1. Introduction

I began this series by asking “What Did God Mean When He Sentenced Satan To Eat Dust, Eat Dirt Or Bite The Dust?” I discovered that God meant that He had sentenced satan to being ruled by humans. 

However, the sinful human spirit, or old man, which is similar in nature to Adam, cannot rule Satan.  This Old Man Must Be Spiritually Processed Into A New Man In Order To Exercise Authority Over The Forces Of Darkness

Therefore, we will proceed by examining the Characteristics Of This New Man Who Rules Over Satan.  The scriptures exhort us to:

“… put on the new/G2537/kainos , which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness” (Ephesians 4: 24).

“put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.”

“and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”

2. The meaning of “the new” man

Kainos (G2537/adjective)  is the Greek word used in Ephesians 4: 24 in reference to the new man.  As an adjective, the word “new” is used in the English Language to mean:

  • never before existing
  • changed, especially for the better
  • recently made or brought into being
  • markedly different from what was before
  • having just or recently become, for example a new bride (Collins Online Dictionary 2014).

New or kainos is used in the scriptures to mean:

a. Fresh, unused, never before existing, markedly different from what previously existed

The new man in Christ is remarkably different from the old. One example is Apostle Paul, whose conversion produced such an incredible transformation that the believers did not receive him into fellowship immediately

 And laid it in his own new G2537 tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock (Matthew 27: 60).

For this is my blood of the new G2537 testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins (Matthew 26: 28).

And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new G2537 doctrine is this?

In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new G2537 tongues (Mark 16: 17).

A new G2537 commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you  (John 13: 34).
 

b. Something brought into existence that cannot coexist with a previous version

The old man and the new man cannot coexist:

Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new G2537 bottles, and both are preserved (Matthew 9: 17).

No man putteth a piece of a new G2537 garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new G2537 maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new G2537 agreeth not with the old (Luke 5: 36).

But new wine must be put into new G2537 bottles; and both are preserved  (Luke 5: 38).

c. A changed, transformed life

The old man, or previous, sinful spirit was guilty of sins such as “fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, covetousness, which is idolatry, anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy and filthy communication” (Colossians 3: 5, 8 & 9).

However, the new man in Christ is a changed, transformed spirit that no longer lives out the old, sinful existence. All things – the way of thinking, lifestyle, habits etcetera have become new. This new spirit is risen with Christ, is seated with Him in the Heavenly places and has been given the authority to rule over satan and to trample him in the dust:

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new G2537 creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new G2537  (2 Corinthians 5: 17).

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new G2537 creature (Galatians 6: 15).

I conclude with the words of the beloved Apostle Paul:

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2: 1, 5 & 6).

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