New Creation Realities

“Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] (sic) in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come.”  2 Corinthians 5:17 (AMP)

Did you know that the good news of the gospel wasn’t just that the debt of sin had been paid for, but that as soon as Jesus was raised from the dead for the justification of your sins, you became a brand  new creation; a new type of human being never seen in the earth before?

The Father is love, and He has given us His love nature, so fellowship is as natural as breathing air.  E.W.Kenyon*

In the twinkling of an eye, everything about you was changed.  You received a new life, new heart, right spirit, and a new identity. Everything about the old you was replaced with the new.

In his letter to the church in Roman, Paul had this to say about your connection to Jesus;

God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun.Romans 8:29 (MSG)

From the beginning of creation, the Father’s plan had always been to restore you to the intimate place of sons and daughters. And to do that,  He had to plan a way to remove the damage caused by Adam’s disobedience, and put you into someone who would always be obedient. So He put you into Jesus;  who was without sin,  and perfect in all He did.

Just as Jesus has unlimited access to the Father’s presence and affections, so, as a member of this new family, do you.  The veil that separated Abba from intimate fellowship with His children was torn at the cross and has never been replaced.

*Pg. 80, In His Presence; E.W.Kenyon; Kenyon Gospel Publishing Society; 1969

Activation:

  1. Set aside some time to get quiet with your Abba Father. If soaking music      helps you find your secret place, then this would be a great time to put      some on.
  1. Once you feel yourself resting in Abba’s love, take a few minutes      to give thanks for the work of Jesus and for Holy Spirit bringing you into      this new family. Ask Holy Spirit if there is anything He’d like to show      you or speak to you about that will help you to understand just how      marvelous and wonderful this new you is.
  1. Write down any feelings, words or impression you get. Meditate on      them and let Him establish you in the truth of them.
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2 thoughts on “New Creation Realities

  1. Where did this “Abba” come in with the Catholics? I’ve to a convent school and have been with a Traditional Roman Catholic Church for 30 years. Not once have I ever heard our bishop, priests, or nuns say this. I just read “Abba” in a traditional prayer book. I don’t know where this is in the Bible so I’m a little confused. Could you please help out?

    • Isabella
      The word ‘Abba’ is a Hebrew word which means ‘father’ and is found in New Testament versions of Evangelical Bibles (Amplified Version; New International Version; New King James Version; New Living Translation http://www.biblegateway.com/): Galatians 4:6; Mark 14:36; Romans 8:15. Jesus Himself called the Father “Abba”, and the Apostle Paul said that we know we are sons/daughters because Holy Spirit cries ‘Abba Father’ in our hearts.

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