THE NEW CREATION MAN IN CHRIST.
The new creation man in Christ is the new recreated man by God, it is the man that has left the world of sin and has decided to serve God. The new creation man in Christ is one that has decided to choose Jesus to be his Lord and Saviour, one that has believed that God actually sent Jesus Christ into the world because of him so he can be saved. Most importantly, is that the new creation man is someone that has confess Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal Saviour, because there is something about confession, Confession is declaration, and when a man decide to declare Jesus Christ as the Lord of his life, instantly, there is a total transformation in that man, though sometimes the transformation might not be seen instantly; but there is a change that takes place in that man spiritually and physically for accepting Jesus Christ into his life. Jesus Christ actually came into the world to produce the new creation man, a man that will choose to give his heart to God and then fear God, for this is the reason God sent him into the world to die for sins of the world so that a new specie of men will be recreated, men that would learn to only do good and then live their lives to the glory of God. This was the reason Jesus Christ was sent into the world to pay the price of death, so that man can turn to righteousness, and so that the world can be free from sin because sin is the very thing that stops the power of God from operating in the world, it is what stops God from doing what he ought to do in the world, that is why Jesus Christ came to change the heart of men with his teachings and doctrines.
The mission of Jesus Christ was to teach in the synagogue and temples so people could understand his gospel and teachings that would make them recreated men, and he had to travel to cities and villages to teach so that the heart of many would turn to God, and because there was so much sin, instead of God destroying the world the second time, God arrived at a conclusion to bring forth Jesus Christ in to the world so he could teach His word to many, that is why the bible says in John 1 vs 12, and as many that would believe in his name to them he gave power to become the sons of God even to them that believe in his name which were born not of blood nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. The recreated man is the man who is now born of God and also has the seed of God, this is because, the day a man confesses Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal Saviour, the seed of God enters him, and that man becomes changed, he becomes the recreated man in Christ, a man that is born again. Jesus Christ made this possible, though during his life time, and earthly ministry in the world, he won many souls to God, but after his death, burial and resurrection, many more souls were won into the kingdom, and this brought about the new creation man in Christ, because as many were getting saved and giving their lives to God, more Souls were being recreated, more Souls were being won, and the lives of many were turn around. This was why Jesus lived within the space of thirty three years to ensure that the heart of men were recreated. Today; God wants us to follow after Jesus Christ and his disciples to continue from where they stopped, so the world can be a better place. The bible talked about the disciples of Jesus Christ, how Jesus Christ met them, and before he met them, they knew nothing about God, but when Jesus Christ met them, he turned them into recreated men, and as time went by, they grew spiritually to become giants.
In Acts 2 vs 1.
The bible recorded, and when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting and there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues as the spirit gave them utterance. Looking at this scripture, you will realise that those disciples that Jesus turned to be new and recreated men received the power of the Holy Ghost, inorderwards, they received the power to also turn men to be new creation in Christ, and when you read further in Acts 2 vs 41, the bible said that they that gladly receive his word were baptised, and the same day there were added unto them, three thousand Souls. And they continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrines and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every Soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together and had all things in common. And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every men had need. And they continued daily with one accord in the temple and breaking bread from one house to house, did eat with gladness and singleness of heart, praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily, such as should be saved. The scripture helps us to understand the power that is being released on the new creation man in Christ. The disciples of Jesus were mere men before they met Jesus, but as soon as they accepted to be with Jesus Christ, they became new men, and the power of God was deposited on them, and when you study the above scripture diligently, you will realise that when the power of God which is the Holy Ghost fell upon the apostle, that was when they were able to preach the gospel with boldness and three thousand Souls were added to the church, and when you read more, you will realise that those three thousand Souls also became the new creation in Christ, as the bible recorded that they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship and in breaking of bread, and in prayers, and also these new creation sold their possessions and goods and parted them to all men as every man had need; these new men became righteous, just from listening to the preaching of the disciples, their hearts became changed, and ready to work for God, and also change the lives of others. This is the exact picture of what God wants to see in the world, God wants to see the whole earth changed, He wants those that has accepted Him, to also bring many to Him, so the gospel will fill the earth. Most Christians today don’t like to win Souls for God, they are only comfortable with themselves just knowing God, not knowing that the blessings and the benefits of the recreated man in Christ fully starts when that new man in Christ decide to turn another man to Christ. Now what are these blessings and benefits?
This is one of the benefits of the recreated man in Christ, when a man decide to give his life to God, no matter the challenges or situation that man faces, God grants him Joy unspeakable, that is why the bible says in Nehemiah 8 vs 10, then he said unto them go your way, eat the fat and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto the Lord: wither be ye sorry for the Joy of the Lord is your strength. When you have the Joy of the Lord even when you are weak, strength comes in, because the Joy of the Lord brings power. This is what God gives to the new creation man, He ensures they are filled with Joy from getting loosed from bondage of sin and death, and He keeps filling them with Joy unspeakable, as they continue to grow spiritually in the Him.
This is another gift that God has for the new creation man in Christ, many times in life, people wrong one person or the other, and as result of this, they become fugitives not knowing where to go, if only they knew that when they give their lives to Christ, they become free from all worries, and the peace of God will come to stay in their hearts, because now they have accepted Christ, and that is why the bible says in Philippians 4 vs 7, and the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. This peace cannot begotten anywhere, only the power of Salvation can bring this peace, that is why as Christians, we need to preach the gospel to people especially our family members and loved ones, so that as they accept Christ, into their lives, the peace of God will be granted them, because this is what we ought to do as believers, ensuring that the lost are coming to God, so they can be free from sin and bondage.
Patience is a very vital gift that people long to have as a virtue, but not everyone has it, this is because often times, when there are challenges in the life of people, that spirit of patience is very hard to come in, most times they can find themselves doing what they ought not to do, this is because they have not given their lives to Jesus Christ, but when they make up their minds to give their lives to Christ, God gives them the gift of patience, but as they grow more spiritually in Christ, their gift of patience increases, because they are now new men in Christ, and the gift will keep increasing and cause them to live a life worthy of emulation.
This is also the gift that God gives to the new creation man. often times, before people decide to give their lives to God, they go through a lot of challenges either in their business or in any area of their specialisation, and they get so frustrated not knowing what to do, if only they would realise early enough to give their lives to God, so that God will be their provider, because a man cannot give his life to God, and suffer in finances, that is why the bible says in Philippians 4 vs 19, but my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, this is what God does for the new creation man. Until a man be recreated in Christ Jesus, he is not entitled to the benefit of the new man in Christ Jesus that is why the gospel has to be preached, men ought to be free from darkness and then come to light, so that the mercies of God can rest on many. This is Gods desire for the world, having a lot of people getting saved and ensuring that they partake of the church activities, for this is the only way they can grow spiritually, and be strengthened as well. The bible says in Romans 1 vs 16 that the gospel is the power of God unto Salvation, but until it is preached, it doesn’t become the power that can be revealed in the lives of men, that is why we need to preach in and out of season, for this is the only way that men can hear and believe and then come to God, and there will also be manifestation of Gods power in the church. Over the years, many Christians has believed that preaching the gospel is for the deeply spirited, they Preach the gospel to others, and get men saved for God, not knowing fully well that this is the only gift that they can render to God so that all the benefits of the recreated man can come to them, but as they do continuously, they will begin to receive Gods blessings upon their lives.
In Philippians 1 vs 1 -11
The bible recorded: Paul and Timotheus, the servant of Jesus Christ which are at Philippi with the bishops and deacons: Grace be unto you and peace, from God our father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with Joy for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing that he which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: even as is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, in as much as both in my bonds and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace for God is my record how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all Judgement; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; being filled with fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the praise and glory of God.
When you look at the above scripture; you will notice that Paul and Timotheus were not in the church at Philippi at that time, but they decided to send greetings to the church, because at that time the church were filled with young converts and then they decided to send a message to them, that is why in vs 4 of the book of Philippians 1 says Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with Joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now. Inorderwards, Paul was appreciating them for their fellowship with God starting from the first day they gave their lives to God till that particular time, because while Paul and Timotheus were not around, they worshiped God steadfastly and genuinely, now Paul and Timotheus decided to send them this message, to make them know that they are praying for them to live excellently, and that they may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. This scripture helps us to know that as these people gave their lives to Christ, they could continue in constant fellowship with God without waiting for their Prophets to fellowship with them, they could live their lives from what they heard that very first day they gave their lives to God. This is the complete picture of what is supposed to be seen in today’s church, having young converts just because of what they heard the first day, continuing in constant fellowship with God, but this can only happen when there are committed Christians that can preach the gospel with so much eagerness, this is the only way we will have young converts being in Church, not waiting for their pastors and Prophets to fellowship with them.
Jesus Christ came into the world to give man a close relationship with God, this was why he gave himself as a ransom. So as believers, we need to appreciate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ by going out to win the lost for God, and not just going out, but going out with passion to win the lost into Gods kingdom, because this is what brings God Joy. In Luke 15 vs 7 the bible says, that there is celebration over one Soul that repents than Celebration over ninety nine just persons. This is why we have the recreated man in Christ having Souls that were lost, but now they are found. This is what God appreciates, that is why God looks at the world today, looking for those He can use to fulfil His purpose, but not so many Christians are aware of this that God appreciates Soul winning and that is all, He appreciates those that are committed to the gospel, those that has taken the gospel as business, and those that are ready to give for the sake of the gospel, that is why it is essential that we understand the scripture, we know what God wants, and then we know what we ought to do as believers, to ensure that we fulfil the purpose of God.
In Philippians 1 vs 17 Apostle Paul quoted; but the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. What then? Notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is being preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. This was Apostle Paul declaring his mind as regards the preaching of the gospel according to him, the gospel is being preached whether in pretence or in truth, but for him, he is glad and rejoices that the gospel is preached anyhow and many hearts are turned to God. It is Gods desire for Christians to learn from the Prophets of Old, how committed their lives to the preaching of the gospel, and how they longed for others to preach the gospel, this was the case with Apostle Paul, he lived his whole life turning men to recreated men, and ensuring that they stay recreated in Christ Jesus, this was his ministry in the world after he gave his life to God, and he did it diligently with signs and wonders until his ministry in the earth was fulfilled. Today God wants men and women that would believe the gospel, and because of their belief, go out to ensure that others believe as well. This is what God wants for the world, having a lot of recreated men that would trust and serve Him with the whole of their hearts, for this is the purpose why Jesus came into the world to die for the sins of many, so that men’s hearts can be turned to God, and so that the world can be a better place.