The word of God states in John 3:3 that a man must be born again to see the kingdom of God and then declares the condition of that man when he becomes born again
He is a new creature
2 Cor 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
And yet I wonder if we grasp the significance of what is being proclaimed in the word of God when we do not realize or have understanding what has been done for us in our born again spirit
You are a new creature
A creature that has never existed before and that creature has been created after the image of God in righteousness and true holiness
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Here is the problem
Very few of Gods children view themselves as they really are in the spirit
Very few see themselves as the word of God reveals them to be completed and finished by the work of Christ
Instead they view themselves in the flesh and through their emotions
They view themseves by what they see in the mirror, by their thoughts, attitudes, feelings and actions
They are so immersed in seeing themselves through that which is natural that they naturally come to the conclusion that there is no way that they are a new creature created in righteousness and true holiness
Why does it never add up to the child of God to believe the word for what the word has to say
Why do we not understand what God has done for us though the redemption of his Son according to the word of God
It is the word of God that brings to us the revelation of who we are in the spirit
As the physical mirror reflects our image to show us what we look like in the physical, so our spiritual mirror is the word of God that reveals unto us the true refection of who we really are in Christ
Partakers of his divine nature.
2 Pet 1:4
whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
2 Cor 5:21
for he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
We are partakers of his divine nature and as partakers I want you to see the benefits of being a partaker
blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
so then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
that the blessing of Abraham might come on the gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the spirit through faith.
Here the word of God is telling us that we might receive the
promise of the spirit through faith
2 Cor 1:20
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Those that are of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham
They have become the head and not the tail, the apple of his eye
They have been given all spiritual blessings and have been made to sit in heavenly places
They have been made more than conquerors and have been made victorious through the Lord Jesus Christ
They have been made free and free indeed
They are partakers of his divine nature and all the promises hae been given to them and they are yes and finished
This is the revelation of Gods word
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
As a new creature in your brand new spirit, in your new man,
You are righteous, holy, perfect, sanctified, forgiven and cleansed,
You have been given eternal redemption and eternal inheritance and not only that but you have been purged of sin even to the purging of your conscience
If the blood of goats and bulls could have purged your conscience from sin then those sacrifices that were being offered would have ceased to be offered because your conscience would have been cleared
For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
But they could not clear the conscience
They cleared the flesh
They sanctified the flesh but it could not purge the spirit and the soul
For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
The blood of Christ has purged your conscience from dead works to serve the living God
In order to serve the living God your conscience must be purged from the conscienceness of sin
Your conscience must be purged of dead works
Here is a major problem in the church,
The body of Christ for the most part deals with and lives in the conscienceness of sin
Very few of Gods people have the understanding that sin conscienceness is about our fallen nature
It is where we came from not where we live now as a born again child of God
The church has taken the stand that we can never be free from it
They have taught us and engrained us with the concept that we are sinners and will always be sinners
And the best that we can be is just a sinner saved by grace
No No No
If you are born again you are not a sinner you are a Son of God
A partaker with Christ
Redeemed and set apart
A new creature in righteousness and true holiness
Will you sin, yes, will you blow it, yes, will you fail, stumble and fall, yes
But Christ came to purge you from the consciousness of sins
Here is the truth that makes the child of God free
The Father has sent his Son to bring freedom from the curse of the law
The Father has sent his Son to clear your conscience
To purge your conscience
But for the most part the child of God does not walk in that freedom
Very few walk in that place of liberty
And for this cause he is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
Today let us grasp a hold of truth that sets the captive free and walk in the abundance of the new creation in Christ Jesus