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All those people who have willingly repented and have not just gone through some church formula but have asked the Lord for forgiveness of their sins have been recreated spiritually as new creations in Christ. The former things have passed away for these people and their old former fallen nature has been crucified with Christ and they have been given a new nature. No longer do they live according to the ways of the world, the flesh and the devil. Their whole nature is changed and Christ in them, through His resurrection power, and the indwelling presence and anointing of the Holy Spirit, has given them the hope of glory and the assurance through obedience to God's will and purposes; the gift of eternal life. No longer are they natural creations destined for hell but are now recreated spirits that have been given entry to the Kingdom of God for eternity.
When Jesus came to earth to give salvation to mankind we read in John chapter 1 verses 11 to 13 that some people received His wonderful gospel of forgiveness and reconciliation but many didn't. He came to Israel and there were many wonderful new creations that were born again through the Spirit of God but the bulk of the people, unfortunately, did not receive the Lord. However as many as did receive Him Jesus gave them the right or authority to become children of God; to as many as believed in Him. They were not born of the flesh or by man's ability or will power but were born again by the Spirit of God. All of creation now had the opportunity to be delivered from the bondage of corruption and enjoy the glorious liberty available to all who become children of God.
Anyone, who has repented of their sins and has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, have now become a new creation. You are different from all who are unsaved. You are now a child of the living God. As a new creation old desires and passions have passed away. All your thoughts and goals have become new because you are a new creation in Christ. You are more than just a plain old Christian because you are now a child of God. We read about this in 2 Corinthians chapter 5 verse 17
This is part of a podcast You Are New Creations!
by John Macdonald