The Old Has Gone

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I like saying ‘everyone was saved from something’ then I go on to know what different people in my life were saved from. Listening to testimonies of how people got born again always assures me that God is merciful. There’s absolutely no one that He cannot save. Even the one who claims there’s no God. From lives that had nothing to do with God, church, ministry and salvation, we see lives fully committed to the call of Christ. From lives that used to mock God and laugh at Christians, we see people standing strong in the faith not ashamed of the gospel. Many Sauls have become Pauls.

In John 9:25, the man who was blind said, “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!” It was evident, people knew him as a blind man, and he was now praising God for his sight. Does it mean that when we are transformed, there should be an evident transformation, something that will cause us to praise the Lord and tell people around us what had happened? Does it mean that there is something those around us will notice when we get born again, and even ask, Why are you behaving differently? Why is your speech different? Why is your dressing different? Why is your attitude different? Is that what this means? Or God looks at the inside? Well, from my experience, When God changes your inside, it shows on the outside. We hear of a wolf in sheep’s clothing, but when did you hear of a sheep in wolf’s clothing?

The Word of God also says in 2 Corinthians 5:17. ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!’ So even if you got born again yesterday. The fact is that the new has come! The Holy Spirit lives in you. He doesn’t live in you and leave you the same. The old must go. The old should go. The old goes.

You have been born again for a day, a year, a decade, a century or even more. What is the evidence? What did you stop doing? Can you list the old that has gone and the new that has come. Many times the only thing that changes is our greeting. Instead of ‘Hi’ we say ‘Praise the Lord’ This should not be the case.  There should a transformation in our hearts, our minds and our souls. The new that has come should be evident to us and to the people around us. So if that man said ‘I was blind and now I can see?’ what is your phrase… what were you, and what are you now?

Selah

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