Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!


(Your Old Life Has Been Supplanted And Not Supplemented)

TO THE BIBLE 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has
come: The old has gone, the new is here!”


“Lord, forgive me for what I just did,” Pete prayed, “I
guess the old nature of sin just rose up in me.” “Pete, you don’t have two
natures in you. The one who’s born again only has one life and that’s the
divine life!” the Holy Ghost corrected him.

When you were born again, a new life was introduced into
your spirit, and the human life with which you were born of your earthly
parents ceased to be; it was replaced by the life and nature of God! It’s not
something that can be figured out in the laboratory; it’s spiritual. Moreover,
this change isn’t one to take place in heaven, as some also think; it’s already
happened. That’s the message of Christ.

He came to give us the divine life, to make us sons of God:
“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we
shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we
shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2). 2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB further
buttresses this; it says, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature;
the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”

Notice the phrase, “new creature”; it connotes something
that’s not known; it’s new, or even “strange.” It’s like thinking you saw
something sneak by, but couldn’t really make out what it was, and the best way
you could describe it was to say, “I saw a creature; it’s neither a cat nor a
dog, but I’m not sure what it is.” It wasn’t like anything you’ve ever seen.

This is exactly Paul’s inference in 2 Corinthians 5:17.
We’re a new species: a kind of creature that never existed before, a new type
of man! When you come to this realisation and understanding that what you have
isn’t a mix of the divine and human natures, you’ll cease from the struggles to
live right, and you’ll find yourself fulfilling God’s will for your life
gloriously from a position of rest. Hallelujah!

Go Deeper

Luke 8:11-15


Dear Father, thank you for my old life has been completely
replaced by the divine life, which is superior to sickness, disease, and
defeat. My divine nature has made me a master over circumstances, with dominion
over all the world’s negative systems. Your righteousness causes me to walk in
your perfect will today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading


Mark 2:23-3:1-12, Leviticus 11-12


Acts 19:8-20, Psalm 25-26


Declare boldly that you’re born again and a new creature in
Christ Jesus.

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