go back to go forward

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.


Second Corinthians 5:17 tells us as new creations in Christ, “… old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Knowledge of what the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus accomplished are both needed. Romans 12:2 adds that change or radical transformation happens by the renewing of our mind with the Word of God. In the renewing of our mind, we have to know or gain knowledge of these two things:


  1. The old things that have passed away.
  2. All the things that have become new.


Mind renewal starts here.


What is in front of our life going forward?  Is it a health problem, financial problem, flesh problem, sin problem, emotional problem, or mental problem?  Many try to go forward with their new life but only try to add new things to their life. It’s like a baby’s mother trying to put a new diaper over a dirty diaper and expecting everything to smell good. The odor of the old diaper keeps coming to the surface. We have to know what passed away through the power of Jesus’ Cross. We have to go back to the Cross to go forward. It is the power of God to change us. What we need is a new center and starting point.  The Cross is not only the center of our reconciliation with God but much more (Romans 3:24,25; 4:25; 5:7‑9).


The cross is the center of victory over:

  1. The devil Colossians 2:14,15; Hebrews 2:14,15.
  2. The power of the world Galatians 6:14; 1 John 2:15‑17.
  3. The power of sin or the flesh Galatians 5:24; Romans 7:21‑23; 8:2.
  4. The power of sickness/disease Isaiah 53:3‑5; 1 Peter 2:24.
  5. The power of the curse Galatians 3:13,14.
  6. The power of our past 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Corinthians 6:9‑11; Galatians 2:20.


These truths are the catalyst to putting off the old man, being renewed in the spirit of our mind, and putting on the new man Ephesians 4:23; Romans 12:2.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Posted in #All Powerful, #Anchored, #Believing God, #Bible hope, #Bible Truth, #Change, #Cross, #Disciples, #Living Sacrifice, #Renewing of your mind, #Renewing the Mind, Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: