When we make the decision to follow Jesus, when we repent and believe—that’s the point at which we’re washed clean and made new. It’s about that point that Paul said, “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (ESV, 2 Corinthians 5:17)
This re-creation isn’t figurative. It’s real, and it’s complete. In an instant, we become new men and women, spiritually. We become men and women who can now become the people God designed us to be, who can now be taught, now be guided, now be challenged and pushed, now be fathered and befriended by God. We’ll spend the rest of our lives living into this reality, but before we could not. Before, we never would have been able to become like Jesus, to walk in victory and freedom. But when we make the decision to follow Jesus, now we can.
This new ability does not come by anything we do in our human power but by the energizing power of Holy Spirit.
So, what do you think? Do you want to walk in more victory and more freedom, as a new man, a new woman? Do want more Holy Spirit flowing into and through your life, helping you to walk as a conqueror of sin?
If you do, let’s go ahead now and ask Jesus for it. But before we get there, I’m going to ask you a few more questions, as preparation. Listen carefully to these. And make sure you answer honestly, with a true heart.
Listen to “The Uncovering” . . .