Give Your All And Everything To Christ

Who Our Heavenly Father Wants Us To Become In Jesus Christ!

 

Shared by Apostle James R Winfree Sr, I Owe You All GOD'S Love And The Truth In Jesus Christ.

 

The changes we experience as we accept Christ are so radical we are considered "new." Second Corinthians 5:17 says, "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." This "new creation" is the Greek kainos, which means "something just made which is unlike anything else in existence." We are not cleaned out or covered over; we are as new as the world on the first day of creation. This newness manifests itself in our spiritual condition, our relationships, and our hearts.

 

Spiritually, in Christ, we are alive for the first time. Ephesians 2:1 describes the old self as "dead in [its] trespasses and sins." Our new self is at peace with GOD (Romans 5:1) and alive in Christ (Ephesians 2:4-5). In addition, GOD has confirmed us to His image in Jesus our Savior (Romans 8:29) and releases us from condemnation (Romans 8:1).

 

In our relationship with GOD, we are no longer His enemies, we are His children. Romans 3:10-11 describes the old self: "None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for GOD." Romans 5:10 describes the old self as enemies of GOD. Hosea 2:23 (Study and Read your Bible), however, predicts the change of GOD'

 heart toward us: "I will say to those called 'Not my people,' 'You are my people'; and they will say, 'You are my GOD.'" And Galatians 3:26 announces the arrival of our new position in Christ: "For in Christ Jesus you are all sons and daughters of GOD, through faith."

 

With are Not just strangers or friends, But family, in Christ, we are part of a family. Where once we were "strangers and aliens," we are now "fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of GOD" (Ephesians 2:19). The old self is alone, but the new is part of "One Body, and each member belongs to all the others" (Romans 12:5 This is written in your Bibles). Not only a part but an irreplaceable part (1 Corinthians 12:18) of a cohesive whole (1 Corinthians 12:25-26).

 

Spiritually, our new hearts mean our character can change. We become less concerned with the World, and more concerned with living as GOD intends (Romans 12:2). We care more about others, and less about ourselves (Philippians 2:3-4). When we accepted Christ, GOD automatically took us as His children and established us into the church family. Our heart changes, however, are gradual (2 Corinthians 3:18). We possess a new heart (Ezekiel 11:19), but we need to intentionally train it (2 Peter 1:5-2). This is only possible because the new self is released from sin and death and free to follow God (Romans 8:6-8).

 

In Christ, we are a new creation, and this newness affects every area of our lives. For the first time, we become spiritually alive. We go from being GOD'S enemies to His children. We have a new life as a part of a new family. And we are free to follow God and care about others. In Christ, we become more like Christ Jesus our GOD. Amen.

 

We Are Leading All Souls To GOD Our Blessed SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

 

Apostle James R Winfree Sr, Online Love Fellowship Jesus Christ Nations Media Ministries.

 

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