TSP DAILY DEVOTIONAL
17th January 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello
KEY SCRIPTURE/MEMORY VERSE: 2 Corinthians 5:17 (TPT)
Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new person. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new.
If you saw a pig wearing make-up, clean clothes and perfume, it wouldn’t stop you from recognizing the pig. It may look like a “unique pig” but the fact still remains that it’s a pig. The change is merely external.
From our text today, we see that the believer in Christ is a new creation not a renovation. You are not the same person you were before accepting Christ. You died with Christ, was buried with Christ and resurrected with Christ! (Romans 6:4) There’s no trace of the old man, he vanished completely!
Do you remember how you feel when you go on a rollercoaster ride? The way it turns and messes with your stomach to the point where you want to puke?
Now, if I put you through a virtual reality of the rollercoaster ride, it evokes the same feeling as if you were on the physical rollercoaster ride. It’s like seeing a movie in 3D or 5D.
What happens when the man in Christ doesn’t renew his mind is that his unrenewed mind, the virtual reality system keeps playing and influences his actions. But you must renew your mind to have fresh emotions.
You must say to yourself, “This action is a lie. This is not really happening. That former guy has vanished. Completely disappeared!” and you begin to play out the reality of the mind of Christ you now have.
I John 4:17 says as He is, so are we in this world. If our resurrected king isn’t struggling with anything, you too are not. Isn’t it amazing that you have received power over sin? The gospel in which you believed does not only offer pardon to sinners but does away with the old body of sin (Romans 6:6).
What you now have on now is new.
Everything that relates to the old you is vanished. You have a fresh start! A clean state! You’re not like the pig wearing make-up to cover up but you are completely new.
The body of sin pulled a vanishing act when you became a new man in Christ! Anytime the old man tries to play wrong emotions or desires, you must say to yourself, “This is really not happening. My past is long gone!”
Do I really believe that my old man vanished? Has this influenced the way I live?
I am a new creation not a renovation.
My old man died, was buried and resurrected with Christ.
The old man is long gone!
I am a new man in Christ Jesus
I am righteous in Christ Jesus.
I put on Christ all the time
This is my new reality!
HEARING BY THE WORD
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