The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

I am a new creation in Christ. You may ask what this means and how can you become a new creation in Christ? When I become a believer in Jesus as my Savior, the Lord gives me the Holy Spirit to indwell me, and I go from the Kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of Light. As a believer in Jesus, I become a new creation as I have spiritually gone from death to life. 2 Corinthians 5:17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun. [1]

The Apostle Paul knew what it was like to become a new creation because he had been a persecutor of the followers of Jesus before he met Jesus on the road to Damascus. Paul would later become the greatest missionary of the early church because he was a new creation. When Jesus died on the cross, He atoned for all our sins, including the Apostle Paul’s.  

Jesus Told Nicodemus About Being Born Again

Nicodemus came to Jesus one evening asking Him spiritual questions, and Jesus used this opportunity to teach him about the importance of being born again. John 3:Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” [2] Being born again happens when we come to faith. Paul uses similar words when he tells us that we become new people as we believe in Jesus.

Many resist the free gift of salvation because they feel the guilt of their sin and don’t feel worthy of God’s forgiveness. As the Holy Spirit draws people to faith, the Lord knows all about your sins. The Lord knows what a mess our lives are and wants to help us become a new creation.

Jesus came into this world to save humanity, knowing He would suffer on the cross to pay the price for our sins. Our heavenly Father desires to forgive all our sins as we repent and come to Him in our sinful condition. The Lord wants to free you from sin and make you a new creation.   

Don’t Focus on the Past

When we come to faith, we don’t have to walk around with the burden of sin weighing us down because Jesus forgives us. We don’t have to hang on to our dirty rags because the Lord has made us new and clothed us in righteousness. The Apostle Paul was always amazed that the Lord rescued him from the road to hell and set him on the path of heaven. As Paul moved forward in faith, he didn’t dwell on what he used to be but on what God had for him in the present and future.

Is the Lord calling you to look to Him and move forward in faith? Philippians 3:13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. [3]

I am a new creation in Christ. To learn more, listen here:

[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Tyndale House Publishers.

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