We Are Born of the Spirit and We Are Spirit
By Bill Bremer
We are born of the Spirit and we are spirit.
When we are born again, born of water and The Spirit, we see and enter into The Kingdom of God, for we are spirit.
“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3.
I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:5-6.
Paul explained flesh and spirit.
“But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if it is so that the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if any man doesn’t have the Spirit of Messiah,
he is not his. If Messiah is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him who raised up Yeshua from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Messiah Yeshua from the dead will also give
life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:9-11.
We are born again the moment we do this:
“If you confess
with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” Romans 10:9-10
The moment we believed, God saved us, cleansed us from sin by the blood of Jesus, began our sanctification and regenerated us with a new creature spirit.
The regeneration of our body awaits our resurrection (John 5:29; John 11:25; Act 24:15; Romans 6:5; 1 Corinthians 15:42; 1 Peter 1:3) at the regeneration of all things (Matthew 19:28; Revelation 21:22).
In the Greek, regeneration is paliggenesía (from pálin, “again” and génesis, “birth, beginning),” literally, again born.
Since we received Messiah
Jesus the Lord, we are to walk in him.
“As therefore you received Messiah Yeshua the Lord, walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, even as you were taught, abounding
in it in thanksgiving.
Be careful that you don’t let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elemental spirits of the world,
and not after Messiah. For in him all the fullness of the Deity dwells bodily, and in him you are made full, who is the head of all principality and power. In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, in the putting off of the
body of the sins of the flesh, in the circumcision of Messiah, having been buried with him in immersion, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.
You were dead through your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh. He made you alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, wiping out the handwriting in ordinances which was against us. He has taken it out of the
way, nailing it to the cross. Having stripped the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Colossians 2:6-15.
Our born again new life is hidden
in Messiah in God.
“If then you were raised together with Messiah, seek the things that are above, where Messiah is, seated on the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things that are above,
not on the things that are on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Messiah in God. When Messiah, our life, is revealed, then you will also be revealed with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4.
Paul blessed the Thessalonians and us with this blessing.
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without
blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23 NASB
That is a wonderful blessing we can speak or write to our family and one another.
By Bill Bremer