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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away, and behold new things have come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Our old man is dead and we have been raised to newness of life. That is what the Bible says. Do you believe it?
Our focus, therefore, should move to a new place in how we relate to God and how He deals with us. God wants us to see every situation as He sees it, to think about everything in the way He thinks about it, to talk about everything using the language He uses, and then He wants us to see the new life He has birthed emerging in us. He wants us to see how we are growing from glory to glory and from faith to faith. He wants us to know He will not quit until we become spiritually mature and complete, not lacking in anything. (James 1:4)
When God looks at you, He doesn’t see anything wrong with you. He only sees what is missing in your new man, and then He totally commits to providing you with encounters where you engage with Him so that your experience of Him grows. He is in the process of perfecting Christ’s nature in you. And the good work He has begun, He is faithful to finish.
Did you get that? You are HIS WORKMANSHIP; you are no longer your own work in progress. When you let go of trying to develop yourself, and turn yourself over to the God who knows everything about you, you will begin to experience the fullness of the partnership He gave you through His Son, Jesus Christ.
New man theology then is defined as partnering with God to do what we cannot do about developing our Christlikeness through the situations we experience here on earth. When God looks at you He doesn’t focus on where you’ve been or what you’ve done; rather He sees who you are becoming under the guidance of His Holy Spirit living in you!
That is good news! It really takes the pressure off of trying to live up to a set of rules and regulations, doesn’t it?
God never works on our behavior; rather He is creating your identity in Jesus. Jesus did not die to change our behavior; He died to transform our personality. He died so that we could live with Him, so that we could live above our circumstances, so that we could learn how to be citizens of Heaven living here on earth. He died so that we could live in an intimate relationship with Him.
And finally, what we have learned, we are to put into practice. Whenever you are faced with a difficult person or a challenging situation, you are free to practice the new man theology you are learning by asking these questions:
What is it that God wants to be for me now?
How do I need to think like Him?
What do I need to see in this difficult person or this challenging situation so that I become more like Jesus?
What is the truth – the language – God has for me that will set me free in this situation?
As we partner with God, we learn how to walk in the Spirit and we learn that God has an upgrade for us in every situation.
That is just a little taste of the rich food we are receiving through the LifeChangers study. If you have not yet been able to join us on this journey, it is not too late. Our third session will be on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 9-12 Noon, in the Old Sanctuary at Zion Lutheran Church, 624 Barnett Street, Kerrville, Texas. Together we will explore “Understanding True Grace”; and we still have a few transcripts available for $15/each.
We look forward to continuing this life changing training with you. Come and bring a friend – someone who desires to know the truth; someone who desires to be set free!