2019 ITEROF Message Seven

The One New Man Fulfilling God’s Purpose in Creating Man

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Message Seven

Being Renewed in the Spirit of Our Mind

for the Practical Existence of the One New Man

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

And have put on the new man, which is being renewed unto full knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.- Col. 3:10

And that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And put on the new man, which was created according to God in righteousness and holiness of the reality. -Eph.4:23-24

Word of Appetizer

Being Renewed in the Spirit of Our Mind for the Practical Existence of the One New Man, How Can we be Renewed in the Spirit of Our Mind?

According to Ephesians 4:23, which is vital and crucial to us, the key to putting off the old man (the old social life) and putting on the new man (the new church life) is in being renewed in the spirit of our mind.

When the life-giving Spirit, who dwells in and is mingled with our regenerated spirit, spreads into our mind, this mingled spirit becomes the spirit of our mind; it is by this mingled spirit that our mind is renewed.

Spiritual Burden 

The renewing Spirit is mingled with our regenerated spirit as one mingled spirit to spread into our mind in order to renew our entire being as a member of the new man by putting off the old man and putting on the new man.

We need to be renewed in the spirit of our mind actually and daily in our living; otherwise, there is no way for the Lord to have the new man.

Daily we need to put off the old man and put on the new man; for this we need to drink of the one Spirit that we may be renewed in the spirit of our mind in every area of our practical, daily life.

 

 

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

In Colossians 3:10 there are the creation of the new man and the renewal of the new man; the creation of the new man was completed on the cross, but the renewal of the new man is still going on.

The new man was created by Christ, but the believers need to partake of this creation; To be renewed is to have God’s element added into our being to replace and discharge our old element.

According to Ephesians 4:23, which is vital and crucial to us, the key to putting off the old man (the old social life) and putting on the new man (the new church life) is in being renewed in the spirit of our mind.

The renewing Spirit is mingled with our regenerated spirit as one mingled spirit to spread into our mind in order to renew our entire being as a member of the new man by putting off the old man and putting on the new man.

The renewal of the mind is for the full existence and real practice of the one new man.

The Experience of Life 

To be renewed is to have God’s element added into our being to replace and discharge our old element; The Spirit of God renews us by infusing our inward parts with God’s attributes, which are forever new. God arranges our environment so that little by little and day by day our outer man will be consumed and our inner man will be renewed.

Practice and Application

We need to be renewed in the spirit of our mind actually and daily in our living; otherwise, there is no way for the Lord to have the new man. In our prayer we need to have a desire to enter into the practicality of the one new man, and thus we need to ask the Lord to renew our mind and transform our inward being.

Daily we need to put off the old man and put on the new man; for this we need to drink of the one Spirit that we may be renewed in the spirit of our mind in every area of our practical, daily life.

 

 

 Using Key Verses to Have a Bird’s-Eye View over the Whole Outline

Key Verses (1)

Abolishing in His flesh the law of the commandments in ordinances, that He might create the two in Himself into one new man, so making peace. -Eph. 2:15

And have put on the new man, which is being renewed unto full knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.- Col. 3:10

Therefore we do not lose heart; but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.- 2 Cor. 4:16

Ⅰ the creation of the new man was completed on the cross, but the renewal of the new man is still going on.

Ⅱ The new man was created by Christ, but the believers need to partake of this creation

Ⅲ To be renewed is to have God’s element added into our being to replace and discharge our old element. 

. In order to partake of this creation, every day we need to put off the old man and put on the new man through the renewing.

. Newness is God; therefore, to become new is to become God.

. The renewing Spirit imparts the divine essence of the new man into our being to make us a new creation.

. God arranges our environment so that little by little and day by day our outer man will be consumed and our inner man will be renewed.

. We are renewed by the renewing capacity of the divine life in resurrection.

Key Verses (2)

That you put off, as regards your former manner of life, the old man, which is being corrupted according to the lusts of the deceit, And that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,And put on the new man, which was created according to God in righteousness and holiness of the reality.- Eph4:22~24

…If anyone wants to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.- Matt. 16:24

Ⅳthe key to putting off the old man and putting on the new man is in being renewed in the spirit of our mind

Ⅴ The renewing Spirit is mingled with our regenerated spirit as one mingled spirit to spread into our mind in order to renew our entire being

. A regenerated spirit is a renewed spirit; this renewed spirit must be strengthened (Eph. 3:16) to invade, subdue, and occupy every part of our soul.

. Christ as the life-giving Spirit is now in our spirit (2 Tim. 4:22; 1 Cor. 6:17), and these two spirits mingle together to form the spirit of the mind.

. To be renewed in the spirit of our mind is inward and intrinsic; The renewing in the spirit of our mind revolutionizes our logic, philosophy, thought, concept, and psychology.

. To put off the old man is to deny and renounce our old self; To put on the new man is to apply what Christ has accomplished in creating the new man.

. Whereas the cross is for the putting off of our old man, the Spirit is for the putting on of the new man.

Key Verses (3)

And have put on the new man, which is being renewed unto full knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, where there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man, but Christ is all and in all. -Col. 3:10-11

For also in one Spirit we were all baptized into one Body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and were all given to drink one Spirit.– 1 Cor. 12:13

Ⅵ The renewal of the mind is for the full existence and real practice of the one new man

.Our mind needs to be renewed not only for our spiritual conduct or for our personal, ethical behavior but also for the existence of the one new man.

. The focal point of our being renewed in the spirit of our mind is the one new man.

. Throughout our life, our national and racial mentality has been built up, and for the existence of the one new man, this mentality must be renewed.

. Daily we need to put off the old man and put on the new man; for this we need to drink of the one Spirit that we may be renewed in the spirit of our mind in every area of our practical, daily life.

 

 

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

 

D1

T1 The new man was created by Christ, but the believers need to partake of this creation(Eph. 2:15; Col. 3:10)

(Please illustrate that In order to partake of this creation, every day we need to put off the old man and put on the new man through the renewing.)

T2 As we are renewed by this spirit, we put on the new man.(Eph.4:23)

(Please illustrate that If we live in this way, spontaneously the process of renewing will take place within us.)

D2

T1 God as the sovereign Lord controls the entire universe in order to renew us.(2Cor4:16)

(Please illustrate that It would be tragic if we would pass through many sufferingsand still remain the same.)

T2 God’s intention is for us to be renewed day by day.(2Cor.4:16)

(What is the meaning of to be renewed?)

D3

T1 being renewed in the spirit of our mind.(Eph.:423)

(Please illustrate that putting on the new man is in being renewed in the spirit of our mind.)

T2 Our mind can be renewed only by our setting it on the spirit.(Phil.2:5)

(Please illustrate that The way of renewing lies in prayer and in reading the Scriptures with experiences.)

D4

T1 To be renewed in the spirit of our mind is inward and intrinsic.(Eph.4:23)

(Please illustrate that The renewing in the spirit of our mind always revolutionizes our logic, philosophy, thought, concept, and psychology with experiences.)

T2 The Lord uses the environmental sufferings to consume, to kill, our outer

man so that our inner man may be renewed day by day.(2Cor.4:16)

(Please illustrate that This renewing is by God’s working with every situation in our daily environment with experiences.)

D5

T1 The New man is Christ.(Col.3:10-11)

(Please illustrate that In the new man there is room only for Christ.)

T2 The renewing of the mind is for the Body life.(Rom.12:2,Eph.4:23)

(Please illustrate that Romans 12:2 and Ephesians 4:23 are concerning the matter of renewing, and both verses are for the Body life.)

D6

T1 to be filled in spirit.(Eph.5:18)

(Please illustrate that The more we drink of the Spirit, the more He fills us with Himself, and the more He saturates our mind to renew it for transformation.)

T2 The only way the one new man can be realized practically is by our mind being renewed.(Rom.12:2)

(Please illustrate that The one new man cannot be realized by our being corrected or taught but by the Spirit of God permeating our mentality.)