Mid Week Devotional With Chris Chase
"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17) When a person receives Jesus Christ, they are born again and enter into God's kingdom, and they are a totally different individual. The change that occurs when you're saved is more dramatic than the change that will occur when you die, because then you already have a new nature and are a citizen of the kingdom of God . . . death simply ushers you into His presence. Paul wrote in the epistles that when God transformed us, He gave us a new will, mind, heart, power, knowledge, wisdom, life, inheritance, relationship, righteousness, love, desire, and citizenship. He called it "newness of life" (Rom. 6:4). When you become a Christian, God doesn't give you something new. According to His Word, when you become a Christian, you yourself become new!