“Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! ” (2 Corinthians 5:17 )
New Creation in Christ
Your birth date is the day you were born on earth by your parents. But the day you were born by God is the day you accepted Jesus Christ as Lord, that means, you became Born Again. (John 3:3)
The new birth that occurred happened in your spirit and it was done by the creative power of God. Your spiritual creation is the same type that happened in the history of creation in Genesis chapter 0ne. When you became born again in Christ, You were regenerated spiritually, or re- created by God. Meaning, you became “A New Creature” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
From the day you were born on earth, you became the child of your earthly parents and by the virtue of that status you automatically qualify as the heir to everything your parents have. The spiritual parallel to this fact is that, the day you became born again, God became your Spiritual Father and because of this, you became heir to all that God has. This is exactly how God sees you as His beloved child in Christ Jesus! (1 John 3:2).
Jesus Christ as the new Adam, is the First Born of many brethren. (Romans 8:29). And so, He is a reflection of your legal entitlement as heir to your heavenly Father’s possession or in Bible terms “your inheritance in Christ.”
So what have Christians inherited in Christ? Take a look at this:
“And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:6)
Everything Jesus received from the Father when He was raised from the dead is equally ours. We are in Christ! The Person of Christ lives in us. That is why we have His name. We now bear His name. We have the authority to use His name for the benefit of God’s kingdom.
The Gift of peace
So do you see why you have an inheritance of peace? Presently your situation may look contrary to peace but the problem is not how the situation looks in the natural, the problem is, you making a quality decision to believe God and renew your mind to what God says is already yours in Christ.
Jesus is the prince of peace, He is the owner of peace, that is why He can bequeath it as gift. You live in Christ. The Peace of Christ is in you. Yes like I said, your bank statement, medical report or what ever the circumstances you are facing, they may look contrary but the truth is, you already have Peace on your inside and you have the authority to use His name and enforce that peace over your negative circumstances. As a child of God, when you pray in faith you have the right to expect God (your heavenly Daddy) to answer you and help you.
You can walk in victory and abundant peace everyday of your life regardless of your circumstances and the lies of Satan because God is able to bring His Word to pass in your life.
Reflection: "Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you.Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.] (John 14:27)
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