The New Man/Woman In Christ
A transformational change is a change that is usually brought from a traumatic event that has transmitted a great deal of distress. A new man/woman in Christ is 180 degrees from the previous man/woman’s way of feeling, thinking, and behaving. For many that have known this person for years, this is truly in the arena of a phenomenon that is unexplainable.
1 Corinthians 15:20
20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
23 But each one in his own order: Christ the first fruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming
24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.
25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.
26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.
27 For “He has put all things under His feet.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted.
28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.
The new man and woman have found the “living hope” given by Jesus Christ in the resurrection. The new man and woman in Christ shall be made alive.
Then, comes the end, when Jesus Christ shall deliver the kingdom to God the Father. When all things are made subject to Jesus Christ, then Jesus the Son will also be “subject” to God the Father that God may be all in all.
Context these verses and show me the equality of the Son and the Father. We are still talking “Almighty God” who just so happens to be Jesus’ all in all God! We owe Jesus everything for finding us forgiveness with His Father and making it possible that we can become “sons” and “daughters of the God” of the Heavens and Earth; the Sun and the Moon, and the planets and the stars; yet even the air we breathe and the water we drink. We worship You the omnipotent God of the Universe. Forgive us for even for one minute minimizing the power of Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus Christ name, Amen.
Sons and Heirs – Galatians 3:26-29
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
The Relationship of Believers to the World – John 15:18-27
18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.
19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.
22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.
23 He who hates Me hates My Father also.
24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have not; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father.
25 But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated me without a cause.”’
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.
27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.”
Can there be any question who the Helper, the Comforter, is? And is there anything to debate when the Word says this is the Spirit of Truth that proceeds from the Father. How can man get so confused and twist God’s Holy Spirit that is His Word that is all powerful because it is “Truth!” If there was ever a time to say this is one; it is now; because The Spirit is indivisible from God. What did you think it meant when it was written that there will be some with a form of godliness, but denying the power of? The doctrine of Jesus Christ is accepting both the Father and the Son. It is not about three! This is also why there are not 270 to 4,000 different forms of Christianity, all with the Holy Spirit. Why, because the Holy Spirit is simply God’s Word, His Truth which is one true Spirit from God Himself! As Paul said, even if an angel from heaven comes to you preaching any other gospel, let him be eternally condemned!
There are many who will not speak up or be bold in the Word on a day to day basis, however let someone quote the scripture against what they have been taught by man, they are ready to condemn his/her soul. Do I have anyone who wants to stand up and openly condemn what I have written from the Word of God? Your words can’t hurt me; I am not the authority in this case; just the messenger of the Spirit of Truth from God Himself!
1 These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble.
2 They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.
3 And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me.
4 But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.
5 But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you ask Me, ‘Where are you going?’
6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.
8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me;
10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;
11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
12 I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority;but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.
15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.
We are told once more information clarifying the Spirit of Truth who will guide us, but does not speak on His own authority, but from God Himself. This is God’s Spirit that He has shared with Jesus who now has the authority to share the Spirit of Truth with us. Christ is God’s, the church is Christ’s; there are no new revelations to man because there is no man worthy as the “Lamb of God.”
“I came forth from the father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.”
I find it more than accidental and/or coincidental that Jesus said “Again” with the phase ‘I leave the world and go to the Father.” This suggests He had been on this earth before and had left this world before to go to the Father.” Adam lived 930 years after he was removed from the Garden of Eden. Even though God removed Himself from sin, I feel Adam and Eve were repentant and suffered the loss greatly in looking back to “when they had it made.” Haven’t we all been there? We just do not have a thousand years to regret. On the other hand, we have the option of eternity to regret our decision not to be obedient to God’s Word. Thus, our choice is of no less consequence than it was to Adam and Eve. You still question if I am on the right path and yet you have confidence in your faith and teacher that gives you salvation over and above the mother and father of earth who walked with God in the Beginning? This story is all about who was given title to this earth in the Beginning, and now who has the power to take the title of earth back; and to open the seven Seals. I feel God was merciful, but would not go back on His Word. As Adam’s offspring listened to stories from Adam about the Beginning, they began seeking and calling out to God.
Absolutely, “The Greatest Story Ever Told” that is about to unfold before our very eyes in The revealing of the Lord of Lord and King of King returning to earth! Praise God! Thank you, God; we worship you! Thank you Jesus, our Lord and Savior for remembering your children! Thank you Jesus for grafting us into your Branch so that we can be Sons and Daughters of God just like you!
II Timothy 3:12, 13, & 16, 17.
12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
4:17-24 (The New Man):
17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind,
18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;
19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20 But you have not so learned Christ,
21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,
23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
A Matter of Life and Death
When the light comes on that God’s Goodness is in all of Creation, everything changes. His Love, Mercy, and Concern are for all of His Creation and His Creatures. This is from the fish of the seas, to the birds of the air, to the creatures of the forest, and to the man and woman of the earth for harmony and the fullness of Life. This Truth and perception will change on how we treat others to even how we treat ourselves. As Dr. Robert Schuller (Crystal Temple, CA) said in one of his parables (in the ‘80’s), “When the perception of reality changes, everything changes.” When we at last find “understanding,” we will remove ourselves from evil on our own accord. When we find “wisdom,” we will gain a whole new respect for God; and recognize the wisdom of fearing God. It is a matter of Life and Death!
We, then in submission, are ready to obey God’s and Jesus’ commandments, and we will be ready to receive God’s Holy Spirit. The “Spirit is Truth,” and Jesus is the Word of God. The three witnesses of Heaven are “God,” “the Word,” and “the Spirit.” The three witnesses of earth are the “Water,” “the Spirit,” and “the Blood.” The Spirit from God is in Jesus and all of His Believers who does the will of Jesus’ Father will have the Spirit in them that makes them one with Jesus. These Believers will inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. These Believers are the Bride of Christ. These Believers are Christ’s. Christ is God’s. And by the way, these Believers will be going to the wedding feast! The new man and the new woman will become a “life-giving spirit” in Christ.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Joint –heirs with Christ – Roman 8:14-17
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Who can be Against Us? – Roman 8:31-35
If God be for us, who can be against us? 32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifies. 34Who is he that condemns? It is Christ that died, yes rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
The Greatest Gift – 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
The Above is From:
The 7th Day Humbling of Mankind – December 21, 2012 – The Beginning of the End of the Age, Chapter 37, The New Man/Woman In Christ, pp 371-380, May 5. 2012, Amazon.com
“One Man’s journey to find the Truth and discovered God along the Way, the Creator of the Heavens and Earth; Our Creator who made Man and Woman in His Image.”