Put Off the old man & Put On THE NEW MAN

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If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in JESUS:
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.
Be ye angry and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Neither give place to the devil.
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
And grieve not the Holy Spirit of GOD, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as GOD for CHRIST’S sake hath forgiven you.       Ephesians 4:21-32
 
 
 
 

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THE NEW MAN  VERSUS THE OLD MAN

THE NEW MAN      (in the HOLY SPIRIT)

  • Is created after GOD in righteous and true holiness
  • Is renewed in the spirit of his/her mind
  • Speaks truth with his neighbor
  • Can be angry, but doesn’t sin
  • Deters wrath
  • Resists the devil
  • Doesn’t steal
  • edified through good communication
  • Doesn’t grieve the Holy Spirit of GOD
  • Is kind toward one another
  • Is tender-hearted
  • Forgives one another

 

THE OLD MAN      (in the Flesh)

  • Is corrupt according to deceitful lusts
  • Lies
  • Produces anger
  • Results in wrath
  • Surrenders to devil’s temptations
  • Steals
  • Communicates corruption
  • Grieves the Holy Spirit of GOD
  • Can be filled with bitterness
  • Produces clamor
  • Does evil speaking
  • Results in malice
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Read GOD’S WORD During Difficult Times

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If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.   

2 Chronicles 7:13-14

  • FOR PRAYER & PEACE

          Luke 18:1

         John 15:7

Romans 12:12

Philippians 4:6-8

1 Thessalonians 5:17

James 1:5-6

James 5:16

1 John 5:14

  • WHEN IN FEAR & FOR REFUGE

Psalm 27:1

Psalm 27: 4-5

Psalm 46:1-3

Psalm 84:2-4

Psalm 84:11

Isaiah 41:10

Psalm 34:7-9

Psalm 126:5

Philippians 4:12-13

Philippians 4:19

2 Corinthians 1:3-5

  • WHEN TRUSTING  GOD

Proverbs 3:5-6

Matthew  6:33

1 Peter 5:6-9

  • BEING A HELP TO OTHERS

Proverbs 11:25

  • TO HAVE YOUR STRENGTH  RENEWED

Isaiah 40:28-31

  • BEING IN THE FAMILY OF GOD

Isaiah 43:1-3

Matthew 7:7-11

Matthew 6:19-21

Luke 12:22-34

  • FOR UNBELIEF

Matthew 17: 20-21

Matthew 6:33

  • FOR FAITH & PATIENCE

Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11:6

James 1:2-4

James 2:14-18

NEW TESTAMENT POEM

the first of the Epistles to the Colossians

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written by BeLinda Magee
(The “OLD TESTAMENT FACTS” poem can be found in the July archives)

As we enter the New Testament
These twenty-seven books are quite relevant,
That GOD’S HOLY WORD is excellent,
GOD – THE FATHER, CHRIST THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
Are quite prevalent!!!

ST. MATTHEW, ST. MARK, ST. LUKE, and ST. JOHN
Relate the spiritual battle of good versus evil –
already won.
These four gospels testify of JESUS’ good news,
With this information, none of us should lose.

The work of the HOLY SPIRIT appears in the book of ACTS
Read how the men of GOD deliver the facts.
Have you received the HOLY GHOST, since you believed?
If you have not, you can freely receive.

Then follows the book of ROMANS
About Paul’s spiritual letter to them – he’s not a showman.
He described powerfully the HOLY SPIRIT vs. the flesh,
They had no excuse to be involved in carnal mess.

When Paul wrote books, 1st  & 2nd CORINTHIANS,
Surely, his letters were to saints and not barbarians.
We learn about JESUS’ teaching and GOD’S AMAZING GRACE
Which is more than enough to stay in this Christian race.

Next, Paul appeals in the book of GALATIANS,
The people there required an exorbitant amount of patience.
Instead of the HOLY SPIRIT, they dealt with the flesh,
Paul’s letter to them corrected that mess.

With the book of EPHESIANS
There are many reasons
That Paul’s letter to them
Was for all seasons.
Blessed is GOD who gives us spiritual blessings in heavenly places,
We still have, although, idiotic cases.

When Paul wrote to the PHILIPPIANS at Philippi,
He wanted them to rejoice thereby,
Knowing the ALMIGHTY GOD is nearby.
And to think on those things that are good and pleasant,
To be joyful, and not be depressant.

In the book of COLOSSIANS, Paul wrote to them as well,
He always had spiritual information to tell.
He wrote about seeking CHRIST and those things from above,
That JESUS CHRIST died for us and rose again -this is GREAT LOVE!

1st & 2nd THESSALONIANS,
1st & 2nd TIMOTHY,

These books mention inspiration, and not sympathy.
This always fits in the Christian society,
About the coming of the LORD,
To pray and give thankfulness,
And to always preach GOD’S HOLY WORD.

What a great assignment for one to afford
Paul encourages TITUS as a companion in the LORD
The book’s emphasis was to express Christian duties,
So that there would be no calamities.

The letter of Paul in the book of PHILEMON
About a slave and master relationship – not a heathen.
This proposes a very good reason,
To be received by the church there with grace during any season.

Next comes HEBREWS where we learn more about CHRIST,
We are reminded that JESUS was the perfect sacrifice.
Examples of faith and to follow peace with all men,
This book contains powerful chapters – more than ten.

Then there is the poignant book of JAMES
Which reminds us that faith without works is dead.
Effective and intense prayer from the righteous,
Avails much to be witnessed and spread.

1st & 2nd PETER, a Leader,
1st & 2nd & 3rd JOHN, dearly Beloved,
These books were written by men of GOD.
Exhortations to holiness,
To be followers of CHRIST,
To keep GOD’S WORD,
And to love one another, not strife.

In that tiny book of JUDE,
The ungodly are crude,
The ungodly are lewd,
The ungodly are rude.

Last, but not least, is the book of REVELATION,
Where GOD gave John an elevation,
To reveal to the nations
CHRIST JESUS is coming again is his affirmation.
Whether you’re at home, in an auto, a building, a church, or bus station,
CHRIST JESUS WILL RAPTURE ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE HIS BLOOD RELATION!!!

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