Who are we showing the world?

 DOES THE WORLD SEE CHRIST IN US, OR DO THEY SEE OUR WEAKNESSES?

 

Apostle James R Winfree Sr, We Only Share The Great News Of The Gospel Of Jesus Christ, That Is Changing And Transforming Lives Forever!!

 

Are We Manifesting Christ In Our Lives?

 (2 Corinthians 5:17)

We Christians, Are Christ Jesus New Creation, In The Of Grace God Our Father ( 2 Corinthians 5:17 )

 

Awesome Holy Spirit Lead Me In Jesus Name: The new creation is described in 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he or she is a New Creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” The word “therefore” refers us back to verses 14-16 where Apostle Paul tells us that all believers have died with Christ and no longer live for themselves. Our lives are no longer worldly; they are now spiritual. Our “death” is that of the old sin nature which was nailed to the cross with Christ. It was buried with Jesus Christ, and just as Christ was raised up by the Father, so are we raised up to “walk in newness of life” ( Romans 6:4 ). We the new persons that were raised up is what Apostle Paul refers to in 2 Corinthians 5:17 as the “New Creation.” 

 

To understand the New Creation, first, we must grasp that it is, in fact, a creation, something created by God. John 1:13 tells us that this new birth was brought about by the will of God. We did not inherit the new nature, nor did we decide to re-create ourselves anew, nor did God simply clean up our old nature; He created something entirely brand new, fresh and unique. The new creation is completely new, brought about from nothing, just as the whole universe was created by God who is the creator of us all, from nothing. Only the Creator could accomplish such a person made in His very own image. 

 

Yes His Church, “old things have passed away.” The “old” refers to everything that is part of our old nature, natural pride, love of sin, reliance on works, and our former opinions, habits, and passions. Most significantly, what we loved has passed away, especially the supreme love of self and with it self-righteousness, self-promotion, and self-justification. The new creature looks outwardly toward Christ instead of inwardly toward self. The old things died, nailed to the cross with our sin nature. 

 

Along with the old passing away, “the new has come!” Old, dead things are replaced with new things, full of life and the glory of God. The newborn soul delights in the things of God and abhors the things of the world and the flesh. Our purposes, feelings, desires, and understandings are fresh and different. We see the world differently. The New Covenant in the love and grace of God, and though we may have read it before, there is a beauty about it which we never saw before, and which We wonder at not having perceived. 

The whole face of nature seems to us to be changed, and we seem to be in a new world. The heavens and the earth are filled with new wonders, and all things seem now to speak forth the praise of God. There are new feelings toward all people, a New kind of Love toward our spiritual family and our heavenly Daddy, a new compassion never before felt for enemies and a New Love for All Mankind. The things we once loved, We now detest. The sin we once held onto, we now desire to put away forever. We “put off the old man with his deeds”( Colossians 3: 9, ) and put on the “New Man or person, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness”  

 ( Ephesians 4:24 ). 

 

Now I hear you thinking and asking, What about the Christian who continues to sin? There is a difference between continuing to sin and continuing to live in sin. We can only reach a sinless perfection life in Christ saving grace, but the redeemed Christian is being sanctified (made holy in love and grace ) day by day, sinning less and hating it more each time he or she fails. Yes, we still sin, but unwillingly and less and less frequently as we mature. Our new self-hates the sin that still has a hold on us until we let it go. The difference is that the new creation is no longer a slave to sin, as we formerly were. We are now freed from sin and it no longer has power over us ( Romans 6:6-7 ). Now we are empowered by and for righteousness. We now have the choice to not“let sin reign” or to count ourselves “dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus” ( Romans 6:11-12 ). Best of all, now we have the power to choose the latter. 

 

The New Creation is a wondrous thing, formed in the mind of God in Jesus Christ and created by His power and for His glory, and let His Church say, Amen.

 

Allow us to love on you, Allow us to keep you in our faithful prayers, Allow us to keep your faith built up in Christ, Allow us to help you in your times of need!

 

{ 2 Corinthians 9:7 }

 

Our Heavenly Father Loves His Cheerful Givers, Be One!!!

 

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