New Creatures in Christ

New Creatures in Christ

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 

If you were asked to tell someone everything that happened to us at the moment of your salvation we would have to plan on a long conversation. The first thing that happened is we were born into the family of God (John 3:3). Our old natural man died and a spiritual man was born (1 Corinthians 2:12-13). The Spirit of God takes up residence in our very being. He immediately sets about to make us uncomfortable with our old life. We now also have the ability to overcome those areas of our lives because of the power that dwells within us. This is followed by a desire to please God and not ourselves. We also receive a promise of a Heavenly home prepared especially for us by God (John 14:1-3). And so the story goes on. We must learn to appreciate all that God does for us and NEVER take anything for granted. We are truly, new creatures in Christ.

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