You are a new creation forever, if you are in Christ
2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Although God made man in His image he was made in flesh (nature) which was weak and imperfect. The idea of God to make man in flesh was to overcome the weak nature and have victory over it, therefore defeating Satan. But Adam failed and became a victim to that very nature.
So God Himself came as man Jesus in the same flesh and became an example to overcome the very same nature so that anyone that follows Him will also have victory. The secret of Jesus' victory was the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God was on Jesus therefore He was called Christ, and this same Spirit is given unto us when we believe and are baptized in Jesus. It is the Spirit of God who works in us and makes us a new creation; taking us from the failure of Adam to the victory in Jesus.
If we dig deeper into the scripture the word 'behold' is written in a second person tense. Which means not only we will feel a change in us, even others will notice a great change in us. If others do not notice a change and we alone feel that we have changed then there is no 'behold' happening is us.
The second word to dig into is 'become'. The word become is written here in a perfect tense and I would like to quote the description of that tense.
'The perfect tense in Greek corresponds to the perfect tense in English, and describes an action which is viewed as having been completed in the past, once and for all, not needing to be repeated.'
Thus it means when we become new it is not by us but by Christ who has done it for us in the past and we will be new forever.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God we thank You for your Son Jesus. It is by Him that we are shown the way of victory. It is by His Spirit that we become a new creation and have victory. Lord we thank You for working in us and bringing a change in us, helping us to overcome our weak nature and to put on the victorious nature of Christ on us. Help us Lord by strengthening us in this battle as You work in us...
This we ask in Jesus' Name,Amen.
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