The New Way Of The Spirit (Part 1)

1/8/2017

The New Way of The Spirit
…by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit… Romans 7:6

A Believer In Christ Is A New Creation
2nd Corinthians 5:16-17  Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation! The old has passed away, behold…the new has come!

A New Creation Is Fundamental Prophecy
Ezequiel 36:25-26  I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. “Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.

God Promises It in the Old & New Testament
Isaiah 65:17  Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.

Revelation 21:5  He who was seated on the throne said,  “I am making everything new!” Then He said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Jesus Promises a Renewed Creation
Matthew 19:28-29  Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for My sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. 

The Apostles Confirm It As Our Ultimate Goal
2nd Peter 3:13  But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

We All Want To Live For God But We Find that It Is Struggle
Romans 7:15-20  I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.  As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do–this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

A Believer Is In an Internal Battle!
Galatians 5:17  For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.

Newness of Life for a Christian Must Be a Conscious Choice
Romans 6:4  …we are buried with Him by baptism into death: so that as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

The Secret to a Victorious Spiritual Life Is Yielding to God’s Spiritual Laws
Romans 7:24-25 …wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?! I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord!!! So then with my mind I serve the law of God; but in the flesh I am slave to the law of sin.

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