“Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. And dost thou open thine eyes upon such a one, and bringest me into judgment with thee? Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one”.
The import of the above scripture is that the unbeliever (the mere man) is subject to the elements of this world-he can get sick, he is full of trouble and he is unclean. All this is possible in the life of the unbeliever by virtue of his life (Gk: psuche=flesh life which depends on the blood that flows in his system). This life can contact viruses, bacteria and all forms of germs. The saddest part is that this life is subject to the devil.
BUT there is a man (as a matter of fact he is the only man) who is superior to the devil and all of his works. This man is the NEW CREATION MAN. Why is it so? This is so by virtue of the life that he has. What life am I talking about? I am talking about eternal life. Carefully consider these scriptures: John 1:12-13, 1 Peter 1:23.
What is eternal life? Eternal life is the very life of God. It’s the life that makes God who He is. It is the God-life. Having this life means more than just living forever; it actually means that what cannot destroy God, cannot destroy the new creation. God is the source of eternal life. John 5:26–“FOR AS THE FATHER HAS LIFE IN HIMSELF, SO HE HAS GRANTED THE SON TO HAVE LIFE IN HIMSELF”. The Greek word translated life in the above scripture is “zoe” and is used only to describe the life that God carries.
Who can have this life? Amazingly the new creation also has this life. 1 John 5:11-13. Notice this scripture doesn’t say we are going to get it but we have it. This is not a promise but a present tense reality. Are you born again? Praise god! You have eternal life-zoe.
Understand that you’re not going to get this life by exercising your faith. You already have it.
Living in the consciousness of eternal life
Since it’s a higher life, it ultimately places you above all life’s circumstances and you are no ordinary man. You are in the same class as God Himself. I have heard many say “as human as we are”…….. “to err is human”……and many more but guess what; it’s the man born of a woman who talks like that and is subject to the defects of his human nature
BUT the new creation man is born of God and carries within him the life of God and this makes him indestructible. The new creation man is not in the same class as monkeys and all that some ignorant scientists have said, maybe the old man is but not the man who participates in the God-life.
This is the life that makes you a child of God and a sibling of Jesus. “The life of God is to the new creation what blood is to the old man”. Selah! It’s also very important for you child of God to grasp this truth that when a man is born again, the God-life he receives does not come to add to his blood-life; rather it completely supplants the life with which he was born by his parents. This is key to understanding Romans 8:11-13 “But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live”.
• Places the new creation above all life’s circumstances
• Makes you superior to satan and his cohorts
• Does not permit the growth of cancer in your body
• Makes you more than a conqueror