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Your Spiritual Birth (Plan of Salvation)
Should we fear death? Do we have the knowledge within us to know when the best time to have our life end? If you say at the age of twenty, "I only want to live to see eighty," would you still feel that way at the age of seventy-nine?
My point is this, ONLY Our Heavenly Father knows the time to have us leave our flesh, and to go into the next step of our Spiritual Creation. We are God's Creation. This Creation is a multi-step process, that Our Heavenly Father and Our Savior Jesus Christ both planned together.
26 Then God said, "Let US make man in OUR image, in OUR likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." 27So GOD created man in HIS own IMAGE, in the IMAGE of God He created him; MALE and FEMALE He created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
*NOTE So God made MALE and FEMALE on the 6th Day (Genesis 1: 31) (Female, and wife are NOT the same.)
Please notice that God made us in His Image, but it does not state we were yet to be made in His LIKENESS. God DID make us in His Image. But what is Image? Image is what we see on the outside. When I look into a mirror, I see my image, what is seen on the outside. However, it DOES say we are also TO BE in HIS LIKENESS. The LIKENESS of Our Heavenly Father is SPIRITUAL. This was the phase that Jesus Christ was left to FINISH. We will cover that a little bit later in this message.
As already stated, notice They were created MALE and FEMALE... Not MAN and WOMAN. It also states they were in THE WORLD, not in Eden. This is important scripture, as it helps to explain later, who Cain made a wife! This is covered in another message on this site. Gen 1:28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
First, we were a soul in Heaven. At the time of our earthly conception, Our Heavenly Father placed OUR soul into our mother's womb. Life did not just begin at this time, it continued to exist. Our Soul was in Heaven before we were in our mothers womb. The Word of God says "I knew you BEFORE you were in your mother's womb. But now, as flesh on earth, we grew in our mother's womb. Many of the things that would be factors in how we will be able to live, were set into place. What we would look like, (hair, eye and skin color, gender) the way we might think, (I.Q.) and like birth defects, were all set prior to our birth in the flesh.
1. 2. 3.
It's is as easy as 1... 2... 3... Our mother received a sign that a NEW LIFE was going to start.
(Her "water" broke.) I say this only to remind you, when we were Baptized by water
(1) In the Name of Our Heavenly Father,
(2) His Son and
(3) The Holy Spirit, we again "broke water". It was also for the same reason, a sign a "new life" (Our Spiritual Creation) was about to begin!
Our Heavenly Father (Abba) + His Only Son (Jesus Christ) + The Holy Spirit = Life
Our Soul + Blood of Christ + Obedience = Spiritual Life
The Seed of Man (Sperm ) + Seed of Woman (Egg Cell) + Our Soul = Life
We should remember that, just as the mother's egg cell was fertilized by her husband's "seed", our soul that was placed within us at conception, must also be fertilized by the Holy Spirit. When we accepted Christ as Our Savior, we had The Holy Spirit enter into us, making us "pregnant" in a Spiritual Creation. (Read John 3:6 (Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. )
We also should remember The conception of Jesus was The EXAMPLE given to us to explain our SPIRITUAL BIRTH, Mary became pregnant through The Holy Spirit! So Mary, in fact, had a Holy deity within her!
Matthew 1:20 (NIV)20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
Luke 1:35 (NIV)
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
Let us go back a moment, to the time of our birth by our Earthly mother. It is important to remember when she was in labor, the concerns were on her baby, not the placenta or the "after-birth". The doctors were concerned about what was on the INSIDE, NOT the outside.
This is important to remember, because when we finish our life here in the flesh, we leave behind our "placenta" (body of flesh) and are born in our Spiritual, Super-Natural bodies. (What was on the inside of us, will be joined with Our Savior when He returns)
This life we live now, is much like the pre-birth of an infant. We are setting into place, the life we will enjoy after our time on Earth is over. Those that never accepted Christ as their Savior, never had their soul "fertilized", and thereby will never see their Spiritual Birth. They will not "live forever" in Heaven. I will be "born again", because I was "born again". In my Spiritual Birth, I will go to Heaven, because I am of the Seed of Our Savior Jesus Christ. He is my Savior. It was through Him, the Holy Spirit was sent to claim my soul as His. The Word of God also states “Through Him, ALL things were made. (John 1:3)This makes me a Child of God's.
Our Heavenly Father and Our Savior Jesus Christ both were involved in our ultimate Creation. God The Father, made us in His Image. But it was Jesus' part to make us in His Likeness. Their Likeness is Spiritual.
Romans 8:28-30 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the LIKENESS of his Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers.
30 And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified.
We know Jesus was with God at this time (The Creation) because the Word of God stated it.
(John 1:1-4) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
(John 1:14 )
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Can you lose this Spiritual Birth?
Perhaps this is why God allows a woman to have a miscarriage, or a "still birth." We live by example. If you do not feed the Holy Spirit within you, it loses the strength to assist you. We "Backslide" into a state that puts our spiritual birth in jeopardy. The Word of God states in several scriptures where this can happen. James was clear that faith without works was dead...Christ refers to Judas as "The One I lost" He could not have been lost, unless he was once saved.
Many feel good about going to church once a week, but fail to read The Word of God or Pray daily. If you were to only eat once a week, what type of Physical Health would you be in? How often do you feed the Holy Spirit that lives in you?
One of the last words Christ said at The Cross was "It is Finished". This speaks of "The Plan of Salvation" as well as the final phase in His part in Our Spiritual Creation.
We are to live "In the Spirit". We are to conduct ourselves, not as those that still belong to The Adversary, but as Christ did when He walked among mankind.
The following words are not a slogan, they are a life style.
" I am not a human being going through a temporary Spiritual Experience,
a Spiritual being, going through a temporary human experience."
This Spiritual Birth is also spoken of when Jesus spoke to Nicodemus. Jesus explained the difference between being born in the flesh and being born in the spirit. Christ used flesh life experiences to explain Spiritual life facts. Short stories we could relate to. Below is the scripture from John 3:1-7
John 3:3-7 (NIV) 3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.
4 "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!"
5 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.
6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
7 You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.'
* Genesis 3:22 22 And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever."
Again, US shows God was NOT alone... Jesus was with His Father, with the knowledge His Father had!
I pray this message is received to you, in the same light it was shown to me. I know it might not be the same way it has ever been explained to you, I know it was never explained to me by any Pastor or Preacher in this manner. I did "scripture test" the message, It this message DID pass that test. If you have any questions, please Email me at Pastor@SalvationFirst.Org ,
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