2Cor.5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:..”
That’s what the word says. The NEW CREATURE, is the man that is IN CHRIST, not just the man that has Christ in him.
Christ in you is the hope of glory.
So what’s the difference?
If Christ is in you, men will see you first. But if you are in Christ, Christ is seen first when we look at you.
So the truth is, the New Creature are men that reveal and manifest Christ wherever they are.
Their life is a message all by itself.
The best way to explain this is like Christ said “if you have seen me you have seen the father”
Meaning the invisible God is made manifest by the man Jesus. Even so, the New Creature is the invisible Christ made manifest by man.
In summary, if you have water in a bottle and you drop the bottled water in an ocean. You have the water in the bottle and the bottle in the water .That’s the New Creature.
When men look at you, what do they see?
Can people merely looking at you find the Christ?
Just as he is the way to the father, we are also the way to the Christ and then to the father.
Again this is the man as the express image and glory of God in Christ.