THE WORD AND YOUR SPIRIT


The Word and Your Spirit

You are BORN AGAIN by the Word. 

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

          The Word initiates and completes the New Birth.  That is why Satan hates it so much. The Word quickens the dead human spirit and brings it to life… (Zoe: the God-kind of life).   

He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.   1John 5:12   

          The Word is impregnated with the same kind of life that God has.  When you are born again, your human spirit is made alive, re-created and made perfect, sinless and complete.     

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.   1John 3:9  

          This verse refers to your human spirit that is re-created, made perfect and “fixed” so that it (the spirit; not the mind or body) cannot sin.  This passage of scripture is speaking only of your spirit-man… your natural man (flesh) and your un-renewed mind is subject to sin and certainly capable of sin.    

          The devil wants to keep the Word out of you because the Word working in you makes you like God.  The Word in you gives you the God-kind of life..  The Word makes your spirit man perfect, sinless and untouchable by Satan and demon powers.  The Word makes you eternal.  The “real” you (your re-created human spirit),  will never die nor will it ever be subject to or dom­inated by death. The “real you” lives and overcomes because of the Word that is in you.  

          Let’s notice some sequential events that give us a better understanding of what being born again means:

First:

          You were born, in the natural, dead in tres­passes and sin.  

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins: Eph. 2:1   

          You came into this world through a natural birth.  You were born with a dead spirit, an unrenewed mind and a sin-dominated body.  You were born with the fallen and sinful nature of your fa­ther, Adam.  You received, through your natural birth, the sinful, natural, death-doomed nature of Adam.

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.   Rom. 5:12     

  • Your natu­ral man was ruled and controlled by the flesh and was guided by human reasoning through a carnal mind.
  • You were bound, controlled and owned by the devil.  You were condemned to live under the law of sin and death. 
  • You were motivated by fear, subject to worry, anxiety, confusion, frustration, despair and, ultimately, death. 
  • You were constantly and continually the victim of sickness, dis­ease, depression, and failure. 
  • You were sad, mad, mean, uncontrolled and miserable.   You were of the earth;  you were “earthy.” 

The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.   1Cor. 15:47  

  • You were subject to all the consequences of the curse that came as a re­sult of the fall of Adam. 

Second:

          When the Word broke through and into your dead human spirit, light came in.

The entrance of thy words giveth light…   Psa. 119:130.

Then when the Word came in, you willingly mixed what you believed about what the Word says with your “measure” of faith.

For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.    Hebr. 4:2   

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.   Ro 12:3 

The Word that came in impregnated your dead spirit with the Life of God and you were instantly and miraculously born again.  You were regenerated. You were “re-gened” with the genetic signature of God Himself!  You became a New Creation in Christ.  Your dead Adamic human spirit was recreated in the image and likeness of God Himself.  You were saved.  You were born into the family of God.  You be­came a child of God. 

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

Your natural man (the old man of the flesh) was crucified, slain and buried.  And you are now alive with the Life of God.  What a miracle!   

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.  Gal. 2:20   

 Your old carnal mind is presently in the process of be­ing renewed by the Word of God.  Your recreated human spirit is now filled with the Life of God.  The Seed of God is in you.   You are growing stronger each day and you are being conformed more and more into the Image of Christ.

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.   2Cor. 3:18  

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