Your New Life in Christ
When a person confesses Jesus as their Lord a miracle happens within the heart of that man. Within a man is a spirit, the bible describes it as the hidden man of the heart. 1 Peter 3:4. Job 32:8. This is the greatest miracle gift given to man, and it is hidden to the human eye. The effects or the change maybe seen by others, it is a spiritual change inside.
Man is created in Gods image ( Genesis 1:26-28 ) and God is a spirit. ( John 4:24 )
Your spirit is eternal and man is given a body to live in and soul, making him or her a three part being. According to Gods Word you are a spirit, you have a soul, and you live in a body.
1 Thessalonians 5:23, 1 Peter 3:4.
For example you may live in a home, but the house is not YOU, you look at the outside of the dwelling, but the real YOU lives INSIDE that house.
When a man becomes a Christian, he become re-born or born again in his or her spirit which is inside of us. 1 Peter 1:23
2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Coming into Christ you come in union or united in Him. Another way to describe is like a marriage, the Union of husband and wife become one new family. They start a new life together, a brand new life.
Another bible translation says, we become a new creation. The outside body we live in is still the same, but our spirit man on the inside now is joined with Christ and has received eternal or everlasting life of God in there spirit. This is because the Holy Spirit comes to makes His home in mans spirit according to (John 14:16-17). According to Gods Word it brings Gods life and heals your physical body.
The very nature of the new man in Christ is similar to a new born baby, and needs spiritual milk to grow and care and feeding of a pastor or shepherd.
1Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
Gods is life and brings His abundant life in you in this new birth.
When Jesus said ” it is written man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4
Jesus was speaking of spiritual food (Gods Word) for your spirit to grow. You feed on Gods Word to grow. Renew your mind daily to the Word of God. Rom 12:1-2
Someone once said ” it does not matter what church you belong to, it is what family you are in.” When you are born again, your born into the family of God, He is now your Father and you are His child.
You can rejoice and be glad because you are Gods very own. He will care for you and watch over you. You are as the bible describes you, fearfully and wonderfully made.