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
I bless you to know that there is a part of you that needs to be crucified with Christ. There is a part of you that needs to be exchanged for the Lord Jesus Christ. He gave His Self for you to live His Life inside you, by His Faith.
KNOWING THIS, THAT OUR OLD MAN IS CRUCIFIED WITH HIM, THAT THE BODY OF SIN MIGHT BE DESTROYED, THAT HENCEFORTH WE SHOULD NOT SERVE SIN
Understand that there is an OLD MAN living his life inside you: an agglomeration of negative, destructive beliefs, instilled in your mind by the father-of-lies. This collection of OLD MAN beliefs carries a painful, negative message of failure, defilement, and unworthiness.
Realize that this set of OLD MAN beliefs functions as the root or source of bad behavior in you. This set of accusatory beliefs “You are bad…You do not count…You are a disgrace” causes painful emotions of unworthiness, hopelessness, and shame. When you feel unworthy, you envy…you strife…you fail. When you feel ashamed, you become angry…you become unkind…you become selfish. When you feel hopeless, you argue…you give up…you become depressed. Thus, the body of OLD MAN beliefs in you is the father-of-lies’ ally to control your mind, your emotions, and your behavior from the inside out.
AND BE RENEWED IN THE SPIRIT OF YOUR MIND; AND THAT YE PUT ON THE NEW MAN, WHICH AFTER GOD IS CREATED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUE HOLINESS
The Lord Jesus Christ came to crucify the body of OLD MAN beliefs in you, so that the source or the root of sin in you might be destroyed. And in the OLD MAN’s place, He gave His Self to come and live in you, by His Faith.
May you allow the body of OLD MAN beliefs in you to be eliminated, so that the Lord Jesus Christ might live His Life in you, instead, by His Faith.
How do you think your life will change if you lived your life by the Faith of the Lord Jesus, instead of living from the negative, destructive OLD MAN beliefs of the father-of-lies?
PRAYER: Thank you, Lord Jesus, that You nailed the OLD MAN to the cross, so that this body of sin might be destroyed and You might live Your Life in me, by Your Faith.
Maintain an Awareness
We now have a moment-by-moment choice: to live our daily lives the way we always have, under the reign of the OLD MAN, or to allow the Lord Jesus to live His NEW MAN Life is us.