Whenever anyone accepts Jesus Christ as Savior, our Mighty God seals him or her with His Holy Spirit. This precious one is now a newborn baby, a beloved child of our Holy God, of our Eternal Abba. This precious one, this saved soul has been rescued from the dominion of darkness, from the power of death and from the destiny of hell. All glory and thanks be to our Lord Jesus Christ who through His death and resurrection has made a way for every one who believes to enter into an intimate and eternal relationship with our Holy God!
Still, here on earth we will be in a struggle with our own sin nature (and with the sin nature of others) everyday on this side of eternity. But! Our saved souls are no longer held captive by the power and bondage of sin and death. Not any more. Not in any way. That was the old order. The new has come!
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17
In Christ there is freedom, there is power, there is renewal and transformation that are fully available to us every moment of every day, in every circumstance and in every season of our lives. Our God is with us. And His Spirit is within us. We have given the very same power, the very same Spirit, that raised Jesus Christ from the dead! God is able, and passionately wants, to empower each of us to live in and reveal, with ever-growing fullness, the new lives we have been given in Jesus!
How will you let our God help you today (and each today) to live out the truth that He has set you free and made you new?