“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” (2Cor. 5:17-18, NKJV)
Traditionally we’re taught that there are only two parts to us – body and soul. But now we know that we are not two but three parts:
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify[a] you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1Thess. 5:23, NKJV)
We are spirit, soul and body. It is the third part of us, the sprit, that has been our focus now for six weeks. For it is our spirit that became totally brand new when we became born again.
Today’s key verses (2Cor. 5:17-18) explain that at that moment when you truly surrendered your life to Jesus, He came into your spirit and replaced your spirit with Himself. Imagine that! The Spirit of Jesus, God, literally took over your spirit. See Galatians 4:6 and Romans 8:11. The miracle took place in your spirit.
Listen, ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God…’ (2Cor. 5:17-18)
The implications of ‘behold, all things have become new (and) all things are of God’ are HUGE.
It means that:
If you are already a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, the first thing you must Have is a BELIEVING HEART! You are, what you believe. Always! It is a choice.
After your heart is fully persuaded, convinced and sold out for Jesus and all that He paid for you on His cross, then THANK GOD for every blessing that Jesus gave you – e.g. God’s love, joy, peace, hope, health, wealth, victory, etc.
Lastly, EXPECT, like a little child, the RESULTS of what you have. FOCUS ON CHRIST, ON THE NEW YOU, IN YOUR SPIRT!