RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR OCTOBER 25, 2023 (A FRESH KIND OF A NEW BREED)
TOPIC : A FRESH KIND OF A NEW BREED
Today’s Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!
The Greek rendering of the verse above actually reads, “If any man be in Christ, he is a new species of being!” This isn’t just referring to a new life that’s just begun but also refers to newness in type. This means the one who’s born again is a new type of man, a new species. You’re not just a fresh one of the same kind; rather you’re one of a kind that never existed before.
You’re a fresh kind of a new breed of man. Hallelujah! The Lord Jesus is the first among this special class of associates of the God-kind. He’s the last Adam, and when you study 1 Corinthians 1 5:45-49, the Bible lets us know that we all have been born after the similitude of the last Adam (or second man -vs 47). The Bible says, “…like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). You received a newness of life and it’s the God-life. This is the summary of the message of who the Christian is. Though your physical body remains the same, your spirit, which is the real you, is born anew with the divine life.
This new life is higher in quality than the human life because it’s eternal life. This new type of man isn’t subject to Satan, neither does he need deliverance from any oppression. He can’t be oppressed! This world hasn’t seen our type before. That’s why they can’t figure out who we really are. It reminds of what Jesus said in John 3:8 about the one who’s born again: “7he wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” We’re partakers of the divine nature—comrades of the God-kind (2 Peter 1:4); born of God, born with eternal life, to rule and reign in this life. Brace up to this truth and walk in this consciousness.
I’m a new creature; I have a special kind of life – different in type and quality from the human, animal, or plant life; it is the God-life! I live above the devil and his cohorts and above the rudiments of this world. I’m born of God, born with eternal life, to rule and reign in this life! Glory to God!
4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Ephesians 2:10 AMPC
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
2 Timothy 1:1-1 8 & Jeremiah 17-18
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 7:32-44 & 2 Kings 13-14
Rhapsody of Realities is written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Prepare yourself for more spiritual growth, more clarity and motivation, and a deeper understanding of God’s word as you read this devotional.
It is a life guide designed to enhance your spiritual growth and development by bringing you a fresh perspective from God’s word daily.