A New Creature
We are told that when we become “born again” that the old nature is gone and that we are a new creature. Jesus related that every person needs to be born of the Spirit [John 3:5-7] and that this new birth brings about a metamorphosis that ushers in a a whole new creation.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
Beloved, it is critical to a successful walk in Christ to grasp this great truth.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (KJV)
You and I are simply not who we used to be. Our past is in Christ; our present is in Christ; our future is in Christ. “I live; yet not I, but Christ.” Our life is hidden in Him. You and I are not who we were! Don’t let Satan tell you that you are who, what or how you used to be. It just is not true.
We are new! The Devil has nothing to work with when the saint of God finally comes to the realization of who, what and how he, or she, is. If our past, present and future is in Christ we cannot be condemned, confused, distracted, dissuaded or discouraged about who we are, why we are here, or where we are going. There is great liberty in knowing who you really are.
A New Name Written
What is your name? No, I don’t mean the name you were given when you were born to this earthly existence. I mean, What is your new name? What is the name of your anointing?
The Lord has said:
For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah [My Delight], and thy land Beulah [Married and submitted to]: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. Isaiah 62:1-4 (KJV)
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. Revelation 2:17 (KJV)
Not only are you a new creature with a new nature but you are so different in the eyes of God that He even renames you according to your anointing.