BORN OF THE SPIRIT
Many of us may studied this topic Already but I will like us to revisit it.
Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
Now in the Old Testament, the Spirit of God comes upon Men of God and uses them after that He leaves. It is not like these days (Christianity)
John Chapter 3: 1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 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.
I want us to study these verses carefully As the Spirit of God use to come upon Men of God those days is not like these days The Holy Spirit dwells or lives in us nowadays. We are now His temple in which He live. The above verse is telling us that if we need God’s Spirit, then we must be born of the Spirit. Born of the spirit means, we must accept Jesus Christ with all our heart and mind. This allow the promised of the Holy Spirit to come and dwell in us. Jesus answered, Verily, verily; I say unto thee, except a man is born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. One cannot become a Christian without been born of the Spirit. When we are not born of the Spirit, we are Canal.
When we are not born of the spirit, we run ahead of the Spirit of God to do something evil. Verse 6 , That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. But when we are born of the spirit our imaginations change. When we are born of the Spirit, we are like wind and worldly people cannot understand our life and movement on earth. Verse 7 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Being born of the Spirit is a sign of authority, He speaks through you and it comes to pass.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
When we are born of the spirit, we are born of Love and we live in love and sleep with Love. John 1:33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
There is no need to shout "I am a Christian" but when we are truly born of the Spirit, people around us know and those in the spirit of God recognize us. We should not call ourselves Christian but let us allow others see that we are really born of the Spirit of God.
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Every Son of God, have a "stamp" (Holy Spirit) on his/her forehead that identify him or her as a Christian. When we are born again, there is identity for others to see that, we are really born again in the Spirit except those who are blind and cannot see .
Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? If we need the Holy Spirit we must be eager to have it and the Father of mercy will give us freely
Romans 8:9 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 has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. I love this verse. Without being born of the spirit, we cannot be a Christian for eternal life
1 Thessalonians 4:8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit. Anyone that is born of the spirit, we must be careful what we say about what he or she does. We need to confirm from the Spirit of God whether that person is of God before condemning him or her. Let us be born again in the spirit, and feel the presence of God always. Carnal-minded people cannot understand us if we are really born of the Spirit. Make yourself available for God to come to His temple.
John 6: It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. Amen. God bless you all.
Let us pray
We are thankful for this day Father and our Lord Jesus. We ask that you give us your spirit in order to stay strong and vibrant in this wicked world. We know you are ready to give us whatever we ask in Jesus name. Thank you father for your Spirit and love. Amen God bless you until Tomorrow