YOUR PAST DOESN’T EXIST!
(Disconnected From The Past)
TO THE BIBLE: 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
When Jesus died, you died with Him; when He was buried, you were buried with Him; and when He resurrected, you also arose with Him into a newness of life. Your past was backdated to Calvary, and your new life started with the resurrection of Jesus Christ: “Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). Anyone who has received Christ is a new species of being that never existed before. The old person in you has been crucified with Christ; now there’s a new person with a new life in his place now.
No wonder Colossians 3:10 says, you “…have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator” (NIV). In Romans 7:6, the Apostle Paul, emphasizing our disconnection from the past and old ways of life, admonished that we serve God in the newness of spirit. It doesn’t matter who you are, and what you’ve achieved; what counts with God is that you’re born again and thus, have become a new creation in Christ Jesus: “…In Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation” (Galatians 6:15).
When you’re born again, it doesn’t matter what you were born with; it doesn’t matter what infirmity your great-grand father had. If you’re in Christ, you’re severed from everything of the past; no more darkness! It makes no difference how terrible your entire life has been; you’re in Christ now. Therefore, everything has changed! The past is gone. You have a new life. Walk with this consciousness!
Dear Father, I thank you for the new life I’ve received in Christ. I’m a brand new species, with the life and nature of God in my spirit. I’m thus more than a conqueror; I live in dominion over Satan and this world, walking in righteousness, and in the liberty of the sons of God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
2 Peter 1, Ezekiel 1-2
John 15:11-19, 1 Chronicles 27
Have you made Jesus Lord of your life? If not, then go to the Prayer of Salvation on page 76, and do so today.