The Holy Spirit Transforms The Mind

The New Testament was written by people who were led by the Spirit, for people who are born of the Spirit, therefore the words that are in the New Testament aren’t words for the flesh, they are words for the Spirit.

When the author of Philippians says, “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling”, the author is not saying that to the flesh, the author is saying that to the Spirit, the next verse, Phil 2:13 confirms that truth,

Phil 2:13  for it is God which works in you [who are born of the Spirit] both to will and to do of the good pleasure.

The Holy Spirit is the mind of Christ (the Messiah) (1 Cor 2:16). The Holy Spirit transforms the way those who are born of the Spirit, think (Rom 12:2), so when someone speaks by the Spirit, the words that are spoken open the mind of those who are born of the Spirit, and make those who are born of the Spirit think in a different way.

1 Cor 2:16  For who has known {or} understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide {and} instruct him {and} give him knowledge? But we [who are born of the Spirit] have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) {and} do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of his heart.

Rom 12:2  Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you [who are born of the Spirit] may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, {even} the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

For example, if someone led by the Spirit says, “no one born of the Spirit will commit adultery”, that truth will enter the mind of those who are born of the Spirit, and that truth will change the mind of those who are born of the Spirit, and they will not commit adultery, because the Holy Spirit that lives in those who are born of the Spirit, protects those who are born of the Spirit from the flesh that makes a person sin.

Now, if someone reads the Bible by the flesh, then the person will think that the words are speaking to the flesh, and then will assume that the Bible teaches that everyone has the freewill to do what the Bible says a Christian is supposed to do, that is why people teach false.

The Bible, specifically the New Testament was not written to the world (the flesh), it was written to those who are born from above (the church). The Bible does not contradict itself, if one verse says, “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” and another verse says that it is God who works in those who are born from above, then clearly the one verse that says, “work out your own salvation by fear and trembling” is not saying, it’s up to you by freewill to work out your own salvation by fear and trembling.

The New Testament makes it very clear that it is God, by the Holy Spirit that makes those who are born of the Spirit (born from above), obey God. The New Testament makes it very clear that there is nothing anyone can do to be born from above.

Titus 3:5  He [God] saved us [those who are born of the Spirit], not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but because of His own pity {and} mercy, by [the] cleansing [bath] of the new birth (regeneration) and renewing of the Holy Spirit.

Titus 3:6  whom He poured out upon us richly through Yeshua Christ our Savior

The Holy Spirit is what makes those who are born of the Spirit a new creation, those who are born from above still have the flesh, but the Holy Spirit protects those who are born from above from the flesh, and that’s why those who are born from above do not practice sin.

1 Jn 5:1  Everyone who believes Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 3:9  No one born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 5:18  We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born of the Spirit] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence (the Holy Spirit) within him who is born of the Spirit preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one [the spirit of the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

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