The New Birth is brought about in the soul by the Spirit of God. Through Christ’s electing love and redeeming grace, a person in Christ (not a religion or Church) becomes new.
“It doesn’t matter whether we have been circumcised or not. What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation.” Galatians 6:15 This new creation is a work of God: a new nature, a new man. (Eph. 2:810, Col.3:10).
Old things have passed away:
The old nature, the old way of life, legalism: which loves and serves the flesh, (John 3:5, 6; 1:12, 13) passes away. Self – righteousness, worldliness and worldly friends, the old desire for worldly recognition, covetousness, human philosophies, thinking and concepts are “old things passed away.”
The new: a new life
The new man thinks and acts from new principles, new rules, with new goals and objectives. The new man has a new relationship with God. The new man is born again with a new life and a new song. He or she is born into a new love, a new relationship: new devotion and praise to God. The blood of Jesus makes all things new. It has redeeming power.
The new life does not need anything from the old life. His grace is sufficient. The blood of Jesus makes the way for a new life, a new heavens and new earth.
Indeed, He makes all things new – Revelation 21:5
Celebrate Easter, celebrate the New Life in Christ!
©Ruth Dickson UK (Christian Author)
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