“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
The day you gave your life to Christ, you not only crossed from sin to life, you also became a member of a separate family. If you clearly understand this fact you will never explain away why you should have certain diseases. Have you noticed that the first thing that happens when you get into the hospital is that they want to know if someone in the family tree had a similar disease before? The moment you confirm that one person does, they begin to treat you for it and see it as normal; but when you come to the realization of who you are in Christ, you will not accept any disease as normal. You will rise in the Spirit and stand tall against it because the Word of God rightly declares that you are a new creation the moment you gave your life to Christ.
The way I love to explain that scripture “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature” is that he is a new specie of being that never existed before. The Living Bible puts it this way: 2 Cor. 5:17 (TLB) “When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun!” Are you a Christian? Then you don’t have to live in the past. You are not refurbished. You are not inseparable with the world. Your spirit is totally new and the Spirit controls the physical; when you meditate on your new nature, everything about you begins to change. Then the popular song becomes true: “The things I used to do, I do them no more; the things I used to say, I say them no more because there is a great change, since I’m born again …”
Take time to think about the new creature reality in this season as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Further Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:12-21
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Micah 1-3; Evening- Revelation 11