Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | March 20, 2017

Your Amazing Transformation

You are Not the Same Person You Were Originally!

In His own Image, © Adele Bower

Although your changes are not visible they are very real and will last infinitely longer than all that is visible. Under the terms of the New Covenant you, as a born again Christian, have been made a part of God’s family and nothing whatsoever can change that fact.

God has made a fundamental, inherent change in you that has resulted in your becoming a new creation; you were indwelt by God, the Holy Spirit when you received Christ as your personal Savior and He will never leave you, not ever. In addition Christ is living in you as well and seeks to live His life through you; you are indeed a new creation!

These truths are stated several times in the New Testament and represent a fundamental fact regarding the Christian life and faith. In Romans 8:9-11

But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) 10 And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. 11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.”

And in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.”

And also in Galatians 2:20

20 My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Believing these teachings and applying them to our lives is as much a part of the Christian faith as receiving Christ and being born again; they are the logical next step in our process of growing in our faith. We have been changed, the change is real and we must accept it and act on it even if there is no physical evidence!

Rejoice; you are a new creation!

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:16-17


Responses

  1. Such a good reminder of how we are new creatures in Christ! We are transformed by the renewing of our mind. Great teaching♥

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    • Carol,
      What a blessing to take the Bible’s truths to our hearts and embrace them with joy!
      David

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  2. Thank you, David. This is very helpful .

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  3. Amen. Thanks for sharing timeless truths.

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