If you are a fan of superhero comics, one consistent theme is that of the transformation of an ordinary person to a superhero who now go ahead against odds to defeat the enemy. If you are a Christian, something like that but far better happened to you when you became saved. You see you were an ordinary person, subject to the course of this world, under the influence of demonic forces and their master Satan until the day you became saved. You got transformed, instantly, not gradually but instantly.
I have heard believer says ‘I am a sinner saved by grace’. No. You were a sinner but now you are a saint. You are as saintly you will ever be Hallelujah.
The demons literally saw your transformation right before their eyes and they were helpless to stop it. it’s so glorious for man and frustrating for them each time they see this transformation in people. No wonder angels rejoice each time this happened literally.
The demons saw you become a new person
I consider the new birth the greatest of all miracles on this earth.
When you got born again you became a new person! You actually became a person in the likeness and image of God with His life in you. You need to know that and understand its importance because God miraculously recreated you
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
When I say you, I mean your spirit. The bible teaches us that man is a spirit, he possesses or has a soul where his will, mind and emotions resides and he lives inside a body which someone refers to as man’s “earthsuit”. So your spirit became new through the miracle of new birth when you believe in your heart and confess Jesus as your Lord and saviour Romans 10:8-10.
Your soul and body did not change
But your body and soul remains the same, they did not change. That’s why your body and your soul will like to continue in their usual pattern of lifestyle but God says you are a new creature. Therefore you need to align your mind with what God says about you and what God says about who you are in Christ Jesus. You will be able to know that by looking at the word of God and believing that, that’s who you are, you don’t only believe it, you say it, you are a new creature!
You see the word of God has the power to change your soul and your body because you are born again, you are a new creature
for you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God 1 Peter 1:23(NIV)
When you start feeding on the word of God, you will see the effect on your mind, will emotions and your body.
Note this, you cannot change yourself but you can allow the word of God to change you.
Let the word of God change you
As long as you determine to keep saying what God says about you being a new creature, you will begin to see the changes, for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation Romans 10:10. Rise up boldly and declare this; ” I am a new creature, I am born again old things are passed away and all things in my life are become new”.
So purpose in your heart today to let the word of God dominates your thinking and your conversations, begin to say that you are a new creature in Christ Jesus, irrespective of your situation and the power in the word of God will quicken your bodies through the Spirit of God. God is not a man that He should lie, if He says in His word that old things are passed away in your life, they are!
Believers need to know that and walk in its reality in order to walk in victory and We need to know that when it comes to walking in the reality of God’s word, our feelings are secondary, the primary thing is what God has said about us and that is what we need to believe.
Ezekiel 11:9, Ephesians 4:24.