“Therefore if any person is [engrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold the fresh and new has come”. – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (Amplified Version)
The Greek rendering of the phrase “Passed away” in the scripture above means “gone out of existence”. So as a new creation you’re a brand new man; not one who has merely forgiven his trespasses. The Bible says, “…we are buried with him (Christ) by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). When you were born again, your human spirit was recreated. Your history began that day; so as far as God is concerned, you never existed hitherto.
Realize that you didn’t merely turn over a new leaf when you were born again; you were recreated as a new species. You may still look the same way you did before you received Christ; as a matter of fact, your physical appearance remains the same; but your spirit is renewed! It’s a brand new life; that’s why the Bible says, “All things have become new!”
Sickness, poverty, failure and death are not a part of the new life in Christ. Such things as ancestral curses and generational sickness ceased to be a part of your life because you were severed from your earthly affinity when you were born again. Your life history began on the day you accepted Christ and made Him Lord of your life.
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Proclamation of Faith
I’m a new creation in Christ Jesus, created for glory, and for beauty! My life’s history begins with God for I was crucified with Christ and arose with Him a brand new man; one without a past. The life in my body is the divine life of God which has supplanted the natural human life! Praise God.