The Apostle John writes about the birth of Jesus, “And the Word became
flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
When Jesus was born, His incarnation was the embodiment of God in human form. Jesus was both God and man at once, so that He could bring us back to God.
The purpose of the Incarnation was Re-Creation.
Jesus was born not just to make things better, not just to improve us or our world, He was born to make all things new. It was to make us new creations, to give us a new nature, created in God’s image.
Paul writes to the Ephesian church “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins.” We were spiritually dead but Christ made us alive and gave us a new nature.
You can’t improve or make what’s dead better! Jesus came so that we who were dead could be born again and become new creations.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Cor 5:17)
“Put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:22-24)
In other words, stop trying to improve your old nature, put off your old nature and put on your new nature created in the likeness of God.
We are born again and we become new creations when we received Christ as our Lord and Savior, however the process of our transformation is an ongoing process.
Gods character can only formed in us as we put off our old nature, let God’s Spirit renew our minds and put on our new nature, created to be like God.
As we Reset, Reframe and Renew let’s put off our old nature put on our new nature, be renewed in our minds and live the life God created and re-created us to live!