Don’t get religious and clean up from the outside in, saying don’t touch, don’t taste…
Col 2:20 If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, 21 “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” 22 (which all refer to things destined to perish with use)—in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men? 23 These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence. 3:1 Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
5 Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. 6 For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience,7 and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them. 8 But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evilpractices, 10 and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him— 11 a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.
We are not those who are white washed tombs, and if you try and clean from the outside in you will be come one, get under that old soul and lift it off with the new. Do not try and clean the old man up, kill him, you are brand new… remember that sin is not you so don’t allow it to rule in you. If you sin, get it off you, you are not it, it is not you, it is not in you, you are in it (body of death), it will try to deceive you and use your body of death so you will let it live through you, stand in the finished work and kick it off today don’t be tricked anymore.
Don’t even try and be good, you are good, try and be who you are, and the goodness will just flow when you know who you are, you will reject evil automatically, if you don’t know who you are then sin within you will always be trying to sin, as the sin within needs to sin, like the saying goes you need it until you wont need it anymore! And if you just clean up the old you will vent else where!
Unless you hate your (old) life your (current thoughts are) not worthy of Him.
Power is in Holy Spirit
So how does it actually all work? Just as Joshua and Caleb believed God so you must, He moves upon your believing Him, the same power that raised Christ from the dead is dwelling in you to help you win this battle and stand up tall in who he has made you. He has done this so you can live in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit with power, for the kingdom of heaven is not in word but power. Aren’t you sick of just bring words to real needs, Jesus never did and you’re suppose to do great works because you’re like the resurrected Him (1John 4:17b)
Your actual earth-life condition is the condition of the whole being, which includes the marriage of soul and spirit, as the two have become one, when they agree God will command a blessing.
When you have taken the land (soul/software and rewritten to the hard-drive (brain)) holistically you will be fulfilling the high call, not many if any have taken the whole land, Israel never did, but like Paul said we press forward to the High call. Smith Wigglesworth touched it, when he touched it no one could stand in the glory that came and surrounded him when he prayed, because they felt like they were going to die. We are all called to zone at the throne of God, when you are there you can do more in five minutes of prayer than a normal Christian can do in five years of striving.
Do you see how amazing God’s plan is? What an amazing in heritance we have in Him, do you see He planned this path for you before He even started to lay down the foundation of the world, search the scriptures to see if these things are so, because you have begun to see who you are in Him, I pray that you will continue to see, its your call, your journey, your destiny! His desire!
Christianity means “Christ like” not nice friendly person, who does nice things, and has cleaned up their act… It means glorious son of God who is no longer a mere human, but a different creation, born of Him, one spirit with Him, identical to Him, filled with His light, love, nature and power.
Fighting with the fallen world
The kingdom of heaven is like someone who hid a little leaven in a lump, until the lump became leaven. Yes you are a perfect and complete creation that is fighting its way out because you want to walk in the Way, the Truth and the Life, and so you can express Christ.
I know you, you are a life giving spirit and you desire to give life to others! So stand up shake off the dust (of Adam) and come into His light.
The enemy will try and keep you crippled with your souls identity, pick up the word of God and use it and you will become so incredibility transformed you will be scary. Full of love, light, determination, focus, passion and authority, and the fruit of the spirit.
Remember If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful because he cannot deny himself (2 Tim 2:13)