“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV.
Do we understand what the new creation is all about? When we look at ourselves in the mirror of Jesus, do we recognize a new creation? How does the new creation come about?
Most of us don’t get into the details of life in Christ. We simply accept what we read or hear. However some of us want to know more. We desire to know the heart of God. We thirst to understand its purpose. We hunger for the wisdom to express God’s character wherever we go.
When Jesus Christ died, resurrected, and ascended into heaven, he became the first born of a new creation: the first man to morph into a heavenly being. His physical flesh changed into a spiritual entity. A person with the ability to eat physical food and also walk through physical doors. He was the first of many who are yet waiting for their resurrection.
Today we only capture a glimpse of that reality through marriage. The ordained marriage institute of man and woman pictures the relationship of a new creation. As Jesus mentioned in Scripture (Mt. 19:5), a man shall leave his parents and cling to his wife – where the two become one flesh. A healthy marriage is when both the man and woman live life sacrificing the self and giving 100% for the other with the purpose of creating a new entity: two people operating as one a new entity.
As we are included in Christ because of His new work for us, we join him in his new venture. For now, he has done and is doing his part. We are now simply learning to give 100% to him in response to his love for us. As we deny ourselves and allow him to bathe us with his Spirit, we participate in His new creation. The two of us are becoming one.
So now we can enjoy his life and participate with him as he shares his new life with us. Yes you are a new creation. You are no longer dead, but alive in Him: a new creation, tasting His fruit while waiting to be finally and fully revealed at your resurrection.
Rooting For You in Christ!
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