|Author: Ese Ehimare Dave|
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him. Colossians 3:10
The new life we received from our Father is a very wonderful life. But this life is in our spirit and God does not want the life to only remain in our spirit, because It won't have any effect on the material world which we live in. We need to get the life of God in our mind/heart/soul which will enable it to have impact on the material world we live in. This is very important as we live out the new life we have in Christ Jesus.
So when scripture says put on the new man, it is means 'fill your heart/mind/soul with the new man.' The heart/mind/soul of man, before the man got born again, was filled with the image/character/attribute of the old man. And this image/character/attribute needs to be renewed to that of the new man so that the man who is now born again will act as the new man that he is. So we have to renew our minds. No wonder scriptures say in Ephesians 4:23 "and be renewed in the spirit Of your mind."
So the mind have to be renewed by knowledge after the image of him that created him (Colossians 3:10). That is, the mind has to be renewed according to the image and by the knowledge of Christ our Creator. So as we fill/clothe our minds with the knowledge of Christ, our mind is renewed to the image of God, and we can now have the character/attitude of God, thereby acting like Him in all ways. Cloth yourself with the image of the new man.
Keep winning daily.
Thank You Father for the new life You have given me, and for making me a new man, created in Christ Jesus. I fill my mind with your knowledge. My mind is transformed by Your knowledge into the new man that I am, in Jesus' Name. Amen.