POTENT AND MATURE
You are not a sinner. You are a son. Sure we sin. But this is not our identity. Now we are the sons/daughters of God. If we are in the law we are correct to identify ourselves as sinners. But we are not. In Christ all are made alive. In Christ we are the sons and daughters of God.
We were created as sons and daughters of God. For a time we lost the authority and potency that was ours. Our authority as sons was dimmed because we had ceded it to the father of lies. Jesus came on behalf of our real Father, in the image of our Father and in human flesh. He penetrated the heart of darkness and drew us from death back into life. He removed our status as slaves and promoted us once more to who we are – the sons and daughters of God - sons embraced and loved by our Father who is our real Father in spirit and in truth.
‘Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows’ James 1.17 NIV.
In Jesus we have out real identity and our real position in heaven’s family. We are re-joined to our heritage in the King of the universe and re-imbued with our rank and authority as the sons and daughters of God, destined to reign in the earth.
We were made to live in God, have been placed back in God and have the privilege of God in us who makes us life-giving spirits filled with His Spirit of Life. We move about in the earth purifying carnal objects and restoring hope in the power of the life-giving spirit of Jesus. Each of us is a multiplier of the Son of God.
God is the creator. The Son of God is Creator and Lord of the New Creation. The new creation is actually not an afterthought. It is part of the original plan for the supremacy of the sons and daughters of God.
‘Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation’ Gal 6.15 NIV.
‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!’ 2 Cor 5.17 NIV.
Clearly if we are in the law we are not in Christ and if not in Christ we are not part of the new creation!
As new creation people we are the expression of our Father. As the Bride of Christ we come out of His side as did Eve from the original Adam. As His wife and as one flesh, we are part of Jesus and more. As the community of Christ and His Brife we complete Him. The world is not whole when we are not who we are as sons. It grows into completeness and realised its richness of purpose in all its diversity when all of us are both the expression of Christ and the true expression of ourselves as the sons and daughters of God.
New Creation people are not passive. They are not consumers of religion. They are not like a dozen piglets tied to the nipples of a large white sow. They are not new creation individuals living in an old creation configuration of the church. They live in the Spirit of Sonship to multiply new creation life. They are a kingdom of priests. Each person originally came forth from Christ and has been redeemed by Christ. Each Believer is filled with Christ and is the expression of Jesus. Every person that ever lived is unique and distinctly fitted to fill their part of the creation with the fruit of their spirit. This the new creation expands through the multiplication of Christ as His people. This is His church, the church Jesus builds, filled with active creative manifestations of His person.
‘Write this letter to the angel of the church in Laodicea. This is the message from the one who is the Amen--the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's new creation’ Rev 3.14.