2 Cor 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
Most Christians today do not believe the verse above. We look at our own lives and say that we don’t feel like a New Creation and we certainly wouldn’t say that all the “old things have passed away.” But we need to look where the verse says these things have taken place. The verse says “in Christ”. We are new creations IN CHRIST. And “in Christ,” all things are new! This passage is not talking about your walk, and whether all your old bad habits have gone yet. It is talking about what you are in Him! From the Lord’s perspective, we are all new, we are all precious in His sight and the old you is definitely gone! You need to believe this because the Lords will never see you as independent from Him again.
This is why the verse before 2 Cor. 5:17 says “therefore, from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh.” That is to say, we don’t just look at someone according to outward things but we should look at other believers according to who they are “in Christ”. As Chuck Missler said: “The Christian life is not becoming what you’re not, but realizing what you already are in Christ.” Indeed!
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