We Are A New Creature
By Rusty Wilson
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
In the previous Encouraging Word Devotion, I talked about the importance of understanding as the body of Christ, that we are in Christ, we are a representative of Him and our spirit man is fashioned after Him. As we go further in understanding that we are in Christ, we are also a new creature, the Amplified Bible says …a new creation (a new creature altogether);…
As a new creature (a new creation), old things (previous moral and spiritual condition) has passed away, behold (or see) all things are become new, once again the Amplified Bible says, …Behold, the fresh and new has come. All the newness God has in store for us is in us. We have a fresh start, a new beginning through Jesus.
We must also understand that the devil will try to get us to pick back up the old man of sin that died, but we must refuse and resist the devil as we continue to submit to God (James 4:7). Submitting to God is a continuous action or doing. We must stay committed to God and be led by His Holy Spirit.
Let’s continue to enjoy the new things (the BLESSING) that God has made available to us and continue to give Him thanksgiving and praise for ALL He has provided for us through His provision for our life. We are a new creature, a new person through Jesus. That is something to be EXCITED about.
Scripture Reading: Galatians 6:12-17
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