Saturday, February 22, 2014

Being Born Again.....Study #3.....deno......please share freely

     Some people mistakenly think that being born again, or being a new creature in Christ is a long slow drawn out evolutionary type process or spiritual transformation that takes like zillions of hours or days to occur. They think or preach that it takes a long drawn out period of dying to self so that the new man can be born and that is being born again. But that is not. What they are talking about is fruit bearing.  But I say that the tree has to be born first always and then afterwards as it grows up, then comes forth  the fruit in its seasons. This is the tree, being born again. And this is the fruit of the tree, doing what pleases the Lord more and more..
      When people preach that being born again is a long drawn out process of gradual change, they are thinking of behavior modifications and not new spirit birthing. But our good works are not what causes us to be born or born again. It does not work that way in  our fleshes birth, and neither does it work that way in our spirits new birthing. The right good works come as a result of being born again or created in Christ Jesus (See Ephesians 2:8-10). What that is is learning to obey God more. What that is is growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. What that is is learning to say no to the flesh. What that is is walking in the spirit so that you do not fulfill the sinful desires of the flesh (Galations 5:16).
       1 Peter 2:2) Peter hit it on the nail of right and proper revelation truth concerning this light and concerning being born again when he wrote. AS AS AS, notice As, not going to be, but AS...AS NEW BORN BABES, notice with me from the scriptures that they were already born again. They were already NEW BORN babes. He told these NEW BORN BABES...AS AS AS just born again babes, to desire, learn, hunger for the milk of the Word so that you can GROW THEREBY. So that you can more and more learn what God desires of you and to obey and please Him more. He said do that AS AS AS ALREADY BORN AGAIN NEW BORN BABES not some day way down the road if you get good enough gonna bees....
       Dying to ones own will, taking up our cross daily, and learning to say no to the sinful flesh and yes to God's will, is decision processes and a day unto day LIFE LONG PROCESS.  No new creature in all the creation, not in the natural flesh world, nor in the spirit world is born from ones will power alone, good chores done, or decision alone. Giving life to NEW BORN CREATURES. Giving birth to NEW BORN SPIRITS TAKES A SEED IMPLANTING AND MIXING AND LIVING CREATING POWER. The new birth is a NEW CREATION reality. A spirit man within us resurrection reality. IT IS A HOLY TRANSFORMATION CHANGE OF THE INNER MAN and  HIS NATURE WITHIN BY THE SEED OF CHRIST CREATING GLORY OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST (See 1 Peter 1:23-25 & 1 John 3:9). It is something Jesus Christ does to us HIMSELF with He Himself being the seed of our new birthing and by his recreating power only in the gospel believed we are made NEW CREATIONS in our spirit man called by Peter the hidden man of the heart (1 Peter 3:4)
       NOTE THIS..... We all know that there is a resurrection of the body and in that resurrection a great holy change takes place to the body risen as it was in Christ body. There is also a resurrection of the spirit of man, and in that resurrection a holy change takes place to the nature of that spirit risen as well and that is exactly what happens when we are BORN AGAIN, when we are created In Christ Jesus (See Ephesians 4:23,24). When the seed of the gospel recreates us, we become NEW SPIRIT CREATIONS in the hidden man. Our new image in the new creation is righteousness and true holiness as Ephesians 4:23 reveals.  As Jesus and the Fathers Spirit are a HOLY, RIGHTEOUS SPIRIT, so are the spirits of the children who are born again by faith in  Jesus Christ
        None are born again by works of commitment, or by works of human determination, or by our works of righteousness or self holiness, nor by fastings, nor by self discipline (John 5:24) (2 Corinthians 5:16-17) We all, each and everyone the same, are born again by believing what 1 John 5:1,4) reveals...Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ IS IS IS IS IS Born of God, IS BORN AGAIN.Ephesians 4:23-24 in the spirit of our being.  What we need to do is to more and more let the new holy spirit created man within rise up and rule. It is a NEW CREATION created by Jesus Christ in our spirit within (See Ephesians 4:23-24). As new Born Again spirits/babes we grow in spiritual strength from feeding off the milk unto the meat of the word until the inner child waxes strong unto stronger in the Lord and arises in strength and in greater and greater love for God and makes it his daily commitment and decision to please God as he takes control of the old man of his sinful flesh and denies the old man daily, takes up his cross or his calling, and do what Jesus has called him or her to do in love and in the light of the gospel.....deno....share freely.