The Spirit Works Inisde Out

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41

So many believers are not aware of this truth, but it is your spirit that is instantly changed at salvation. Your spirit is actually PERFECT (Hebrews 12:23). It literally cannot sin (1 John 3:9). Everything that is true of Jesus is true of our born again spirit. Your spiritual salvation is already totally complete. At salvation, you receive the same spirit that you will
have throughout eternity.

It will not have to change or be cleansed again. It is sealed with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13) and therefore, is sanctified and perfected forever (Hebrews 10:10, 14; 12:23). Now, that is some wonderful news. Glory to God. The Bible teaches us that salvation is a life changing and life transforming experience. Change is one of the distinguishing characteristics of a true believer.

But again, so many believers fail to understand that this change takes place in the spirit first, and then is reflected in our outward appearance through our thoughts and actions in direct proportion to the way we renew our minds. This has at times caused quite a bit of confusion in some believers. This change has to take place in our born again spirit first.

Now, why is that? Just like if you had a temper before you were born again, you still will have a temper after you get born again, unless you’ve done something specific to help with your temper. The same with your hair color, your weight and any other physical characteristic. Your body doesn’t instantly change and neither does your soul or mind. For the remainder of our Christian life, we must not try to obtain faith, joy or love from God, but rather we need to release what we have in our spirits (Galatians 5:22-23) into our soul and body.

Failure to understand this has caused some people to get discouraged when they don’t see sufficient change in their life after coming to the Lord for salvation. It must be understood thoroughly that the change is an eternal change in our spirit and the outward change will take place as we renew our minds through God’s Word (Romans 12:2).
This is why for so many years now I have put so much emphasis on our minds being renewed. We can’t receive or experience the truth of God’s Word in this area without our minds being renewed. And that is why we put such emphasis on the Word as it is the only thing that will renew our minds to where it will agree with our spirit man.