The New Man (3)
MEMORY Verse: “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.” Hebrews 13:12
Bible Passages:John 17:13-23, Acts 2:1-8
TODAY, we continue our study of the new man. The new man lives a life controlled by the Holy Spirit and should be able to put his human, nature often referred to as the flesh, under control.
A Sanctified Life
The new man’s life is consecrated and separated unto God, 2 Chr. 29:5, 15-18. A Christian cannot be fully used by God until he or she has been sanctified, 2 Tim. 2:21. Our Heavenly Father certainly wants us sanctified, 1 Thess. 4.3. Jesus Christ was sanctified by God, Jn. 10:36 – and his followers need sanctification, as well, 1 Thess: 5:23-24, Eph. 5:26, 2 Thess. 2:13. This great privilege and experience is obtainable by the word of God, Jn. 17:17, the blood of Jesus, Heb. 13:12 – and by a spiritual heart surgery as the individual surrenders to God. The sanctified new man lives holy, easily bears fruit and has a guarantee of eternal life in the Lord, Rom. 6:22, Gal. 5:22-23, Acts 26:18.
A Holy Ghost Controlled Life
The new man has a life style patterned after and controlled by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the other Comforter promised by the Lord Jesus Christ, Jn. 14:26, Jn. 15:26. He gives power over sin, Gal. 5:16, empowers for service, Acts. 1:8, empowers to rebuke and cast out demons, Acts 13:8-11, Rom. 8:16, gives power to witness about our spiritual adoption, Acts 9:1-2, Gal. 4:6,1 Jn. 3:24. He helps us bear fruits unto repentance, Gal. 5:22-23; guides unto all truth, Jn. 16:13, controls the temperament of believers, Acts 10:19, He selects Christian leaders, Acts 13:2 and chooses the fields of operations of God’s servants, Acts 16:6. He gives life, Jn. 6:33, Rom.8: 11, 2 Cor. 3:6, 1 Pet. 3:18. Our passions and tempers are subdued by the power of the Holy Spirit
Two outstanding qualities of the new man are the sanctified life and the Holy Ghost led life. Carry out an honest self-examination. If you’re not sanctified, pray and decide to enter into the newness of life today. The Lord remains your ever-present help and salvation. He will help you in the mighty name of Jesus.
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