Think about how God created the whole entire universe from nothing at all. He didn't need any previous matter to make it either. He created it. There is a world of difference between creating and renovating or fixing.
The definition of creating is to bring something into existence. Now I looked into the definition of existence. One of those definitions was "the fact or state of living or having objective reality". However, one of the other definitions really caught my interest. It was this: "continued survival".
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)
In this verse the words "new creation" are used to describe us now that we are in Christ. When I searched the definition of the word creation, I found three that pertain to this verse. The first two being almost word for word the same as the definitions for creating or created, but the last one was a bit different. The third one said this: "the action or process of investing someone with a new rank or title."
At first glance I may not have taken anything from it, but once I read it again and gave it a moment to sink in, it hit me. When we are born again in Christ Jesus, an array of really fantastic things begin to happen. One being that we are completely and totally made new. New as in nothing from the old us can be part of the new us, because that's what creating is. Another being that we can now stand before the Lord shamelessly and cleansed from our former sinful ways.
When Jesus took our place on that cross and was crucified so we could be redeemed, we took on a new name. We are now sons and daughters to the King of kings. What we used to be is no longer present in our lives. The One that created the heavens and the earth has made me and you into brand new creations.
What a title to attain! We are royalty in His sensational Kingdom. Now we have a new rank that is creations of our God. Masterpieces by a very skillful Creator. The new you has nothing to do with the old you, so rejoice and sing songs of praise!
"For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:21)
-The Introverted Evangelist