“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (KJV)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
“Therefore if any man be in (en: denoting a fixed position; a relation of rest, by, with, among) Christ, he is a new (kainos: recently made, fresh, recent, unused, unworn, of a new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of) creature: old things (archaios: of old, a good while ago, original, primal, ancient) are passed away (parenchyma: gone past, passed by, of persons moving forward, perish, to neglect, omit, to be carried past, averted); behold, all things are become new (kainos: recently made, fresh, recent, unused, unworn, of a new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of).”
So then, if any man be in a fixed position with Christ, he is a creature of a new kind. Old things from days past are neglected, averted and therefore forced to perish. Look, all things are becoming fresh and new.
What a powerful truth! If only we walked completely given over to new creation mentality. I’m not just dead to sin, I’m a completely new species that resides within Christ who is the Creator and first-born. Today, neglect those things of old and embrace the new!