Highlights of 'going back to the future, Part 1 - spiritual rebirth' teaching from 2/18/2024
- We must be born again by Holy Spirit in order to see and enter the Kingdom of God. This is because sin entered the world through Adam and it brought about his spiritual death, (separation from God) and ultimately his physical death. This is the same for all mankind.
- When we are born again, we can become true worshippers of God in spirit and truth. We have union with Him, communication with Him, we become spiritual people, sons and daughters of God, and all things become new, they are of God and all old things pertaining to our past life begin to pass away. Furthermore, we have eternal life.
- This happens by the grace of God and not by any works of ours. Holy Spirit brings this new life of Christ to us as we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
- When this all takes place, it is natural for us to confess with our mouths what we believe in our hearts, that our Lord conquered death and the grave and was raised from the dead by the power of Holy Spirit. Our confession of this is more than a statement. It is a matter of our lives revealing this truth as Christ now lives in us and we live by faith in Him.