KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:13 KJV” Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
Man made up of flesh and blood is a product of his mother and father. The word speaks of another kind of people, whose lineage is not a product of these natural ways. Our key scripture, says those who receive Jesus are born of God.
This kind of birth process shows who they are and how they ought to live.
They are born of the Spirit, for God is a Spirit. John 3:6 KJV “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”. We are Spirits and must live in the Spirit. Rom 8:9 KJV” But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” Living in the Spirit simply means living by the word of God.
The Spirit of a man is the real man. The flesh is a house in which he lives in this earth.2Corinth 5:6 KJV” Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:” Natural men are ruled by the dictates of the house in which they live, that is their bodies. How does one abide in the Spirit? Rom 8:5 KJV “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.” What one’s mind dwells on determine where he or she lives. The mind is the doorway that brings a man into either the Spirit or the flesh. Please when one is described as being in the Spirit, many think this is an ordinary expression. It is a real state or world that he or she dwells. The state of one in the Spirit realm is determined by the particular word of God he has believed. When one believes the word about God’s security, he comes under the power of God’s security. If you believe the word concerning healing, you come under the power of healing.
A sister testified about an incident that happened to her. She was sharing the gospel to a group of passengers in a public transport. Some armed robbers stopped them and demanded that everyone in the bus got down so they could rob their belongings. This sister said, she reasoned, how can I who is sharing the gospel be afraid and get them. These robbers insisted she came down, lest they would shoot her. She did not give any attention to them, but kept speaking in tongues. These robbers pointed their guns on her and pulled their trigger yet the fully loaded guns with bullets could not fire. They tried it a second time but failed and so had to run away. By placing her mind and heart on God’s word, she was transported into the spirit. Those robbers saw a physical girl but in the Spirit she was kept under the shadow of the almighty. We are of the Spirit, and must live by the word which is Spirit.
THOUGHT: FISHES ARE BORN IN WATER SO WATER IS THEIR HABITAT.WE ARE BORN OF THE WORD AND THE WORD MUST BE OUR HABITAT.
John 6:63 KJV It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Rom 12:2 KJV” And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”