ARE YOU A NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST?
A writer said, _”Two possibilities exist in life. There abide good and bad; truth and error; past and present; life and death; reward and punishment. Two men strive to win a man, to rule a man: the Son of the Most High and satan. Two lifestyles are possible for embracing by man: living for the Holy One or living in opposite direction of the light. Be that as it may, no man is free, no son of man is without ruling power: either the dark or the immaculate. But with the dark is the majority. To man the truth is bitter and the narrow road is rugged. Men tend to seek for ease, many can’t endure. Such are those who bath the feet of satan with tears in hell. Though they plead, they only plead with colony that can’t be forgiven and neither forgives any. Once in hell is forever there. Once in the Celestial city is forever there, but only few have the courage it takes to go there and the WHITENESS OF HEART the city demands.
Many people today who profess Christianity do not know what it really means. We know truly that the Bible says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” For this cause God sent his only begotten Son to die for our sins, redeem us from sin, and give us a brand new life.
God did not stop there, but he has also given us the Lord Jesus Christ to be our pattern and example: *who did no sin, neither was any guile found in his mouth.* And God wants us to be conformed to the image of his Son (Rom 8:29).
But today, many who profess to be born again do not live the life of a Christian. They are not like Christ. They still hang on the testimony they gave some time ago, that on such and such occasion they gave their lives to the Lord, and yet the purpose of redemption (freedom from all known sins) is not fulfilled in them. That testimony is no longer valid. It is very clear that without a life that conquers sin, the claim of religion as the qualification for seeing God is a facile assumption and the splendor of bearing a religious name as hopeless identity.
God will judge us according to the state he meets us.
His word says, “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin, for the seed of God remaineth in him and he cannot sin because he is born of God.”
Therefore, let us try our ways and examine our lives. The old lifestyle and the sin that doth so easily beset us before we professed salvation, has it really passes away? Be that as it may, you might even be a worker, you may still be a fervors preacher, you may still give money to the beggers, you may still be sanctimoniously holy, you may still have titles, but if we are not free from sin, NO HEAVEN! because the evidence of our salvation in Christ is not manifest.
If it be so, let us return to Calvary. Put all those dates or whatever profession you claim under the blood of Jesus, and count not your works to atone for you, but only in the cleansing, saving and changing power of the blood of Christ, who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people zealous of good works.
Remember, if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away, and behold all things are become new.
ARE YOU A NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST?
Reagan Azoyenime is a born again Christian and an undergraduate student of Ambrose Ali University, Nigeria. He writes edifying Christian messages centred on salvation in Christ and holiness.