BlogTeaching Every Man In All Wisdom, So That We May Present Every Man Mature In Christ
The new or spiritual birth product is not a better, improved, reformed, or refined old self, but an entirely new creation, a new self, a new being in Christ. The Greek word translated “new” in this scripture is “kainos,” and it simply means “new in every respect.”
Respect form implies “recently made, fresh, recent, unused, and unworn.” As respects substance, it means “new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of” (Thayer’s Greek Lexicon).
In other words, the day you were born again, a brand new, fresh, and unprecedented being come into existence. What happened to your old or former self, who was corrupt, hostile, stubborn, and rebellious to God?read more
When a man dies, his body or remains must be done away lest it constitutes a terrible nuisance. Likewise, it is your responsibility to put off or do away with “the body of sin” the old man left behind in your mind lest it constitutes a nuisance or hindrance to your daily walk with the Lord Jesus.
Sadly, many believers do nothing about the remains or residues of the old man left behind in their minds. This is why many believers are still living, walking, or operating according to the old man or sinful nature. The renewing of your mind is the process of getting rid, clearing away, or putting off the remains, residues, imprints, ambitions, desires, or mindsets of the old man which are still stored in your natural mind after you are born again…read more
It is generally believed and often said today that “A prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian.” This statement presupposes that prayer is the source of the believer’s spiritual power or authority and that the believer’s power or authority is proportional to his prayer life.
As a result of this wrong but long-held belief, many believers today determine or measure their spiritual power or authority by the duration, volume, fervency, or frequency of their prayers. What a mistaken belief! The Scripture teaches that prayer makes tremendous power available, dynamic in its working. However, the Scripture teaches that God’s tremendous power is available within the believers by the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit…read more