“Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, who is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him”. – Colossians 3:9-10
God has brought you out of darkness into the Kingdom of light; the Kingdom of His dear Son (Colossians 1:13). Therefore, you must let go of any attitude that’s not of God. In 1 Corinthians 6:5-9, the apostle Paul rebuked the Corinthian church because their way of life didn’t portray the new nature of righteousness they had received. As a Christian, it’s important to recognize that you’ve been completely delivered from the worldly lifestyle. You’re not the same man you were before you were born again. Your old nature of sin was supplanted with God’s nature of righteousness.
The Bible says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, HE IS a new creation. OLD THINGS have disappeared, and-look! ALL THINGS have become new! (2Corinthians 5:17, ISV) The old lifestyle, old ways of thinking and of doing things have been supplanted. This is why as a new creation you cannot make a habit of doing wrong. People may still call you a smoker, a drunk, a liar or any other name you were called before you received Christ, however the Bible says, “And such WERE some of you: but YE ARE WASHED, but YE ARE SANCTIFIED, but YE ARE JUSTIFIED in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God” (1Corinthians 6:11).
Notice it didn’t say “and such are some of you…”, rather it says, “And such were some of you”(even though they committed all these wrong things after being born again), because now, you’ve been cleansed of all the mess you used to be in before you were born again! You’ve been separated from sin unto God, and declared righteous, in the Name of the Lord, and by the Spirit of our God! God wants you to recognize your new identity-see the picture of the new you and live that way.
You don’t know what you really look like until you look into the mirror of God-His Word. This mirror shows your real picture in Christ Jesus. It shows that the old life with which you were born by your parents doesn’t matter now, for things have changed! You’re now a new creation. Your conduct as a Christian must now reflect your new personality in Christ Jesus-your new nature, which is the nature of righteousness.
For more, please read and study: Ephesians 4:24
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Father, thank you for I have put on the new nature of righteousness. The old life, with which I was born by my earthly parents, is completely gone, and a new life-the incorruptible life of God has begun. This new life is in every cell of my blood, every fibre of my being, and today, I walk in the reality of the new life of righteousness which I’ve received in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.