“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, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation…..”
2 Corinthians 5:17-18
Jehovah is gracious in giving us his written Will. In this will, we see what He likes and what He hates. I, personally, love what the Bible has to say. It was not always this way. Not only do I love what the BIble says, I also love what it doesn’t say as well. In these verses of Scripture, I see God saying to us that when we came to Christ we were instantly changed, that old man who was destroying us is no longer there, and the new man is here to introduce us to a life that is beyond what this world can dream. A life that is full of the passion, love, enthusiasm, and abundance of God Almighty starting from the inside out!!!
Do you know the difference between a cheetah and a turtle? Pretty obvious, huh? They are two different species. You see a cheetah can do….what a turtle can’t do. And a turtle can do…what a cheetah can’t do. They were made for certain roles under certain laws and no matter how hard they try they just can’t be like the other species. Why? They are two different species. So it is with the new man. Before when we were dead in trespasses and in sins, there was no way we could live above sin. No way we could have peace for our “inner man”. No way we could be the righteousness of God! We were hopeless and without God.
Until….. Jesus Christ came to die on a cross, was buried, and rose from the dead to sit in the Heavenly Places enthroned on the right hand of the Majesty on High!!! And as they say on the infomercials….
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
We have also died with him, was buried with him, and rose with HIm! And NOW [not later when we die] are seated in Heavenly Places in Christ Jesus! This, dear friends, is called our identification with Him.
In HIs Crucifixion, we see Christ as we were.
In His Resurrection, we see ourselves as He is. Wonderful!
Don’t be afraid….IT’S THE TRUTH!!! God Bless All!