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Ju5t What Do You Mean. BORN AGAIN?
Continue, now, in
I
Corinthians
15:
"As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy"
(verse 48). That is precisely what Jesus was explaining
to Nicodemus. He was born of the flesh- he WAS flesh.
He was born of the earth - he
was
earthy. And so are
we all! And, same verse, "... and as
is
the heavenly, such
are they also that
are
heavenly." But for us humans,
WHEN? Not in this life!
Next verse: "And as we have borne the image of the
earthy, we shall [future - resurrection] also bear the
image of the heavenly" (verse 49). As we are now flesh,
we shall be SPIRIT - at the resurrection. That is when
we shall be "BORN AGAIN" - when we shall
see,
enter
into, the Kingdom of God - when we
are
spirit - at
the resurrection!
"Now this
I
say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot
inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption
inherit incorruption. Behold,
I
shew you a mystery;_We
shall not all sleep [be dead], but we shall all be
changed,
in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last
trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall
be raised incorruptible, and we [the then living] shall be
changed"
(verses
50-52).
There
is the
TIME
when
we may
be born again -
when
we may
see, enter into, inherit
the Kingdom - when "BORN AGAIN" - and
NOT
BEFORE!
How CHANGED When Born Again
How shall we be changed? The next words answer!
"For this corruptible" - (flesh, as we now are) -
"must put on incorruption" - (spirit - that which is
born of God
is
spirit) - "and this mortal must put on
immortality." Be changed from material flesh to spirit!
Until
born again, we cannot
see
the Kingdom of God
- (Jesus to Nicodemus, John 3:3).
Until
born again, we cannot
enter into
the Kingdom
of God - (Jesus to Nicodemus, John 3:5).
Until
no longer fiesh, but
changed
into
SPIRIT,
we
cannot enter into the Kingdom of God - (Jesus to
Nicodemus, John
3:6-8).