THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Sign above the nursery door:
"They may not all SLEEP;
But they shall ALL be CHANGED!"
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.
The term "new creature" also occurs in Galatians 6:15.
"For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything,
nor uncircumcision, but a new creature."
It's simply as if God has said to the repentant soul,
"Let there be a NEW creature!"
Just as He said, "Let there be light.."
And, the light has not stopped shining!
So the "new creature" will not stop being different!
That person is CHANGED!
The old heart of rebellion and selfishness has "passed away!"
The new heart of surrender to Christ has come!
The person is born again!
The sinner is recreated!
Now God begins to work IN and THROUGH that person.
And, the person's desires follow the desires of God.
(See Philippians 2:13)
The key is "if any man be IN Christ!"
To be IN Christ is to be united to Him by surrender.
(See Luke 9:23)
To be IN Christ is to be a "branch" of the "Vine!"
(See John 15:5)
So, the question for the day is:
Are YOU "IN CHRIST?"