The New Creation….the Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Painted in Watercolor on paper(9×12) inspired by the wonderful image
by Autumnwind LAST SUMMER 2
As the caterpillar turns into the beautiful butterfly, the process is called metamorphosis, so are we changed by the power of Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
If you are in Christ you are united in purpose, faith and commitment.
John 10:7-10 7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Jesus Christ accepted death, God’s plan for his life so all could benefit. The love and plan of our Father God is seen in the gospel of John and lived in the life of Christ.
John10:27 The sheep hear my voice, I know them &they follow me.
Romans 8:11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
So if we are in Christ we are a new creation.
We are transformed as Romans 12:1-2 states ..Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and prove what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Ephesians 4:21-24 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Ephesians 4:1 So live a life worthy of his calling.
2 Corinthians 3:18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.