YOUR NEW LIFE STARTED WITH THE
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).
The new creation didn’t come from the cross,
but from the resurrection of Jesus Christ; we’re
the fruits of His resurrection. When Jesus died, you died
with Him. When He was buried, you were buried with
Him. When He resurrected, you also arose with Him
as a new man, a new species.
Romans 6:4 says, “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.” Your
new life started with the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The old life has been supplanted by this new life, the
Understand that there’s no connection between
the new creation and your past. In fact, the so-called
past doesn’t exist. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore
if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all things are become
new.” Quit judging or appraising yourself on the basis
of your past. Your past was nailed to the cross.
In Romans 7:6, the Apostle Paul, stressing
our disconnection from the past and old nature,
admonished that we serve God in the newness of
spirit: “But now we are delivered from the law, that
being dead wherein we were held; that we should
serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of
the letter.” He also said in Colossians 3:10, “…put on
the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after
the image of him that created him.”
Today, what counts with God is that you’re born
again and are a new creature in Christ Jesus (Galatians
6:15). You’re now in His class of being; an associate of
the God-kind; a partaker of the divine nature (2 Peter
1:4). You’ve been made alive in Christ. All these are as a
result of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!
Blessed be God! I have the incorruptible life of Christ
in my spirit. I’m an associate of the God-kind, reigning
in life by grace through righteousness. I walk in the
reality of the new life of righteousness, which I’ve
received in Christ. I’m more than a conqueror; I live
in dominion over Satan and the world! Hallelujah!
FURTHER S TUDY:
Isaiah 43:18-19; James 1:18; Luke 20:35