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All Things Become New

When you became a Christian you became a new person, old things have passed away, behold all things have become new. 2 Cor. 5:17-18. This Scripture clearly states that when you became a Christian your spirit was regenerated; this can only be done by a miracle from God. Jesus talked about this in John 3, about the rebirth of your spirit. Now your mind needs to be renewed by the Word (Romans 12:2). The natural man can not understand the things of the Spirit, only the regenerated spirit can understand the Word and the things of the Spirit. 1 Cor. 2:14.
Now you need to renew your mind and make this scripture real in your life. Old things have become passed away, this is past tense, it has been done. Now, don’t pray that God will make old things to pass away, accept the truth and make this truth a reality in your life. You need to forget all the past failures, mistakes, sins, broken relationships etc. etc. and not allow your mind to bring you back to these things. All things have become new, then honor what Jesus has done for you and wipe out all these memories of failures and mistakes.

This will take some time – pray and insist on walking in the newness of life Rom 6:4 that Jesus wants you to walk in. It is paid for, and the fact that old things have passed away is absolute truth, you need to grasp the truth and pull down thoughts that bring you back to the past. You are forgiven, one of the reasons you were baptized when you became a Christian was to acknowledge that when you come up out of the water, all things have passed away, behold all things have become new. Maybe this was not explained to you, but believer’s baptism (not infant baptism) is accepting the fact that you are now in Christ, risen with Him and announcing to the world that you have become a new person, a son/daughter created by the Word, recreated by God, and all things have become new in your life. The end of this verse 2 Cor. 5:21 tells us that He was made sin for us, so that we might be made the righteousness (no guilt, no sin-consciousness, no condemnation, no inferiority to any other Christian) of God. We have become instantaneously a child of God and we are reconciled to Him.

If you are a new creation, a brand new child of God, there need be no condemnation, no fear, no sense of sin or of unworthiness Col 1:18. Now you can see that as far as you are concerned as a New Creation, condemnation can be a thing of the past. It is not necessary to live in it another day. The Son has made you free. Now live and walk in that freedom. When you sin, you have an Advocate before your Father. I John 1:9 tells us how to be restored – “If we confess our sins (things we have done that brought us into darkness), he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Now honor your Father, give thanks to Jesus for all things becoming new in your life, and this truth can help you fight and overcome this depression. The Holy Spirit will guide you in these truths, now you will co-labor with Him and change your thinking to come in line with the Word instead of the World. No wonder they call this New Covenant “Good News” – it is good news to anyone who wants freedom from bipolar depression, and is willing to battle the oppressors and take back the things that were stolen from them.

Unforgiveness and Bitterness:
Jesus said in Matt 6:15 “But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Remember, these are the words of the Creator of the universe, so we need to pay attention to everything He has said. He did not say this to condemn us, He said this because He knows that unforgiveness can keep us in bondage. It may be difficult, and if someone has done you some serious injury, it may take time to forgive. The first step is to obey the Word of Jesus, and as best you can to forgive the person. Then after a while the feeling towards that person will ease, and when you know that you have forgiven them and you are at peace with the situation, that is when you can pray for that person. If you do not forgive, and if you hold bitterness, this can and will develop what the Bible calls a root of bitterness. These roots can overcome you and you can live in a state of bitterness. I have heard many horrible things that have been done to people, and my heart goes out to people that have been hurt so badly. To forgive some of these horrible acts can take time, but with the help of the Holy Spirit, you can forgive. Remember that forgiveness will help you to avoid the trap of the enemy to hold you in bondage to the event.

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