YOU ARE A NEW CREATION
How you view yourself will determine your walk with God. Many have been taught they are just an old sinner saved by grace. Yes, we were sinners before salvation, but after salvation we are looked at differently by God. In II Corinthians 5:17-18 it says: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.”
All of the old junk of sin is wiped away my friends when we receive salvation. We are new creations, and the new creation is made from incorruptible seed. Seed that will never die, and cannot sin. We have become reconciled to Father God through Jesus. He made the way for us to be “new”. What a mistake to look back on our past lives and bind ourselves to our past, when it has passed away. That means the sin is dead and buried. You wouldn’t dig up a dead body, would you? Well, the old you, the sinner is buried with Christ, and we need to leave it buried.
Now we grow through faith. We daily crucify that old nature, and live by the spirit. It is time to enjoy our new life in Christ. All that we are now is determined by daily knowing who we are in Christ. He has bought us back from the auction block of sin, and has set us free from the law of sin and death. In Romans 8:1 says “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh (the old sin nature) but after the Spirit (the new born again nature).”
When you walk in the spirit and not in the flesh, there is no condemnation. Condemnation only comes when you choose to live the fleshly life full of sin. Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, and all we need to do is repent, and then there is no condemnation. Romans 8:2 says “For the law of the spirit of Life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Praise God, we are not under the law anymore. We have been redeemed. Our new law is the Spirit of Life that guides us and keeps us on the right track.
If you have been living under guilt and condemnation, but have repented, then it is Satan whispering in your ear. You do not have to listen to him! You have been washed in the blood of Jesus Christ and are free to live a life without any guilt! Today is a good day to start living that way if you haven’t been doing that. Receive God’s forgiveness and let go of the junk. You are a new Creation!