THAT YE PUT OFF…THE OLD MAN, WHICH IS CORRUPT ACCORDING TO THE DECEITFUL LUSTS; 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 OLD MAN is real. It is the body of sin, instilled in us by God’s enemy, the father-of-lies. The OLD MAN in us is a separate spiritual being with its own negative, destructive beliefs, its own painful feelings, its own sinful nature, its own deceitful desires, and its own rebellious will. This body of sin was firmly planted inside each of us to carry a message of failure, defilement, and unworthiness, leading us down the broad road of destruction…to our death. The OLD MAN is the origin of sin that causes the effect of sin. The OLD MAN is where it all started and where it all ends…unless we are redeemed from it.
FOR HE HATH MADE HIM TO BE SIN FOR US, WHO KNEW NO SIN; THAT WE MIGHT BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM
(2 Corinthians 5:21).
My Child, I want you to know that I, Jesus Christ, bought you from the father-of-lies and his ally, the OLD MAN, with My own blood. I nailed the origin of sin to the cross, so that its effect on your life would be annulled…cancelled…dissolved. Through My Death, I abolished the OLD MAN’s will for your life, so that the Father’s Will may operate in your life, in its place. If you believe and accept what I have done for you, the OLD MAN message of failure, defilement, and unworthiness will stop controlling your life. As a result, you will no longer be bound to the OLD MAN’s deceitful desires and their consequent sinful deeds. Instead, you will be free to live your life according to the desires of the Holy Spirit, unto deeds of Righteousness. If you acknowledge Me as the One who bought you from the OLD MAN with its sinful nature, you will be free to practice the good deeds you have failed to do, in the past, and the evil deeds you were obligated to do, before, will have no authority over you anymore.
THEREFORE, SINCE WE HAVE BEEN JUSTIFIED THROUGH FAITH, WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THROUGH WHOM WE HAVE GAINED ACCESS BY FAITH INTO THIS GRACE IN WHICH WE NOW STAND
Are you tired of the OLD MAN controlling your life? Then, bring your OLD MAN with its beliefs, its emotions, its nature, its desires, its deeds, and its will to the Lord Jesus. Submit it, as a whole, to His Death and to His Life. Surrender it, in its entirety, to His finished work on the cross. Then, allow Him to redeem you from it, so you may belong to God, entirely.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I acknowledge You as My Redeemer—as the One who bought me from the OLD MAN, so I may be free to live my life for You.
Maintain an Awareness
How much of our misbehavior sprouts from trying to PROVE that we are acceptable, worthy, loved, and wanted, because the OLD MAN character, conveniently formed in us by the father-of-lies, christened us unacceptable, unworthy, unloved, and unwanted?