The old man in the scripture is referred to as Adam, also called the flesh, the old man is the offspring of Satan’s nature living within us. Ever since the fall of humanity in Genesis chapter 2, human has always been finding it hard to fellowship with God, because another life which is different from the spirit of God has taken over. The nature of evil took over many souls; that is why the Bible admonishes us always to renew our mind with the word of God daily.
Since many people became corrupted with this old nature of Adam and Eve, it has allowed a demarcation between God and humankind. Therefore, anyone that can stand and remain in the manifested presence of God is DEAD and their life also HIDDEN in CHRIST. Col 3:3 says, “For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”
Out of the three provisions for human redemption; The blood, the cross, and the resurrection, the most demanding of it all is the cross (DEATH), any believer of Christ can perform miracles, any prophet can see visions, even babes in Christ can be given high positions in the church. But if the process of the cross is skipped, you are doomed (may that not be your portion in Jesus’ name). Amen.
The Bible gives us a perfect example in the book of (Mathew 7:20 – 24), those whom Jesus cast away after doing so many good works for him here on earth. When the nine fruits of the spirit are evident in your life, then we can say you are dead. Go through the process of the cross so that your labor for the kingdom won’t be in vain. Philippians 2:16 says, “holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.”
1. O Lord, kill every form of evil nature inside me so that the new life of Christ can be rooted inside me in Jesus’ name. Amen
2. Lord, help me to live a life of faith in Christ Jesus.