A New Species of Being – Really?

[NOTE: I have begun a new series on YouTube called, The Power of Words. Just type in Pamela Moyle and the videos will come up. I believe they will be a blessing to you!]

So, what actually happened when you got saved? And, which part of you got saved? Let’s look at some vital scriptures to better understand this supernatural event.

First of all, we have to establish who we are before we can understand what took place at salvation.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 (KJV) 23  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 4:12 (KJV) 12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

From these two scriptures, we see that we are not just a body with five senses. We are tripartite beings – having three parts to us. The real “us” is our spirit, we have a soul, which is our mind, will, emotions, and we live in a body – our earth suit. Remember, God is three persons in One: the Father, Jesus, & the Holy Spirit. And because we’re made in the image of God, we, too, are three parts: spirit, soul, & body.

As you know, without going into a lot of detail, after you got saved, your body was the same: fat, skinny, tall, short, young, old – you name it. And, your soul—mind, will, emotions, etc. also stayed the same. So, what changed? Your spirit – the inner man as Paul calls it.

Ephesians 3:16 (KJV) 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;

Before you got saved, you were in bondage to the devil and his ways. You had a sin nature and that’s why it was so easy to do the wrong thing and so hard not to do the wrong thing. It was as if you couldn’t help but sin because it was your nature to sin. Just like it’s a dog’s nature to bark.

But—after you got saved, you received a new nature—a nature that delights to do the will of God. You didn’t get a new body or soul, but a new nature. Now you can resist sin and live the holy life that God has ordained for you to live. You no longer have a sin nature but a new nature which is made after the image of God and His likeness. And, in our reborn spirits, we are exactly as Jesus is! Wow! That’s awesome!

James 3:9 (KJV) 9  Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

James 3:9 (AMP) 9  With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who were made in God’s likeness!

2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) 17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (AMP) 17  Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

You see, a born-again person becomes a new creature, a new species of being that never existed before! But, that’s your spirit man. You still have a flesh body that wants to do the same things it did before you got saved and a soul [mind] that still thinks the wrong things. So what do you do?

According to God’s Word, you have to keep your body under. You have to reign it in and as Paul says, mortify the deeds of the flesh by silencing those fleshly desires—put them to death before they take hold of you and put you in bondage.

The good news is that God has so graciously equipped you with all the tools you’ll ever need to be victorious. You have to renew your mind by getting into the Word and letting it get into you. That will change your thinking to where you start to think and talk like God. Then you’ll get God’s results. What a life God has planned for us! [I encourage you to read Andrew Wommack’s book: Spirit, Soul, & Body.]

Romans 8:13-14 (KJV) 13  For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Romans 7:18 (KJV) 18  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
Romans 7:25 (KJV) 25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Ephesians 1:13 (KJV) 13  In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Ephesians 3:16 (KJV) 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;
Romans 7:22 (KJV) 22  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
2 Corinthians 4:16 (KJV) 16  For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

Romans 12:2a (KJV) 2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,

James 1:21 (KJV) 21  Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
3 John 1:2 (KJV) 2  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

Romans 7:18 (KJV) 18  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
Romans 7:25 (KJV) 25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Pamela

 

Author: Pamela Moyle

Pamela is a teacher, author, and life-long student of the Word of God, teaching foundational truths to help others walk by faith and not by sight!

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