Author: Maretha Retief
It is no secret that when we accept Jesus as our Saviour, we become a new creation. Our past, our shortcomings, and our mistakes are wiped away by Jesus’ blood and He gives us His righteousness, a clean conscience, and a favourable future; all because of His perfect work on the Cross.
Titus 3:4-6 AMPC
But when the goodness and loving-kindness of God our Savior to man [as man] appeared, He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but because of His own pity and mercy, by [the] cleansing [bath] of the new birth (regeneration) and renewing of the Holy Spirit, Which He poured out [so] richly upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior.
I would like to encourage you to sit back for a moment and picture what the Word describes in these few verses.
As a result of God’s goodness and mercy, you are bathed in the regeneration of Christ. You are cleansed of your old self as the refreshing water of the Holy Spirit flows over you. As you sit there soaking in the waters of your new birth in Christ, see how the revelations through the Holy Spirit flow over you and wash away every bit of dirt you may have in your life. It may be in your thoughts, your words, your circumstances, or your entire being.
It is a regeneration that changes everything about who we are, what we have become and what we are here for.
If you have wondered why Jesus would have done this for us, here is the answer:
Titus 3:7 AMPC
[And He did it in order] that we might be justified by His grace (by His favor, wholly undeserved), [that we might be acknowledged and counted as conformed to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action], and that we might become heirs of eternal life according to [our] hope.
We are made new in Christ, because He desired to reconcile us with our Daddy God. We have received this gift by grace and not because of any good look, word, or deed. Jesus did that for us so that we could step into the“divine will in purpose, thought, and action” that God has destined for each one of us. It does not stop there. Jesus made us heirs to all He has and to the eternal hope we have in Him.
Soak yourself with the knowledge that Jesus already cleansed you of all dirt and regenerated you in that moment when you accepted Him as your Saviour. He continues to do so through His Holy Spirit every day.
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