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The New Birth Explained by nencounter10: 6:13pm On May 30, 2020
MAN IS A SPIRIT BEING

Man is wholly and cometely a spirit, just as God and angels are spirits. He has a soul and he lives in a physical body. He is nether a soul nor a body but completely a spirit.

His soul consist of his will, his mind and his emotion.

With his will he makes decisions. With his mind he thinks, analyses and reasons. With his emotion generates emotional feelings like love, anger, jealousy and hatred.

His will is the seat of decision making.

His mind is the seat of intellect.

His emotion is the seat of emotional feelings.


His body is simply a house or dwelling place for him.




1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.



God said " let us make man in our own image, after our likeness....Gen1: 26.

This means God created man to look like him and function like him.

God is a spirit(John 4: 24), so he created
man a spirit.


THE PART OF MAN THAT GOT BORN AGAIN IS THE SPIRIT

The part of man that got born again is the real man- the spirit. Not his soul nor his house-the body.


WHAT IT MEANS TO GET BORN AGAIN

Jesus said except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.

What does it mean to be born again?



1. To be born again means to be born of God.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.




2. To be born again means to be born of God's spirit.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.



3. To be born again means to be born of God's word.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.



WHAT HAPPENS AT THE NEW BIRTH

2 Cor 5: 17 explains to us what Happens at the new birth.


2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.


The Greek word translated new in the verses above is the word "kaino" which means a "new specie that never existed before and has no past".

This means that the person who says the sinner's prayer and the person who emerged from the sinner's prayer are not one and the same. Note here that person here refers to the human spirit.

Bible calls the person who prayed the sinner's prayer " our old man" . It further tells us that he got destroyed at the point of salvation or the new birth.

Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.


Bible calls the person who emerged from the new birth "the new man".

Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.


This is what happens at the new birth, the old man is destroyed( he is a child of the devil and has the sin nature) a new man is created( he is a child of God and has God's nature) and placed in the old body and attached to the old soul.



WE WERE BORN NOT CREATED

The purpose for which the Holy Spirit inspired 2 Cor 5: 17 is to make us realise that an entirely new spirit, different from the one that inhabited our body , now inhabites our body at the new birth.

The absolute and actual truth of the matter is that no new spirit was created but an entirely new spirit was born by God and attached to the old soul and placed in the old body. We are both born sons of God and not God's creation.

Look at it from scriptures

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

James 1:18 [b]Of his own will begat he us [/b]with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

KJV
1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

AMPLIFIED
1 Peter 1:23
[23]You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin (seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.


The word translated "seed" in 1 Peter 1:23 is the Greek word "sperma" from which we have the English word "sperm". The scripture tells us that God gives birth to children through his sperm. God's word is God's sperm.



THE SIMILARITY BETWEEN JESUS BIRTH AND OUR BIRTH.

In the case of Jesus, God's word became an embryo in the womb of Mary. That is God's word became spirit, soul, and body.

In our case God's word became only a spirit . The spirit was then attached to an existing soul and kept in an existing body.


The point of the matter is that there is not much different between the birth of Jesus and our birth. JESUS is the word of God that became spirit, soul and body. We are the word if God that became spirit only.


That makes it very clear that on the sonship scale we are equal to Jesus.
Re: The New Birth Explained by CodeTemplar: 6:28pm On May 30, 2020
Hmmm... a lot of educative points.
Repent and be born again everybody.
Re: The New Birth Explained by nencounter10: 6:29pm On May 30, 2020
If you were blessed post a comment to keep it afloat so that other can read it.
Re: The New Birth Explained by emmyskies(m): 2:17am On May 31, 2020
Wonderful... GOD bless you OP.
I pray that after all has been said and done, we would be found worthy to be with JESUS for eternity...

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