TOPIC: PUT OFF THE OLD MAN (II)
Fire Scripture: Colossians 3:1-15
Galatians 2:20 “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.”
The new man is the new creature reneged by the knowledge of God through
Receive the power of God to become new from inside out, now, in the name of Jesus.
In continuation of yesterday’s message, the flesh must die, if you must grow into maturity in Christ and walk continually in the Spirit. The Bible states that the flesh lusts against the Spirit, all in a bid to prevent you from living a righteous and holy life. The apostle Paul exclaimed, “I die daily.” This tells us that it is a continuous exercise to put the flesh to death and subdue everything attached to it.
Again, he said in 1Cor. 9:27, that he put his flesh in subjection so that he doesn’t become a castaway after winning souls into the kingdom. Beloved, this is a serious matter! If you don’t put off the old man and put on the new man which is renewed in the knowledge of Christ, you cannot be a partaker of that glorious experience in Christ here on earth and in heaven. There must be “a putting off and putting on”.
It is a spiritual exercise to be carried out by you, not by God or by anyone on your behalf. By doing this, you will experience a new life in Christ, free of condemnation. It shall be nothing but Christ in you the hope of glory! 2Cor. 5:17 tells us that you will become a new creature when the old things are passed away. How much of the old man and his corrupt ways have you dealt with since you became born again?
Do you still give excuses or pamper your old and ungodly habits? Are you unteachable, repelling corrections? Or you are full of pride and arrogance claiming, “This is me, take it or leave it.” If you keep feeding the flesh, it will soon become so wild that it devours you. I pray that God will make you know the truth and it shall set you free, in the name of Jesus. Rom.12:2 counsels us to be transformed by the renewing of our mind.
Only by doing this shall you know what is the acceptable will of God. Start that process of spiritual transformation. Renew your mind with the word of God, let it dwell in you richly, as it teaches and enlightens your
1. Agenda of the old man to rubbish my life, fail woefully and die, in the name of Jesus.
2. Anything that does not glorify God in my life, come out and die now, in the name of Jesus.
3. Power to be renewed from inside out, come upon me now by fire, in the name of Jesus.
4. O God, arise and destroy anything that would hinder me from making heaven, in the name of Jesus.
5. I cast off every old nature in me and put on the new man, in the name of Jesus.
6. Inherited negative character, you will not destroy my life, come out, die, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Ezekiel 20; Ezekiel 21