Friday, 23 November 2018

New Creation Rights

Scripture: Romans 8 v 28 - 30: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
 29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
 30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified."

Jesus Christ is the firstborn of a new creation of beings, those who are born again.  We are no longer human beings with human rights but we are new creatures in Christ with very different rights.

New Creations are redeemed from the curse of the law.  Human beings have legal rights, very costly and not always favourable.  Court cases can linger on for years until humans are bankrupt trying to obtain justice.

New Creations have a free Advocate who takes our place before the Supreme Judge of the Universe.  He argues our case before our single, common adversary, who is already defeated.  We are more than conquerors because we don't have to fight this battle or spend any money on it.

1 John 2 v 1 - 5: "My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
 2  And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
 3  And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
 4  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
 5  But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him."

So if we know Jesus Christ and keep His commandments, speaking the truth, then our adversary has no hope of keeping us on a guilt trip.
His name is Satan, which means 'The Accuser of the Brethren',  The Brethren are the New Creations of God.

When Satan accuses us before God, if we are a new creation Jesus says, Father, I did it!.  The Father says, You are forgiven case dismissed.  If we are not saved then Satan wins and has the right to torment sinners.

Our names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life, and our sins are blotted out by the Blood of Jesus, and we have been given the same authority Jesus had on Earth.  He passed it on to us when He left.  He gave us many examples of how it can and should be used.

Human beings who have not been saved can only operate on the level of flesh and soul, but new creations  live in the power of the Holy Spirit.  It is a joy and freedom that fills us with spiritual blessings like love, peace, kindness, humility, faith, self-control, goodness, truth, endurance and joy.  None of these attributes can be subjected to laws.

Every human being has a space within that can only be filled by Jesus Christ.  Until they find Him they will stuff that space with every carnal, soulish, sinful practice, which only satisfies for a moment in time.  When its over it must be slavishly repeated to pretend they are having a good time, long after they are empty.  This is called lust, addiction, fun, greed and excess.

Every New Creation is complete in Jesus Christ.  We are under His love and power to be fully satisfied.  We are saved from Hell, healed, delivered, comforted, and every need is met.  There is no lust, jealousy, covettousness, addiction, bondage or excess in the spiritual realm.  We are not competing because we have already won.

The only thing we groan for is to be released from the flesh and restraint of Earth to be with Jesus and our Father.  To achieve this release we need to convince humans to become new creations as led by the Holy Spirit.  Our Bill of Rights is the Holy Bible, the Word of God.  This Bible is manifested on Earth as Jesus Christ, the Word made visible.

John 1 v 1 - 5: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 2  The same was in the beginning with God.
 3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
 4  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
 5  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not."

If anyone cannot comprehend the light that is Jesus they are not yet born again.  They may think they are but struggle against sin.  It may be because they made mental assent to the gospel but their hearts were not converted from darkness to light.

The way of salvation starts when the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, righteousness and judgment.  When we feel sorrow and remorse for our sinful deeds, we repent i.e. change our mind and reject those deeds.  We ask God for forgiveness and acknowledge that Jesus died in our place to justify us.

When we have confessed our sins God will cleanse us with the Blood of Jesus and Jesus will come into our hearts.  Our names will be written in the Lamb's Book of Life.  We are now born again but must be baptised in water and the Holy Spirit.  Now a New Creation.  With benefits.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, our lives are hid with Christ in You, where we are safe and protected.  We are already living in eternal life unless we forfeit it by rejecting You.  We have free will to choose, and only the truth Jesus spoke overcomes the very subtle lies of Satan.  Let us never be deceived but test all things to be sure we are following the Light.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.