The bible says when you are born again that the old man is passed away and all things become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
The Process begins with us being born again.
John 3:6-7 KJB
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Now as you begin to drop off many of the old things you used to do and refill your mind with the knowledge of God, Receiving the word of God is receiving the knowledge of him.
Ephesians 4:22 NIV
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
Ephesians 4:23-24 NLT
Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.
Put on your new nature, created to be like God–truly righteous and holy.
Both the knowledge of God and the old man in your mind cannot dwell without confusion.
Meaning, as you become more immersed with the knowledge of the word, you will find it hard to do your will over the new knowledge that now occupies the same place.
You can’t yoke things of opposing dimension in the same space.
2 Corinthians 2:16 NIV
To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task?
Once brings death and destruction and other brings life giving beauty.
1 Corinthians 5:7 KJB
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
To purge is to get rid of your old ways for new ways, which are God ways.
This new thing that you have is knowledge that will perform a cleansing of the mind.
The Spirit of God has taken residence inside you and he has made your body his house and dwelling place.
Your spirit is renewed
Your body is the house of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
Now in your mind will dwell the Word of God.
Your mind is the last thing that will make you a complete instrument, ready for God to do his work through you.
Even though you have been purged from the old man into a new man, you still have free will.
But, because your mind has been cleansed and filled with the Word, you will want to perform the will of God over what your will may have wanted.
You will be amazed by the things that you are doing.
You will be amazed by the things you are saying.
Your friends and relatives will wonder what happened to the old you.
Even you will look in the mirror and see the new you.
Believe me you will love this new person better than the old and you will want others to have what you have.
If some of you that are struggling after you have received the new man and the holy one living on the inside of you it’s because your mind is still fighting to hang onto the old man.
The way you act and the friends that you hang out with are still operating in your life.
You have started to fill your mind with a new way of thinking, but you have held on to something that you said that you would be losing, which are fun things you use to do.
You’re having a challenge facing God after hanging out with those old friends again.
You are being pulled from one side to the other.
How can I serve God and man?
Matthew 6:24 NASB
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
It’s better for you to hate the other, because you don’t want to hate God.
You will lose.
You will continue to struggle where your old man is concerned.
Stop the struggle and lose this world by grabbing hold of the things of God.
I promise you that the struggle will go away, once you give up chasing after the things of this world.
Complete the purging of your mind with the Word of God, turn away from the old way of thinking and you will find the struggle has left you.
You are now set free to do and be what God has called you to be.
The life that God has for you is a better life to live then the one you use to do.
Purge the old man and receive the new man.
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