What does it mean to “put off the old man?”

Putting off the Old Man is an issue many Christian’s don’t understand. Reason? The Old Man still exists after one is saved and born of the Spirit. The Old Man tries to rule the new-born Christian with the power of selfishness…but Glory to God…God gives this believing heart a way out.

Sins are forgiven in the new birth. Self (the root of the old man) is not dealt with until after the new birth. The Holy Spirit takes the believing heart to Calvary so that “self can be put to death”. Putting self to death is God’s way of getting possession of the “whole you”. Putting self to death is putting off the Old Man.

The best illustration I can give to shine light on “Putting off the Old Man” is like taking off a coat or jacket. Putting off the Old man must be taken off, hung up, but never put on again.  By experiencing such blessing the Spirit of God can rid the believer of all the dross of the Old Man, purge the believer’s entire being, and give him a “new man to put on” which is created in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-25

Putting off rids the saved man of the still existing Adamic life that taunts the believing heart. Putting on shows the life of contentment found in the sanctified life where the Old Adam got hung up and even buried…never to be shown anymore. Buried with Christ in Baptism is the result of putting off.

Putting off the Old Man and putting on the new man reflects the Sanctifying power that takes place in life of believer. Putting off the Old Man completely allows God to have full possession of your entire being…that your entire body, soul, and spirit be preserved blameless until the day of Christ’s coming. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-25


About rickroehm

Since 1988 I’ve been writing and doing service for the Lord. It all began in 1987 after a personal walk began with the Lord. This personal walk with the Lord I speak of turned into extensive Bible studies and later evolved into blogging in early 2000. At present I write, author, and publish several different sites on the Internet. My Blogs contain a vast library of Theological writings, teaching videos, and preaching audios that currently go around the globe for the cause of Christ. I write at Christian Blessings on Wordpress, Holy Hubert Lindsey Group on Facebook, Churches on Trial at Google, publish You Tube videos, record sermons at holy.sermon.net, etc. I also pastor a Church called the Upper Room in Williamsburg, Ohio . My secular Blog called Southwestern Ohio Fishing on Wordpress is where I write about experiences with my son and fishing partner Chad where we together enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty mixed with Father God’s creation. At Southwestern Ohio Fishing Blog I also publish favorite recipes for those who enjoy eating and cooking as much as this writer does. Thanks for sharing your time and life with this writer at the Blogs. Here's more access to my ministry and fishing Blog if you'd care to check them out further. Bible Truth Christian Blessings Holy Hubert Group Facebook Churches on Trial Hubert Lindsey YouTube videos The Upper Room Southwestern Ohio Fishing Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! God Bless!
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9 Responses to What does it mean to “put off the old man?”

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  4. Marcello Hdz says:

    I was not looking for this webpage, actually i was searching the meaning of a phrase, ,but anyway I read it and got blessed. Thank you ‘rickroehm’ for taking the time to write for God’s honor.Thank you for your faithfulness. May the Lord continue to bless you with such wisdom, peace and joy.
    In Jesus’ name. Amen

  5. Lyn Leahz says:

    Be sure and enlarge it because it’s extremely clear…powerful and moving!

  6. Lyn Leahz says:

    I hope this is okay; it’s a very powerful video and it relates to your message here…very powerful! I love this video! In fact, I put it on my front page I love it so much. Let me know what you think, and I hope this is okay to put here.

    • rickroehm says:

      Watched the video and got blessed!

      Two matters of importance written in the Prophets…recognizing what Yeshua did at Calvary allows a sinner to be reconciled to G_d. After the sinner is converted this believer can recognize who Yeshua is. This second glimpse of Yeshua is what rids the believer of a still existing Adamic life. A second glimpse shows man the need of “death to self”. This includes old habits, old plans, old ambitions, and old ways of thinking outside the will of God.

      John the Baptist said Yeshua would burn up the “chaff” with unquechible fire. Malachi said Yeshua would purge the sons of Levi…like a refiners fire. Ezekiel said Yeshua would take away the heart of stone.

  7. Lyn Leahz says:

    Praise God and amen!

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