In Ephesians chapter 4:20, said but” ye have not so learned Christ”, Paul is telling the Ephesians that in contrast with the old men,a believer did not come to know Christ that way. To know Christ our minds are no longer darkened: Our lives is no longer alienated from God. Our hearts are on longer hardened and impure. Paul is telling us that Christ is not only life to us but also an example. Scripture tell us, for even here unto were ye called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his step, in his life on earth he set up a pattern as revealed in the gospels. Then he was crucified and resurrected to become the life giving spirit that he might enter into us to be our life. The Lord said take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Paul tells us life according to his example, and not by our natural life but by him as our life in the resurrection. To learn Christ is simply to be molded into the pattern of Christ, that is to be conformed to the image of Christ. Paul wants the Ephesians, to know that this teaching and learning is in accordance with the truth, beause he is the truth. Jesus tells us that I am the way, the truth and the life: no men cometh unto the Father but by me. We must be renewed in the spirit of our mind, As a believer we take off the old self which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires. We must put on the new self which has been created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness which is based on truth. A believer has been made new in the attitude of their mind, we no longer think in darkness in our understanding and iqnorant. Scripture tells us that therefore if any men be in christ,he is a new creatures: old things are passed away, behold all things have become new. Like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. The new men is of Christ it is his body created in him on the cross.
To God Be The Glory
Minister David A. Benjamin