A New Creature

2 Corinthians 5:17–If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

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The Holy Spirit, Faith, and Salvation–As we heard the word of God, the Holy Spirit anointed it.  He made it to come alive with meaning and purpose and produced faith in us.  Thus the word preached was mixed with faith and it profited us.

We were born spiritually–We were born of God’s Spirit and we became a new creature in Christ Jesus.  We took on a spiritual existence.  God gave us a new nature, a new heart, and placed his Spirit in our new nature.  “Put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness” (Ephesians 4:24).  This new nature is like God and created in righteousness and true holiness.  In fact we have become “partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:5).  “We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:10).  We now have a new existence with new possibilities, and potentials.  We can live in a way we have never been able to before.  We can live and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.  We can recognize the presence of God and communicate with him.  I urge you to experience this new life in all of its fullness.