2 Corinthians 5 v 17 to 21 is my favourite passage of Scripture, and has been for a long time; this passage explains what happened to me when I was born again, telling me what I was made and what I have as a gift of grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
This is an exciting passage of the Word, and I am very excited that the Lord is drawing me to it again as I meditate on my future DIG entries; I believe I could write on these 5 verses for weeks and weeks!
The passage starts with a wonderful message in inclusivity.
“So, whoever is a born again believer” is how I would paraphrase the start of this passage.
Everything that is written about after this statement is about you, if you have put your trust and faith in Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.
You may not think it possible, you may not understand it, you may not believe it, however if you are born again and therefore “in Christ” this is all about you!
And you should be excited!
Everything written about was achieved or made possible through the finished work of Jesus Christ and nothing else.
You moved into that wonderful state (and it is a state of being) as a gift of grace through faith in that finished work.
You were made new in your spirit, you were reconciled to God and brought back into relationship with Him, you were made an ambassador for Him, you were made righteous; that is good news.
That is the state you moved into the second you were born again, and it is the state you are living in right now.
This is all about who you are in Christ and what you have in Christ right now, and it is what we will explore together in DIG in the coming weeks.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that through the finished work of Jesus Christ I am a new creature, I am righteous and I have been reconciled to You”.
2 Corinthians 5 v 17…..Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new