All Things New

#33 New Garment, New Identity

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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About All Things New Series

We like the familiar by thinking it's 'all there is.' God is the Creator, exploding with imagination and bursting with plans, unexpected and beyond our dreams. Are we ready? Will we receive the new?

Devotional

Matthew 9:16 NIV
No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse.

Jesus first creates the image of clothing. Second, He draws the picture of wineskins. Clothing is external; wine is internal.

We have a new garment: Christ Himself by virtue of our being IN HIM in the NEW birth. We have a new life, by virtue of HIS being IN us – the indwelling of Christ.

The self-made identity of fig leaves, the temporary blood-skins, are gone. Let them go! Christ is the NEW identity we wear and exhibit before the world. He is our covering, our NEW expression, our NEW self. Amazing!

Other Devotionals in All Things New Series

All Things New in the New Year #60 Attached and Detached #59 New Stranger in the World #58 A Deathless Life #57 Losing the Old #56 New as Never Before #55 Christ is All and in All #54 The New Self is Lost in Christ #53 The New Being #52 The New Creation #51 The Things That Are Unseen #50 New Life Rises #49 Raised Anew with Christ #48 A New Heart of Flesh #47 The New Covenant in Christ #46 Renewed in the New #45 The Old Life Must Go #44 Resurrection Life #43 New Seeing of the New Reality #42 We Are New When Born Again #40 New Life Above #41 The New is a Mystery #39 Disciple of the Kingdom #38 Parables of the New #37 The New King #36 The Old and the New #35 New Appearance #34 The New Life Lives in the New Spirit
#33 New Garment, New Identity (Currently Viewing)
#32 Now is the New #31 The Old Must Go #30 New Wine, New Day #29 We Are Not to Be Old Wineskins #28 When There Is No Need to Be New #27 New Wine, Old Self #26 New Testament People #25 The Same New Life #24 Revelation and Resurrection #23 The Cross: Scene of Resurrection #22 NEW Knowledge of God #21 The Intimate Presence #20 Resurrection from the Grave Only #19 New Things Out of Nothing #18 The New Covenant #17 Teachable in the New #16 God, New and Now #15 Grasping God's New #14 The Wonder of the New #13 A New Future Now #12 A New Unfolding of God #11 A New Order of Disciples #10 The New Sacrifice #9 The New Temple #8 Radical End and a Staggering New #7 New Heavens and New Earth #6 God Will Have His Way #5 All Things New: Nature and Humanity #4 God's New You #3 Our Ever Fresh God #2 God's 'Coming New' #1 All Things New