A NEW CREATURE WITH A NEW LIFE
Therefore 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).
When you were born again, you were born
and baptized into Christ. 1 Corinthians
12:13 says, “For by one Spirit are we all baptized
into one body…”; you were baptized into the body of
Christ, a new man, a new creature with a new life. The
King James Version uses the word “creature,” which is
a lot more accurate than the word “creation” as used in
some other translations. Being a “new creature” means
you’re one of a kind; a special or peculiar being.
But that’s not all; the latter part of our opening
scripture says, “…old things are passed away; behold,
all things are become new.” The underlined word,
“behold” means a lot, even though not so many pay
attention to its importance in that verse. It’s a word
that calls your attention to a truth: God wants you to
SEE that all things have become new. When you’re
born again, you have a new life; you’re a new being;
the old life and nature are supplanted by God’s divine
It wasn’t just a mere change that took place in you
when you were born again; it was an actual recreation
of your human spirit; there was an actual replacement
of the life of which you were born of your parents,
with the indestructible life of God. You’ve come alive
to God through the New Birth.
You’re not someone who has merely become
religious; you’re a new person, with a new life, without
a past. Understand when the Bible says, “…old things
are passed away…”; it’s talking about the old nature
that was subject to sin, defeat, sickness, failure and
death— it’s dead and gone. All things have become
new, and all these new things are of God (2 Corinthians
Everything about your life now carries divinity in it.
There’s no connection between you and your “past,”
because in actual fact, there’s no past: “Therefore we
are buried with him by baptism into death: that 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” (Romans 6:4).
I’m a new creature, a brand new species of being.
I’m not ordinary. I’m the first and the best of God’s
creatures. I prosper in all I do. My life is an expression
of the beauty, glory, and grace of Almighty God.
His righteousness is revealed in, and through me.
FURTHER S TUDY:
Ephesians 2:14-15; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:9-10