IN CHRIST we are the new creation; only the Risen Lamb of God was found worthy to open the deed to the NEW creation, the NEW heaven and earth and river of water of Risen Life of Christ, in NEW creatures through the Will of God and the Word of Truth, brought forth a NEW kind of first fruits of the First Fruit, the First Born from the dead in the New Covenant (James 1:17-18) by the Spirit of the Risen Word, Jesus, in you; born again anew from Above OF God OF Water of Life OF Spirit, with NEW pure Blood and Water and Spirit through the finished work of the CROSS of Christ, through the narrow gate of crucified, died, buried, resurrected, ascended, glorified at the Right Hand of God our Father Jesus, into the NEW covenant between the Father and Son of Righteousness,
and NEW marriage covenant between the Bridegroom King of kings and Lord of lords, the Faithful, True, Righteous Word of God, and HIS Bride, the True Church, God’s one Body and one Spirit IN resurrected Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23), whose Spirit, fire, and glory comes down (James 1:17-18) to dwell IN the Bride, with CHRIST in you (John 15:4; Colossians 1:26-27), belonging to HIM (Philippians 3:12) having HIS SPIRIT (Romans 8:9); having HIS glory as her LIGHT (Revelation 21:11), having HIS lamp of the Lamb as her FIRE, OIL, and eyes to SEE (21:23); awakened from sleep, arisen from the dead, RECEIVING the Light of Risen Christ Jesus (Ephesians 5:14) as a continuous River of Water of Life from the Throne; a Fountain of Water of Life that fills, flows, overflows rivers from those who conquer the pull of the old creation (Revelation 21:6-7).
The old garden of the old creation had lucifer living in it (thank you for reminding me of this https://agapegeek.com/2022/09/30/jesus-in-the-ancient-hebrew-alphabet-part-14-the-mem-part-1-the-blood/).
But the NEW garden of the NEW creation in Risen Christ, is in your body if and when Risen Glorified Christ abides and remains in you as you abide and remain IN CHRIST by faith through grace, so NO snake can enter Christ in you, nothing accursed can enter, no unclean spirit, nothing false, evil, dark, or abominable can enter your NEW garden abiding in Christ and Christ in you; the Living Word abiding in you, making you clean (John 15:3-4; Revelation 21:27, 22:3); Christ dwelling in you makes you righteous through faith in HIS cleansing Blood; taking HIS River of Water of Life from the Throne (Revelation 22:17): Spirit and fire and glory Water of Life, Living Water! resurrection Life and Spirit of the Word made flesh and risen and glorified, so rivers can flow from you (John 7:37-39).
As Christ made you His Own, make Risen Christ your own. Do one thing: forgetting what lies behind, and moving forward in the upward call of God IN CHRIST; mature-minded IN CHRIST, and if anything is not yet mature ask God to reveal it to you. Then stand fast in what you have attained IN CHRIST” Philippians 3:12-16
So do not turn back any more to the OLD! turn! repent: 180 degree TURN from sin to righteousness, turn from darkness to light, turn from idols to the Living God, turn from the power of satan to the Power of God to overcome, conquer, triumph, be victorious IN CHRIST and CHRIST in you; righteous by faith for faith (Romans 1:16-17). TURN to the NEW, turn to Risen Glorified Jesus and return to the Father and receive the HOLY Spirit to be with you (John 14:16-20); be UNVEILED (2 Corinthians 3:14-16) beholding the light of the glory of Christ, changing and transforming into the likeness of Christ from one degree of glory to another (3:18); and wait for the Promise of the Father to be clothed with Power from on High, the HOLY Spirit to IN YOU (John 14:17) and clothing you, forming Christ IN YOU (Galatians 4:19); a NHONE where RIGHTEOUSNESS can dwell IN CHRIST and CHRIST in you (2 Peter 3:13; Colossians 1:12-28; 1 Peter 2:24; Romans 5:17, 6:11; Matthew 6:33; Philippians 1:11; Romans 1:16-17); RIGHTEOUS by faith for faith (1:17) by conviction, evidence, substance, and assurance of faith (Hebrews 11:1).
In the OLD creation the Spirit brooded over the water and the void, dark, empty earth (Genesis 1:1-2). In the NEW creation, after the finished work of the Cross of Christ, the Word: life and Spirit, Jesus, broods over you like a hen over her chicks (Matthew 23:37) until the Lord is asked and received, sought and FOUND (seek FIRST the kingdom of God and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS and it is given), attain, acquire, possess the NEW promised land, conquer the giants in you, take every thought captive to obey Christ, cast down every dark imagination, take the weapon of RIGHTEOUSNESS in both your right and left hand, put on the whole armor of God, put on the full armor of Light of the Glory of Risen Christ, take the River of Water of Life coming down from the Father of Glory, acknowledging, accepting with thanksgiving, keep believing, keep receiving, knowing the Wedding Feast invitation (Matthew 22:1-14; Luke 14:16-24), welcome and open your heart with great joy when you hear the knock (Revelation 3:20) for Christ to come in and make HIS Home in you (John 14:23) loving Risen Jesus and the Father loves you, making their Home in you (14:23), making your joy full and complete (John 15:11, 16:20), in peace IN CHRIST (John 16:33) in love, reunited with your First Love (Revelation 2:4); raising holy hands from a pure heart surrendered completely to the King of Glory so He can come in you (Psalm 24); seeing the glory in the land of the living.
“Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory?” ~Jesus in John 11:40
Now in the latter glory, the old faded and ended, the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. With unveiled face by Christ, beholding the glory of the Lord, you are changing and transforming from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 12-18); all the spiritual blessings, endowments, gifts, and heavenly treasure in your earthen vessel (2 Corinthians 4:7; Ephesians 1:3; James 1:16; 1 Corinthians 12:1-27); baptized into Christ, having put on Christ (Galatians 3:27); put on the Lord Jesus Christ as a full armor of LIGHT (Romans 13:11-14); standing against the good and evil of satan’s tree (Ephesians 6:11-12; Matthew 7:15-20; Genesis 3:1-6) and standing for the tree of life of God, wearing the whole armor of God: salvation, righteousness, truth, equipment of the gospel of peace, faith, the Word as a Sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:13-19); bearing Christ fruit that remains (John 15:1-16) as the life of Christ manifests in your mortal flesh, in your body (2 Corinthians 4:7-11).
Ask and RECEIVE; seek and FIND; knock and the Door OPENS (Matthew 7:7) so you can have CHRIST in you, a NHONE where RIGHTEOUSNESS dwells in you, the Water of Life in you bringing NEW resurrection life and Spirit in you, a NEW creation IN CHRIST flowing rivers from you.
The old is outward, external, physical, literal; the NEW is spiritual, internal, a matter of the HEART (Romans 2:28-29).
“Let light shine out of darkness, Who has shone in our HEARTS to give the light of the knowledge of the GLORY of God in the face of Christ” 2 Corinthians 4:6
In the old creation, God said, “Let there be light” and there was light (Genesis 1:3). In the new creation in Risen Christ and Christ in you, let there be the light of the glory and light of the fire power of the Spirit, Truth, and resurrection Life of crucified, died, buried, risen, ascended, glorified Jesus, the Word of God, on the Throne AND in your humbled HEART, surrendering ALL the old to Jesus and receiving ALL the new of Risen Christ; yielding to be led by the HOLY Spirit in the light, in the Spirit as born again spirit, with the desires of the Spirit, fruiting the Spirit, walking and living by the Spirit, belonging to the Bridegroom (Galatians 5:16-25) as a pure bride betrothed to her One Husband (2 Corinthians 11:2b) making yourself ready (Revelation 19:7; Matthew 25:1-13); a part of the beloved Bride to be; giving ALL glory to God!