Thursday, January 10, 2008

God doesn't turn over "new leafs." He makes new ones!

Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

“Salvation is not an improvement of the old nature. God doesn’t take the old nature and fix it up by reforming it. No, the old nature is dead in trespasses and sins. When you become a new creature in Christ Jesus you have the new nature, God’s nature, imparted to you. Old things pass away and ALL THINGS become new. As you once loved the things of the world, now you will turn away from them because you have different affections. Once you had no taste for the church or prayer meetings. Now you love the brethren; you love times of spiritual fellowship. Once you had no interest in God’s Word. Now it is meat and drink to your soul. Once you craved sinful pleasures. Now it is your highest pleasure to do His will. Once your time was occupied with scheming and working for money and success. Now you have found eternal riches in Hi. Why? Because you have the very nature of God transplanted into your heart.”

Charles E. Fuller. “Manna in the Morning.” Boston: Fellowship Press, 1943.

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