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  • Alan Fong

A New Man

Today’s Verse:

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

One of the great wonders of creation is when a caterpillar emerges out of a cocoon as a beautiful butterfly. This wonderful occurrence is referred to as a metamorphosis. The caterpillar has taken on a completely new nature when it becomes a butterfly. This morning, we are considering a verse of Scripture that describes the miracle of salvation in the life of a once-condemned sinner. Let us see what happens when you are in Christ.

We see a total possession.

When a sinner accepts the Lord Jesus Christ by faith as Savior, he is born into the family of God. He is in Christ. He belongs to Jesus, and Jesus belongs to him. No longer is he a child of the devil, a child of darkness, and one who is condemned. He has been placed into a secure and unchanging relationship as a son of God (Eph.1:5). Being in Christ means that we have been accepted in the beloved (Eph. 1:6). Being in Christ means that we have complete forgiveness of our sins through the blood of Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:7). Being in Christ means that we have been sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, Who is also the earnest of our inheritance (Eph. 1:13-14). Being in Christ means that we canno