There is a contemporary Christian song that has a lyric “That was then but this is now” . Our old life in the world of sin came to an end when we gave our lives to Jesus Christ and asked Him to be our Lord and Savior. I’m not saying that we never sin again but what I am saying is that we no longer live in the world of sin. We have been covered by the blood of the Lamb, the precious blood that washes away our sins. In Hebrews 19 the word of God says without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice when He shed His blood for us. When we became Christians it was like putting a target on our backs. The enemy of our souls never bothered us before we started living for Jesus Christ. Once we give our lives to the Lord, the enemy puts us into the crosshairs of his evil weapons with the intent of our ultimate destruction.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; old things have passed away ;all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
THIS IS NOW !