We learned in our first lesson that being born again is totally of the spirit at present and has nothing to do with the flesh (John 3:5-6). Jesus said, He that made that which is without also made that which is within man(Luke 11:40). We learned that God is a Spirit (John 5:24) and that He is the Father of spirits (Hebrews 12:9,23). We learned that God created man by Jesus Christ with 3 distinguishable parts, spirit, soul, and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 & John 6:63). We learned from 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 that from now on, those of us who are In Christ are to no longer only identify and know one another after the flesh. Nor are we to judge all things about another in Christ after the physical senses or after the physical appearance because we know now IN THE INWARD MAN (1st Corinthians 4:16), IN THE HIDDEN MAN OF THE HEART (1st Peter 3:4), IN OUR SPIRIT MAN WITHIN (James 2:26) we have become NEW CREATURES IN CHRIST JESUS IN THE SPIRIT OF OUR BEING. We are A NEW CREATION OF GOD IN AND BY JESUS CHRIST who re created our spirit, our inner man in His Spirit's holy image and holy likeness. That is amazing GOSPEL GOOD NEWS TRUTH....see (John 1:1-3 & Ephesians 4:23-24)). As Paul preached, he said,. Know we NO LONGER each other after our flesh or physical appearances. We now know one another after our inner man, after our spirit where in is the NEW CREATURE.
Listen carefully. He said we now no longer know Christ after the flesh but after the Spirit. We know His Spirits Nature is unfeigned great love. We know His Spirits nature is Righteousness, and we know His Spirit nature is True Holiness. So by our knowing what Christ is IN HIS SPIRIT, in the given light of these basic three attributes of HIS SPIRIT, we identify Him. We know Him, and and we know what is of Him. Love. Righteousness. True Holiness. That is our Masters Spirit.
Now I am about to share something here that I pray your eyes will be opened to see it. With this that was just said in mind, knowing that we, the believers in Christ Jesus are NEW CREATURES, not in our flesh or outer man; But we are NEW CREATURES born again in our inner MAN....IN OUR SPIRIT. (Now it is very important that we remember again that we now only know Christ after His Spirits Nature and not after what he looks like, or dresses like, or smells like in the flesh. We now only know Him thru His Spirit nature and being as we said is Love, Righteousness and True Holiness).
Now let us go and read what the WORD OF GOD SAYS ABOUT THE NATURE OF OUR SPIRITS THAT JESUS HAS RECREATED AND MADE NEW CREATIONS. What can we know about the nature of our NEW RE CREATED SPIRIT? It is by the nature of the attributes of our new spirits created by God in Christ that we are to know ourselves and one another by, In Christ, IN THE SPIRIT. Here in these scriptures to come we can now know one another after our spirit.
vs23) And be renewed in the spirit of your mind. (Learn to now think after the spirit and not after the flesh. Be renewed in this.
vs24) And that you put on (Let be in control), THE NEW MAN, (the new man is the NEW CREATURE in the spirit of our being)...... NOTE THIS....(read again 2 Corinthians 5:16-18-21)this is how we are and how we are to see and know one another after the new creature in Christ, after the born again inner man, the spirit man within......And that you put on (Put in control of your life...see Galations 5:16-17) the NEW MAN which after God (God is a Spirit), which is like God it's Father in nature) CREATED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUE HOLINESS. That's what Christ wants us to see in this light.
Friends in the flesh we all are sinful, evil, and devilish in nature (Read Romans 7:14-25). But in our NEW MAN, In the spirit man within, we are new creatures in Christ Jesus, who in the spirit of our being are not in no way like the nature of our sinful flesh. God has CREATED us who are born again, God has created us in our spirits in the nature and likeness of His Holy, Righteous Spirit. He created us after His Spirits image in Righteousness and True Holiness after the IMAGE OF IT'S HOLY HOLY HOLY FATHER. WOW WOW WOW WOW...When you see that GOOD NEWS GLORIOUS LIGHT, You to will say WOW WOW WOW..... So we may be ugly and awful and sinful in the nature and ways of the present sinful flesh, BUT IN THE REAL CHILD OF GOD WITHIN, IN THE HIDDEN MAN, IN OUR SPIRITS CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS AS WE JUST READ, CREATED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUE HOLINESS, WE SEE A TOTALLY DIFFERENT AND TOTALLY OPPOSITE NATURE, COURSE, AND STORY. So this I say said the apostle Paul, In Christ, Walk by your New Holy Righteousness spirit and you will not fulfill the sinful nature of your flesh (Galations 5:16-17)(Read Romans 7:6-serve the Lord in your newness of spirit......Let us continue.
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And we learned more.....We learned also that God is a Spirit. Angels are spirits (Hebrews 1:7,14). Demons and devils are spirits (Luke 10:17-20), and that our bodies without our spirit in it is dead (James 2:26 & Luke 8:49-56)). Now in this brief lesson I want us to learn something very important. The knowledge of this will help us understand things we need to see about our spirit that is born again in Christ.
Notice with me God, Angels, demons, and man, all are spirit beings. Man is a spirit. In God's eyes, man is a spirit living within a physical body. He made man unique I say. He made man to where He and man could live and fellowship together as two spirits become one spirit fellowship(1 Corinthians 6:17) inside these physical temples which He created to be a holy habitation, a holy dwelling place for God's Spirit with man's spirit, living, walking, supping, working together from within these physical bodies(Ephesians 2:21-21 & 1 Corinthians 6:17,19-20).
Man was created to where He would have the best of God's taste, presence and fellowship within, and also at the same time man could, with his physical senses, daily contact and enjoy the taste of the Lord that the Lord put of Himself in all the marvels of God in the physical creation and universe; and as mans population increased into the billions and trillions over the centuries of time, God who is always wanting to prepare a place for us for our fellowship with Him, stretched out the heavens, the galaxies so vast so that we would always have far far far more than enough room and space for all our eternity increasing numbers as we continued to be fruitful and to multiply into trillions over eternity.
Well sin and death put a serious damper on the original plan, but thanks be to God for the healing, redeeming, reconciling, restoring, saving power of the blood of our Lord and the exceeding great power of His Cross. It is written, I create all things new (Revelations 21:1,5). And, when the times of restoration and refreshing shall come from the presence of His glory (Acts 3:19-21). Amen.
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Notice with me the words we just read that Jesus said, He said, "Behold, I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW". Now that speaks volumes. Now with that in mind let's recall the scripture in our study from 2 Corinthians 5:17, it reads. "If any man (his spirit, we already learned that - John 6:63 & John 3:5-7), If any man's spirit be in Christ Jesus, he is...he is what???.....he is a NEW CREATURE OR A NEW CREATION, old things are passed away, behold, look, understand, take spiritual notice, ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW. Jesus, our Creator and our Redeemer has made something new. IT IS IN OUR SPIRIT. IN THE HIDDEN MAN OF THE HEART. IN THE ONE THAT LIVES BEYOND THE GRAVE.
Friends from the word of the Lord we have the Holy Ghost opening our eyes to the glorious reality that in and thru Christ, God has done something wonderful ALREADY to every mans spirit that is born again by faith IN CHRIST. It is not something that is going to occur in the future, but is a work of His Son's gospels new creating seed, and creating glory that has already been wrought within us, in our heavenly place within, in our spirit (John 3:5-12). I adjure by God and grace that every spirit that is born again in Christ Jesus is A NEW CREATURE, A NEW CREATION. That that spirit that is born again has already passed from death unto life in the power of it's own resurrection by the resurrection life of Jesus Christ implanted into it and with Jesus Christ (John 5:24) (Ephesians 2:1-10) and that born again spirit is as raised from spiritual death unto spiritual life everlasting even as Our Lord's very body was CHANGED AND TRANSFORMED AND RAISED & RESURRECTED BRAND NEW FROM IT'S PHYSICAL DEATH UNTO A NEW PHYSICAL CREATION OF PHYSICAL LIFE EVERLASTING untouchable by death or anything of deaths power.
Christ newly recreated/changed/transformed/resurrected physical body is forever and forever beyond the reach of death. All the destructive powers of Satan and of all the curse in all the universe, if it all came together and blew up in one big massive gigantic explosion right in the face of our risen Lord and His Resurrected Body, the explosion with all the dust of heaven and earth would dissolve and pass away, but our Lord and His Resurrected Body would be fully left in perfect tact, standing totally alive and totally untouched by that gigantic explosion, NOT EVEN SCARRED the least bit, with not one hair lost.
Did you know that the same exact power of God that God exerted from His eternal Spirits everlasting glory and eternal might that He injected and poured into Christ body that was dead in that grave and raise it from the dead to be forever new,, forever changed and transformed and totally UNTOUCHABLE by death, that same power of God God used when He by Jesus Christ recreated our spirits that are within us when we believed and mixed our hearts faith with the gospel (Hebrews 4:2 & 1 Peter 1:22-25 Ephesians 1:19-20). That exact same nature changing, conditional changing, life saving, spirit resurrecting, life sustaining, life keeping, exalting, spirit transforming resurrection Power of Jesus Christ was exactly what God poured into us, into our inner man, into our spirit man that is born again? (read Ephesians 1:16-20). pray to see and understand it.
All the spiritual power of all the law of sin and death, and all the power of Satan and of death, hell and of the grave itself, if it all came together at once against the spirit that is born again, and that Jesus himself made a new Creature in Christ, (in whose spirit Christ is it's seed and it's eternal everlasting spirit life power, life might, and force); if all those evil powers exploded in an all out spiritual attack against that regenerated born again spirit; it is good to note that by the same eternal Law of life and by the Law of everlasting life, might and power that God poured into Jesus' body when He changed it and raised it from the dead and created it untouchable by decay or death, evenso by the eternal everlasting power that is in the everlasting Law now alive and functioning in the being and in the changed resurrected risen body of Christ who is our life (Colossians 3:1-4); that born again spirit will go untouched by all those evil powers onslaughts.
All of them combined have not the power in themselves at all to destroy us. All they can hope for (NOTE THIS), is to try to deceive us in hope that we will turn against our own soul, against our own life, so that by our own choice or by our unbelief, whether willfully or by deception we choose to regurgitate Christ back out of us and out of our lives and future.
They (Satan and the demons) know that they cannot do this. They know we have to. So they war against out knowledge. Against our time. Against out daily agenda's. Against our understanding. Against our will, tempting our desires. Against our believing. Against out light getting and against our light seeing. Against out choices and decision making realms.
If we choose to walk away from Christ in unbelief or rebellion BY WILLFUL DECISION AND WILLFUL CHOICE, then in that decision we commit the sin unto death as written in (1st John 5:16). To do so is the main reason why Satan and all of his wicked deceiving spirits do all that they can do in their wrestling against us, against the church, and against our faith, hope, and love, and against the gospel truth to pervert the gospel. They do this gospel perverting so to make our faith powerless and non effective thru the believing of lies, so that we being deceived with another gospel or another hope, or another so called saving way, we commit spiritual hurts or spiritual suicide by the mix of faith with those lies and errors, walking away from Christ and the hope we have in Him by choice.
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As long as Christ himself is the eternal life force and eternal life glory of the spirit of he that believes, that spirit shall never taste of death again just as Christ eternal Spirit and His resurrected body can never decay, die, or taste of death ever again. But if the believer becomes deceived as Eve was as to believe a spiritual lie that killeth making him regurgitate Christ and leave Christ; or as Adam, who with his eyes wide open willfully and willingly chose the path of disobedience and severance unto death. That once believing soul, for whatever the reason or the how for his unbelief and departure from Christ, he, eating of the forbidden fruit of unbelief again, to the degree of the emptying from himself Christ and grace, then Christ who was his life, being now severed from the branch,( and only by the branches own choice), that branch then cuts ITSELF OFF and falls from grace. He falls from life back into spiritual death. He falls from being Risen with Christ to falling fully under the Lords feet. That branch then is no longer any good. It will be burned by the word of the Lord in the day God burns up the chaff and the broken off branches with unquenchable fire. *See Hebrews 1:13 & John 15:4-6). I know these are strong, tough words but they must be penned.
Supporting scriptures: Hebrews 10:23-39,
Friends, that is why Jesus taught us and warned us and admonished us with his words and with his blood, for us to REMAIN AND ABIDE IN HIM (John 15:4-6 & Colossians 1:20-23) Be not removed from Jesus. The consequences for leaving Him is Satan's fate falling upon you.... There exist no other hope unto the saving of the spirit, soul, and the body outside the Cross of Jesus Christ and his everlasting resurrection. All other religions & theories are fantasies and fables of demons, and of deceiving devils given to the wondering souls and minds of men to mislead. BELIEVE IN CHRIST. REMAIN IN CHRIST. LOVE CHRIST. CLEAVE TO CHRIST. OBEY CHRIST AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS CHRIST LOVED US.......deno.......please share freely.
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