#52 The New Creation
Posted: Thursday, December 22nd, 2016Print
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?
2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
What is the new self? The New Testament does little to actually define it. This “new self” is essentially a mystery that dwells in the “unseen realm” but a reality none the less.
Above all, the new self is a creation! A creation is something newly made that never existed before. In Christ you are what you never were. Naturally and sometimes radically, you become someone you don’t know.
It explains the disciples of Jesus after Pentecost. They became what they never could be and understood the things that before they could never ‘get.’