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NEW CREATION REALITIES (I)

NEW CREATION REALITIES (I)

 If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Our opening Scripture tells us that the man in Christ is a new creature. This means that the product of the new birth is not a changed man or a reformed man. The product of the new birth is an entirely new creature, a new person in Christ. Very important and crucial to take note of this, that the day you got born again, a brand new being came into existence. You might want to ask, what happened to the old man?  He has been crucified with Christ. 

Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Galatians 5:24 “And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.”

As believers, we must know who we are and what we have, imagine the US president being your father and you didn’t know. Then years later you found out, you would agree that there certainly would be a change in lifestyle, privileges and you begin to enjoy everything that comes with being the president’s child. That’s why it’s important to know who you are in Christ, so you don’t live less than who God has called you to be. 

So, what does the Bible say about the new creation? 

2 Peter 1:4 (KJV)

 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 

Firstly, You now possess a divine nature, the sin nature has been dealt with. The new creation has only God’s kind of nature in his heart, therefore you are no longer a slave of sin. You have been purchased to be separated unto Christ and his purpose. Romans 6: 17-18

Secondly, you have eternal life! 

Eternal life is not a promise, it’s a present reality you have in Christ.

In Adam, you were dead spiritually, but in Christ, you are spiritually alive and you possess the God kind of life. Zoe! 

John 3:16

 For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

The bible’s promise is not “that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but someday in heaven have everlasting life” WHAT IT SAID is “but have everlasting life”; meaning the moment they believe, they receive. Eternal life is not a mere spiritual capacity or privilege to spend eternity with God in heaven, but also the spiritual capacity to know God intimately and live an overcoming, victorious, triumphant, prosperous and successful life in this present world, even as Christ did. It is the God-type of life.

 John 17:3– And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 

Thirdly, You have the Spirit of God.

Galatians 4: 6– And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

You are perfectly like Christ in your spirit.

Fourth, you are God’s Beloved: As a new creation, you are unconditionally, completely and eternally loved, favoured, pleasing and acceptable to God in Christ (John 17:23).

 The Scripture reveals that God has “predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.” (Eph. 1:5-6 NKJV).

You do not seek, strive or struggle to impress God or to earn God’s love, acceptance, favour or blessing by your self-righteousness, performance, or good works. 

Because as a new creation you are unconditionally, completely and eternally loved by God, accepted by God, favoured by God, and blessed by God in Christ Jesus. Glory! 

FURTHER READING: 1 JOHN 5:11-13

CONFESSION: I BELIEVE AND I CONFESS THAT I AM A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST JESUS, I’VE BEEN REDEEMED, MADE RIGHTEOUS, JUSTIFIED, AND GIVEN GOD’S KIND OF LIFE.

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING

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