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Just What Do You Mean.
BORN AGAIN?
"That which is born of the flesh rs flesh: and that
which is born of the Spirit IS
spirit."
Man is now flesh - human. He is MATERIAL SUB–
STANCE. "Dust thou art," said God to Adam, "and unto
dust shalt thou return." Again, "And the Lord God formed
man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul"
(Gen. 3:19 and 2:7).
Those Born Again to BE Spirit
But, said Jesus plainly, when one is born of the Spirit
HE WILL
BE
SPIRIT! Look at it! Read it
in
your own
Bible.
The Kingdom of God will be composed of SPIRIT
BEINGS - not of humans!
At birth of human flesh, one
is
delivered from his
mother's womb into
this
world. When born of the Spirit
one will be delivered from the CHURCH of God (physical)
into the KINGDOM of God (a Kingdom of SPIRIT BEINGS!).
Man is now COMPOSED of flesh - material substance
-matter.
When BORN AGAIN he will
BE
spirit - a SPIRIT
BEING, no longer human. He will be COMPOSED of spirit
- of spirit composition - with life inherent - with
self-containing life - not then existing by the breath of
air and the circulation of blood.
Of the next age when the Kingdom of God will rule
the world - the next LIFE - Jesus said "they neither
marry, nor are given in marriage, but are
as
the angels
of God ... " (Matt. 22:30). Marriage
is
a physical, fleshly
union. In the age of God's Kingdom - when "born again"
- we shall BE spirit, not flesh. Born of God as SPIRIT
BEINGS, no longer human. Angels are spirits - composed
of spirit (Heb. 1:7). Jesus did not say we shall then
be
angels - but AS the angels - sexless and composed of
SPIRIT. Angels are spirit beings - created as such - but
not begotten and BORN of God as God's own born children.
We therefore shall be much higher than angels!
Jesus explained this further to Nicodemus:
"The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest