WE ARE NOT MERE MEN

Man & Universe

1 Cor 3:1-4
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

Jesus did not save us, make our bodies the temple of the Holy Ghost, and baptize us with the Holy Ghost and power to walk in this Earth as mere human beings. First Corinthians 3:3 in other translations say it like this: “… and are you not ordering your manner of life as an unsaved man would do (Wuest) and “… are you not unspiritual and of the flesh, behaving yourselves after a human standard and like mere (unchanged) men (AMP)?” The word carnal most often means of the sinful nature (the flesh) but it can also mean natural or human (Rm. 15:27; 1 Cor. 9:11; Heb. 7:16; 9:10) We are not mere human beings but powerful supernatural and spiritual beings. Our spirits are alive with the nature and life of God, the same nature that animates Him.
John 3:6 says,” That which is born of flesh is flesh; and that which is born of spirit is spirit. Since we were born of flesh, we have fleshly traits and attributes but because we have been born of spirit we have spiritual traits and attributes. We are not merely born as humans but we’ve had a second birth. Spirit begets spirit. Have you ever wondered what kind of Spirit we were begotten of, born of, or what kind of Spirit is in you? We have in us a Spirit that is:

1. FULL OF LIFE & RESURRECTION POWER
Rom 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

2. STRONGER THAN OUR ENEMY
Luke 11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: 22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

3. GREATER THAN THE ANTICHRIST
1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

4. FULL OF OVERCOMING FAITH
1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

5. SPIRIT OF POWER & MIGHT
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Eph 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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One comment on “WE ARE NOT MERE MEN
  1. kas1981 says:

    Amen, we were created to be Sons of God, servants to people, masters of the devil.

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