Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
We have discovered from the Word that the man in Christ is a kind of man ─ a new kind. Our opening Scripture, 2 Corinthians 5:17, tells us that any man who is in Christ is a new creature; a new creation, a new being, a new self, a new species. God made a kind of man in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:7-8); a man made in the image and likeness of God. When man fell by transgression, another kind of man came into being. The fallen man was not God’s creation; it was Satan’s creation by Adam’s permission. Man lived by the life of God before the fall, but died by transgression in the fall. The man, sold under sin, enslaved by sin and Satan, tormented and ruled over by poverty and sickness and disease, was not God’s creation. God’s first creation was man with the scepter of authority in his hand, wielding it in fearless confidence. Hence there is a need for recreation, a new creation. This is the new creation which is God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus. This man is a superman, a new kind of man, a new creation, a new species, and only exists and lives in Christ. Evidently, being a Christian is not taking on weakness and insufficiency. It is living the God-life in human body. That’s true Christianity.
You are a new creation with new capacity to function like God. You are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God wrought in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10). You are of God, and have overcome the world, for greater is the Holy Spirit that is in you, than the devil that is out there in the world. You are a special kind of firstfruits of God’s creature, called out of darkness into Christ’s marvelous light, to show forth the praises of God. You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar person. You are the apple of God’s eye, a special being made in the image of God and after His likeness. God’s tender affection is upon you to bless, enrich, nurture and mature unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Stop looking at yourself as a mere, ordinary man. No, you are not ordinary!!! You are divine!!! You are of God. You hail from God. Every fiber of your being is God encapsulated. God, God, God, is everything about you, for that is your Father, and His chromosome, His DNA, is in you. Hallelujah! Go ahead and rejoice and bask in the glory of sonship!!!
My Solid Front (Confession):
In the Name of Jesus, I declare that I am a brand new man in Christ. I am not a forgiven sinner; I am a new creation in Christ. I have been created a new man in the class or being of God. I am a new species of man in Christ. Hallelujah!