Let's put our spiritual thinking caps on in Jesus Name.
We have been looking into the word of the Lord and studying possibly the most important truth in the bible and that truth is Being Born Again. I call it the most important truth necessary because without this ALL IS LOST. Without being born again, all else is wasted effort and wasted labors and false information and light. Jesus said in John 3:3,5 that if a man is not born again, he cannot see or understand the kingdom of God, NOR WILL HE ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD. That in itself makes the subject of being BORN AGAIN extremely vital and one at the top of the Holy Spirits list of needful out poured light.
In this light of being born again we have been, as Paul would put it, we have been comparing SPIRITUAL THINGS WITH SPIRITUAL (1st Corinthians 2:13). We have reemphasized the fact the God is a Spirit. Angels are spirits. Demons and devils are spirits, and that MAN IS A SPIRIT living inside these bodies that are presently - sinful flesh. See (James 2:26 & 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24).
James 2:26 reveals to us that the body without THE SPIRIT inside it is dead...... Luke 8:55 tell us.....and after Jesus gave the command, it was after that, that the daughters spirit returned to her body and she (her body) came back alive. Jesus Christ the Word of God, raised her from the dead. I want to use these two scriptures to speak to you today, more revelating light on the subject of being born again which by the mouth of the Lord IS ONLY A HEAVENLY THING of the spirit of man and has nothing to do with his flesh. See John 3:6,10-12.
Now just for a moment I want us to focus our attention on the fact that that little girl above in Luke 8:55 that had died, that little girls spirit (while her body was dead), she (HER SPIRIT MAN) was out and about in the invisible world of the spirit moving about in Abraham's bosom (Luke 16:22), when her body was upon the earth laying there dead a midst a family who was in great mourning. Jesus, the resurrection and the life Himself, being called upon, came on the scene and he came up to that little girls body and said, daughter Arise. The bible records that the little GIRLS SPIRIT RETURNED TO HER and she (her body) came back alive (Luke 8:55).
I want to use this illustration to point out an heavenly thing (John 3:12), meaning a spirit and spiritual thing and truth reality. I want us to notice the fact that immediately, I MEAN IMMEDIATELY, as soon as Jesus spoke the word of life into her, I want us to notice that her spirit re entered the body and she (THAT DEAD BODY) came back to life. This raising her body from the dead did not take the Spoken Word of our Creator and of our Redeemer millions of hours and days to occur or happen. She, her body that is, came back to life immediately. This was a physical resurrection. Jesus taught that there is a flesh birthing and a spirit birthing. There is a physical body making alive resurrection and there is a spirit of man making alive resurrection also. Neither one can occur by the power of man, or by the will of man, or by the self righteousness of man. Both can only occur by THE POWER OF GOD applied, received, injected, poured and exerted into the both of them, both into the body and into the spirit. Find out what is the POWER OF GOD unto SALVATION and there mix, and plant your faith, hope, and constant trust and obedience to. Hint (1st Corinthians 1:17-25). You will find it also inside these verses, Romans 10:1-13 & Galations 2: 1-14)
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God's life giving Word, when it is spoken and when it is believed, and when it is mixed faith with, it immediately has a performance. It immediately makes alive that which was dead. It (Gods Spoken Word) can of itself, make monumental changes, transformations, translations, and even more to things in the speed of the TWINKLING OF AN EYE when such is demanded of it (HELLO- 1st Corinthians 15:51-52).......God said His Word goes forth out of His mouth and where ever it goes, it will not return unto Him void, but it will prosper IN THE THING where He sent it (Isaiah 55:11). Well the Word of God Jesus spoke (John 3:34 & Hebrews 1:1-2) into that little girl, and it certainly prospered in the thing into which Christ sent it. It made alive her mortal flesh (split seconds fast) as her spirit came back from the realm and dimensions of God's heavenly places in the spiritual part of His creation in Abraham's Bosom (Luke 16:22).
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Now with that in mind let's go read Ephesians 2:1 & John 5:24. Eph. 1:1 reads (keep in mind that we are comparing spiritual things with spiritual here and we are talking about the spirit of man being born again as Jesus heavenly taught in John 3).....And you hath God MADE ALIVE who were dead because of your trespasses and sins. Let us ask the question right here. Were all these people, these Christians at the church of Ephesus, were all of them physically dead at one time and that is what God made alive, their bodies? No, of course not. The Lord had already opened up Paul's eyes and his spiritual understanding to the reality of heavenly things and spirit beings(Galations 6:17) and things and spiritual realities (Philippians 2:9-11/Colossians 1:16) and Paul, much like his Master, his words here were of the Spirit of God (John 4:24)and they were spirit words for and about the spirit of man, THE HIDDEN MAN (1 Peter 3:4 & James 2:26). The flesh profited not from them (John 6:63),
In John 5:24 we find Jesus also himself talking spiritual lango or about the heavenly things themselves IN MAN AGAIN, of mans spirit. (Hebrews 9:23). Jesus speaking from the Spirit by the Spirit of the spirit of the BELIEVING ONES He said, "He that hears MY WORDS and BELIEVES, (believes what?) Believes that the Father sent me HAS EVERLASTING LIFE and shall not come unto condemnation, but, (Note this), but IS, IS, IS, IS, not going to be BUT IS, IS, IS, IS PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE". This is a in the spirit change and resurrection.
Now we all know Jesus was not talking here about the flesh body of the believers in this light. But what He was making known is, that man has a spirit inside that mortal cloak of flesh and bone, and he was teaching here, shedding heavenly light on the fact that a MIGHTY THING, I mean A MIGHTY MIGHTY THING and THINGS takes place in and to the spirit of them that believe the gospel of their salvation and that mighty thing is a spirit holy change (Ephesians 4:24), and a spirit in righteousness transformation in it;s nature (see Ephesians 4:24) and a spirit translation (Colossians 1:12-14) and a spirit passing or passage from death into life everlasting (John 5:24), and it all takes place (note this) all at once while that spirit still lives inside the sinful mortal flesh. You ask what is the speed of that holy change, the speed of that transformation, the speed of that translation and passing from death unto life (John 5:24 & Ephesians 2:1-10) and upward? It takes place TWINKLING EYE FAST SPEED and all of these heavenly GOOD things takes place inside man, inside our spirits when we believe the gospel of our slavation.(1st Corinthians 15:51-52).
This last paragraph is what happens when a man is BORN AGAIN in his spirit. Revelating eye opening NOTE HERE. If you will read Ephesians 2:1-10, I want you to know by the Spirit of the Living God that those words Paul penned are the life giving, life saving, the holy changing, the righteousness transforming, the translation, the rapture, and the resurrection of the spirit of the believer. It is what takes place in the believers spirit when he is BORN AGAIN and it fulfills Jesus' own words in John 5:24. All this is done by God, by the Word of the gospel of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:23-25) and his grace in our spirits when we believe the gospel. When we believe the gospel that preaches that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. That he loved us and gave himself for us on the Cross. There he died for our sins and 3 days later God raised him from the dead (SEE 1 John 5:1-5, Romans 10:8-13). This gospel is the word and seed of eternal life sent to us from God (1Peter 1:23-25). That Word, that gospel is sent from the mouth of God into the earth by Jesus Christ as seed to be sown by preachers into the hearts of men. That same life giving Word that lives and that same life giving seed that is alive, it's God empowered, and living, and it's God sent forth calling, purpose, and mission is to make alive (CAUSE TO BE BORN AGAIN), the spirit of every person that MIXES FAITH WITH IT'S MESSAGE TRUTH which was called by Isaiah the prophet THE GOOD REPORT to be believed unto salvation(Read 53:1-12).
We did not earn it, Jesus paid for this salvation, for this new spirit renewal, spirit change, and spirit rebirthing & resurrection from the dead of our spirits with His own blood. No man can rebirth his own spirit, change it's nature, and translate his spirit from death unto life or from the power of darkness INTO the kingdom of God, just as no man can rebirth his own body, nor raise it from the dead, nor change it from a body of corruption to a risen body untouchable by death or decay. God alone and God only has the power to make alive both spirit and body before it ascends into the paradise of God or into the kingdom of Almighty God our Father......
Well enough on this one for now. Lot's of info to chew on. Still much more to say thank God. To God be the glory....Writing more soon.....Amen....deno