"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature [creation]: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new" (2 Cor. 5:17).
I'm glad I'm a new creature. I was only fifteen when I was born again, but I remember exactly what happened. Something took place inside of me.
It seemed as if a two-ton load rolled off my chest. Not only did something depart from me, but something came into me!
The moment you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior and confessed Him as your Lord (Rom. 10:9-10), you, too, were recreated.
At that moment, the redemption which Jesus provided two thousand years ago became a reality to you. At that instant, the very life and nature of God were imparted to your spirit. You were recreated - born again!
The New Birth is not an experience. It is not a religion. It is not joining a church. It is the re-birth of your spirit.
When you were born again, old things passed away. In the sight of God, all sin and all of your past life were blotted out.
All you had been - spiritually speaking - was blotted out. It ceased to exist.
And you became a new man in Christ Jesus. God sees nothing in your life before the moment you were born again!
All things inside you became new. Your spirit was recreated. You passed from death unto life (1 John 3:14)!
Confession: I am a new creature in Christ. I am a new creation. I am recreated. The life and nature of God are within me. I have passed from death unto life! I am a new creature!
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )