We live in a culture today that is moving further and further away from the truth, a culture that tells us that truth is whatever a person thinks or feels, they call it “my truth”. As believers, we have been instructed and empowered to live in self-control by the grace of God. Many believers though sincere have not learned to possess their vessels. When we are born again our spirits are made brand new in the image of God, but we still have a mind and a body that need to be brought under the control of the spirit man. In this series of teachings pastor, Sean is going to share from the Scriptures on what it means to “Possess Your Vessel.” Through this series, we will see that God has provided His ability to live a stable Christian life – spirit, soul, and body.
1 Thess 4:3 For this is the will of God, that you should be consecrated (separated and set apart for pure and holy living): that you should abstain and shrink from all sexual vice, 4 That each one of you should know how to possess (control, manage) his own body in consecration (purity, separated from things profane) and honor, 5 Not [to be used] in the passion of lust like the heathen, who are ignorant of the true God and have no knowledge of His will, AMP
Part 2 –At the new birth, our dead spirits are made alive unto God. We Christians are completely new in our spirits. The rest of the Christian life is bringing the body and the soul under the control of this born-again spirit through the renewing of the mind.