ALL THINGS HAVE BECOME NEW
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is
a new creature: old things are passed
away; behold, all things are become
new. And all things are of God, who hath
reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ…
(2 Corinthians 5:17-18).
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Being in Christ or now that you’re born again,
everything about your life is brand new and of
God. If you found anything that’s not of God in your
life — something that hurts, binds, demeans or limits
you — rebuke it and it’ll be gone. That’s because all
such things (old things) are passed away. The failures,
sickness, poverty, and defeats of the past are all gone.
That’s what the Word says.
The things that are permissible in your life are
things that “are of God,” and that cancer isn’t of
God. That pain, frustration, or crisis that has brought
despondency isn’t from God. Reject it. You have a
new life in Christ, and this new life destroys sickness
and disease, because it’s the life of God.
You may say, “But I still feel the pain or effect of
sickness or disease in my body, even though I’m born
again”; refuse to cower. Rather, keep affirming, “I have
a new life, and it’s the Christ-life; it burns up every trace
of sickness and disease from my body.”
Keep vocalizing your faith like that, trusting what
God has said: He’s called you to glory and virtue, not
to poverty, sickness or death. The latter part of our
theme scripture is equally powerful; it says God has
“…reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ….” Some
have only understood this from the perspective of
being reconciled or made right with God in respect
to our sins, but it’s much more.
To understand it better, look at it from the point
of view of an accountant, reconciling and comparing
records, to ensure they’re correct and in agreement—he
reconciles everything to have a balance.
In a similar sense, everything about your life has
been reconciled to ensure that the brand new and
divine life that God ordained for you to have is what
you actually have. There’s nothing good missing in
your life. You’re excellent and full of glory; a perfection
of beauty. Live with this consciousness, and there’ll
be no room for poverty, defeat, failure or sickness in
I walk in newness of life, living out the glorious
Christ-life predestined for me from the foundation of
the world. I’m chosen, royal, peculiar, excellent, and
full of glory. I walk in victory and dominion always.
Colossians 3:9-10; Romans 6:4