Friday, July 30, 2010

New Creation

The Word truly astounds me sometimes. I had memorized and thought upon 2 Cor 5:17 dozens of times... and yesterday a dimension of this scripture was enlightened that had not previously struck my heart. I certainly am not the first to have received this revelation (I've heard it from Ben Dunn and Brandon Barthrop previously), but it just landed on me in a way that renewed my mind. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" A new creation is not the same species... a new creation is something entirely different. Calling ourselves human is no longer a sufficient description of who we are.

We no longer spiritually resemble our old selves: we used to look from a worldly perspective and now see people as He sees them (2 Cor 5:16), we used to think in futility and now have the mind of Christ (Ro 1:21 & 1 Cor 2:16), we once walked in the hopelessness of the flesh and now walk in the Spirit (Gal 5:16), and we were once powerless and now are filled with His power (Ro 5:6 & 1 Cor 4:19-20). This comparison is not between a person that "turns His life around" but between two completely different beings. While the flesh is the vessel for our spiritual entities and remains unchanged, in the Spirit we are entirely different. An adequate comparison would be to change from a fallen angel into one of the four "living creatures" (see Ezekiel 1 and Revelations 4). We have been translated from a cursed being into an entirely new species which has been created to behold the glory of the Lord (it's the ultimate underdog story). We are now "spiritual beings", though we are still men & women (1 Cor 2:15)... yet... no longer cursed but blessed.

Now we are being built into the very house of God. He dwells within us! (Col 1:27) He is coming to stay in us! (John 14:23) We are able to live in the supernatural reality of heaven, because His kingdom is within us! (Luke 17:21) As we grow and mature into our new spiritual selves and the revelation of Jesus manifests in us all, we truly begin to become all we were called to be!


  1. Keep it up my son, your're doing well.

  2. Yipppeee I love being a new creation in the new world! Love your note!!