You become A New Creation
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NASB)
The moment you acknowledge Jesus as your Savior, something happened to you – the real you, your spirit man, received a new life and becomes a new person. God gave birth to you anew, and you changed family. You crossed from the Satan’s lineage to God’s family (John 8:44, John 8:32, Colossians 1:12-14, John 1:12-13). You came into Christ, you became his very own and bore his name. He is now your Lord and you are co-heir with Him. He becomes your master, friend, and Father. He becomes all things to you.
According to Jesus, you now have the right to be called a child of God. John 1: 12-13 says “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” You now have right to access the throne of Grace and speak directly to God as your Father (Romans 5:1, Hebrews 4:14-16). In all sense of it, God is now your Father!
There is now a New Life in you. It is the very Life of God, and that is what qualifies you to be a child of God. The Holy Spirit is assigned that miraculous work and He did that for you the very moment you repented of and confessed your sins and believed in Jesus as your Savior and Lord.
The Bible says in 1 John 5:11-12 that “And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. And again in 1 John 5:13, it says These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.”
Friend, what a privilege it is to receive Jesus into our lives and have his life in our heart. What a privilege it is to become his child and be in Christ as a member of his family. You have become a new person; all your sins have been forgiven and your slate is completely wiped new. The person who used to live in your body is dead, Jesus Himself is now resident in your spirit, a new version of you is now in your body. Your spirit, the real you, is now brand new! Halleluyah to Jesus!