When you accepted Jesus as your Lord, and actual creation took place. The old man – your unregenerated spirit man – was replaced by a new man, created in Christ Jesus. Old things passed away and all things became new. The new birth that occurred in you was done by the creative power of God. It took place inside you – in your spirit.
The “creation” that ocurs at the new birth is the same type of “creation” that took place in the first chapter of Genesis. The word translated created in Genesis 1:1 gives the impression that before God brought heaven and earth into existence, there was nothing like it anywhere else. The same is true with the “new creation in Christ Jesus.” You are a “new species of being that never existed before.”
As a born-again believer, sin has no dominion over you. It can’t dominate you. It has to leave you. Satan is a defeated foe; he is not your god. James 4:7 says that if you resist him, he will flee from you.
You need to see yourself “in Christ” and know the reality of it. If you ask some people today, “Are you a son of God?” They’ll say, “Who me? Certainly not!” When you ask, “Are you saved?”, they’ll say, “Oh yes, thank God, I’m just an old sinner, saved by grace.” No , you are not! You were a sinner; you got saved by grace! You can’t be both at once. You are a new creation in Christ Jesus. You have been born into the kingdom of His love. As far as God is concerned, you are holy, blameless, and beyond reproach. So quit thinking, speaking, and acting like the world. Let go of all those religious “sin tags.” Begin confessing that you are the righteousness of God in Christ.
Everything Jesus received when He was raised from the dead, everything that has happened to Jesus since He was raised from the dead, is yours – not just part of it, all of it!
When Jesus was raised from the dead, He received a glorified body. You will get one, too.
Where did Jesus go when He was raised? To the right hand of the Father. That’s where you are now! Ephesians 2:6 says, “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” Jesus was raised from the dead by the mighty power of God and was seated at His own right hand in the heavenly places. That same mighty power of God worked in you when you made Jesus the Lord of your life. It raised you up and set you in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
He is in you and you are in Him. His inheritance and your inheritance are one in the same. You are a joint-heir with Him.………However, you will never receive any portion of your inheritance until you begin to acknowledge it. With your thoughts, your words, and your actions, you acknowledge the fact that you are in Christ Jesus, that you have received an inheritance, that you have the right to walk in all the blessings and promises of God’s Word. Acknowledge the things of God and allow the assurance of them to enter into your heart. Then see them become a part of your life in every area.
How have you been approaching God…on the level of a king or on the level of a beggar? Are you backing your way into the presence of God, hoping to get a handout?
When you made Jesus your Lord, He made you able to stand in the presence of the Father God as a king and a priest, not as a beggar – as the righteousness of God in Christ, not as a sinner. You have been redeemed out of the kingdom of darkness and translated into the kingdom of God’s dear Son. You have been redeemed into kingship and priesthood. You are a king and a priest in Christ Jesus!