Sunday, November 3, 2013

Perfect Love Makes You a New Creation

"17Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4: 17)

We are a new Creation in Christ because of God's perfect love:

"10Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another." (1 John 4: 10-11)

This "so loved" appears in a beloved verse in the Gospel of John:

"16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3: 16)

With this life, Christ's own life, we receive a glorious standing:

"1And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;  . . .And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:" (Ephesians 2: 1, 6)


"For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature." (Galatians 6: 15)

In Romans, Paul explains how this "new creation" status rests in our new life in Christ:

"Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." (Romans 6: 4)

God's Perfect Love has made us a New Creation, sons and daughters into the family of God through our first-born Brother (Romans 8: 29).

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