2Co 5:17 (KJV) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
My friends, this is exciting! To know that when we say “Yes” to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We become a brand new creature or creation on the inside.
This is not some weird or crazy thing on the inside of us. Like some alien trying to get out! Instead, it is a brand new spirit that God creates and places on the inside of us when we become born-again.
This new spirit (our new spirit) is one that can now communicate with God. It is void of the sin-stain that our previous spirit had. It is marked with the seal of God, (now belonging to Him) and it’s cleansed, white as snow, by the blood of Jesus.
This is a species of creature which NEVER existed before Jesus Christ came to this earth. He lived a sinless life and then gave His life as a ramson for all who would say “Yes” to Him.
In John chapter 3, we see Jesus talking to the Pharisee named Nicodemus. (He was a ruler of the Jews.) Nicodemus understood Jesus was from heaven above and in verse 2 he says…for no man can do these miracles which you do unless God is with him.
John 3:3 (KJV) Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, (or truly, truly…meaning of a certainty; without any doubt) I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
In verse 4, we see Nicodemus was slightly confused by this statement by the Messiah. So, Jesus further explained what He meant; what He was talking about in verses 5-21.
But for the sake of our study here (A New Creature which never existed before). Let’s look at verses 5-6.
Joh 3:5 (KJV) Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water (natural birth) and of the Spirit (born-again or spiritual birth), he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh(natural birth); and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit (spiritual birth).
My friends, this is exciting news! For once we are born-again, it is settled! We are now on our way to heaven! We have been bought and paid for by the glorious Son of God! It is by our acceptance of what He has done for us through His death on the cross, burial, and resurrection from the dead.
For what is His, is His and NOTHING can separate us from Him! Oh hallelujah!
Rom 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Rom 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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