“That you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts” Ephesians 4:22 (NKJV)
When we are born again, we are each given a new nature that is born of an incorruptible seed. I understand that if you take cells from the seed of an apple or an orange, prepare them in the proper way, and place them under a special microscope, you will see the same genetic structure as the mature plant and its fruit.
When we are born again, an incorruptible seed is placed in our hearts. I believe that within the seed is the basic structure of what we can be: Jesus Christ!
Jesus’ nature does not sin. When we sin, we are relying on the old, evil nature. The Bible tells us that we are to crucify that nature and reckon our old selves dead unto sin. We’re not to let sin rule or reign over us. Our new nature is greater than the old, but we must decide which nature will reign in our lives. He that is in us is greater that he that is in the world. Choose to live in your new mature nature; the love of Jesus, the fruit of the Spirit, and the power of God’s Word.
Dear Heavenly Father,
In the name of Jesus, we cast off our old natures to put on the new nature of Jesus Christ. We reckon ourselves dead to sin, and we walk in newness of life.