When the Holy Spirit brought me to faith in Christ, He also renewed my heart and gave me a new mind and will, so that from my heart I truly want to live to the glory of God and to love Him. I believe that He will continually give me strength to wage a successful battle against the devil, the world and my own sinful flesh, and give me strength and zeal to live a Christian life and do good works. (Sanctification in the narrow sense).
Ps. 51:10: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
1 Pet. 5:8-9: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
1 Joh. 5:4: For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Gal. 5:24: They that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Rom. 6:22: Now, being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness.
Rom. 7:22: For I delight in the Law of God after the inward man.
Assignment: Discuss: How do a person’s mind and understanding, his will and emotional life, change when he turns from unbelief to faith? Does a person’s basic nature change?