The New Creation Civilization Starts from Within and Works its Way Out
Some have asked me concerning what this New Creation Civilization thing all about.
A large number of Christians aren’t aware of the comprehensiveness the creation was meant to be by God, and in the aftermath of sin and the consequent solution offered by the work of Jesus Christ on the cross and His subsequent resurrection, the awareness of the totally of God’s plan has in many cases, contracted even more.
While it can be overwhelming for those that haven’t heard these things before, the reality is it starts with each individual person that is regenerated or born again from above, and works its way from within to without into the visible world.
Hebrews 8:10 says this:
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
Another scripture adds some clarity to that.
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
The point in this is while it’s interesting and compelling to think of doing some major things for God within our callings, the fact is to do so without modeling the image of God within, makes the outward works weak at best, and meaningless at worst.
Whatever it is we put our hands to will be reflected in the work and results produced.
In 2 Cor. 5:17 we’re identified as a new creation. That means everything we are and do are no longer based upon the old way of life. We are birthed from above by the very life of God coming to dwell within us at the point of having faith in Jesus Christ.
We are to have the characteristics of God built into us, obey His laws and commands, while having and taking dominion over the earth. It begins from within and works its way out into the world, eventually becoming a worldwide civilization reflecting the image of God.