1 John 3:3 KJVS
His Spirit makes (brings life to) our mortal bodies to be more like Him (His Holy Spirit in us).
Romans 8:11 KJVS
He strengthens us and helps us overcome our body & soul infirmities.
Romans 8:26 KJVS
1 Peter 1:21-22 KJVS
We grow into unity and the fullness of Christ in our being. Our Spirit is just like Him, but our body and soul become more like Him (our Spirit).
Ephesians 4:11-15 KJVS
2 Corinthians 3:18 KJVS
2 Corinthians 7:1
The way we do this is forgetting the things of our former ways (the flesh) and strive to live out from the Spirit that IS us; not the flesh that was who we thought we were and formerly behaved according to whatever our flesh spoke to us to do.
Ephesians 4:22-24 KJVS
When we are to "Just Be", it's that the Lord wants us to Just Be Him in us; not "just be" the flesh that was us.
We used to only just be our flesh, our body, and our soul, doing whatever they wanted without reign and not knowing we had a choice in the matter.
But God gave us a new Spirit from which to make our decisions in life. We now not only have a choice in how we source our decisions, but He gave us Himself and His ability to make that choice: that same ability as Christ Jesus.
That doesn't make it not hard, it just makes it sure (and with the strength to do it).
Jesus made that choice through sweating blood. We don't have that most-difficult-choice to make His Sacrifice for All) for us worry about how hard it COULD be. No. Instead, even though our choices we need to make in the Spirit are hard for our flesh, our choices are less troublesome and severe as was Jesus's.
And because He succeeded in overcoming His flesh, we have the confidence that we can do the same: Him in us, "I can do all things THROUGH Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13).
We are dead in Him, let us keep ahold of that truth that our flesh was crucified in Him on the Cross--so that we shine from the Spirit within.
Colossians 3:1-3, 9b-15
Our body is a living sacrifice. Living, in that it is His Life living through us:
A Sacrifice, in that it is dead—whatever what brought to the alter, once it has been sacrificed, is now dead. It cannot be brought to life again.
Our obligation is to maintain that presenting of our bodies as having already been sacrificed in Christ on the Cross. And as such, our bodies are no longer in control of who we are, how we act, or what we do. We may feel like it still does, but that's where the renewing of our mind comes in: we may feel it still has control, but in reality (God's Reality), it really does not have control. It doesn't. We believed the lie of the body for so long telling us it was the truth, that it's hard for us to immediately accept that God's Truth is the Real Truth.
But His Truth is our Truth and our Reality. And boy, does it hurt sometimes resetting our mind to believe God's Truth over our body's former "truth". And sometimes we have to continually remind that our body (our Flesh) is already dead. Even Paul had to.
For Paul & the others had to remind themselves of the dead state of their body in and through the persecutions they faced. And they became a testimony to us as what it is to walk with a dead body to Glorify the Lord. And to also bring and share those experiences to us now to bring life to us by example:
2 Corinthians 4:7-12 KJVS
God can also use aspects of our life to bring healing to others who are facing the same troubles. When we face and experience trials, we can testify of them to others to alleviate their pain and struggles. God then takes each of the different pain and suffering testimonies to minister as a group or whole to others to bring freedom and relief to them. The more we all share, the more we all get set free. Be open and aware and seek out to hear from others so that I too can be set free from those pains and sufferings. Sharing our struggles and pains bring healing and freedom: