A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26, KJV) The new birth is the gateway to a new relationship with God. When we
But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17, KJV) There are a few verses in scripture that make you hold your breath when you come to understand fully what they are saying. 1 Cor. 6:17 above is one of those verses. It says whoever is joined to the Lord becomes
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ (Galatians 3:27, KJV) I love picking out figurative language in scripture because it opens my understanding to comprehend what the Lord is saying fully. Sometimes they are not very obvious, such as in the verse above. The phrase “put on”
Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts (2 Cor. 1:22 KJV) The Father has sealed us in Christ. His seal on us is the Holy Spirit. But what does it mean that God the Father has sealed us in Christ? There are three keywords which put together
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them (Eph. 2:10 KJV). We have been created in Christ Jesus unto good works. These are very profound words. When God says we have been created, He means we have been created! The
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness (Eph. 4:24 KJV). One of the most mind-blowing revelations of the work of Christ is that the Spirit of the Lord repeats the creative work done in the book of Genesis 2:7 every time a man believes
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 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
“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit….The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven” (1 Corinthians 15:45-47, KJV). The scripture above uses two descriptive phrases to describe Jesus in relation to Adam.