The Old Man’s Gotta Be Gone

The Old Man’s Gotta Be Gone

Rapsodie Adams


O wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from this body of death? Like Paul, have you ever felt like this? I don’t think I could recommend the reading of the book of Romans, enough; a teaching on a war, we the saved in Christ, battle daily. It is true that we are a new creature (2 Cor. 5:7). Therefore, we are now spirit-man; henceforth, we war against the flesh.

You may ask, why the war? The answer, the flesh never got saved. Paul, in Romans 7:15-17-19- & 20, says (paraphrased) all the things I should do, I do not; but everything I should not do, that is what I do. In verse 20, Paul says something very telling (paraphrased); if I do what I should not do, it is no longer me doing it, but sin that dwells in me. Obviously, Paul is not talking about his spirit-man, it is his flesh that wants to sin. After all, remember, the flesh never got saved.

In Romans 6:12, Paul says not to yield ourselves as members of unrighteousness. In short, don’t: see, hear, touch, or speak that which is not of God. Therefore, if we walk after the flesh, we cannot please God (Romans 8:8). Because we want to please God, we tell the old man he must go. Through the power and regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, we do not have to fulfill the lusts of the flesh. We see, God has made a way where there was no way; He has set us free from sin and death.


A Prayer

Dear Father, you have told me in your Word that the wages of sin is death; but the gift that you have given me is eternal life. Thank you for sending Jesus. Jesus, thank you for salvation. Thank you for the shedding of your blood which allowed me to be reconciled back to the Father. And for giving me the choice to receive the free gift of eternal life.

Be blessed in Jesus’ name.