The Bible clearly shows us numerous times as to who or what we have become through our profession of faith in Christ. The born again person needs to understand in their heart that they are now a new creature.
"Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17 AMP)
Being a new creature in Christ is not based on ones feelings, thoughts or senses but fact as to what God Word says. The words “new creature” means created new, as to tear down an old building and replace it with a new building. Unfortunately many believers do not know or maybe do not understand that they are new creatures. They think that when they received Christ as LORD that God had only forgiven their sins and has given them eternal life. The problem with this kind of thinking is that it puts God in a box and falls way short of His plan of redemption in Christ. It causes believers to say, I am a sinner saved by grace" rather than I was a sinner saved by grace but now I am the temple of God, a new building, a new creature in Christ. "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. ( Corinthians 5:21) Hallelujah
This takes heart or Bible faith to embrace who the believe has become in Christ because thoughts, feelings, senses and or the devil will try to convince them that it's not so. The old creature was crucified with Christ. It was torn down and a new building has replaced it. We are no long to be slaves to sin, the old building, but are free from sin. We were dead, but now are alive in Christ. We are new creatures in Christ the old creature has died, it's deceased, it's torn down!!! (Also see Romans 6:1-7, 11).
True faith from the heart says, "I am a new creature in Christ because God says that it is so."
Whereas mental faith, the kind of faith that agrees with Gods Word but say, "I know I should be a new creature but for some reason I don't feel like one." Do you see the difference?
Jesus said, "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them." (Mark 11:23-24) Doubt or faith will come forth from the heart. "...for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." (Matthew 12:34) True faith from the heart says, "I am a new creature in Christ because God says that it is so." Mental faith, or human faith, agrees with Gods Word but say, "I know I should be a new creature but for some reason I don't feel like one." Do you see the difference?
Believer, it's time to act as though Gods Word is true. Agreeing with Gods Word in our minds will never release God to do what He has said that He would do. Believers must believe in their heart, this is Bible faith, the kind of faith that makes the impossible, possible. (Matthew 17:20)