It doesn’t matter whether we have been circumcised or not. What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation. Gal 6:15 NLT
Are you a new creation in Christ? Nothing else matters as much, the New Covenant for the Christian is found in him or her being a new creation. (Gal 6:15) So have you answered? For years I lived with a rather foggy answer, I knew I knew the Lord, but I would have hesitatingly answered that I was a new creation. Today I stand confidently as a new creation in Christ, Paul said, if one died then all died, old things have passed behold all things are new (2 Cor 5:14-17). Based off of what Paul said, if you have faith in Christ, and believe God raised Him from the dead, then you too can stand confidently as a new creation in Christ.
A couple of things about this new creation. The NKJV says that the new creation is the only thing that “avails” Galatians 6:15, or simply its of sufficient force to meet God’s standard; rather its circumcision or un-circumcision neither of those are sufficient. No adherence to a religious doctrine will cut it, because that would be our work. The new creation is God’s work; Ephesians says that we are God’s workmanship in Christ (Eph 2:10), the new creation is God’s handiwork, it’s His creation. No wonder it’s the only thing that avails, because the One who is creating it can’t fail, He doesn’t make junk, and His work will pass the test of eternity. Lastly, Philippians 1:6 says, that He who started this work in you will complete it; we can rest assured it’s a promise, we are not what we were and we will not be left half done, or incomplete like a DIY home project. God Himself is the master craftsman, and foreman on duty, ensuring that the new creation is to His High heavenly standard, and brought to completion.
As you relish in the fact that you are a new creation, meditate on the following scriptures:
The new creation is free, not enslaved by sin, or chained by fear!
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:36
The new creation is not controlled by the flesh!
But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. Rom 8:9
The new creation is the temple of the Holy Spirit!
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 1 Cor 6:19
The new creation is holy and without blame before God in Love!
Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love. Eph 1:4
The new creation is blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ!
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Eph 1:3
The new creation is the righteousness of God!
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Cor 5:21
”May God’s peace and mercy be upon all who live by this principle; they are the new people of God” NLT Gal 6:16
Filed in: Our victory in Jesus