All of us have read the creation story in Genesis and know it very well.God created the first man, Adam.Adam sinned and took on himself a whole new nature of sin, a carnal nature.You could say that his spirit was born again from God’s nature to a sin nature, the nature of his father the devil.As a result of Adam’s sin, every person born into this earth became a sinner by the nature Adam passed on to him or her.We see this truth in Romans 5.

Romans 5:12,19 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, KJV

We are familiar with this creation and the fall of man but we need to become more familiar with another creation story that took place at another time, I call it the creation story of the New Testament that is recorded in Ephesians.Jesus, the last Adam, came and gave us by His finished work an entirely new nature and that’s the new creation story, full of glory.

We must read it over and over again and meditated on it so that we see the new man that was created in Christ Jesus by the finished work of Jesus Christ?I don’t think many Christians read this creation story or it certainly doesn’t seem that way by their conversations and the way they live.

Before we go to Ephesians, here is what 2 Corinthians 5:17 says about this new creation:

2 Corinthians 5:17 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!AMP

Isn’t that exciting!We are a whole new creation that never existed before!!!Thank you Jesus!!!!

If you believed in the creation story in Genesis, then you have to believe in the creation of this entirely new man by the finished work of Christ Jesus.

Look closely at the creation story of Ephesians, I like to call it, and see the new creation you are in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 2:1-17AND YOU [He made alive] (That’s the new creation.) when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins 2 In which at one time you walked [habitually]. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God]. 3 Among these we as well as you once lived and conducted ourselves in the passions of our flesh [our behavior governed by our corrupt and sensual nature], obeying the impulses of the flesh and the thoughts of the mind [our cravings dictated by our senses and our dark imaginings]. We were then by nature children of [God’s] wrath and heirs of [His] indignation, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God — so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us, 5 Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation). 6 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 (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 7 He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God; 9 Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law’s demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.] 10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. 11 Therefore, remember that at one time you were Gentiles (heathens) in the flesh, called Uncircumcision by those who called themselves Circumcision, [itself a mere mark] in the flesh made by human hands. 12[Remember] that you were at that time separated (living apart) from Christ [excluded from all part in Him], utterly estranged and outlawed from the rights of Israel as a nation, and strangers with no share in the sacred compacts of the [Messianic] promise [with no knowledge of or right in God’s agreements, His covenants]. And you had no hope (no promise); you were in the world without God. 13 But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were [so] far away, through (by, in) the blood of Christ have been brought near. 14 For He is [Himself] our peace (our bond of unity and harmony). He has made us both [Jew and Gentile] one [body], and has broken down (destroyed, abolished) the hostile dividing wall between us, 15 By abolishing in His [own crucified] flesh the enmity [caused by] the Law with its decrees and ordinances [which He annulled]; that He from the two might create in Himself one new man [one new quality of humanity out of the two], so making peace.16 And [He designed] to reconcile to God both [Jew and Gentile, united] in a single body by means of His cross, thereby killing the mutual enmity and bringing the feud to an end. 17 And He came and preached the glad tidings of peace to you who were afar off and [peace] to those who were near. 18 For it is through Him that we both [whether far off or near] now have an introduction (access) by one [Holy] Spirit to the Father [so that we are able to approach Him]. 19 Therefore you are no longer outsiders (exiles, migrants, and aliens, excluded from the rights of citizens), but you now share citizenship with the saints (God’s own people, consecrated and set apart for Himself); and you belong to God’s [own] household. 20 You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone. 21 In Him the whole structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, consecrated, and sacred to the presence of the Lord]. 22 In Him [and in fellowship with one another] you yourselves also are being built up [into this structure] with the rest, to form a fixed abode (dwelling place) of God in (by, through) the Spirit. AMP

This is the creation we need to become aware of and talk about daily instead of the carnal creature we became with the first Adam. And Christians need to keep associating themselves with the last Adam instead of the first Adam.

Do you know what I mean?These Christian are always talking like they are still this old man of sin and are still trying to crucify him, when the bible says the old man of sin was crucified and buried with Christ.They talk like they have to sin each day.And I wonder, don’t they know the bible says that sin has no more power over them because of the blood of Jesus?They talk like they are still subject to the curse and talk and talk about how badly they feel and, “Oh, my arthritis is killing me,” taking ownership of it, which empowers it to remain in their bodies.They talk like their have no hope.They speak like they have to depend on natural people, natural means. They speak like they are victims and not victors.They hardly ever, mention the Word of God, the finished work of Christ, the promises of God.

I know we all go through some tough times but our conversations should never be filtered through and through with just what is going on in the natural.This really saddens me and I know it grieves the Holy Spirit.

What I am getting at is, we need to meditate this scripture in Ephesians and realize we are a new creation in Christ Jesus possessing a whole new God nature since we are born of Him.That makes us the righteousness of God in Christ instead of a sinner.We need to speak from the perspective of Christ in us rather than, “I am a sinner saved by grace.”No, we were a sinner saved by grace.

We need to reprogram our thinking for the old man is gone.The only thing that remains of him are the memories.The rest is an illusion, a false impression or belief, a false perception or conception that he is still alive.That’s why Paul kept talking about renewing of the mind to the new creation.Paul wrote so we would recognize who we are in Christ.(I have listed on my website, a list of “In Him”, “In Whom”, “In Christ”, etc. scriptures to get better acquainted with this new man and have published a book, “In Him We Live, Move & Have Our Being”. It contains “Heaven’s Death Certificate for the Old Man” to help keep that old stinking, carnal man buried.)

Do you know the more talk about being a sinner and about sin the more a person will act out of character to their new God nature?Preaching and teaching sin only empowers sin in a person’s life.The Law of Moses was not given to keep Israel from sinning. The Law was to show them their sin but never lifted a finger to help them out.The Law actually gave power to sin.The Law showed them they needed a Savior and His name is Jesus.Hallelujah!!!!

A Christian’s life and conversation should be expressing only what the finished work of Christ has done in their life.With more and more Christians talking about the new creation in Christ Jesus and the finished work of Christ, they will begin to see themselves for what we are, the glorious Church without spot or wrinkle, washed in the blood of the Lamb.

Here are a few things a Christian should talk about from day to day and glorify their Lord and not the devil:

New creation in Christ Jesus

Supernatural like Father God

New God nature

Righteousness of God in Christ

Power of the blood of Jesus

Authority of the believer

Sin has no more dominion

Power of the name of Jesus (Even over cancer, hallelujah!!!!!)

Healed & made whole by the stripes of Jesus

Redeemed from every curse

Faith filled words

Word of God alive and full of power

Ministering angels                            

Citizenship of heaven NOW!!!!

Being seated with Christ in heavenly places as a part of the royal family

Unconditional love of God

Favor of God and man

Kingdom of God living NOW!!!:righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost

World Overcomer

Mind of Christ

Every need met by His riches in glory by Christ Jesus

Jehovah Jireh, my Provider

Jehovah Rapha, my Physician, Healer

These are just a few suggestions.I hope you make your own new list of things to talk about and glorify Christ and magnify His finished work in your mind and life and render doubt and unbelief powerless.That’s when you will open yourself up to live in the realm of the spirit; seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching in your spirit to get the right perspective of things while on this earth.That’s what Jesus was doing when He said He only said what He heard the Father say and He only did what He saw the Father do.He saw and heard things out of His spirit.

Now that is available to you by the reality of the new creation you are in Christ Jesus.Get excited!!!!