Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV
Think about this. What if you had a 2010 Honda Civic fully loaded. You purchased it used and find out that the owner did not get the oil changed regularly so it messed up the engine and you have to now get a new engine. Costly? Yes! Worth it? Definitely. A new engine cost about 3 grand. A new car on average about 20 grand. The cost of the car is not today’s message but the new engine is. The engine is the heart of the car. It is what gives the car its power and determines how the car will run. Let’s say you found out in addition to getting a new engine for a few hundred more, you could put a more powerful engine in the car and you decided to go that route. When we look at the topic scripture above that is what that scripture is talking about. If any man accepts and is IN Christ he or she is a new creation a being that did not exist before. Old things ARE passed away. Behold!(That word means look closely and see or realize) ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW!
“But Brother Vincent I am in Christ and I still have the same dry, rusty hands I had before I got saved!!!” True! But just like the car, we did not replace the body of the car. The body of the car was not defective only the engine. This is how we were. Because of what Adam did we all had a dead spirit or defective battery in us. When you got born again that old dead spirit died completely and was taken away with Jesus and nailed to the Cross. You received a brand new spirit that is “eternally alive!” This is what eternal life is and much more. You don’t just get eternal life when you go to Heaven. YOU HAVE IT RIGHT NOW!!! With that new eternal spirit which comes from the Spirit of God you are now more powerful than you ever were before being born again and you will REMAIN that way forever. The issue is most people don’t know this and they live the same way they did before the got saved.
Truth is your spirit is so alive and full of life and the resurrection power of God that it can rejuvenate and effect even your physical body. The Word of God says so!!!! Don’t take my word for it. Take The Word for it!!!!
And if the Spirit of Him(God the Father) Who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. Romans 8:11 NIV
Do you see that? Because God’s very own Spirit lives in you thru Christ Jesus, that Spirit has the ability to give life to even your mortal body. That’s the body you have right now! Not your glorified body you will get later. Now Moses did not have that Spirit living IN HIM, but it did come ON HIM by Him spending time in God’s presence. The Bible says that Moses when he died, his eyes were not dim, neither was his natural force or vigor and strength abated or diminished. He had to go climb a mountain just to die. Thats no small feat at 120 years old. Imagine what you can do with that Spirit living in you not just on you. That Spirit has the power to renew your youth and restore you to your teenage years in strength, energy and vitality. Think about that and believe. Think about that and receive.
All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!