel!
We can start focusing on the Truth and not the lie and we will begin to see that He rewards those who believe that He exists and diligently seek Him!
“It’s impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6 The Message)
Let’s stop making provisions for the old man as if it is able to bring about something good. It can’t! Death can only bring about death.
Let us rid ourselves of any suggestion to to bring the old self back to life for the sake of weak excuses.
“Moreover, those who belong to the Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) have put their old nature to death on the stake, along with its passions and desires.” (Galatians 5:24 CJB)
What is our excuse now? Please don’t try to find one, just let the Truth of God’s Word Be a Light unto your path in life.
May You Walk in step with the Holy Spirit.
“Since it is through the Spirit that we have Life, let it also be through the Spirit that we order our lives day by day.” (Galatians 5:25 CJB)