“Anyone who is joined to Christ is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come.” (2 Cor. 5:17 GNT).
From the point you became born again through faith alone in the person and finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross, you have become an entirely New Creation in Christ.
The Scripture clearly states: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Cor. 5:17 NKJV).
From God’s perspective, you are now a new self, a new being, and a new person in Christ. While many people around you may still see you or deal with you as the same old person, God will never again deal with or relate with you according to your former sinful, selfish, corrupt and rebellious self.
In the first part of this piece we began to examine who the New Creation in Christ is and what He has from God’s perspective.
It is absolutely crucial for you as a born-again believer to begin to see, think, live, walk or operate in this evil world as a New Creation in Christ from the point you experienced the new birth. This is the only way to live a triumphant, overcoming and prosperous Christian life in this anti-Christ world.
Let us briefly recap what we have discovered so far about the New Creation in Christ.
First, the New Creation possesses God’s kind of nature:
You were born with a sinful, selfish, and corrupt nature inherited from Adam. It was that nature that made you a slave of Sin and Satan. But through the new birth, you have become a partaker of God’s holy and loving nature (2 Pet 1:1-4).
The Scripture states: “No one born of God commits sin; for God’s nature abides in him, and he cannot sin because he is born of God.” (1 John 3:9 RSV).
As a New Creation in Christ, you are presently and completely divine, holy, kind, loving, gentle and godly in your born-again spirit. The Scripture states that your new spirit was created in God’s image and “after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Eph. 4:24 RSV).
Second, the New Creation possesses Eternal or Everlasting life:
In Adam you were dead spiritually – alienated from God’s life, but in Christ you are spiritually alive, possessing God’s kind of life (Zoe).
Everlasting life is not a future promise, but a present reality or possession of the New Creation in Christ.
The Scripture states: “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36 NKJV).
Eternal life is not a mere spiritual capacity or privilege to spend eternity with God in heaven, but also the spiritual capacity to know God intimately and live an overcoming, victorious, triumphant, prosperous and successful life in this present world as the Lord Jesus did (Rom. 5:17).
Third, the New Creation possesses the Spirit of Christ:
The spirit in the New Creation is the Spirit of Christ. The Scripture testifies that “because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” (Gal. 4:6 NKJV).
The New Creation in Christ is not in any way different to Christ in his spirit. This is why the Scripture says: “as He is, so are we in this world.” (1 John 4:17 NKJV). “But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” (1 Cor. 6:17 NKJV).
Fourth, the New Creation possesses the Mind of Christ:
The mind that the New Creation in Christ has is the exact mind of Christ; it is not a mind different or inferior to that of Christ by any standard.
The Scripture clearly states that: “we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Cor. 2:16 NKJV). The New Creation in Christ “is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.” (Col. 3:10 NKJV).
Therefore, the New Creation in Christ knows all things in his regenerated and anointed heart though his physical mind is limited in knowledge (Heb. 8:10-11).
The Scripture testifies of the New Creation in Christ: “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.” (1 John 2:20 NKJV).
Fifth, the New Creation in Christ is God’s Beloved:
As a New Creation in Christ you are completely and eternally loved, pleasing and acceptable to God in Christ. Through the new birth, you have been plucked out of Adam and engrafted by the Holy Spirit into the Christ, the Son in whom God is well pleased. Therefore, having become one with Christ, God loves you as He loves Christ (John 17:23).
As a New Creation in Christ, you are unconditionally, completely and eternally loved by God, accepted by God, favoured by God, and blessed by God in Christ Jesus, His Beloved Son. Therefore, you don’t need to seek, strive or struggle to impress God in order to earn, deserve or merit His love, acceptance, favour or blessing (Eph. 1:5-6).
Let us now proceed to examine more truths about the New Creation in Christ.
Sixth, the New Creation in Christ is irrevocably or eternally blessed:
The old man or being was a transgressor of God’s law and thus operated under the curse of the law. But, the new being or creation in Christ is a saint, having been justified and washed in the blood of the Lamb of God.
The New Creation in Christ is called “the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Cor. 5:21 NKJV). Therefore, he is not under any curse (Gal. 3:12-14). But, he is blessed with the believing Abraham (Gal. 3:9).
The New Creation in Christ is a joint heir of God’s blessing with Christ (Rom. 8:17). Having become one with Christ through the new birth, “you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” (Gal. 4:7 NKJV).
As a New Creation in Christ you are irrevocably blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ (Eph. 1:3, 2 Pet. 1:2-3). This is why the Scripture says: “Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours.” (1 Cor. 3:21 NKJV).
All that God has is now yours in Christ. Hallelujah!
Seventh, the New Creation in Christ wields unlimited spiritual power and authority:
The New Creation in Christ is no longer a slave or captive of Sin and Satan, but a king and a priest unto God (Rev. 1:5-6; 5:9-10, Eph. 2:4-7).
By reason of your spiritual union with Christ, you are presently seated with Christ in the heavenly places, “far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.” (Eph. 1:21 NKJV).
The spiritual power or authority of the New Creation in Christ is not inferior to that of Christ. The New Creation is actually invested with the power and authority of Christ over all the evil forces and powers.
Jesus said, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19 NKJV).
Therefore, no trial, challenge, adversary or adversity of life is expected to intimidate, oppress, harass or overcome you as a New Creation in Christ (Matt. 10:7-8, 16:19).
It is the destiny of the New Creation in Christ to reign in this present life through Christ Jesus.
The Scripture testifies: “For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” (Rom. 5:17 NKJV).
“And have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth.” (Rev. 5:10 NKJV).
Lastly, the New Creation in Christ is God’s spiritual house on earth:
As a New Creation in Christ, you have become God’s spiritual house or temple on earth (1 Cor. 6:19-20, 2 Cor. 6:16). God is now pleased to dwell in you with all His fullness as He dwelt in Christ while He was on earth (Col. 1:19, 2:9).
The Scripture queries, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Cor. 3:16 NKJV).
Because God now lives in you, you need not to seek or search for God anywhere; you are the one carrying God about. You can now fellowship or commune with God anywhere, any day and anytime.
Like Jesus manifested God while He carried God’s fullness on earth, you also must make it your chief aim or priority in life to fully and constantly manifest or reveal God to the world (John 1:18, Isa. 43:7, 21, 1 Pet. 2:9).
Beloved, you are now a brand New Creation in Christ. Your old self that was corrupt, sinful, fearful, and cursed is gone forever, having being crucified with Christ. Therefore, carefully and thoroughly examine your life today to see if there is still anything associated with the old man lingering on in your life.
Don’t spare, cover, or seek to explain away, or make excuses for any sickness, lack, poverty, failure, depression, anger, fear, worry, anxiety, and such things in your life. They all belong to the old man! They have no right to remain with you, the new man or creation in Christ.
Friend, as a New Creation in Christ, you have the right and authority to uproot and evict out of your life anything belonging to the old man. Be very specific, direct, firm and resolute as you command them to leave your life.
Let them know that you are now a New Creation in Christ and that their former host or friend is dead and gone. Stand your ground and wield your spiritual authority in Christ until there is no trace of anything belonging to the old man in your life.
Prayer: My Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for investing me with unlimited spiritual power and authority of Christ as a New Creation in Christ. Today, I uproot and cast out of my life any evil thing belonging to the old man that is still lingering on in my life, in Jesus’ name. Amen.