How Jesus Kicked The Old Man To The Curb Not Once But Three Times!
Jesus fought the Old Man.
The Old Man did not want Jesus to get onto the cross.
The Old Man fought the Lord. Jesus beat that Old Man down.
...Jesus fought the Old Man?! Who is the Old Man? What did he do? What happened?!
The Old Man is the dirty dog spirit who lives and rules in us. The Old Man is your body, soul and senses. The Old Man is selfishness. He tricks our thoughts and ideas into doing wrong even when we want to do right.
...How did Jesus whip the Old Man? What did Jesus say? How did the fight start? What happened?!
The fight broke out when God, The Father, gave Jesus a command. Jesus' Father said, "You must die to give eternal life to as many people as I have given you."
...The Old Man said, "What?! Die?! I do not want my body to die! I do not care about the people. I only care about myself."
Jesus' Old Man told him, "I know you want to obey God but, I want to live. Tell God to let this cup pass from you." Jesus had to decide, obey God or obey his own desire to live and forget the people.
...Jesus decided. He kicked that Old Man to the curb.Jesus said, "Not as I will, but as my Father will."
The Old Man came back at Jesus: "Don't die, boy. Live so I can run things." Jesus gave him the boot a second time. "My spirit truly is ready, but my flesh is weak. Not as I will, but as my Father will. My Father runs things, I don't." ...