It is deeply important that we realize that this New Creation has a ‘law all its own.
John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one for another.” The New Creation has a priesthood of its own. Jesus is our High Priest. We New Creation folk belong to the Holy Priesthood. We have the joy of functioning in the Royal Priesthood. I Peter 2:5 “Ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual household, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”
God has become our actual Father. We are His actual sons and daughters.
I John 3:2-3 “Beloved, now are we the sons of God.” It is well that we know that reason and feelings, and the senses, are generally opposed to our spirit. Some believers have never learned to live in their spirit. They live in their senses, their bodies largely ruling them. Others live in their soul, or their intellect. They are what Paul calls, ‘psychic men.’
I Cor. 2:14 (marginal rendering) “New the psychical (or natural) man receiveth not the things of the Spirit A God for they are foolishness unto him: and he cannot them, because they are spiritually understood.”
A carnal believer is a babe believer who has been fed with milk, and not with meat.
I Cor. 3:1-4 “And do ye not walk after the manner of men?” This is one of the most striking sentence in that wonderful Epistle. This man, who is recreated, has never yet learned to walk in his spirit, governed by the Word. He walks as a common man. He walks just as he walked before he was Born Again. In a short time, he will break fellowship with the Father and fall back again into the old life, a recreated man. but one dominated by the physical body, or his senses. The New Creation man is to walk by faith. Heb. 10:38 “But my righteous one shall live by faith: and if he shrink back, my soul hath no pleasure in him.
Shrink back from what? From the walk of the spirit by faith. He shrinks back into sense knowledge. You can see, that if you are a recreated you should live in the realm of the spirit Matt. 4:4 “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the, mouth of God.” This righteous, recreated man lives by the Word, feeding on it, and obeying it. We have found that man is a spirit being. God’s dealings with him are through his spirit. If he is sick, his spirit must be healed. If he is ruled by sin, his spirit must be cleansed, If his mind has not been renewed, the spirit does not have liberty or freedom, and cannot manifest Christ in his life. The spirit of man is really the lamp of Jehovah.
The Hidden man