Do you know that we have life through Christ because we have believed and received Him into your lives? Here is how to find out.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away behold, all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
This is the good news! We are no longer under the bondage of sin; we are new creation in Christ. The very time we repented from our sins and accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. But the truth is most of us don’t walk in the newness we have in Christ but still live in our old nature.
We have new life through Christ so we should live accordingly. “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins…… (Ephesians 2:13).
As a result of being a new creation, the world’s standard of judgement (according to the flesh) no longer applies, because we are now in Christ. But it does not mean that in the moment of regeneration a person’s lusts, temptations, and carnal thoughts dissolve. In Christ, the old has gone; in us those struggles rage on. But with the Spirit’s help, the Christian’s practice will align more with his or her position day by day until the Son returns and makes every believer whole.
God has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation and has not imputed our sins on us. He has made us ambassadors for Christ. The greatest transaction in the history of the world occurred when Jesus (who new no sin) exchanged His righteousness for humanity’s sin, taking it on Himself (becoming sin for us). He received what every person really deserved – death on a cross; by faith, sinners receive what He deserved, God’s acceptance and eternal life with Him (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Wrong thinking is that we have to have everything right in our lives for God to love us.
- Do you know that it is not your performance that gives you right standing with God? (Romans 4:13-15)
- Do you live according to the new life Christ has given you?
Prayer: Father, You are worthy to be praised and adored! Help me to live according to the new life you have given me through Christ and not go back to the yoke of bondage. Amen!
Read: 2 Corinthians 5:12-21