Thursday, March 12, 2015
OUR NEW NATURE IN CHRIST
When Jesus said "IT IS FINISHED", He meant it. Our old sin nature in Adam was crucified in Christ on the cross. Galatians 2:20 says that, "We were crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me....". By faith we are born again to a newness of life by the power of His resurrection. There is no way the Lord is interested in resurrecting the old man of sin. We are dead in Christ and our life is now hidden in Christ in God, Col. 3:3."
God has created in us a new heart of love to enable us to obey His word and to follow Him. A new nature is birthed in us to replace the old sin nature. Our lives are now in His hands. We have been bought with a price and we are not our own. We belong to Him. The Holy Spirit desires to reveal more of Jesus to us and who we are in Him. We need to grow in His righteousness. because we are the righteousness God in Christ Jesus.
You can't clean a garbage can to smell like new. It will still be a garbage can. God wants to create something entirely new. He is not interested in changing your old nature ( a garbage can). He has breathed new life in you by the Holy Spirit. You now have a new nature. A nature moldable for God to transform you into His image and likeness.
I pray this video will encourage you as a believer, especially if you are a new believer. The old has gone and the new has come. You are loved, forgiven, a treasure in the heart of God. You are one spirit with Him forever. "He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him 1 Corinthians 6:17."
The world is not our home. We are in it but not off it, just as Jesus was was not of it.
"Forsake the world and only unto Him be true." It is a new day.