Same What?

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As a new creation, you have the same “what.”

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:17-19

If you are in Christ, then you are a new creation. This new creation now begins to battle with the old creation – the flesh (your five senses). The flesh of the old nature ruled without conflict because the new creation did not exist. The old creation had no opposition. Now that you are in Christ, the battle with your old nature has begun. Now that you have been reconciled to God by the redemptive blood of Jesus Christ, you are a new creation. Your “what” begins. Your rebellious, sinful, selfish nature has been regenerated and reconciled to God. You have experienced the birth of the Spirit of God in you – the new creation.

What are you to do? What is your purpose in life? It has been defined for you in the Word of God for the believer who is a new creation. You are now in the ministry of reconciliation.

Now you are ready to launch your ministry of reconciliation. Your “what” and purpose are the same as all other believers. All believers have the same what, which is the ministry of reconciliation. The entire Word of God is about reconciling man and God. Your what is reconciling the rebellious, sinful, selfish, independent nature of man with Holy God through Jesus Christ. Since the fall of man, the rebellious desire of man has been to be god. Now that you have been created in a new transformed forgiven redeemed creation, you are prepared for the ministry of reconciliation.

The what of the ministry of reconciliation binds the body of Christ together. You have also been given a unique how, which is your unique calling to this ministry. Your wilderness experiences, skills, abilities and now spiritual gifts equip you for the ministry.

You are a new creation prepared for the ministry of reconciliation toward your family, business associates, community and church. Understand the old nature is in conflict with the new nature.

Your new creation has created a new desire to please and honor God more than to continue in sin. You have now surrendered your will to the authority of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You have a new adoptive father – the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

God loves you!

Go today as a child of God (new creation) knowing Jesus gave HIS life to reconcile sinful, selfish man and woman to God and made them the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

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