As we consider the reality of becoming the NEW CREATION, we begin to
comprehend that Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach shed His untainted BLOOD (the life of the flesh, Lev. 17:11) to
ATONE for our sins. And He gave His LIFE (psuche, sinless soul-life) for our salvation
(sozo, wholeness, Rom. 5:21). We could think of it this way: The blood accomplishes our
initial (or positional) atonement from sin. But
it's His LIFE that accomplishes our
ONGOING progressive sozo which provides wholeness of SOUL and
CHARACTER, as in the "wilderness of the nations"
Somehow, much of the church world stops with the POSITIONAL
salvation. Bless YHWH, we went forward down the aisle and confessed our sins; now our duty
is over! NOT! But we never quite figured out how to "put on the New Man" - or live
successfully. Well, we might have tried in our excited days of being a new
convert and first finding YHWH, but as time went on, we forgot and re-incorporated many of
our old ways. Somewhere along the way, "I'm a new creation" became a great song
that we now heartily sing without giving much consideration to it's meaning. Funny how the
whole church world wants to "go to heaven" without bothering to DO what the
Worldly ways still have strong entrance into the heart of the modern
church. Many aloof, arrogant, and proud Believers exemplify the fallen self-pleasing
nature of self determination. Others are passively yielding and compliant. Compromise
rules the masses of once-committed believers who have now lost their holy boundaries. Much
of our "religion" has become extremely worldly. Yet, Paul cautioned us to find
Gal 2:20 "I m crucified with Mashiach: nevertheless I LIVE; yet not
I, but Mashiach liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the
faith of the Son of YHWH, who loved (agapao) me, and gave himself for me". This
means we lose our soulish identity and become a class of people on earth who migrate to
the next dimension of LIVING.
"I am crucified with Mashiach," Paul explains how this act of
being crucified was already accomplished by the blood of the Savior in the initial
salvation experience. Through the cross, we become partakers of this promise -- we have
already been crucified (impaled in company like a bullock on the para duma
alter with Mashiach outside the Temple). It's already done! We don't have
to keep dying again and again. We're not like the hero in the old western movies who keeps
rising up with "just a flesh wound." Reckon it done (Rom. 6:11) The problem is
that we need to stay dead.
But YHWH forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our
High Priest Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach, by whom the world has
been crucified to me, and I to the world. IT is
I am crucified to the world. "They that are Mashiach's have
crucified (already finished) the flesh (Gal. 5:24)." Now, all we have to do is not
nurture that OLD MAN nature. It remains dead and buried far away from our present day
"Nevertheless, I LIVE." Because I understand the necessity
of maintaining death to the old nature, it doesn't haunt me. I become partner in His life!
Death is swallowed up in LIFE. My work is not to repeatedly crucify myself, live in a
convent, or be separated from all monetary influence. My position (as a NEW CREATION) is
to maintain the flesh in a crucified state. My evil nature becomes totally separated from
my renewed thoughts, my controlled actions, and my disciplined desires. I'm crucified from
my SELF." That's how I'm free to inherit YHWH's ZoŽ LIFE. I live (I am quickened by the
same spirit that raised Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach from the dead.)
Just like the angry crowd taunted Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach on the cross, all my
carnal nature and affections continue to cry out, "come down from the cross."
(Mark 15:30) But, it's my duty to maintain absolute control over the sinful old nature.
So "I LIVE." Living happens by allowing the Holy Spirit to
conduct His specific job of revealing the NEW CREATION nature in me. He unveils
"Mashiach living in me" - the anointed power to obtain my destiny.
"Mashiach LIVETH in me." No longer will I be satisfied with
just knowing the power of the cross to ATONE. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach now LIVES (abides) in resurrection
power within to cause me to exhibit LIFE -- to be like Him in character and nature -- to
understand the full power of ongoing salvation. Heb 7:25 tells us, "Therefore he is
able to SAVE COMPLETELY those who come to YHWH through him, because he ALWAYS LIVES to
INTERCEDE for them" That's how we can LIVE
"I LIVE by faith in the Son of YHWH." Yes, I LIVE the
quickened life - the YHWH-kind of LIFE that comes by faith. That NEW CREATION life comes
and DWELLS (abides) in me - right now -- here in this lifetime.
Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach explained it
often. John 17:11 says, "Now I am no longer in the world, but these are IN
THE WORLD...." Believers remain here living
above this (cosmos) worldly system.
John 17:14 "
and the world has hated them because they are
NOT OF THE WORLD (world systems), just as I am NOT OF THE WORLD." We are
"not of the world. "Just as" or "even as" (Strong's # 2531 kathos) Mashiach is "not of the world." It is out of this likeness to
we obtain this quality to resist the worldly nature.
Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach did not pray that we be taken "OUT of the world"
(vs.15), or suddenly "raptured" away, but that we be "kept from the evil
one." There's no escapism clause here. Believers are to be separated OUT of the old
way and that separation is what causes them to be "kept from the evil one." But
that's not all. We not just separated OUT, but then are separated INTO the New LIFE. The
NEW CREATION human lives IN THIS WORLD while not being OF THE WORLD. That means we no
longer endlessly contend with our worldly nature, or are tempted by the carnality of the
John 17:16 They are NOT OF THE WORLD, just as I
am NOT OF THE WORLD. Not of the world. The NEW CREATION manifests the YHWH kind of LIFE that is in Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach,
not that of the world. We demonstrate, as much as possible, a life without sin. Not of the
world. We walk in the same realm as Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach ("just as" He was NOT OF THIS WORLD),
hence we are just as He is, in His presence. Not of the world. We establish
on earth as it is in heaven (Matt. 6:10). We belong to a kingdom that is NOT OF THIS WORLD
(Jn. 8:23, 18:36). We live independently from this worlds systems, with new eternal
standards and principles that govern. Not of the world. We live in the world, in order to
"redeem" (salvage) the world, but we are not "of" the
Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach became the first fruit example of living in the
FIELD, but not
of it. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach gave "himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for
himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good." Titus 2:14. Malki Tzedik YEHOWSHUA HaMashiach prayed, "As You sent Me INTO THE
FIELD, I also have sent them INTO THE
WORLD" (John 17:18). The NEW CREATION is sent INTO THE FIELD (systems),
exhibiting a new nature and the image of Mashiach. They walk in covenantal fellowship with
YHWH and covenantal fellowship with humankind. They no longer loose the
battle against the flesh, the have dominion and rule. 1 John 4:17 "Herein is
our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment:
because as he is, so are we IN THIS WORLD. As He is, we are. His love matures (perfects) us into the new character of Mashiach
that we PUT ON.
When we SEPARATE ourselves from worldly ways,
YHWH will "receive
us." (2 Cor 6:1617) The phenomenal performances remain for those that maintain a NEW
CREATION lifestyle ... for ye are the temple of the living YHWH; ... I will
dwell in them, and walk in them; ... Let us make a fresh declaration in accordance with the will of
YHWH-- from every corner of the earth the "now" purposes of YHWH must be
released. We have come to the "set time" (Ps. 102), a time for complete and
radical renovation of our current mindset. This new experience will position us into the
dynamic new experience of being the demonstration of the power of
YHWH (1 Cor. 2:4).