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The Old Life Vs The New Life by Kingdomtruth: 3:53pm On Mar 27, 2021
I strongly do believe more than anything else that: There are two (2) lifestyles as far as life in this world is concerned. And they are:

1) The OLD lifestyle, patterned after devil (I.e life in the FLESH).And
2) The NEW lifestyle, patterned after Christ Jesus (I.e life in the SPIRIT).
Note that: The OLD life was before the coming of Christ while the NEW life is after His coming.

Our lives can be patterned ignorantly in the FLESH(in sin) after devil or they can be consciously patterned after Christ Jesus(in righteousness) by GRACE. signifying both the OLD and the NEW lifestyles. By this, I mean that: No one man can live as FLESH and SPIRIT at a time; just as no one man can serve two(2) masters at a time.

However, I write this by the GRACE of God to highlight the differences in these lifestyles. I.e in the OLD and NEW lifestyles.

1) The OLD lifestyle is the ELDER while the NEW lifestyle is the YOUNGER.

2) OLD LIFE: We were born in the FLESH as sinners.
NEW LIFE: We became born again by the SPIRIT as righteous people. See John 3:6.

3) OLD LIFE: We believe only the things we see.
NEW LIFE: We work by FAITH which mostly are the things we do not see. See 2Corinthians 5:7.

4) OLD LIFE: We would rather die than to say the truth.
NEW LIFE: We will rather die for the truth than to lie.

5) OLD LIFE: Our lives are ruled/controlled by Satan through the FLESH.
NEW LIFE: Our lives are ruled/controlled by God through the SPIRIT. See Romans 8:9.

6) OLD LIFE: We cannot please God no matter how hard we try because of sin(FLESH).
NEW LIFE: We please God by GRACE through the SPIRIT. Roman8:8

7) OLD LIFE: When we die, we are received by Satan in HELL.
NEW LIFE: When we die, we are received by our father God in HEAVEN.1Corinthians 15:50.

cool OLD LIFE: We are PHYSICAL beings here.
NEW LIFE: We are SPIRITUAL beings here.

9) OLD LIFE: We speak in tongues, pay tithe, do works of charity, fast and pray with the believe that we will receive what we ask from God because of them.
NEW LIFE: We believe that we receive what we ask God for, only by GRACE and not because we deserve it. Ephesians 2:8

10) OLD LIFE: We think that it is by our strength and effort that we should receive God's promises.
NEW LIFE: We believe that we receive God's promises only by GRACE through FAITH. Romans 4:16.

11) OLD LIFE: We slap back, insult and condemn when we are wronged.
NEW LIFE: We blessed and let-go instead, when we are wronged.

12) OLD LIFE: We are cursed because we could not obey the law.
NEW LIFE: We are blessed and are able to obey the law by GRACE. Galatians 3:10.

13) OLD LIFE: We live by our human wisdom.
NEW LIFE: We live by God's wisdom which renders the wisdom of this world as foolishness. 1Corinthians 3:19.

14) OLD LIFE: We become possessed by money and the beautiful things of this life.
NEW LIFE: We do not get possessed by them, rather we see them as addition.

15) OLD LIFE: The quality of our lives is not based on the things of the WORLD, because we reckon that we are not of the world.
NEW LIFE: The quality of our lives is based on heavenly things, because we are of the HEAVENS. John17:16.

16) OLD LIFE: We will die and live in agony and pains for ever with Satan.
NEW LIFE: We will die and live forever and ever in peace and joy with God. Psalms 23:6.

17) OLD LIFE: We do not forgive.
NEW LIFE: forgiveness is a part of our life. Mark 11:26.

18) OLD LIFE: We live the lifestyle of the enemy(Satan) through the FLESH.
NEW LIFE: We live the lifestyle of Christ by the power of the SPIRIT.

19) OLD LIFE: We only care about ourselves(selfishness).
NEW LIFE: We deny ourselves by focusing on others(selflessness). Philippians 2:3.

20) OLD LIFE: It's by the WRITTEN LAW(our human strength) that we must live for God which is impossible.
NEW LIFE: It's by the SPIRIT that we should live and please God which is the ONLY WAY.

21) OLD LIFE: We are death to the FLESH and the WORLD with all its systems.
NEW LIFE: We are alive to the SPIRIT in union with Christ Jesus to live and obey Him.

22) OLD LIFE: We can kill and use our bodies to get the gold and silver of this world.
NEW LIFE: We are contented with life whether we have the gold and silver of this world or not. For we know that our lives do not depend on them. Luke 12:15.

23) OLD LIFE: We believe we should not suffer and that it is not normal to be in lack.
NEW LIFE: We know that as long as we are in this world, we will surely suffer. But our suffering is to qualify us for the glory that is to be revealed. ours, is joy even in suffering. Romans 8:17.

24) OLD LIFE: We preach Christ with displayed sophistication, human wisdom,bogus expressions and philosophical skills, there by robbing the message of Christ its effect.
NEW LIFE: We preach Christ crucified, in a very simple and clearer terms, and with words not of human origin, to aid proper understanding in order not to rob the message of Christ its power and effect. 1corinthians 2:4.

25) OLD LIFE: We believe that : the old lifestyle was to bring us to the end of ourselves to see that, we cannot be saved by our own strength without Christ.
NEW LIFE: We believe that: Christ , is the power and the wisdom of God to save those that believe in Him and only by GRACE through FAITH, that we can all be saved.

26) OLD LIFE: The SPIRIT of God descended its power on buildings and made them the temples, synagogues and churches that they were.
NEW LIFE: Our mortal bodies are the temples and churches of God today, because of His SPIRIT in us.1Corinthians 6:19.

27) OLD LIFE: We are God's enemies because of sin(FLESH).
NEW LIFE: We have become his FRIENDS and CHILDREN by the SPIRIT. 2Corinthians 5:18.

28) OLD LIFE: Our PHYSICAL BODIES are decaying.
NEW LIFE: We shall have NEW SPIRITUAL BODIES from heaven and become like the one that came from heaven. 2Corinthians 4:16.

29) OLD LIFE: We are SLAVES here.
NEW LIFE: We are CHILDREN with Christ being our FIRST BORN BROTHER. Romans 8:29.

30) OLD LIFE: The angels are greater than us here.
NEW LIFE: We are greater than the angels plus they shall be our aids. Hebrew 1:14.

31) OLD LIFE: We do not roll out tongues to speak any how.
NEW LIFE: We speak the truth and say only the things that Christ wants us to say. James 1:19.

32) OLD LIFE: We had Satan controlling our lives.
NEW LIFE: Christ is in us and He is the LIFE we live.

Let me drop my PEN here.I live us with John 8:32..."we shall know the truth and only the truth will set us FREE. Only when we KNOW and SEEK the truth, will it be able to SAVE us. The Lord BLESS us all...SHALOM!

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