If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
In Christ you are a new creation. Do you know what that means to you? If you do know what this means, you will have joy that no one and nothing can take away. If you don’t know what it means, if you have a low opinion of yourself or are depressed, that is why.
Many times in My Word I speak of a person being “in Christ,” or simply, “in Him,” meaning in Christ. It has many benefits to be “in Christ” and makes all the difference of how you will spend eternity. There is a wide chasm that cannot be crossed between those who died “in Christ” and those who did not.
It is the difference between an eternal life of joy that gets greater and greater forever and an eternal life of no joy ever.
And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.” Revelation 14:13.
I set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, joy and no joy, you choose. And the way you choose is determined by what you do with My Word, that is, what you do with Jesus, who is My Word made flesh, a Person among you who now, for those who have confessed Him as Lord, in you and you in Him, sealed by My Holy Spirit as a pledge of redemption.
It is a choice you make by the operation of your own will. I do not force you to make it, but I urge you to make it for your sake and that of your family and descendants so you may live.
I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days. Deuteronomy 30:19-20.
And there is your answer. And it is not difficult to hear My voice nor is it out of your reach. You do not have to go up above the clouds of the heavens to get it in order to hear and observe My Words, nor do you have to cross the sea to find it in some far country. My Word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it, that is, the word of faith which you have heard preached, have read in the Bible, and can find on the internet. It is available right where you are if you care to seek it. Deuteronomy 30:11-14; Romans 10:6-10.
And what is it I ask you to do so that you are in Christ and are sealed in Him by the Holy Spirit as a pledge of eternal glory?
I have set before you the message of truth, the good news of your salvation, and if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that I raised Him from the dead (which is your justification that all your sins are gone by His sufferings and death in your place and stead), you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:8-10.
Whoever believes in Me will not be disappointed. I abound in riches for all who call on Me and whoever will call on My Name will be saved and made new.
A new creation. The word for “new” in the Greek language in which it was first written is “kainós (καινός),” which means new in quality (innovation), fresh in development or opportunity because what has succeeded is better than it was before, not found exactly like this before.
Behold, do not despair over your past or your present health or other issues that are causing you concern and fear, I AM DOING SOMETHING NEW WITH YOU. It is time you rejoice in who you are in Christ and all that is now yours for the taking.
You are no longer the “old you,” I have made you anew. A new creation. The word used for creation is usually used in the context of My creation in the beginning in Genesis 1. But in Christ, I have actually created you anew to once again be in My image and according to My likeness.
So in reference to your former manner of life, you must lay aside the mindset of your “old self,” which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, so you can put on your “new self,” which in Me has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Ephesians 4:22-24.
LOOK IN THE MIRROR OF MY WORD and you will see the real YOU that I have made you to be. And you will love the new you. It will give you a future and a hope.
When you confessed Jesus as Lord, I gave you IN HIM complete forgiveness of all your sins, the gift of righteousness, the abundance of grace, My joy, My peace, and My Holy Spirit. And with My Spirit came resurrection power that will heal your mortal body and raise you up to your glorified body when Jesus returns.
Because after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, you believed, I sealed you in Christ with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of your inheritance, with a view to the redemption of possession, to the praise of My glory. You can claim Me as your own and that makes you a legal heir, a joint heir with Christ, of all I have possess according to My riches in Christ Jesus in glory. And that includes a resurrected, glorified, immortal body like I have already given to Christ Jesus. The redemption of possession. In Christ I belong to you just as much as you belong to Me.
“See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. 1 John 3:1-3.
When you are baptized into Christ by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom I poured out upon you richly through Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior, you are justified by My grace through the sufferings, death, and resurrection of Jesus so you are made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:5-7.
And all of you who are baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. I kept My promise to make you beautiful with salvation.
“For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.” Psalm 149:4.
You who once dead in your trespasses and sins, but now I have dressed you in the garments of Salvation (Yeshuah) and the robe of righteousness.
“I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10.
And this is from the same chapter of Isaiah from which Jesus read at the synagogue in Nazareth when He began His mission after being baptized in the Holy Spirit, “The Spirit of the Lord LORD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the LORD (Jubilee).” Isaiah 61:1-2.
When you are in Christ you are free from all that encumbered and imprisoned you in the chains of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Your spirit no longer is dead to Me and alive to sin, as Adam’s sin did to all the generations that have been born from his corrupted seed of the flesh, for you are no longer children of the flesh, but of the Spirit now that you have been born again from above. So stop feeding your flesh with malice, fear, sin, doubt and unbelief and begin feeding on My Word so you can know who you really are and walk worthy of who I have made you to be in Christ.
You have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:23. Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation. 1 Peter 2:1-3.
Know that being IN CHRIST, you are immersed in Him. You are baptized into Him. And what does that mean? You are immersed in life. You are immersed in peace. You are immersed in health and healing. You are immersed in joy. You are immersed in goodness. You are immersed in Light. You are immersed in the Blessing. You are immersed in the Spirit. And, above all, you are immersed in love.
I have filled you, My children, with goodness. Only goodness and lovingkindness will pursue you all the days of your life and you shall dwell in My house forever. In Christ you are inundated with goodness.
Christ, the Messiah, the anointed One, is now where you have chosen to live and move and have your being. In Him, you are reconciled to Me and we can flow together in the beauty of holiness.
I have seated you with Me in Heaven IN CHRIST and put all things beneath your feet. And IN CHRIST, there is a life of good deeds prepared for you to walk in that have been there in Him for you since before the foundation of the world. IN CHRIST you will find the way in which you should walk to have days of Heaven upon the earth. For it has pleased Me to give you His little flock, the Kingdom even now. You have access to all the Kingdom holds because you are IN CHRIST. And in Christ, I call your friends. John 15:14.
IN CHRIST, I have blessed you with every spiritual blessing in Heaven. Look at these Words of Mine and find the “in Christ” (“in Him,” “in the Lord”) blessings:
The Father chose us IN HIM before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He preordained us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us IN THE BELOVED. IN HIM we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. Ephesians 1:2-7.
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:13-14.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23.
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. Romans 8:2.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39.
To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours. 1 Corinthians 12
But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30.
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22.
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28.
And raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6-7.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Ephesians 2:10.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7.
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 1 Thessalonians 4:15.
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10.
Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace be to you all who are in Christ. 1 Peter 5:14.
For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us. 2 Corinthians 1:20.
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21.
This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. Ephesians 3:11-12.
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17.
Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. Colossians 2:6-7.
For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority. Colossians 2:9-10.
To this end also we pray for you always, that our God will make you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12.
As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. 1 John 2:27.
The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. 1 John 3:24.
By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 1 John 4:13.
And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5:20.
If you could see into the Spirit as I see, you would be amazed at how gloriously beautiful and perfect you are as a new creation in Christ. You would cherish and protect the purity, holiness, and majesty that you see in your spirit now that you are in Christ, for you are seeing they beauty of Christ reflected in you. And He is the mirror you are seeing yourself in. In Christ.
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18.
I love you. In Christ you are in My secret place and the evil cannot touch you. For you have died with Christ and I raised you up with Him to new life and seated you in Him at My right hand. Your life is hidden with Christ in Me. When Christ, who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves. 2 Corinthians 4:6-7.