Choosing Transformation

Pastor Dwain New Creation

Have you ever procrastinated on something that would have been good for you to do much earlier?

 Have you ever procrastinated on something that would have been good for you to do much earlier?

Collecting on retirement?

Picking up Medicine that’s paid for ?

Collecting on a repayment?

Running to Grandmas for presents?

Collecting on an inheritance or will?

 

Through the completed work of Jesus you are made a new Creature but procrastination can harm that process.

 

You are a new Creation.

 

Your DNA is changed.

 

Galatians 6:14  May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

15  Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation.  NIV

 

CREATION in the concordance of greek words;  2937. ktisis, ktis’-is; from G2936; original formation (prop. the act; by impl. the thing, lit. or fig.):–building, creation, creature, ordinance.

 

KJV   Galatians 6:14  But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

15  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

 

II Corinthians 5:17  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

 

II Corinthians 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 

This change is real, but it’s not completed.

 

It doesn’t mean that everything in your life has changed already, but it is a legal accomplishment and a finished reality.

 

Legally you’ve been presented faultless before the Father.

 

Legally you have been transferred out of death into life.

 

Legally you have the inheritance of Christ.

 

 

But the transformation in you takes time and work.

 

This is what I mean by procrastination…

 

Some believers procrastinate for a variety of reasons.

 

Philippians 2:12  Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,

13  for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

 

Romans 12: 2  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

Transformation is the will of God.

 

Transformation is a guaranteed fact for those who remain in Christ til the end.

 

Romans 8: 29  For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

30  And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

 

You can get there now or you can get there later…

 

So if you are one of those who rather get there now (which is natural)

 

It’s not normal to not grow up into the image of Christ.

 

It’s not normal to have the same issues year after year.

 

It’s not normal to continue in anger, impatience, addiction, impurity, folly, hatred, drunkenness…

 

But it’s a reality for many of us if we procrastinate