The New Man was Created in Christ Jesus

New Jerusalem is new because the city is in God and permeated with God. The city is the consummation of all the newness in the Bible.

New JerusalemGod created the first man Adam for His purpose but sin and death entered, ruining man. In response, God came in the man Jesus Christ. He lived a human life, died, and resurrected for God’s purpose. While dying He created the new man in Himself and with Himself (Ephesians 2:15). In the new man “Christ is all and in all” (Colossians 3:11).

The new man, as a precursor to New Jerusalem, is new because this man is in Christ and Christ is in this man. Colossians 3 says about the new man, “Christ is…in all” that is, in all of us as members of the new man.

Thank the Lord that we have been incorporated into the new man. However, we cannot say that our living today is thoroughly in the newness of this new man. Nevertheless, don’t be discouraged.

Colossians 3:10 says that we “have put on the new man, which is being renewed unto full knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.” The note on renewed in the Recovery Version* says,

Because the new man was created with us, who belong to the old creation (Eph. 2:15), as his constituents, he needs to be renewed. This renewing takes place mainly in our mind, as indicated by the phrase unto full knowledge. The new man was created in our spirit and is being renewed in our mind unto full knowledge according to the image of Christ.

This renewing (more in next post) is taking place now to make us absolutely new with God’s newness; we are thereby brought onward into New Jerusalem.

* The New Testament of this Bible, with its outlines, footnotes, and cross-references, may be viewed at online.recoveryversion.org; it is © by Living Stream Ministry.

Photo by Dave Herr, courtesy of USDA Forest Service.

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