Hence if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old factors are passed away behold, all factors are come to be new (two Cor. five:17).
As we celebrate the New Year, these in Christ have lead to for rejoicing. God produced His kids new persons.
Jesus Christ came unto us and gave us a new hope. In 1 Peter 1:three-four He says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us once again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.” This eternal hope provides His personal a self-assurance no man can take from us.
The Word of God speaks of numerous new factors:
• The new connection of God with man.
• The new need of man for God’s Word.
• The new life of man.
In 1 Corinthians six:19 we are told “What? know ye not that your physique is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your personal?” We belong to God and His Holy Spirit dwells inside us.
When Christ comes in, He provides us new desires. A single of these is for His Word. Ahead of we did not realize it, but now we really like it and hunger for it.
Then He gave us a new life, a life of victory more than sin. The Spirit produces the fruit of the Spirit in our life: really like, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance” (Gal. five:22-23). This does not imply a life cost-free from affliction, but a productive life.
A New Heart
Ellen lay in bed wracked with discomfort. The pastor chatted with her husband. In the background, he heard Ellen. “How are the people today in my church?” In the midst of all her discomfort, she was concerned about her church.
At final Ellen was capable to attend church once again. She stood and gave her testimony. “When I have discomfort in the middle of the evening and can’t sleep, I’m thankful,” she mentioned. “It provides me additional time to pray.”
Later, she sat in a wheelchair in a nursery property. “How are you?” she asked. “You know Jesus is with you.” She continued her ministry of cheering guests and the other residents till the Lord took her property.
This is as Ezekiel 36:26 says, “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I place inside you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.” God provides us a new heart and a new spirit that reaches out to other individuals.
In this month of new beginnings you and I can pray: “Dear Lord, enable me reside a life of victory. May perhaps the fruit of the Spirit be manifest in my life. Support me attain out to other individuals. May perhaps other individuals see Christ in me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
(All Scripture Is from the King James Version.)
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