SHUTTING DOWN THE CARNAL MIND
Sometimes it helps to have a snapshot of Truth that serves as an unfailing Power boost no matter what situation we are in. Our old nature often tries to usurp the power of the inner man which is in union with Christ. The carnal mind becomes loud and attempts to talk believers out of the liberty we have in Him. If she (the carnal mind) only knew her place and would keep quiet! It is impossible to live peaceably with this enemy of God. Until our minds are renewed, the carnal mind will bombard us repeatedly. She is empowered by the fallen (Adamic) nature. Once a believer understands his true position of victory in Christ Jesus, the carnal mind becomes quieter and quieter. The inner man (the believer’s spirit which is in union with Christ’s Spirit) is renewed day by day.
Allow the following Scriptures to help shed light on how we start at a position of victory in Christ Jesus:
John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with [him], that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Romans 8:1 [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
(Underline added by writer for emphasis).