Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Corinthians 5:17-18(KJV); Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation
The resurrected life has been largely misunderstood by legalists because many underscore the implications of the new birth.
What happens when a person is Born Again is phenomenal. They receive the very Spirit of God and all the perfection that comes with Him.
The Bible says that everything about that person is of God.
So you ask, how come he or she still struggles with certain habits?
Understand that the weaknesses of a new creature in Christ are weaknesses of the flesh and not weaknesses of the spirit. His spirit is perfect in and before God.
God went a step further to undermine the power of weakness in the flesh by demanding that we should no longer regard any man according to the flesh (2 Corinthians 5:16).
Why is this so?
It cannot be of God and yet be of the flesh because flesh cannot glory in His presence.
Because everything is of God, the essence of God swallows up even that which is of the flesh and renders it insignificant in His sight.
You are of God and because you are, perfection is your portion.
His name be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 5:16, Colossians 1:28
The weaknesses of a new creature in Christ are weaknesses of the flesh and not weaknesses of the spirit. His spirit is perfect in and before God.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this Word. I embrace this truth and live it as my reality. My spirit is one with Christ and I walk in the consciousness of a Christ being.
In God I live, move and have my being and as I exercise my spirit to this reality, the perfection of the Spirit is manifest through every area of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.