Message for August 5, 2018 from Pastor Shirley

Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!    

     When we accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior, we became a brand new being.  Our spirit is totally new. There is not an old sin nature left in us. The very core of who we are is Christ like.  We are not in the process of becoming new we are new now!                                                                   

     The spirit is the real part of us.  We have a body and that did not change when we got born again.  Our soul, which is the mental-emotional part of us did not automatically change either.  That is the part of us that is in need of change. In order for this to happen we must renew our minds with what the Word says we are and can have. The mind is where we will experience the battle.  In order to live the life that God says we can, our minds must be renewed by the truth of the Word.

      Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. There is no wand we can wave around and wake up to a renewed mind. We must intentionally fill our minds with God’s Word. As we do this our mind, thoughts, will begin to come into alignment with the Word.  We then will see ourselves walking more in the spirit instead of the flesh.

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