This is Part 8 of a series. Part 1-7 are below. Just scroll down.
May the anointing of God that resides within you from the Holy Spirit bless you today. May He teach you and open to you understanding of the mysteries of God written in the Holy Scriptures. May you be filled with the knowledge of His will.
Read Matthew 16:13-20
We have been studying one of the most important passages that Jesus taught us in the gospels. Very often Jesus teaches by first asking a question. This is something that a Rabbi would do to get people’s attention, to capture their thoughts in preparation for revealing truth.
“Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”
“But who do you say that I am?”
This is the question that all of humanity must at one time or another answer and will determine where they will spend eternity.
And there is only one right answer.
The New Creation is “New”
If any person is ingrafted into Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creature altogether; the old (previous spiritual condition) has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! See 2 Corinthians 5:17 Amp.
When Father revealed Jesus, the anointed One, and we received Him as our Savior and Lord, He came into our inner man. At that moment an explosion of the Word of God Himself brought forth divine life. Hell lost its death grip on us as eternity with God was established in the new man. We were born from above, a new creature, the living temple of Almighty God!
Not all of us may remember the hour and day of our new birth, but Heaven does. Your name was recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life! Praise God!
Something caught my attention the other day when I picked up a plastic bottle of water. Written on the outside of the bottle is this statement:
Made with 50% Recycled Plastic
This plastic bottle was originally made from a substance that was already here, from oil located deep within the earth.
Then the company took old plastic bottles to make new plastic bottles.
You and I were not “reborn” from any earthly substance that can be found on this planet. We were not born from something recycled, something that was used before.
What were we made of?
“… knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
“He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
“… having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever…” 1 Peter 1:17-23
“Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth…” James 1:18
The Word of God
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” John 1:1-4
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:12-14
Praise God, Saints!!!
The Holy Seed
We were born again of a Holy Seed…the Word of God, by His will, on purpose…not in any way an accident or recycled. No, you were made of a pure substance, God’s Word, which comes down out of a perfect Kingdom, from a perfect Lord.
"For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11
Our second birth came forth from a substance that is upholding all things…the word of His power. It will never be altered or changed. It is the origin of the universe and it is the origin of you. It lives and abides forever and is incorruptible.
Definition of Incorruptible: Pure, righteous, upright, honest, reliable, beyond corruption, irreproachable, above temptation, faultless, trustworthy, unbribable.
If this is what you were made of, then this is who you are!
You have been regenerated, not from a mortal origin, seed or sperm, but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God. See Amp. 1 Peter 1:23
You and I were made of God, the Word.
It is a requirement of Heaven that you eat continually of Heavenly substance, His Word. This is necessary for the “New Man” to have strength, ability, wisdom and power. And it is necessary to combat against being conformed to this world.
Feeding on His word.
"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
Don’t leave home without it!
Prayer Assignment: The Church—The Lost—Elected Officials
Pray today for The Church to be strengthened with might in the inner man as they study the scriptures. Pray that the eyes of our understanding be enlightened and we know His calling, His inheritance, and the greatness of His power.
Pray that we love one another fervently.
Read the “Who I Am” scriptures on the Resource Page. They produce life.