Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new – 2 Corinthians 5:17
There’re certain truths about the new creation which, as Christians, we must be conscious of and live by. These are not promises but established truths in God’s Word—present hour realities. One of such is our opening verse above. When you received Christ into your life, you became a new creation. “If any man be in Christ, he ‘is’ a new creation.” “Is” is a “now” word—a present-hour reality! You’re not going to be a new creation when you get to heaven; you’re a new creation now! Your new life started the day you made Jesus Lord of Your life.
An important truth in our Kingdom is about the Word as God’s cleansing material and agent of change. Jesus said in John 15:3, “Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.” It doesn’t matter the depth of a man’s sin; if he would give attention to God’s Word, he’ll be cleansed. God’s Word cleanses your system of all unrighteousness and every anomaly, sickness and disease inclusive.
Another of such glorious realities is that we’re heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ! “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together” (Romans 8:17). To be a joint-heir with Christ means everything that belongs to Him belongs to you, in the same way and degree that it belongs to Him. Both of you own everything hundred per cent together. Therefore, like Him, you’ve also been appointed heir of all things. No wonder Paul said, “…all things are yours” (1 Corinthians 3:21).
The Lord Jesus took your place of sin and condemnation that you might become the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21). Now, you’re one with Him (1 Corinthians 6:17), having His life and nature in your spirit. These and more are present-hour realities of who you are, and your placement in Christ. Study the Word to know more, and take a hold of your inheritance in Christ!
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Dear Father, I thank you for the unveiling of your Word to my spirit, granting me wisdom and insight to your perfect will for me. I walk in the consciousness of who I am in Christ, affirming that I’m more than a conqueror through Him that loved me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Psalms 16:6; Acts 20:32; 1 Corinthians 6:17