I will think of myself as I really am – the new man, created in Christ Jesus in righteousness and true holiness! I am the new man, complete, acceptable, full, a success, pure, and righteous!
When Christ came out of the grave, He rose as the firstborn of the new creation.
He brought us up with Him!
Thus we were re-created as part of the new creation in Him!
The old self didn’t rise with Christ, a whole new self did!