A change of reality has taken place and the carnal mind keeps retarding us to old things. Behold you are new creature and everything old has passed away or passing away.
Why do we keep denegrating ourselves. A person who is born again is no longer a gentile, unless they are still one by their own choice mentally and emotionally. This would mean that we continue to identify ourselves with old things according to flesh. A gentile by definition means a heathen without a relationship with the true God.
A saint has a relationship with the true God, hence who they are and everything about their identity has changed. They have become a completely new thing by definition as well. However, the devil has tricked us to remain focus upon our sensory and spirit. Therefore we remain divided over what we can see and hear which are all boundaries of our sin corrupted and limited carnality.
The gentile people are divided by various things such as culture, race, skin color, geography, and other things that should not divide the people of God from one another. The gentile world thinks it is proper to be divided along these various definitions of themselves such as who is rich, black, more gifted, asian, or anything else that shows partially and discrimination. However, it cannot be so for the people of God. However, an honest view at the religion called christianity yields the same common picture that is seen in the gentile world. The greater number of the people of God are still segregated along the gentile defintions of themselves and comfortably so. It is said that the most segregated hour is on Sunday during church services. Its this not carnal as the apostle Paul said.
Now one can enjoy the fulfillness of the kingdom now, if they still abide and live in the old things. If we continue to call ourselves gentiles, then we continue to act and live as gentiles, because the definition of the gentile has not changed. A gentile without the kingdom is still without a true relationship God. What does this say about a person who stills calls and defines himself as gentile in the kingdom. As a man thinks, so is he.
As long as we see ourself as what we are in the flesh, then we will remain divided and dwelling in carnality; moreover, bound by old things such racism, ideology, and biases eventhough we are members of a Kingdom that calls us all brotheren with all things in common with one another.
Why do these old things not die?