Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo Devotional 2nd June – You’re Not Refurbished

Wednesday, June 2 – YOU’RE NOT REFURBISHED

(You’ve Got Newness Of Life In Type And Quality)

TO THE BIBLE: Romans 6:4 RSV
“We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”

LET’S TALK:
Imagine this: A young father, Sebastian, got his son Daniel a brand-new gift phone for his birthday: while unboxing the phone to check its features, Daniel accidentally dropped it, and the screen suffered a massive crack. Not too happy that his son had damaged the phone, Sebastian went ahead to get the phone screen fixed and even added a protective screen guard and casing to prevent further drop damage before re-presenting the phone to Daniel. Now, would you still call Daniel’s phone brand new? No, you wouldn’t because a brand-new phone isn’t the same as a newly refurbished one. It might look new, but, in actuality, it’s now refurbished.

Your new life in Christ isn’t like Daniel’s refurbished phone. It’s totally brand new, and the newness is both in type and quality! The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” The Greek rendering of the phrase “a new creation” actually means “a new species of being!” It doesn’t just refer to a new life in terms of timing; that’s to say, a life that has just begun. A new creation is a new type of person, a one-of-a-kind person that never existed before! He’s not subject to Satan and doesn’t need deliverance. This is who you are if you’re born again.

You’re not subject to defeat and can’t be disadvantaged. Walk by faith because you’ve already been given the measure of faith (Romans 12:3). Romans 6:14 declares, “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” You’re a superior being; you’re no longer governed by sin or bad habits. You’re not merely someone who has changed his or her ways of living from bad to good. No! You’re born brand-new in the spirit to express all of God’s righteousness, excellence, glory, and multifaceted wisdom.

Go Deeper:
Isaiah 61:3; 2 Corinthians 5:17

Speak:
I’m a new creation in Christ Jesus, holy and sanctified unto the Lord! I’m a partaker of the divine nature, expressing and manifesting the life of Christ in righteousness, excellence, glory, wisdom and power! I reign by grace today, through righteousness, because the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death and its debilitating influences. Hallelujah!

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
John 17:1-26, 1 Chronicles 9-10
TWO YEAR
1 Corinthians 15:11-19, Proverbs 29

Act:
Understand who you are in Christ Jesus by studying Ephesians 1:1-23-2:10, Colossians 1:9-23, 1 Peter 1:23, 2 Peter 1:1-4, 1 John 4:4, 17 and 1 John 5:1-6 and speak forth new-creation realities.

 

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