2 Corinthians 5 v 17 is a verse all about our identity; a verse aimed at believers telling them who they now are in Christ.
This is also a verse about inclusiveness, as no believers are missed out.
The verse says any man who is in Christ; that means any person who is a believer (having trusted and put their faith in Jesus) is included in whatever is written about next.
So this has nothing to do with performance or works it is all to do with faith.
This verse dies not say any man who tithes or prays or does good works for example.
Once we are born again (or in Christ) we are “a new creature”, which is what this verse says.
Now this is obviously talking about our spirit man, as we know when we were saved our body and soul (mind, will and emotions) did not pass away prior to being created new.
Our old spirit man with its sin nature passed away and our spirit was created brand new.
This spirit was created in righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4 v 24).
And this happened for every believer, or every man as the Word says.
No one is missed out of this wonderful change in identity.
Every born again believer is righteous and holy, and every Christian is a saint.
You can personalise this verse just like I have done and speak put this truth, “I am in Christ and a new creature: the old has passed away and I have been created new”.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that my spirit has been created new in righteousness and true holiness”.
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