Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Put On The New Self


Colossians 2:20-23 (King James)

Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Touch not, taste not; handle not; which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? Which things have indeed have a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in honour to the satisfying of the flesh.

If you have died with Christ to the elementry principles of the world (ways and teachings of the world) why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourslef to degrees (why are you living by the world's way yet-seeing you've become a child of God by accepting Jesus-part of the accepting is putting into the practice the ways of God; which is found in the Bible) such as, do not touch, do not taste, do not touch! (we are commanded not to put into practice the ways of the world after we have accepted Jesus-infact we are not even to think of or even use the principles of the world-which refers to the things which are destined to perish with the using of-in accordance with the commandments and teaching s of men).

Why then are we not only accepting but putting into practice the doctrines (teachings) and wisdom of the world which passes away; instead of applying God's doctrine and wisdom into our lives, which are found in the pages of the Bible, and that Bible, the Word shall never pass away and is true and perfect.
Too many people today are mixing the world and the Word of God, the two do not mix, for the Word of God stands alone. The Word of God is clear in this matter, there are two minds, worldly minded (carnal), or the sound mind, the mind of Christ, which is renewed daily by the Word of God.
(James 1:7-8) For let not a man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. We see that one who is using the world's wisdom and God's wisdom is unstable and wwill receive nothing from Jesus. It's a choice, God's way or the world's, not both.

By using the world's principles we bring ourselves dowm to a lower level, a dead end lifestyle. God's system is life and life more abundantly. It's time to face this truth: Flesh over-riding or having control of the spirit is loss, spirit over-riding or taking control of the flesh is victory. God flows through each of us (who are born-again) through our true self-our spirit, for spirit testifies to spirt, change in each of comes through the spirit. The Bible is considered a carnal thing, or historical book to the foolish, but to those of us who are born-again, who have a renewed spirit, it is a spiritual thing. Why? As the Word is spoken aloud it goes into our spirits; then when something exaults itself against the knowledge, the wisdom of God, that Word flows up to our heads to renew it, renew it from what? Plain and simple, the thoughts, which come through our eye-gates and ear-gates which are opposite of the teachings and wisdom of God, things to pull us down to a lower-kind of life.

Carnal counsellors have failed to heal the minds of the troubled, they have been trying to fix the problem from the wrong place, the head or mind. Change takes place in the spirit, if a person puts the Word into their spirit, it will rise up and renew the mind, healing the mind. It is this simple, too simple to the worldly, for Jesus did say He took foolishiness to the world to confound or confuse them. They can't figure it out, they are spiritually dead.

Put on the new self, renew your mind by and with the Word of God, it is as simple as that. Put it into practice, read the Word aloud, it will get into your spirit and will rise up to renew your mind on a daily basis. You will be a new person in Christ, renewed daily.


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