Can You SEE what God is saying?
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
Today, I would like to draw you attention to the phrase, “behold all things have become new” The word behold is not used much to today in modern English, but it means to fix the eyes upon; to see with attention; to observe with care. Did that get your attention? This is not just a casual look or glance, this is done intentionally.
If you take a casual look at yourself after becoming born again, you will miss the great change that took place in your life. If you take a glance, you will see your height, weight, gender, last name, or social status. However that’s not where the great change took place. It took place inside of you. When you became born again, you received a divine impartation from God Himself; grace and righteousness.
One man sinned, and so death ruled all people because of that one man. But now some people accept God’s full grace and his great gift of being made right. Surely they will have true life and rule through the one man, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
Accepting Jesus gave you the access to grace (God’s ability) and the gift of righteousness (right-standing). God’s impartation of grace (empowerment) and righteousness are key components to the NEW You. If you SEE yourself graced by God with the free gift of righteousness, you can dominate in life THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
SEEing yourself as a “sinner saved by grace” is the wrong way to identify the NEW you. Your past is not supposed to be your prison. Your history is not supposed to be your hang-up. Your turn around is trapped in a revelation that you have been made right with God.
By faith you receive what God already has stored up for you. By faith you take your rightful place in the family of your Heaven Father.
Your position has come at a high price. Jesus suffered in His physical body and was separated from God the Father just so you would have an opportunity to reign with Him. God didn’t save you to sit around and wait for heaven. He saved you to be a vehicle in which He could bring heaven to earth through you. Heaven is waiting on you! He saved you to restore you to your rightful place, the place of righteousness.
Make this declaration of faith today:
I am born again!! I have a NEW nature and a NEW status in life. I will not allow the mistakes of my past to dictate my future one more day. My Heavenly Father has forgiven me and I wholeheartedly accept His forgiveness of my sin. My past has passed!!
Don’t waste your opportunity, don’t waste your legal right. SEE yourself as RIGHTEOUS!!