The glory of the new creation.
As revealed by the Holy Spirit.
A great distortion and corrupted version of the new creation has been taught for a very long time throughout the body of Christ because the gift of salvation and our call to mature sonship has not been distinguished from each other.
There is no sin or corruption within the new creation man, created after God in true righteousness and holiness. Nothing of the old man is present within the SPIRITUAL MAN because it’s nature is to be like Christ. God infused His divine sinless nature into the spirit man for it is born, bred and created of the incorruptible seed of His own holy word.
2 Peter 1: 3 According as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him Who called us by His own glory and virtue;
4 Through which He has given to us the greatest and most precious promises, that through these you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
1 Peter 1:14 As obedient children, do not conform yourselves to the former lusts, as you did in your ignorance.
15 But according as He Who has called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct;
16 For it is written, “You be holy because I am holy.”
17 And if you call upon the Father, Who judges according to each man’s work without respect of persons, pass the time of your life’s journey in the fear of God;
18 Knowing that you were not redeemed by corruptible things, by silver or gold, from your futile way of living, inherited by tradition from your forefathers;
19 But by the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot;
20 Who truly was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but was manifested in these last times for your sakes;
21 Even for you who through Him do believe in God, Who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope might be in God.
22 Having purified your lives by obedience to the Truth unto unfeigned brotherly love through the Spirit, love one another fervently with a pure heart.
23 For you have been begotten again, not from corruptible seed, but from incorruptible seed, by the living Word of God, which remains forever.
This holy, pure, righteous and sinless new creation is implanted within every born-again child of God in a 30 fold manifestation at the moment of re-birth through the born-again experience and we come forth as spiritual babies in Christ.
In order words, the victorious kingdom of God enters our lives in a seed form at the moment of SPIRITUAL CONCEPTION.
Jesus illustrates this process of spiritual conception, growth and development in Mark 4:14 The sower sows the Word.
15 Now the ones by the way, where the Word was sown, these are the ones who hear, but Satan comes at once and takes away the Word that was sown in their hearts.
16 And the ones which were in like manner sown upon the rocky places, these are the ones who when they hear the Word, immediately receive it with joy;
17 But because they have no root in themselves, they do not endure; when tribulation or persecution arises because of the Word, they are quickly offended.
18 And those which were sown among the thorns, these are the ones who hear the Word,
19 But the cares of this life, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things that come into their lives choke the Word, and it becomes unfruitful.
20 Now those which were sown upon the good ground, these are the ones who hear the Word and receive it, and bring forth fruit, one thirtyfold, and one sixtyfold, and one a hundredfold.”
30 fold babies
60 fold developing children
100 fold fruitful sons and daughters, created after God in true righteousness and holiness because they manifest the fruits of Godliness, which is the life of Christ wrought out in the life of the born-again seed. The fruit is the mature stage of the seed.
God’s kingdom is an invading kingdom which subdues all other kingdoms and it’s influence as it develops in us.
Jesus further explains this process in the following verses of Mark 4:26 Then He said, “The kingdom of God is likened to this: It is as if a man should cast seed upon the earth,
27 And should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, but he does not know how.
28 For the earth brings forth fruit of itself, first a blade, then a head, then full grain in the head.
29 And when the grain is mature, immediately he puts in the sickle, for the harvest has come.”
30 And He said, “To what then shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we compare it?
31 It is like a tiny mustard seed, which, when it has been sown upon the earth, is less than all the seeds that are upon the earth
32 But after it has been sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all the herbs, and produces great branches, so that the birds of heaven are able to roost under the shadow of it.”
In Isaiah 61 it is declared that He brings us forth as a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.
Isaiah 61: 3 To appoint to those who mourn in Zion, giving to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the mantle of praise for the spirit of heaviness; so that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified.”
After that we receive the new creation in a seed form at the moment of Spiritual conception and we start of in the kingdom of our Father as babes in Christ He admonishes us through scripture to grow up in Christ.
1 Peter 2
1 Therefore, having put away all wickedness, and all deceit, and hypocrisies and jealousies, and all slanders,
2 As newborn babes, yearn after the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow,
3 If you yourselves have indeed tasted that the Lord is gracious.
4 To Whom coming, as to a living Stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, and precious,
5 You also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house—a holy priesthood—to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
6 For this reason it says in the scripture, “Behold, I place in Zion the Cornerstone, chosen and precious; and the one who believes in Him shall never be put to shame.”
7 The preciousness is to you, therefore, who believe; but to those who disobey, the Stone that the builders rejected has become the Head of the corner,
8 And a Stone of stumbling and a Rock of offense; especially to those who stumble at the Word, being disobedient, unto which unbelief they also were appointed.
9 But you are a chosen stock, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession of God, that you might proclaim His excellent virtues, Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
10 Who once were not a people, but now are the people of God; who had not received mercy, but now have received mercy.
11 Beloved, I exhort you, as strangers and sojourners, to restrain yourselves from fleshly lusts which war against the soul;
We find that we enter a war and spiritual struggle because of the battle which rages on the inside of us between the fleshly earthy old man and the new creation spiritual man.
No baby is born into perfection and maturity and therefore we need to understand that we grow through stages and seasons. A child can only be to where it has developed and grown and we are not in a competition of religious performance, rather, we are undergoing the process and growth of supernatural transformation wrought into us by the hand of God.
Because we are His workmanship and He shall complete the good work which He started in us as long as we live our lives in passionate pursuit of Him who has delivered us out of the kingdom of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of His Son.
Philippians 2:12 So then, my beloved, even as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God Who works in you both to will and to do according to His good pleasure.
14 Do all things without complaints and disputes;
15 So that you may be blameless and without offense, innocent children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
Our salvation and deliverance must be understood, for it is much more than just the born-again experience. We cannot stay babes in Christ then expect to be brought into the full manifestation of the new creation which is created after God in true righteousness and holiness.
The new creation, when fully developed, manifests the fruits of Godliness, which is the nature and full expression of the life of Christ.
The Holy Spirit explained it in the following manner;
“as we bore the image of the earthy fallen man, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man (Jesus).
The beautiful thing about the gospel is that this heavenly Man came to conquer the earthy man through a demonstration of divine love and this is exactly the work of God unto sanctification in our lives.
He lovingly and affectionately works out that which Christ has already accomplished on our behalf.
His victory becomes a reality more and more as we follow Him out of darkness into the freedom of His glorious light.
All darkness in us becomes visible the closer we move to God, then when exposed, it is expelled through a demonstration of His conquering love – KINGDOM INVASION.
His delivering power progressively rescues His children from the grip and the influence of darkness in every area of their lives as they lovingly and willingly submit and yield to the divine influence.
It is never a matter of cruelty as the enemy would want us to believe but in fact a beautiful demonstration and a rescue from the powers which threatens to destroy us and keep us in bondage – Isaiah 61.
The destiny and purpose that God has for you requires for you to be mature and completely whole and healed of all cracks in your foundation otherwise you will not be able to handle and cope with the weight of glory which you are called to walk in – THE GLORY OF MANIFESTED SONSHIP.
Therefore we need to embrace the pressures of our trials because it strengthens and restores our foundations. We are not ready to come out of the furnace until we can dance with Him in the fire – THIS IS WHEN HE FULLY CONQUERED AND HEALED US WITH HIS LOVE.
“The key to transformation is yielding in trust to the LORD’s hand and touch – instead of fighting to do the work in your own human strength and effort. You cannot transform yourself into the image of the Lord.
It is impossible!
But what is impossible for you, is possible with Me. While you yield, keep your heart focused and connected to the Father’s heart.
You must sever all ties to false perceptions of Us – religious, fear-based nonsense that erects a false god in your heart and separates you from what is true and holy.
What you are to persevere in is a God-conscious dependence, surrender, and trust. This is the path to glorious transformation that I Myself will work in you.”