The Creature from the…White Lagoon?

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Some readers won’t be old enough to understand the title reference. That’s ok. I wasn’t around when the “Black Lagoon” movie came out either, I just know about it from too many years of T.V.

Do you consider yourself to be a creature? Hopefully you don’t look like this…

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…although I must admit, if I have to get up early enough…well…

The Apostle Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new“.

What kind of creature are you?

I preached last Sunday evening from Ephesians 2. Paul tells us there that we are neither Jew nor Gentile, but a brand new person. Something that has never been before in the history of the world and never will be again after this age has passed.

Paul explains the Jesus has made both Jew and Gentile one and has broken down the wall between us. He goes on to say that the Lord Jesus has made the two, ONE NEW MAN. He continues by saying Jesus has reconciled us both unto God BY THE CROSS. See Eph. 2:14-16.

Hallelujah!!!! Do you know what this means?!!!! It means there is neither Jew nor Gentile, Male nor Female, Bond nor Free in Christ Jesus. WE ARE A BRAND NEW CREATURE!

David prophesied regarding this new creature in Psalms 102:17-18, He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

What people was David referring to that had not even been created yet? He was referring to a new creature, a brand new man. He was referring to a people that would have righteousness (the righteousness of God), peace (the peace of God that passeth understanding), and joy (that can only come from…) in the Holy Ghost!!! Rom. 14:17.

Does this sound good? Does this sound like the life we were meant to live? Does this sound like abundant life?

  • Do you have it?
  • Do you want it?

Look at Ephesians 2:16, And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross….

By the Cross

By the Cross

By the Cross

By the Cross

By the Cross

By the Cross

Let it sink in….By the Cross!!!

It does not matter who you are, where you have been, what you have done, if you come to the cross just as you are, with all your faults, shortcomings, failures, mistakes, foul-ups, and yes, sin and iniquity, you will be a new creature on the other side of that cross!

I have worked in industrial automation and controls for 20 years. There is a device called a “Gateway” whereby you may input  any number of communication protocols, e.g. ethernet, modbus, profibus, etc. This “Gateway” will take all those different comms and transform them into one comm protocol on the output.

I don’t want to bore you with more details than that, my point is this; it does not matter who you are or what kind of a person you are. If you will come to the cross in repentance, sorry for your sin, and asking the Lord Jesus to forgive you, cleanse you, and be your Lord and Saviour, you will come out the other side of that cross different than how came to it in the first place, a brand new creature in Christ!!

Note: I did not misspell "Saviour" above. It is a perfect 7 letters. Believe you me, there is a 6 letter savior coming soon enough.

What kind of creature are you? Have you been to the cross?

TAG – You’re it!


Good Resource – The Incomplete Church 

 

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