Romans 7:14-25

I Choose to Identify Myself with My Spirit

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Romans 7:14-25 for we know that the Law is spiritual but I am of flesh sold into bondage to sin for what I am doing I do not understand for I am not practicing what I would like to do but I am doing the very thing I hate but if I do the very thing I do not want to do I agree with the Law confessing that the Law is good so now no longer am I the one doing it but sin which dwells in me for I know that nothing good dwells in me that is in my flesh for the willing is present in me but the doing of the good is not for the good that I want, I do not do but I practice the very evil that I do not want but if I am doing the very thing I do not want I am no longer the one doing it but sin which dwells in me I find then the principle that evil is present in me the one who wants to do good for I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man but I see a different law in the members of my body waging war against the law of my mind making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members wretched man that I am who will set me free from the body of this death thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord so then on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God but on the other with my flesh the law of sin a key revelation God gave me many years ago is how we’re created in His image God is a 3 part being Father, Son and Holy Spirit we’re also 3 part beings spirit, soul and body after you’re born again when you enter into the covenant made by the blood of Messiah your spirit is instantly regenerated made alive, quickened and made perfect filled with the righteousness of Jesus the Messiah your soul is in the process of catching up to that I believe in this passage Romans 7 Paul is speaking about the battle between the spirit and the flesh for the capture of your soul your spirit is filled with the righteousness of Yeshua your spirit wants to do right your flesh wants to preserve self is 100% selfish wants to fight for self and flesh, by flesh I’m not meaning your physical body but the motive of self preservation selfishness in you is what Paul is talking about as the flesh and your soul is in between can align with the spirit or the flesh I believe he’s actually talking about two different things here the soul and the spirit and God showed me to divide this here’s what happens the spirit is what wants to do right the soul is the one that’s in conflict over whether to receive from the spirit filled with the spirit of God or from the flesh filled with selfishness here’s what I realized you have a choice today whether you identify with Jesus the Messiah in your spirit or whether you identify with your own flesh and the selfish desires identification is the key who am I am I a spirit or am I a soul the truth is you are a spirit and the flesh is fighting to capture your soul let me read this to you dividing between spirit and soul Paul doesn’t actually use different Greek words in here I believe he’s talking about 2 entirely different parts of your being I would say it this way let’s start with verse 15 and let me divide it for what I the soul am doing your soul, that’s your mind, will and emotions totally different from your spirit your spirit is where you know God your soul is mind, will and emotions for that which I the soul am doing I the spirit do not understand have you ever said something and your own spirit is offended and you’re thinking why did I say that why did I do that your soul yields to the flesh and your own spirit is offended verse 15 for what I the soul am doing I the spirit do not understand for I the soul am not practicing what I the spirit would like to do but I the soul am doing the very thing that I the spirit hate have you ever found that your own mind, emotions, mouth saying things doing things that your own spirit goes what are you doing you’re offending your own spirit the truth is you are a spirit verse 16 but if I the soul do the very thing that I the spirit, do not want to do I the spirit agree with the law confessing the law is good so now no longer am I the spirit the one doing it but sin which dwells in me for I know that nothing good dwells in me that is in my flesh so there he identifies the very part he’s talking about for the willing is present in me the soul but the doing of the good is not the soul wants to do good mind, emotions want to do good but the will is not there for the good that I the soul want to do, pardon me for the good that I the Spirit want I the soul do not do but I the soul practice the very evil that I the spirit do not want but if I the soul am doing the very thing that I the spirit do not want I the spirit am no longer the one doing it but sin which dwells in me where’s his identification? with the soul? no he’s identifying with the spirit he’s saying I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus not, I hope I will be not, I’m trying to become no, I am why he’s identifying with the spirit we’ll just stop there I think you’re catching the idea here’s the concept what happens when sin rises up out of my flesh a thought that I know is not of God word that comes out of my mouth that I know is not of God an attitude not of God an action not of God what do I do with that repent of it, renounce it but don’t identify with it don’t say well I’m just a lustful person well I’m just an angry person well I’m just a depressed person no, no, no ,no that’s you the soul captured by sin in the flesh who are you I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus I am still that pure person in the spirit because I am born again what am I talking about identifying with who God has recreated you to be in the spirit yes I understand sin will rise up through my flesh capture my soul but I refuse to identify with it that is not me that’s exactly what Paul said it almost sounds schizophrenic when he says for the good that I wish to do I don’t do but I practice the very evil that I don’t want to do verse 20 this is the one that’s crazy if you don’t divide spirit and soul but if I’m doing the very thing I do not wish I’m no longer the one doing it but sin which dwells in me wait a minute you just said you did it and then you said you’re not the one doing it, how can you be the one who did it and not be the one who did it at the same time can you see if you don’t divide spirit and soul that is completely confusing who is he identifying with he’s saying I the soul was captured by the flesh and did this thing, but that is not who I choose to identify with I choose to identify with my spirit man or my spirit woman I am that one who is born again I receive the righteousness that Jesus purchased for me and that’s who I choose to identify with I hope you’re catching this this is so powerful if you can see that when sin manifests through you don’t identify with it repent of it, renounce it receive forgiveness by the blood of Yeshua but don’t say Oh God please help me who’s the ‘me’ you’re asking for? the one in bondage to that sin no identify say Father thank you I am pure thank you I am righteous I identify with the truth of who you made me to be in the spirit that is so powerful if you will do that that is like taking seed of the spirit sowing it into the soil of your soul and you will manifest in the future the fruit of that very spiritual seed that you’re sowing but when you identify with the flesh just the opposite happens you set yourself up for more manifestation of the flesh identify with the spirit as Paul does in Romans 7 Father I just pray today for everyone of us that we would learn to identify in the spirit not with what the flesh is doing and Father that you would give everyone of us a revelation who am I would you just ask God that question right now just close your eyes stop for just a moment and ask this question Father how do you see me Father who am I to you now just listen just listen who am I LORD I just sense God spoke to many many people just receive what God says about you today God bless you

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