PRESSING THROUGH THE VEIL…
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:3-5)
You are a spirit.
You have a soul…(mind-will-emotions)
You live in a body. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)
“You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin (seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.”
(1 Peter 1:23 AMPC)
Therefore, since you (spirit man) are born of an imperishable seed which is immortal, which is the Word of God, know that your second birth is NOT like being born from your parent’s seed, a body which will grow older.
The second birth, which is unseen, is from an incorruptible seed, the living and abiding WORD which is eternal!
Well, since God does nothing without speaking it first, when and where did God speak about this new birth?
Of course, we remember John 3:3:
“…I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3 AMPC)
Since whatever Jesus did and said was based on what His Father says, was the new birth revealed in the Old Testament?
“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”(Ezekiel 36:25-27)
Man could not be born again until Jesus became the sacrificial lamb and was raised up from the dead. (See our opening scripture.) We could say that your new birth had to have Jesus in it.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
“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)
One thing that I want to emphasize here is that God does nothing apart from His Word. Whatever He desires to come to pass, He first speaks it.
“For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, naked and defenseless to the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do.” (Hebrews 4:12-13AMPC)
It was spoken that it might be written.
It was written that it might be spoken.
PERILOUS TIMES ... 2 TIMOTHY 3:1-5
You and I were called to run our race, or fulfill our assignment right in the middle of perilous times. Since God knows the end at the beginning, He knew He made an excellent choice when He chose you to be His, and to have you born in a generation that will usher in the return of Jesus Christ in the air and then His physical return seven years later at the end of the Great Tribulation.
HOW TO PRESS THROUGH THE VEIL (OPPOSITION) AND OVERCOME
GUARD YOUR HEART! The cares of this world will choke the Word of God. (Mark 4:19)
Therefore, stay in close fellowship with the LORD throughout your day. Study, pray, worship Him with anointed songs. Walk in love. Limit your time with the news and cast your cares onto the LORD. Your spirit is to dominate your soul (mind). Walk in the Spirit. You can jump over quickly by praying in tongues and listening to the shofar…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJwfsYxDgJ4
Love God…with all your heart.
Look for Jesus’ return.
This is that…for the end days.
“The end of all things is at hand; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.”
(1 Peter 4:7 NASB)