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"Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world." – 1 John 4:17

Category: Spirit-Soul-Body

Renewing the Mind- Part 1

“Fixing” Behavior Problems

After coming into Christ all of us are given a new nature that comes with new desires. Deep down we all want to stop behaving like our “old man,” but all too often we go about it the wrong way.

When it comes to aligning one’s behavior with their new identity, there is nothing more crucial for a believer than the renewing of the mind. Transformation of a person’s behavior from that of a sinner to that of a saint is hinged on this one thing. Continue reading

Spirit, Soul, and Body

According to 1 Thessalonians 5:23 every believer is a three-part being made up of a spirit, soul, and body. Understanding what this means is very important to understanding who you are, and how God relates to you.

SPIRIT

2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW CREATION; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

The moment you believed in Jesus as your Savior, you were instantly made new.  You were given a new spirit.  This is your New Man, or New Nature.   Your born again spirit (John 3:6-7) was created in true righteousness and holiness, according to Ephesians 4:24.  God relates to you Spirit to Spirit, and therefore He see’s you as perfect forever, righteous, and holy.  Sin can not penetrate your born again Spirit. (Eph 1:13)   So even though you still sin, you ARE holy because of your new nature/new man/spirit.  You do NOT have to try to earn your righteousness, because you are truly righteous!

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