“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
(2 CORINTHIANS 5:17)
The new birth is an authentic and impactful work which God does in the lives of men, so that they can live according to God’s standards.
Where a man has truly experienced the new birth, he repents from worldly and godless ways, and dedicates himself to the ways of God. He receives inner motivation from the Holy Spirit which desires and walks in the will of God. The new birth opens a man up to experience the realities Christ walked in during His incarnation. He is inspired within to do good wherever He goes.
Apostle Paul rightly said:
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
Any man who has experienced the new birth lives in Christ. He is a new creature, known as the son of God, who lives in a new environment, known as the presence of God. Thus, the believer’s victory is in maintaining his new identity and abiding in his new environment.
To the man who is truly born again, the old sinful and perverted ways belong to history, from which he is totally separated. With the new birth, also comes a new order of living; new and godly vision, inner inspiration, inner workings etc, that have the power to positively impact the remaining areas of his life.
The new birth sets a man up to walk in the newness of life and express the invisible God in a visible world. He becomes a living epistle to other men.
Let us all who lay claim to the new birth, attest to it in our daily living.