“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”-2 Corinthians 5:17
This verse states what Christ accomplished when He died upon the cross in regards to who we are in Him. The death of the old self is is one of the fundamental truths behind the Christian faith. When we believe upon Jesus Christ, that is the Jesus Christ of the God-breathed scriptures, the old self dies and we are “born again” as a new creation. This new creation lives in us now, but will be transfigured upon our death and resurrection. This new creation, not only lives in this reality, but now lives in the surpassing reality, that is eternity. Our deeds and actions now affect both, producing current fruits, and presently unknown riches inside that reality which lies beyond our current Euclidean understanding.