Sun, 2019-05-05 12:00
KNOWING MYSELF AFTER THE SPIRIT 2
Spirit – soul - body
Sunday 5th May 2019
- We are a 3-part being
1 Thessalonians 5:23b … your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Our SALVATION has 3 parts to it: PAST PRESENT FUTURE
2 Corinthians 5: 14, 16-17 … : that if One died for all, then all died; … 16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.
Verse 16 NLT …. So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view.
Verse 16 GWT … So from now on we don't think of anyone from a human point of view.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Romans 8 – teaches us KEYS to LIVING and WALKING in the spirit … SUPER-naturally
Romans 8:5-6 ESV
- … those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh,
- but those who live according to the spirit set their minds on the things of the spirit.
- 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death,
- but to set the mind on the spirit is life and peace.
In Romans 8:6 Paul clinches it…
… For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
1 Corinthians 15:34a KJV Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: …
- SOUL – SALVATION comes by renewing our mind
Our SPIRIT is SAVED. Our SOUL is in the process of being saved.
Romans 12:1-2 … you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
(This is easier said than done because we have opposition … )
- The world, the flesh (unrenewed mind), the devil oppose the NEW CREATION
- The world
Romans 12:2 JB Phillips Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good, ….
Philippians 3:18-20 NIV For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
- The devil
1 Peter 5:8 NAS Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Satan comes primarily to attack our MIND our thought life, imagination, emotions!
He cannot touch ‘YOU’ the SPIRIT! …but He will come against our mind and body.
It starts with a thought
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
The progression into a ‘stronghold’
Above all else guard your soul
Proverbs 4:23 GWT
Guard your heart more than anything else, because the source of your life flows from it.
‘heart’ – “inner man, mind, the seat of appetites, seat of emotions and passions”
Proverbs 4:23 CEB More than anything you guard, protect your mind, for life flows from it.
Entry points into the soul – the eyes, ears, mouth
Psalm 101:3 GWT I will not put anything wicked in front of my eyes. …
Psalm 101:3 BSB I will set no worthless thing before my eyes. … it shall not cling to me.
Psalm 101:3 NLT
I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. …. ; I will have nothing to do with them.
- Seed time and harvest
The Law of Genesis chapter 1. Everything will produce after its kind.
Galatians 6:7-8 NAS Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap for the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the spirit will from the spirit reap eternal life
Counteract the thoughts, images of the world, the devil using God’s Word
John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
Build yourself up on your FAITH
Jude 1:6 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
Know the weakness of our soul and take the Word and speak over that area
Parents: we encourage you to building the New Creation Realities into your life, your children ….
KNOWING OURSELVES AFTER THE SPIRIT … the New Creation