CHRIST—YOUR NEW ENVIRONMENT
Tuesday, April 3rd .
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
The Christian lives in a new environment called “Christ.” Christ is a person, and Christ is also a place. Our opening verse says, “…if any man be IN CHRIST…”; that’s the environment, and in that environment, we see and live differently; we’re alive to God and to the realities of the Kingdom. In that environment, we live and prevail by faith; we see with the eyes of the spirit.
When you were in your mother’s womb for example, you weren’t alive to the world, even though you were a living thing. Your eyes weren’t open to observe the realities of the physical world; everything was dark, but you were alive. Though you were “in the world,” you weren’t of the world, because you were living in another environment—your mother’s womb.
Then, you were born into this world, into a different environment; and when that happened, things changed. You had to live and feed differently now, from how you fed in the womb, because of your new environment. It’s the same thing spiritually. Now that you’re born into Christ, things are different; life is different; principles are different.
Ephesians 2:6 says God has made us sit together in heavenly places, “in Christ”; that reveals our position of authority. 2 Corinthians 2:14 talks about our life of eternal triumph in Christ. In Christ, you can do all things, and have all things; you’re unlimited. The whole world is yours, and everything in life answers to you! You only need to give the word, because being in Christ means you sit in Jesus’ seat; you function with His authority.
Everything in life, living and non-living, has been commanded to hear and obey Jesus (Matthew 17:5), and because you’re one with Him; a joint-heir with Him, with the legal authority to use His Name, when you speak, it’s as though Jesus Himself were speaking. These are some of our blessings, our rights, and privileges in Christ! Christ is our place, our environment of life, honour, glory, dominion, and power! Blessed be God!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 1:30, Acts 17:28
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 9:37-62,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Romans 6:12-23,