What A Creature You Are! – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional April 7th

(The Description Of The New Creation In Christ)

TO THE BIBLE: 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.”

“A new creation” in today’s opening verse is better rendered in the King James as “a new creature.”

Why? It’s because the emphasis isn’t on the creation of the new man in Christ; rather, it’s on the being; he’s a new creature, a new species that never existed before.

It’s like seeing a strange animal pass by and you wonder, “What kind of creature was that? You couldn’t really make out what it was; it wasn’t like anything you’ve ever seen.

That’s what it is when a person is born again. Recall the words of Jesus in John 3:8 as He discussed the new birth. He said, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” You’re a different type of being.

Something actually transpired in the realm of the spirit when you were born again: your human life with which you came from your mother and father was supplanted by the divine life: “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13 NIV). This is the reality. It’s an actual birth, a true recreation of the human spirit.

The Bible says, “Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures” (James 1:18). “Firstfruits” means “the first and best.”

Titus 3:5 says, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.”

Colossians 3:10-11 describes this new creature as renewed in knowledge after the image of God that created him.

See yourself the way God sees you. You’re peculiar, royal, excellent and full of glory. You’re the only one of you that God has ever had and will ever have. So, be your best and live your best for God.

Go Deeper
1 Peter 2:9 AMPC; Titus 2:13-14

Dear Father, thank you for making me a peculiar treasure, separated unto you to bring you glory. I walk in the reality of your Word today, and declare that by the power of your Spirit, I’ll fulfil your purpose for my life to the glory and praise of your Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading

Luke 11:14-36, Judges 3-4
Romans 8:12-19, Psalm 110-111

Personalise 2 Corinthians 5:17 and declare the Word about yourself as a new creation in Christ.

2 Responses to “What A Creature You Are! – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional April 7th

  • Joshua
    1 year ago

    Good morning. Please the title is correct but the content is for yesterday’s article. Thanks.

    • Thanks so much for your observation and feedback. The article has been uppdated.

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