I hope you all have a BLESSED 2011!
In light of the NEW year, I can’t help but think about how those who BELIEVE in Christ are NEW CREATIONS! “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Do you believe? I pray you do!
This is really good news to me. If Jesus blood is covering the sin in my life so that God the Father doesn’t see my sin when I pray to Him, but instead He sees His perfect Son’s blood, that is amazing and I am eternally thankful!
Because of this, as Romans 6 says:
“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Happy New Year!