New Thing

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creation.
The old has passed away;
the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Yeah, OK, but what kind of new creation am i? Isn’t that verse just some sort of philosophical statement? Like just some sort of “picture” of the way it is to be a Christian?

Well, uh… no.

The Bible says that those who have trusted Christ for their salvation (see Got Jesus?), are actually and really a different being than before conversion. G_d makes literally dozens of definitive statements about WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST.

Beloved, what if we simply gave up on being our yucky old selves and just surrendered to who G_d says we are? Read the list. If we slow down and consider the possibilities, we might just wonder why we were ever trying to cram our old life into some human notion of what is was to be a ‘good christian.’

Read the list. Reckon it true believer. For true it is, regardless of our perception!

I am fearfully and wonderfully madePsalm 139:14
I am loved with an everlasting loveJeremiah 31:3
I am the salt of the earthMatthew 5:13
I am the light of the worldMatthew 5:14
I am God’s ChildJohn 1:12
I am born again by the Spirit of GodJohn 3:3-6
I am a true worshipper who worships the Father in spirit and truthJohn 4:24
I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the True Vine, and a channel of His lifeJohn 15:1-5
As a disciple, I am a friend of Jesus ChristJohn 15:15
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruitJohn 15:16
I am personal witness of ChristActs 1:8
I have been justified (declared righteous)Romans 5:1
I am dead to sinRomans 6:2,11
I am a slave of righteousnessRomans 6:18
I am a slave of GodRomans 6:22
I am blameless and under no condemnationRomans 8:1-2
I have the Holy Spirit’s strength and powerRomans 8:9-11
I am a child of God; God is my spiritual FatherRomans 8:14-15
I am an heir with the Father and a joint heir with ChristRomans 8:17
I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstancesRomans 8:28
I cannot be separated from the love of GodRomans 8:35-39
I am more than a conqueror through ChristRomans 8:37
I have been given abounding hope for all thingsRomans 15:13
I am a saint1Corinthians 1:2
I am God’s co-worker1Corinthians 3:9
I am the Holy Spirit’s temple1Corinthians 3:16
I am united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in spirit1Corinthians 6:17
I am the Holy Spirit’s temple1Corinthians 6:19
I have been bought at a price and I belong to God1Corinthians 6:20
I am a member of Christ’s Body1Corinthians 12:27
I have been established, anointed, and sealed by God2Corinthians 1:21-22
I am always led in triumph in Christ and spread the fragrance of the knowledge of Him2Corinthians 2:14
In Christ I have a new identity2Corinthians 5:17
I have been reconciled to God2Corinthians 5:17-19
I am a minister of reconciliation for God2Corinthians 5:19-20
I am the righteousness of God in Christ2Corinthians 5:21
I am a recipient of copious grace to abound in every good work2Corinthians 9:8
I am crucified with Christ.  The old person is goneGalatians 2:20
I am set free and redeemed from the curse of the lawGalatians 3:13
I am a child of God; God is my spiritual FatherGalatians 3:26
I am in ChristGalatians 3:28
I am an heir with the Father and a joint heir with ChristGalatians 4:6-7
I am a saintEphesians 1:1
I am blessed with every spiritual blessingEphesians 1:3
I have been chosen by God and adopted as His childEphesians 1:3-8
Because of whose you are, you are accepted as God’s belovedEphesians 1:5-7
I am forgiven of all your sinsEphesians 1:7
I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realmEphesians 2:6
I am saved by graceEphesians 2:8-9
I am God’s workmanshipEphesians 2:10
I am a citizen of HeavenEphesians 2:19
I am a prisoner of ChristEphesians 3:1
I may approach God with freedom and confidenceEphesians 3:12
I am a prisoner of ChristEphesians 4:1
I am righteous and holyEphesians 4:24
I am a saintPhilippians 1:1
I am confident that God will complete the good work He started in mePhilippians 1:6
I am a citizen of HeavenPhilippians 3:20
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens mePhilippians 4:13
I am qualified to share in Christ’s inheritanceColossians 1:11-13
I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sinsColossians 1:13-14
I am complete in ChristColossians 2:9-10
I am hidden with Christ in GodColossians 3:1-3
I am an expression of the life of ChristColossians 3:4
I am chosen of God, holy and dearly lovedColossians 3:12
I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved1Thessalonians 1:4
I am a child of light1Thessalonians 5:5
I have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.2Timothy 1:7
I am a partaker of a heavenly callingHebrews 3:1
I am a partaker with Christ and share in His lifeHebrews 3:14
I have direct access to the throne of graceHebrews 4:14-16
I am one of God’s living stones being built up as a spiritual house1Peter 2:5
I am part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation1Peter 2:9
I am an alien and a stranger to this world1Peter 2:11
I am the devil’s enemy1Peter 5:8
He gave you everything for Godliness and life2Peter 1:3
I participate with the divine nature of Christ2Peter 1:4
I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me1John 5:18
I am reedemed by the blood of the LambRevelation 5:9
I am part of the Bride of Christ and am making myself ready for HimRevelation 19:7

This is really good news!