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If any man be in Christ

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Cor. 5:17 KJV)

if any man be in christ

If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature! This isn’t just God’s promise for the future, it’s an active, objective fact. If any man believes in Jesus Christ, the scripture says they are immediately made a new creature, a new species of humanity, a heavenly version of man called the child of God. This is an outstanding revelation that can radically change anyone’s life.

The verse begins by calling out the intended audience: “if any man”. It does not matter what their prior sinful state is. It does not matter their age, gender, race, economic status, or even religious background. If any man, whomever he or she may be, hears the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and believes, they are immediately transformed by the working of the Holy Spirit. They are made a new creature, with a new spirit, and a new heart.

The change is so dramatic that the scripture adds “old things are passed away and behold all things are become new”. This might not be immediately obvious to you because you still see the same body, hear the same chuckle, and behave with your old character. You may appear and act the same initially; however, in your spirit, you are glowing with the glory of God! Your outward life is then gradually transformed as your mind is renewed.

The earth has yet to see the likes of man described as “sons of God”. They walk the earth today, and they are maturing, getting ready to shake the earth before Christ returns!

MEDITATE

How did God create the “old creature”? See Gen. 2:7. Declare that “I am a new creature in Christ. I am born of God, born from heaven, and carrying God’s Spirit in me”.

APPLY THE WORD

Be conscious of your true identity. The day you received Christ, you ceased to be ordinary.

PRAY

Ask the Spirit to help you understand the new creature He has made you to be.

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