May 22, 2013

Anyone in Christ is a New Creation

2 Corinthians 5:17

New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

To be in Christ is to be part of an entirely new creation. We can take hope in the fact all things that came before being born again from above are not only forgiven and forgotten, but also no longer part of who we now are.

Heaven has come to earth in the person of Christ as He indwells our spirits, and He, as the new creation, begins to form Himself within us, with the goal of all of us being conformed to His image.

If we hold to and dwell daily in Christ, the things of this earth will totally become unimportant and undesirable to us, as we behold Him and are changed from glory to glory.

Simply receive and embrace Christ daily, and those things that tempt and distract you will lose their hold upon you.

When this happens, the world we live in, and the people we touch and are touched by, become a little bit of heaven on earth. Christ living in us, the new creation, can make it that way.

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