New

There was a new day dawning,
New ears to hear Your calling,
A new heart beating for You.

Another transformation,
Chosen before creation,
Born again all things are new.

Now dead to sin,
Alive with Christ,
Death to the old life.

What was has passed away,
New life rose from decay,
Called out of the grave,
New life rose from decay.

Born again with new eyes,
Old tears replaced with new cries,
Cries of grace with tears of joy.

New lips to honor Jesus,
New voice to sing Your praises,
One more tongue to spread Your fame.

Called and changed,
No sin remains,
Blessed be Your name,
No sin remains.

Behind the lines

Jesus said, ” unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God (John 3:3).” This song highlights the wonderful transformation of one who was once dead spiritually, but now is alive to God in Christ as a “new” creation.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV)

If you have been born again, not only are you a “new” creation, you are also dead to sin. Romans 6:4-11 teaches us:

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin.

Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.

For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.  (Romans 6:4-11 ESV)

Have you been born again?

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