The Old Man - Part 2

 
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by Pastor Mark Downey

July 24, 2011

By way of review, so far we have established that the old man to which Scripture points to negatively is none other than self and all of the hyphenated character defects that emanate from it: self-righteousness, self-centered, self-indulgent, self-aggrandizement, self-justification, self-will and on and on it goes.  See The Old Man:  Dead on Arrival Part 1.

I John 2:16 synthesizes it down to three attributes of the old man of all that is in the world: “The lust of the flesh, lusts of the eyes and the pride of life” all of which constitutes the carnal nature of mankind and becomes adversarial to God. James 4:4 says, “You adulterous people, do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” That’s a pretty strong indictment and all the more reason why this old man must be eliminated.>

We all have inherited this genetic trait from the first White man, Adam. But there is an antidote to supernaturally save us from eternal death as Jesus Christ promises us the immortality that Adam had lost. It shall come to pass that, “Death is swallowed up in victory.” Ironically, this happens when we kill the old man, when we kill our conformity to this world. Indeed, we are crucified with Christ – when Christ died, it was our death also, it was the death of the old man and we are cleansed of our sins when His blood is applied to our lives. We may die the physical death, but we are resurrected unto life eternal.

Christ died for the White race. The conflict of the ages has been between the flesh and the spirit. The flesh or carnal nature of man can’t be controlled or tamed, it must be crucified; we take up our own cross and seek the Spirit of God, and God will help us overcome the world spiritually. “But the natural [carnal] man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” I Cor. 2:14.

The ‘mystery of iniquity’ is about man making himself God, not angels! Nowhere in the Bible, no matter how hard judeo-catholic mistranslations try, are we told that angels are to crucify the flesh of the old man. What is being revealed to you right now, if you don’t already know, is that “Them that perish” are the adversaries of God (not an omnipotent “Satan”) who have “All deceivableness of unrighteousness.” Unrighteousness, in the Bible, is always placed at the doorsteps of mankind, not the invisible realm of make-believe devil-gods.

When men want to be indulged with the liberty to walk in forbidden ways and embrace questionable doctrines, at the expense of despising and stomping upon the precepts of the gospel message, then their teachings make God’s Word of none effect. Paul uses the example of a woman who has a husband to illustrate the law of sin and death. “For the woman which has a husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband” Romans 7:2. The woman is bound by the law to her husband as long as he is alive. When her husband dies, she is loosed from the law of her husband. This occurs in two ways: either by a natural physical death or a spiritual death. Conversely, the death of the husband’s old man is all the more reason to be bound to him for a happy marriage. However, a spiritual death is the old man not only being alive and well, but claiming what belongs to God i.e. righteousness.

The comparison can be made with God’s divorce from Israel. It’s not that the Israelites became an extinct race, but rather were whoring after strange gods and thus spiritually dead to the sin of adultery. The husband or wife who is spiritually dead is bound to the law of sin and death – the wages of sin is death. A very real life consideration of an adulterous wife is being complicit with her husband’s active pursuit of sin. Only the rabbinical theology of a sexist priestcraft would demand that a righteous Christian wife be bound to the sins of an adulterating husband. Spouses do not have to tolerate conformity to the world or the abuse of their old man (pun intended). It is illogical and contrary to Scripture to have the expectation that Christians are to be torn between obeying God and a marriage partner. “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” James 1:8. Those who still insist the wife is an adulteress after a biblical divorce and has remarried are satanic false accusers denying the veracity of God’s Law. These liars remain married to the old sin nature no matter how pious or convincing their lies sound. The Pharisees practiced the same kind of legalisms which led to the murder of Christ.

The false accuser, satan or the old man (take your pick) will have no part in the Marriage Supper of the Lamb i.e. the reunion of Christ with His bride Israel. In fact, we’re told who will not be allowed into the Kingdom: “Dogs, sorcerers, whoremongers, murderers, idolaters and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie” Rev. 22:15. Every Christian Israelite should be eager to enter in through the gates into the city of God that they may have a right to the tree of life (Rev. 22:14). “All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but the Lord weigheth the spirits. Commit thy works unto the Lord and thy thoughts shall be established” Prov. 16:2-3. You are what you’re committed to. If you are committed to a belief in Christ, you’re a Christian. If you are committed to a belief in “Satan”…

By analogy, the old man is to personal sins as a root is to its fruit. The root produces fruit; fruit comes from a root. Personal sins come from the old man. The point is that sins have a source. Following our analogy, God’s plan will unfold for the Christian to see how he never has to sin again. If you wanted to destroy the fruit of a tree, you can either pick the fruit and throw it away or you can kill its root. Suppose that you decide to destroy personal sins in your life. There are at least two ways. First, you confess your sins, receiving forgiveness and be restored to fellowship. However, one may choose to sin again sometime in the future. Or second, you can apply the concept found in the language of Romans 6:6, 11, and 13 as the only divine tool given to the believer to permanently destroy the root of the old sin nature.

If you choose to use the following three verses (Romans 6:6, 11, 13), you will be considered dead to sins and never have to sin again… as long as you live for Christ. “Knowing this, that our old man is [was] crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin” (v. 6); Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord” (v. 11); “Neither yield ye members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin; but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God” (v.13). Knowing, reckoning and yielding are the only honorable means by which we can overcome sin. If you are struggling with sin, you need Romans 6:6, 11 and 13, not an emotional ‘Pentecostal’ experience or supernatural extravaganza. If you think you’ve applied know-reckon-yield and still don’t have victory, return to these three steps and determine if you failed to apply them correctly. “Greater is He [God] that is in you, than he [the old man] that is in the world… Hereby we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error” I John 4:4, 6.

Do not miss the point that Jesus was not alone on His Cross. Every believer for the last 2000 years was hanging on that Cross with Him. The fact that God sees our old man as dead is the foundation for victory over sins, because this enables the believer to render his sins inoperable at their source. God sees every old man as a dead root that can no longer produce fruit. The word ‘reckon’ means to think the same way God thinks. If He says our old man is dead, then consider your old man dead, because God says it’s dead. There can be no victory if you do not reckon this to be true. ‘Yielding’ means to present your members or parts of the physical body to God for good.

We all have a twofold personality: the old man of the flesh and the new man of the Spirit. We can most clearly see the character of the new man with the fruits of the Spirit “Against such there is no law” (Gal. 5:22-23). The night before Jesus was killed, He told His disciples, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the husbandman. Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away… I am the vine, ye are the branches; He that abideth in Me and I in Him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without Me ye can do nothing” John 15:1, 2, 5. Did you White Nationalists get that last part? You can’t do anything without the Root of David, Jesus Christ. In fact, your old man condemns your movement from moving. Fruit is produce. Bearing fruit is productive. Being productive motivates movement. Moving in the right direction gets us into the winner’s circle.

“If a man abide not in Me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the lake of fire, and they are burned” John 15:6. There were two trees in the Garden of Eden. One represented life and the other death. They are still with us today. The old man is stuck in his knowledge of good and evil as long as he ignores the good news that he has a tool to extract himself from the ditch of depravity. This tree is insidious because man knows how to manipulate good and evil and convince himself and others that good is evil and evil is good. Adam and Eve believed that the forbidden fruit would not bring death as God promised. They were wrong. And people believe the same way today… deceiving themselves.

Reckoning and yielding produces suffering, in that there will be “Much tribulation [in order to] enter into the Kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22). There is no spiritual anesthesia for putting the old man to death. And he doesn’t die easily. He struggles to stay alive, and it is this warfare that causes the believer to suffer. But he suffers because something is being done right, being done God’s way. The wonderful fireworks of God’s plan is the spontaneous combustion of the old sin nature and the igniting joy of victory the moment we understand that “We are more than conquerors through Him that loved us” (Romans 8:37). The old is being replaced with the new. The baptism of fire is removing the dross from the gold. Holiness means purity. The Holy Spirit is having the mindset to separate ourselves from evil.

Even though the flesh remains the dominant nature when a Christian is first called and chosen, it will become dormant when our spiritual nature takes priority through repentance. This new spirit nature is what makes seeking the Kingdom of God a priority. And once the priority is met, we are given the fantastic promise that, “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God” (I John 3:9).

Unfortunately, the judaized establishment churches have obfuscated the process of divine calling with a meaningless cliché in being “born again” as if this pious altar call of choosing God is the end of the matter and all of the sudden they are “saved”. This is nothing short of the old man wrapping himself in the knowledge of good without doing anything good. Jesus did not tell Nicodemus, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3). The translators erred greatly. Jesus did not use the word ‘again’, Nicodemus did. Jesus used the Greek word ‘anothen’ (Strong’s G509) and means from above, from the first or from the origin. It’s the same word found in John 3:31, “He that cometh from above is above all.” The word ‘born’ in John 3:3 is ‘gennoa’ and means begat or begotten rather than birth. It is crucial to know when this begetting happens. The Greek word for ‘born’ here does not indicate a future tense. Jesus was teaching Nicodemus that his race emanated from an original seed i.e. “For his seed remaineth in him.”

Had John 3:3 been properly translated, it would have read, “…except a man be conceived from above…”, which meant that unless a person is begotten of the seedline or race that comes from the original Creation or to be even more specifically designated as, “Israel is My son, even My firstborn” (Ex.4:22), then that person does not have the faculties to perceive what the Kingdom of God is all about. We have a choice to believe that any race or hybrid can see the Kingdom of God (but more likely the brotherhood of man) or we can believe the exclusionary limits Jesus sets forth in John 3:5, “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.” It is not just being begotten of water, which is the natural biological process of conception, but also the incorporation of the Spirit. To determine who this applies to, the New Testament Christian is forced to read the Old Testament and learn that the ‘breath of life’, which is the Spirit of God was only given to one man and that was Adam (Gen. 2:7).

Now for a short history lesson. Abraham and Sarah were from the Adamic seed. Prior to God regenerating their ability to conceive a child, there was race mixing and a pollution of God’s plan between the other races (that existed before Adam) and the descendants of Adam. The mongrelization got so bad that God brought forth the Flood and spared only Noah and his unmixed i.e. racially pure family in that particular part of the world. Later, the children of Israel were to destroy the Canaanites who were a type and shadow of the old man. Likewise, we cannot enter the Promised Land today without first destroying that which tempts us to sin. There is no doubt that the life in Sarah’s womb was endowed with the Spirit of God. If Ex. 4:22 is still fresh in your mind, God said, “Israel My firstborn.” If this is true, then who are their offspring? For Israel to be the son, who then is the father? Doesn’t Israel originate from God, if Israel is His son?

Nowhere in the Bible do we find the concept of universalism where God is the father of all races. Neither God nor man can be called a father until they have begotten offspring. There is absolutely no Bible verse that condones a spiritual birth later in life. “Look unto Abraham your father and unto Sarah that bare you; for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him” Is. 51:2. Only through Abraham’s seed would our race receive the covenants and promises of God in order to comprehend the Kingdom of God. “He saith not, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one” Gal. 3:16.

God has given our race “The earnest [down payment] of the Spirit in our hearts” II Cor. 1:22. Keep in mind, the war has always been between our flesh and our spirit. Our race has always been plagued with the strange flesh of mongrelization. “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” I Cor. 2:14. I believe the natural man can be several things. It can be the mongrel (i.e. non-Israelite) or it can be the Israelite who has become mongrelized, which this study has identified as the old man, because it acts like the rest of the world.

If our lives are utterly driven by secular values and empirical evidence, then those of us who, “Trust in the Lord with all our heart, and lean not into our own understanding” would appear to be regarded by the unbeliever as fools. Conversely, to the spiritually minded believer, a secularist seems to be naively missing the whole meaning of their existence. Indeed, the natural man centers his life on being scientific and intellectually proud. However, no amount of intellectual science will ever give our race the values of what our potential is, which can only come from our Creator. In fact, the grandiose architects of the universe would exalt their throne above the stars of God, cursing the integrity of our race in the process. When Paul told Timothy to “Avoid profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called” (I Tim. 6:20), he was warning his brethren about the adversaries of God, having their so called knowledge applied to our lives. The old man’s forte is convoluting good and evil and mocking the greatest gift ever given to our race… the blood of Christ. Everything our race could ever want or need for quality living has been promised to us, if we first seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Mt. 6:33). That means all other forms of government are counterproductive to the well being of our race.

“The Kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field” Mt. 13:24. The parable is telling us that God created a pure race in the world. Then we are told than an enemy came and planted bad seed, which resembled the good seed, but it was polluted. “An enemy hath done this” Mt. 13:28. The Big Lie is that we are all mongrelized “bad seed” today. That can only mean that there are no “children of the Kingdom” i.e. “good seed” left in the world. The enemy that promotes the idea of racial pollution and that there is no such thing as a pure race anymore IS A LIAR. It is an affront to the God of ‘kind after kind’. Who are you to believe? The White preservationists of Christian Identity or the godless permutations of mongrelization? Or perhaps the simple observation of nature, that Cardinals do not mate with Blue Jays.

But even as Paul lamented, the carnal are, “As unto babes in Christ.” From the time of our conception we have the genetic code of God expressed in the old man and the new man. The circuitry of the new man regenerates the status of Adam with God before his Fall. When we overcome the carnal sin nature through Christ, the old man begins to short circuit. The constant theme throughout Scripture is the cleansing and purification of one race for the ultimate and perfect government of God. “That ye which have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel” Mt. 19:28. In other words, we take care of our own kindred. In Judaism’s utopia, every jew will have 2,000 non-jewish slaves. In the Kingdom of God I don’t think we’ll be bothered by non-Israelites, because they’ll be gone.

Knowing that racial purity is a prerequisite for transcending the Fall of Adam, we can then move forward with a new vision of Paradise. Our race is to “Walk in the newness of life” (Romans 6:4), meaning that we give up the old way of life in both false doctrines and bad behavior i.e. anything alien that quenches (exterminates) the Spirit.

Any movement representing our race that has a prevarication with mixed blood is not of our God. It brings the disease of disobedience into our camp and threatens our existence. Christian Identity is helping our kindred to understand that the real enemy and threat to our survival is sin. Some of our kinfolk may resent being told that their manner of life is a death sentence and that they actually have the potential to change the things they are so opposed to by changing themselves. Oh, how we refuse to say, “Lord let it begin with me.” The preeminent message of our Kinsman Redeemer was and still is repentance. Many Christians go through the motions of repentance and baptism, but they don’t follow through with the commitment and application. “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” II Peter 3:9.

There will be some White people who don’t think or won’t believe that the reward of a glorified body of everlasting life in a perfected society on earth, as it is in Heaven, is a big deal. Not, that is, until it’s too late. But, what does it cost anybody? It is the free gift of God (Romans 5:15). For those who proudly stand with the old man and have their own agendas, consider this sincere exhortation from God’s Word: “For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance, but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” Mt. 25:29-30. If the old man and his cronies do not want to live in the Kingdom of God, an all-White society that honors their Creator, then they may be given a one-way ticket to India or any other mongrelized arm pit of the third world and practice the sum of their own wisdom.

They can reflect on the bet they wagered to tolerate miniscule portions of mongrelization, to propagate a multi-faith movement and to obey man rather than God… and lost. The winners may now claim their prize, but time is of the essence. “For we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection” Romans 6:5. The Bible is clear that He died on the Cross for all White people. “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order” I Cor. 15:22-23. Jesus Christ has already paid the price for our redemption, but all of our people have not yet received it. Our Lord has already earned it for us, either in this life or the next, in God’s time and in His order.

Under the New Covenant, the mind of man is no longer in opposition to the mind of God for the two minds can now become one, functioning in full agreement as it was in the beginning. An open or closed mind is the rudder of destiny. No amount of law can change a rebellious heart that is motivated by fear and a lack of love or faith. As long as the old man has a mentality locked in past resentments, the mind of Christ can never be instilled in him. However, the Law of God has now been internalized and written in our hearts instead of being imposed externally against our carnal nature. This is the New Covenant.

Our race is thus reinstated as heirs of the promise and eventually “Every knee will bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father” (Phil. 2:10-11). There will be no unbelievers in that day because every shred of mongrel influence will have been burned to a crisp through the personal revelation of Jesus Christ. The old man will be dead and those of us who are perfect in our generations will be blessed with the Tree of Life and the righteousness of God. It will be fulfilled of us that, “You are the sons of the living God” (Hosea 1:10). This message is by no means exhaustive, but it should help launch your walk with Christ and propel you to the Cross where victory awaits your claim. “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” Ps. 139:23-24.

I’m not a poet, but every now and then I get inspired and jot down some rhyming lines. This poem is entitled ‘Crucify Me’ and will conclude this message.

Crucify Me

Crucify the old man who once was me,
Crucify the old man so that I may be free.
Crucify the old boss,
Nail him to the Cross.
Death to the old man in my head,
Lord, make sure he’s really dead.
Kill him, who shouts profanity and spit,
As the child of God lowers him into the pit.
Show no mercy my kin,
For the old man’s name is sin.
Crucify the old man, its God’s plan,
Begotten from above, long live the new man.