V1: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BRAND NEW?
So what does it mean to be Brand New? When I talk about Brand New I’m talking about that transformation from the old YOU to a new creation.
In 2 Corinthians 5:17 is says This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
Before you said Yes to God, you were disconnected or separated from Him. But them moment you said yes you became a follower of Christ. Before – you stood guilty before God because of your sin and the fact that you were born with a sinful nature. But NOW because of the miracle of salvation you stand clean and forgiven. No more shame, no more guilt. As far as the east is from the west he has REMOVED our guilt from us.
THAT is what it means to be Brand New. No matter what someone sees you as before, or how you see yourself before, NOW in front of God, that is gone.
See “Salvation” is not about this – boom – flash of lightening from heaven moment, it’s about a change in your heart. Where you may not be able to explain it to other people, but you know that – something is just different. You repented – You were going in one direction and now you are going in the opposite direction.
Before you walked in darkness – now you walk in light.
The heartbeat of Salvation is that because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross he then became a bridge between you and God. And now instead of God being some out there somewhere idea – you have a connection with him.