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Based on Malachi 3:16-18 I believe the Lord will harken to us as we consider his word together.

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The inner man of the heart #2   T. Austin Sparks

Started Nov-27 by PAULFROMNYS; 130 views.
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From: PAULFROMNYS

Nov-27

   Nicodemus stumbles on the physical question, but is soon told that "that which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is SPIRIT."

It is not the body then, neither is it the soul. "The sinful body of the old man was destroyed" Romans 6:6 and "They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the affections thereof." The passages on this are too many to quote, but look up "Flesh," "Old man," "Natural man," etc.

The answer to the question is emphatically that new birth is the importation of Divine life to the spirit of man. That spirit, because of atonement made for the sin of the soul, and the carrying away of the dominant flesh principle by Christ into His death, is begotten again of God in the resurrection of Christ from the dead to share His resurrection - deathless - life. Only on the ground of Christ's resurrection and our incorporation into it as the superlative act of Almighty power is there union with God, and this act initially takes place in our spirit. From that time it is "in the newness of the spirit," "walking in the spirit," in fact, as the Word makes clear, everything is to be in the spirit for those that are now "spiritual."

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From: PAULFROMNYS

Nov-27

   

We regret that space does not allow of our completing the subject in this issue, but it will be continued "in our next," and we shall then complete  what we have begun on the nature of "spirit," and proceed to show further scriptural divisions between soul and spirit, see how it is that because man has a spirit he is open to the impact of all spiritual beings, especially to evil spirits when he refuses the Spirit of God. We have also to see how the entire concern of God is with our spirit or "inner man," and then how only that which proceeds from our spirit by the operation of the Holy Spirit effects any spiritual end.
 
Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

Nov-29

TA Sparks said:

We regret that space does not allow of our completing the subject in this issue

I would greatly encourage anyone interested to order a copy of Watchman Nee's book "The Spiritual Man" which is a comprehensive treatment of this topic.

https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Man-Watchman-Nee-dp-093500839X/dp/093500839X/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1638206286

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From: PAULFROMNYS

Nov-29

   OK, will do.  This is a large commitment on my part, as I read very slowly. 

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