#19 Whoever Loses Their Life for Him
Mark 8:35 NIV For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for Me and for the gospel will save it. The word life here in the Greek is psuche, meaning soul. Soul-life is … Continue reading
#18 The Spirit of Your Mind
…in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created … Continue reading
#17 What is the Lord’s Joy?
My Lord, for us to recognize Who You are…that is Your joy. Not just our joy, YOURS!
#16 Ready to Have Your Eyes Opened?
That “old self” has no redeeming quality, nothing good in it. Its futility and wickedness is total. We want to keep a portion of self as valid. It takes a long time to utterly despair over our sinful self. Hope … Continue reading
#15 The Nature of the Old Self
We’ve been in Paul’s letter to Ephesus but he gives the same message to Colossae. But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and … Continue reading
#14 Clothed with Humility
I ran across this statement by Oswald Chambers: “Marvel as you see how God took timid Gideon as His wardrobe, and clothed Himself with him.” Oh, may He clothe us with Christ and possess us with His Life that His marvelous … Continue reading
#13 Possibility of Being Free
Put off the old self… Be renewed in your mind… The lawlessness of society is increasing and it tempts Christianity to lower the standard of holiness…and integrity. We think, “Well, we are still better than the average person of the … Continue reading
#12 Discovery Not Improvement
We don’t need to improve or get progressively better. There is no possibility of improving the old self. The Christian life is not about progress toward God. The only need is discovery not progression! Revelation, not effort. And God gives … Continue reading
#11 Change through Revelation, Not Effort
Ephesians 4:23 …be renewed in the spirit of your mind. The renewing of the mind, the change in thinking is the very “putting off of the old self.” All change for the believer happens as a matter of revelation not … Continue reading
#10 Knowing Who Christ Is
Ephesians 4:22-23 AMPC Strip yourselves of your former nature (put off and discard you old unrenewed self)… And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude]. Why is the solution to the ‘old … Continue reading
#9 How to Break the Conquering Grip
Our wonderful Bible gives the answer to every question it arouses. Put off (lay aside) the old self… But how? This ‘old self’ clings to me with a conquering grip. ‘It’ rises up and screams, it goes where I don’t … Continue reading
#8 Lay Aside the Old Self
Ephesians 4:24 NIV …lay aside the old self which is being corrupted… The real you is a spirit being, a new creation. The old you is no more than a FILTHY garment, easily removed. “Lay aside” means in the Greek, “put … Continue reading
#7 Utterly, Gloriously Free!
It’s amazing to think that we can be completely free of the “sin nature.” Not that we can be perfect but we can be free. Utterly, gloriously FREE! Sin shall not be master over you… Romans 6:14 NASB
#6 Deceit is in the Nature of Adam and Eve
Ephesians 4:22 AMPC Your old unrenewed self…becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion. Deceit is the driving force of the Adamic nature. Eve was deceived, and Adam deceived himself and tried to deceive God. Deceit became their … Continue reading
#5 The Old Self Will Deceive
We’ve seen that the corruption of the “old self” is progressive. That Adamic nature, into which we were born, is possessed of another quality mentioned in Ephesians 4:22 –deceit. …lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the … Continue reading
#4 Old Self is Morally Decaying
(Reading Ephesians 4:22) The NIV reads correctly: put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires. The word corruption in Greek is PHTHEIRO and implies a progressive downward spiral: “morally decaying, on the way to final ruin” … Continue reading
#3 The Adamic Nature Is Utterly Corrupt
Ephesians 4:22 AMPC Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion. The believer is rare indeed, who … Continue reading
#2 Discovering Our Own Futility
Ephesians 4:21-22 NIV When you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self… The … Continue reading
#1 Fallen Nature, Not Just Sins
Ephesians 4:22 AMPC Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion… We do not have single problems, … Continue reading
God With Us Now and Forever!
The God With Us devotional series by Martha Kilpatrick has come to a close. We hope that you’ve been as blessed by these revelations of Immanuel as we have! For an even deeper perspective of the riches available to us … Continue reading