Every morning you take off your old dirty clothes, have a shower, brush your teeth then rub cream, put on new clothe in preparation for the new day. You look brand new, fresh and radiating on the outside. How about your inside? What have you done to maintain your inner being?. The spirit and soul needs to be renewed, refreshed, revived and restored on a regular basis. Take off the old you (spirit and soul) and put on the new you.
When I was not yet in Christ, lead by the things of the world and did not know the Lord intimately, on the outside I looked happy, full of life and satisfied but on the inside, my spirit was dead, looked old, dirty and messed up . The things I did, my ways were full of hatred, revenge, anger, envy and much more. That was the old me but now that i have found Christ and a new creation in Him, I have put on the new me. It is time for you to put on the new you.
The new you is your identity in Christ Jesus who was crucified on the cross for our sake that you can become a new creation in Christ Jesus. When Jesus died on the cross, a divine exchange took death for life, sickness for wholeness, bondage for freedom took place. Your name is changed from rejection to acceptance of His love and favour. You are created in His image and likeness and with His DNA flowing through you therefore you have the authority to walk in the boldness, cinfidence and dominion of who you are in Him
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 anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:16-19
You have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ that sets you free from all power of darkness, sickness, pains, brokenness and bondage. He reconciled you back to Himself, all your sins are forgiven and wiped clean off His records. The process of taking off the old an putting on the new is a consistent regular process that should not be taken for granted. As you spend time meditating on the Word, your spirit is ignited and soul renewed as well as revived through the power and help of the Holy Spirit. Your fellowship with like minded Christians encourages you to understand that no matter the circumstances you are not alone on the journey.
This is a lifetime journey that remolds to become a spirit filled vibrant, life transformed person whose light would shine for the whole world to see and know that Jesus is Lord. Make your light shine in radiation so that darkness cannot prevail. If you are struggling on this journey of putting on the new you ask the Holy Spirit our comforter, helper, counsellor, standby, strengthener and advocate to walk with you on this life changing journey.
I pray that as you spend time in His presence you will find Him and you will discover more of Christ in you the hope of glory. May you grow and develop in Him so that you live a productive life in abundance of His love.
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