A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters: chapter 7 -majestic, beautiful, awesome!

new creation in Christ

new creation in Christ

The word of God is light. The Lord Jesus is light. God is light.

When the word of God is read with faith and in the Spirit, it gives light. God is light and in whom there is no darkness. All dark things (including illness, physical and mental) must flee. Let God arise in us, and let God’s enemies be scattered!

Let all believers of Jesus as Savior and Lord enjoy the victorious life in which we can be totally free of the tormentor which came to steal, kill and destroy our peace, joy, and rest as promised by Jesus in the abundant life He has brought.

Today we only read one word ‘form’. A very powerful and crucial word for every Christian.

FORM: this is God’s special word. Only God formed. He created man in His image. He formed people for Himself, that they will declare His praise. (Isaiah 43:21)

Human do form physical building and organization structure. But in the spiritual realm they are of no permanent value. The only permanent structure is God’s creation. He created/formed human for eternity (having the image of God). There was no need for hell or death. However, man fell into the snare of the devil and lost the original design. The original heavenly form was corrupted and man encountered sins, sickness, and decays due to the power of death which entered since the spiritual fall.

When we read the word ‘form’, think of the majesty, the beauty, the awesome creation of God’s original design which bears His divine nature, His divine mark, His divine power.

I have taken the verses from Isaiah 43 to illustrate how God really cares for His people, those He had formed:

1 But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: “fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are mine.”

7 Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”

10 “You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me.

11 I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior.”

The following verses is a beautiful illustration of how much God, the Creator loves and cares for those whom He has formed (do sing them and meditate on them).

43:18 Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old.

19 Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

20 The beast of the field will honor Me, the jackals and the ostriches, because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

To give drink to My people, My chosen.

21 This people I have formed for Myself; they shall declare My praise.”

Jesus told us how we may become God’s new creation:

John 3:3,5-6 “Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God…unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”

The Apostles taught us how to receive this re-birth

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remissions of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

What happens when we receive this new birth?

1 Corinthians 2:12 “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.”

2 Corinthians 3:16-17 “Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (in v18, we read that the Spirit of the Lord transforms us into the same image of the Lord from glory to glory).

16 Therefore from now on we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.”

17 “Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

How did God create/form us? How do we know?

Hebrews 11:3 “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”

11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

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