In the Garden before man rejected God he was a living soul. In other words, his soul, which is where thoughts and emotions manifest, was under the influence of his spirit. His thoughts and emotions naturally tended toward life and peace. After man’s nature changed he became flesh. Instead of his emotions finding fulfillment in God as was previously the case, now he would seek emotional gratification through the five senses: the flesh.
When we are born again the old man dies; in other words, sin no longer has control over our life. There are now two warring factions: our righteous spirit, the desires of the flesh and our mind, which is part of the soul. Whether we yield to righteousness or unrighteousness is based on what we believe in our heart.
Jesus said God’s Word would only bear fruit in our life to the degree we pondered, considered, imagined and meditated on it. Meditation is when we experience something as being real in this very moment. When we experience the joy and peace of living in God’s Word grace comes alive in our heart; our heart empowers us to desire righteousness, and the idea of carnally fulfilling the desires of the flesh evaporate. That’s why God said, “…these words which I command you today shall be in your heart,” (Deuteronomy 6:6).
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