"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation’ Rev 3.14 NIV.
The new creation began when Jesus rose from the dead. It is dynamically empowered by the incarnation and the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The new creation is NEW because it is not the old. It is not the knowledge of good and evil, it is not Adam’s separation from God and it is not the law of Moses. It is union with God and our connection to the limitless life of the trinity.
‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!’ 2 Cor 5.17 NIV.
The new is here when the new covenant is alive in our minds and we are alive in the First Born from the Dead.
When we come to Christ we have come to The New Creation. There can be many stages in our path to glory. The most important door to go through is the door out of religion into Christ. This is where Christ is no longer the expression of religion, but where Christ is us. We have entered the church of the First Born, which must be distinguished from the church of the unborn. The latter are not wicked. They just do not know who they are and who Christ is for them.
CHRIST THEIR LIFE
But the fact is He is them.
Paul called this ‘Christ your life.’ Jesus called Himself our way, our truth and our life and John described it as Christ come in our flesh. This is the means of the new creation which is the unfolding of the Kingdom of God.
Religion is an abstraction. Reality is Christ. Religion’s natural cohabitation is the knowledge of good and evil and the law with its natural result: separation.
SEPARATION AS RELIGION UNDONE
John Crowder writes, “Whatever the final resurrection may look like, it will be free from all our fallen notions of dualistic separations between Heaven and Earth – between God and the natural order. Between God and ourselves. All distance and difference has forever been erased. And although we see it dimly now, the Gospel revelation is transforming us outwardly from glory to glory as we discover the authentic DNA of our design in Jesus Christ.
INFUSED WITH DIVINE LIFE
The incarnation, which somehow mystically happened before it ever occurred, has changed everything. God is not simply bound up in Christ. But rather through Christ, He has bound Himself to the entire created order. This was always His successful plan. It means there is nowhere you can go – no rock you can overturn – where God is not. He is truly all in all. And especially present in you … His Body.” (1)
‘Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation’ Gal 6.15 NIV.
(1) Crowder, John. Cosmos Reborn: Happy Theology on the New Creation. Sons of Thunder Ministries & Publications - Digital version by Ten10 Ebooks. Kindle Edition.