Jesus said he is the way, the truth and the life. How should we intepret that? It definitely means so much for our faith and hope. Jesus paid the ultimate price for our sins when He died on the cross and because of that, salvation is freely given to us all. Through Christ’s righteousness we were truly saved from the penalty of death; we now put on Christ as we seek repentance and a relationship with God, which was made possible. Every man must be born again if he truly desires to believe in Christ’s ministry, death on the cross and resurrection. This means when we accept that all this is true to us, Christ becomes more of a reality to us. When we are born again, we are new creations, we are referred to as being “in Christ.”
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). What does it mean to be in Christ? Scripture provides the best answers.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3).
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).
All of you are God’s children because of your Faith in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26).
There is therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the spirit (Romans 8:1).
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ (Ephesians 2:13).
We are in Christ. God sees Christ’s righteousness covering us. Our pasts do not matter to God for the forgiveness He freely offers is far bigger than all of our pasts combined. Your past has no power over you in Christ. Why would God’s only begotten son die for us when we were dead in our own sins and drowning in our own selfish ways? He did it because of love. He loves you. He loves everyone and He cares for us. And you he made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1).
Grace and peace.