2 Corinthians 5:17. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Salvation – The New birth. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord, Savior and Redeemer , You were Born again. You – Your inner man, your spirit – was reborn. You literally (actually) became a new creation!
Sin causes spiritual death. Until you were born again, accepted Jesus as your Savior, Redeemer – you were spiritually dead.
John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John 3:15-17: “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
When you believe in and acknowledged Jesus, you are born again, you became a new creature.
But what does that mean- New Creature?
It means that Jesus died on the cross for you! He went to hell and defeated Satan for you! And in 3 days, the power of God raised Him from the dead as the first born of God. The first born again man, the first reborn man, the first new creation. Jesus was called the only begotten of God in the Gospels. After the Gospels He is called the first begotten, except where it is referring back to Him. If He’s the first begotten and no longer the only begotten, then there must be more. We don’t use the Word begotten in today’s English, it means born, or born of, the first born of God. If Jesus was the first born, and the Word of God says He was, then there was a second born and a third born and so on
Acts 13: 29-34,37,38: “And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead; and for many days he appeared to those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people. And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, ‘Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee.’ And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruptionbut he whom God raised up saw no corruptionLet it be known to you therefore, brethren, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,”
The Life giving power of God, raised Jesus from the dead and changed Him from corruptible to incorruptible. The Bible says so! The Word of God tells us Jesus became sin, This is not saying He sinned, He became Your and my sin, who else’s sin could He become?
That same power God used to raise Jesus from the dead, is the Same Power God will use to restore your spirit! He will give to you the right to be a Son of God. He will make You literally A NEW CREATION.
— American Standard Ephesians 2:1: “And you did he make alive, when ye were dead through your trespasses and sins,”
We were already alive in the physical sense weren’t we? Of course we were. That sounds silly to say such a thing, we were spiritually dead, We had to be made alive, we had to be reborn.
Paul said in the book of Romans