The message of the New Creation planted into us, was declared by Jesus in a synagogue in Nazareth, when he stood up and read from the book of Isaiah to the religious leaders, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor, He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind see, and that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favour has come.”
This is the revelation of the New Covenant. Christ has come to declare the healing restoration of God to his creation. The free gift of the Lord’s favour. A gift we receive, given by Christ to his great treasure. It was His death that would accept us into his family and would restore us.
Christ died to break every chain of oppression, captivity, and to release us from the prison of despair. Christ did not die to make it merely possible or give us a half-hearted answer. He died to bring freedom and to plant his passion into our hearts. For New Creation life is not a refurbishment of our old life but a complete transformation from old to new, darkness to light, from death to resurrection.
The New Covenant is an oath of freedom, a promise of eternal redemption purchased by the blood of Christ. Our sinfulness, our fear, our captivity all died in the death of Jesus Christ. In the death of Christ, was the death of everything that oppressed us. When we see the cross through the eyes of faith and trust, we simply find that everything is already done and the chains that had bound us are broken and grace overtakes us.
The end of our quest for wholeness is found in Christ, for Christ heals the deepest parts of our hearts, He opens our blind eyes to the magnificence of His finished work and He sets our hearts free to be filled with his majesty.
The death and resurrection of Christ ends our pursuit of freedom, for in our New Creation life we are eternally connected and set free in Christ to enjoy and delight in him forever. In Christ we are raised with him in His resurrection to live in the abundant life he promised and provided.