Avatar the movie and 2 Corinthians 5:17 have a lot in common!
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old is gone and the new has come.
Jack Sully was split between two lives. The more he lived in the new life the more his view on life changed. But it wasn’t fully changed until he was able to let go of the old life, fully.
We are on a journey with two purposes. The only way to be successful on this journey is to ‘travel light’.
Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world. But be renewed by the transformation of your mind; then you will be able to test and approve God’s good, pleasing and perfect purpose for your life”
Your journey consist of two things. Getting to heaven and bringing heaven. Getting to heaven is God’s job, but bringing heaven to this earth is our responsibility.
Read The Lord’s prayer – Matthew 6:9-13
And we get to invite others on this journey. But before we can invite others, we must first be excited about this journey because of what it is doing to us. It is transforming us to be more like Jesus. And others will be transformed by our transformation.
But, “The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy…” he would love for you to be to scared to go on this journey, or think you are unworthy, or bring up the pass, just to make you think that you are not a new creation.
Because if you actually do believe that you are new creation and allow God to transform your mind, then you bring the heavenly ways here to earth.
Once we receive Jesus into our lives we become a new creation.
But it is also a journey to understand and live as a new creation. It’s a transformation of the mind that gives us an understanding and confidence of who we are in Christ Jesus. You might know this to be true, you might have heard of this being a ‘new creation’ before. But to own it, live in it, truly believe it, you/I need an encounter with the living God, Jesus!
When you became born again, you actually became born from above!
You are a citizen of heaven, a child of God who lives in heaven, therefore you live in heaven right now. You can go there anytime you like. And when you have been there you can bring others there too. But if you have never been there then how will you bring anyone else there? You don’t know the way. But when you know Jesus, you know the way, the truth and the life.
That’s why Jesus says to take his yoke, it is lighter. He will give you rest and the right direction which is heaven bound.
We need a daily encounter with Jesus.
It’s time to go up and see yourself seated right next to Him. Then you can leave all that extra baggage with Him, travel light, and show others how to travel on this journey to heaven and on this journey to bring heaven here to earth.