The New Man
This morning we take a look at why we are now called a “New Man” in Ephesians 2:15.
“Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace”
You see this new man comes after the completion of work in His Resurrection to make us a new creation, according to another scripture in:-
2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”all
The old man has died and all our unrighteous acts were buried with Him through His death, once and for all. And as believers, we identify with His death through our water baptism.
I was baptized in the open sea during a church camp at a sea resort by my Pastor. I remember the wonderful experience I had when I rose from the water to an open heaven. The sky above me was so bright and brilliant, as though heaven was open. I felt clean like the above scripture says, a completely “New Man”. After this water baptism, old things really began to disappear, one by one, as I grew in the experience of the new creation. One of the memorable one is the deliverance from my cigarette addition, which I have posted. As a new creation, I began to desire holiness and to avoid unholy activities and all this deliverance came though the mercy and grace of our Lord and the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit in us.
The New Man – It is amazing how the words “Christ Jesus” speaking of the “The New Man” rather than “Jesus Christ” have been repeatedly quoted by Paul in his writings in this two great chapters, Roman 8 and Ephesians 2. The contents are so rich and powerful. This is one of the mysteries of the Gospel taught to Paul and we may never know them all. Peter once stated that Paul’s writings were very difficult to understand. Paul truly received much revelation from the Lord Himself. I think Paul wanted us to know as much as we can our true identity “In Christ”.
Paul wanted us to know that in “The New Man”, we are seated in the “Heavenly Places” together with Him. In “The New Man”, we have been blessed with “All Spiritual Blessings”. In “The New Man”, we have been given His “Glorious Inheritance”. And the list goes on and on…to reveal to us the “Abundant Life” we have “In Christ” Jesus. Amen.
Here’s a verse I am led to share for your meditation today:
1 Corinthians 1:
“30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”
Do you see the awesomeness of this scripture?
It reveals to us that in Him or “In Christ”, we have His:-
In wisdom we know that it is the heavenly wisdom above, not earthly wisdom which can lead to death. His wisdom always lead to life and life more abundantly.
In righteousness, Isaiah taught that we must be established in it to lead a victorious life (see the underline emphasis below), a life free from any condemnation.
“In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.”
And it is through His blood that we have been declared righteous!
And in Redemption, yes He has redeemed us through His Precious Blood, even the forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:7)
So meditate this weekend the words “Christ Jesus”. Remember, the key word is that we are “In Christ” through and by His Precious Blood shed for us
And here is an important note I wish to emphasize. Use a King James Version Bible, the Bible used by the great evangelist Billy Graham and many other great missionaries who travelled to the utter parts of the world to preach the Gospel. They all used King James Bibles. Modern versions have contained too many changes, removing many words and scriptures from King James Bible.
Have a great & blessed weekend