This Week's Pastor's Corner

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Week of  May 22, 2022 

 

The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (NKJV) God’s Word is clear: once you come to Jesus and you make Him Lord of your life, you become a new creation. The literal translation of this scripture says you are “a new species of being that never existed before.” You may not feel like a new creation, but don’t be moved by what you feel. God’s Word says the old has passed away and you have already been made a new creation—regardless of how you feel or how you act.

Think about this: the very moment you were born again, your old self—with its sinful nature—died and a new person with the life and nature of God was created. Physically, you looked the same because your body is only a house for the real you, your spirit. But on the inside, you changed completely. You became a righteous creation with the nature of God. You might say, Pastor, I don’t feel like I’m a new creation.” You may not feel like it, you may not act like it, but the fact is, you are a new creation—because God’s Word says its true.

As Christians, we’re in a war—an invisible war, a spiritual battle Ephesians 6:12 says, “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (KJV) We’re in a very real battle. Apostle Paul, referring to Satan, wrote, “We are not ignorant of his devices” (2 Corinthians 2:11 NKJV). One way that Satan will Attack is by accusation. Revelation 12:10 refers to him as “the accuser of our brethren” (NKJV). He will accuse you and use your own shortcomings to try to destroy you. We need to learn to know the difference between Satan’s accusations and the conviction of the Holy Spirit. When a Christian sins, the Holy Spirit will convict or convince us of our sin. But it isn’t because He wants to drive us into shame. He wants to bring us back to Jesus.

Until Next Week -

Pastor Dave