Identity – The New You

Romans 8:5
For those who identify with their old nature set their minds on the things of the old nature, but those who identify with the spirit set their minds on the things of the spirit.

The moment you become born again you receive a new spirit man within. That new spirit man scripture teaches us is perfect, for that new spirit man has been made in the image and likeness of God Himself (Hebrews 12:23). Once this new life has been given, we now have two natures to deal with. We still have the old Adamic nature in our flesh, but we also now have this new god-like nature. It is this new god-like nature that is to rule our soul and body.

Our soul, which is made up of mind (reasoning), will (choices), and emotions (feelings), is now to become the servant to our spirit man within. The body is a slave being subject to our soul, based on what we will it to do. When we focus on our soul, we are focused on the old fallen nature of man. This will lead you down a path of corruption. But when we take our soul and focus our mind on this new nature within, this will lead us down the path of life, which is called Zoe in the Greek language. This means life as God has it.

Scripture reveals as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. When we take the time to find out through the Word of God who we have now become on the inside, and we start identifying with that new man we now are, scripture teaches we will no longer fulfill the desires of our old fleshly nature. Instead we will walk in this new nature of life and peace. Learn to identify with the “new you” and you can live the god-kind of life that God has available for you.

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