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I Haven’t Been Repaired – I’ve Been Remade

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NASB)
A Christian is not a person who has been “repaired” by the grace of God. A Christian is a “new creature.” God is the Creator of heaven and earth, and all things therein. He created man from the dust of the ground–and at that point man was God’s masterpiece. But man sinned, and fellowship between God and man was broken.
In the process of time, God again put His creative power into operation. Jeremiah tells us: “the LORD has created a new thing in the earth–a woman will encompass a man” (Jer.31:22). This is a prophetic picture of the virgin birth of Jesus–a much greater miracle than the creative act of God in forming Adam from the dust of the earth. Jesus was the only begotten Son of God; and since He paid the sin-debt, all who believe in His shed blood and finished work are created anew in Him: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them” Ephesians 2:10 (NASB).

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