All Things New
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new.2 Corinthians 5:17
What does this verse mean by “all things have become new” ? What is meant by “new” and what is it that becomes “new”? We will look at scripture and find out that we become new, and when we become new the world becomes new to us. God blesses us by changing us to become the person he created us to be, and he enables us to live and enjoy the world as he originally created it.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27) Since we are created in the image of God, it is reasonable to assume that if we live according to how we were created, then we should live life to the fullest. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10) Christ promises life to the full if we live according to how we are designed.
Let’s examine life to the full, the new creation in Christ. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. (Romans 8:29) When we accept Christ as our Savior and receive the Holy Spirit, we are predestined to be conformed to the image of Jesus. This means that our souls are filled with the fruit of the Holy Spirit. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23) The Spirit never leaves us, which means that we are content in life and filled with eternal love, peace, joy, and faith in our Lord. Fear and worry from Satan virtually disappears, and we become free in Christ and are no longer slaves to the world, that is, slaves to Satan. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)
Our souls are satisfied by our Lord through the indwelling Holy Spirit, which is Christ living in us. Unlike the temporary things of the world, the Spirit is eternal, bringing lasting love, peace, and joy. The longer we walk with the Lord and continue to grow spiritually, the more love, peace, and joy we experience. Now that our souls are satisfied by the Spirit, we no longer have to search the world for temporary things to satisfy our soul. We are now free to enjoy all the things in the world, just as if they were brand new to us. Christians enjoy many things of the world with a thankful heart. We enjoy being alive in the spirit, the beauty of nature, every possession God has given us, time with family, and time with our Christian family. We experience a closer and more meaningful relationship with family and with everyone we meet. We enjoy all the good things in life with a level of enjoyment never before experienced. All things becoming new, means that we become new creations in Christ, and that we experience a new world with new closer relationships.
Today experience the new world and better relationships when you reflect Christ’s love. Seek the peace and joy from the Spirit, and when Satan attacks with fear, anger, or jealously, immediately go to the Lord and remain calm with peace and confidence from the Lord. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7). If you have any negative emotions from Satan, give them to the Lord in prayer and choose to walk in peace with Godly wisdom.
Let’s Pray: Lord, help me to be a new creation in Christ; the person you created me to be. Give me your power to overcome the attacks of Satan, to overcome the fear and anger that he uses in trying to capture my mind. Help me to overcome the world and to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. Help me to walk with a heart of love and with Godly wisdom. In Jesus name, Amen