Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A New Creation

Our old history ends with the Cross; our new history
begins with the resurrection. 

"If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: 
the old things are passed away; behold they are 
become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

The cross terminates the first creation, and out of 
death there is brought a new creation in Christ, the 
Second Man. 
If we are in 'Adam' all that is in Adam necessarily 
devolves upon us; it becomes ours involuntarily, for 
we have to do nothing to get it. There is no need to 
make up or minds to  lose our temper or to commit 
some other sin; sin comes to us naturally and despite 
how much we try to be good. In a similar manner if 
we are 'in Christ' all that is in Christ comes to us by
free grace, without effort on our part. It is on the 
ground of simple faith. 
It is a four step process. 
1 Knowing
2 Reckoning 
3 Presenting ourselves to God, 
4 Walking in the Spirit. (Watchman Nee)

Does this sound a bit complicated?
How does it work out in life?
Above all, does scripture back it up?

In the next few blogs Nee will go into just how
we can make it part of our Christian experience'

May you have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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