“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.
The new creation is the product of the work God did in Christ: the creation of a new species of being that had never existed. This new creation is born of God and has the life of God – eternal life (John 3:15-16, 31; John 5:24; John 6:47; John 8:31; John 10:28; John 15:5; 1 John 5:4,11-13) – a life without a beginning or an end. He is an overcomer; he is already blessed (Ephesians 1:3; Galatians 3:9); he is complete in Christ (Colossians 2:10); he is God’s brand and masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10); and sealed by the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 1:22, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 4:30).
The truth about this new creation is revealed in the unveiling of Christ because his true identity can only be seen in Christ. It was for this reason that Paul prayed in several places in his Epistles for the church to come to the revelation knowledge of their identity in Christ (Ephesians 1:16-23; Ephesians 3:14-21; Colossians 1:9-14). This new creation is the crux of the New Covenant (Galatians 6:15; Ephesians 4:24).
The new creation has a legal right to all privileges that were wrought in Christ for man. Everything that Jesus did, and all that Jesus is today, belongs to the new creation because the new creation is a part of Christ, joint-heir with Him. Unfortunately, some Christians are having an identity crisis because of a lack of the revelation knowledge of the new creation and their identity in Christ.