A NEW MAN IN CHRIST
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.John.3.5-6
We have been born Again! This means so much to all of mankind as we will see in this devotional, all men are born to be born again! Jesus said to Nicodemus “John.3.7 – Do not marvel that I said to you, “You must be born again.’ Don’t be marvelled about it, that is don’t look at it as an impossible feat, it will be a remarkable experience for any man who believes in Christ, his nature will be changed by the Spirit.
The believer is a new creature; a never before seen kind of creature, one without any past, he has become a new man in Christ -2Cor.5.17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! (AMP)
The believer does not sin for he is born of God, he shares identity and DNA with God -1 John.3.9 – Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
The Believer is a son of God -John.1.12 – But as many, as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
The Believer is indwelled by the very Spirit of God, the Holy ghost resides in the believer and he is pleased to be at home in us -1Cor.6.19 – Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
The Believer is a manner of man that stands on earth as the representation of Christ, they are Christ on earth 1John.4.17 – Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 2 Cor.5.20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favour [now offered you] and be reconciled to God. (AMP)
The Believer is one that has overcome the world, 1 John.4.4 – You are of God, little children, and have overcome them because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
We must consciously walk in the reality of who we are in Christ, This is what should resound in our minds when we say we are BORN AGAIN! You have a new and rich life now in Christ. You are Born Again, a new DNA, a new nature, a new ability, a new lineage, a new man.
Further Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:15-21, John 3:1-10
Confession: Thank you Jesus, for I’ve been born Again, born into your family, born a new man with a new nature, the old man is gone and all things are new.