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Ju5t What Do You Mean. BORN AGAIN?
these conceived but yet unborn children of God from
spiritual harm, as the very next verse shows: "That we
henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and
carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight
of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait
to deceive ... " (Eph. 4:14).
Then, at the time of the resurrection, we in the
Church - the spiritual Mother - shall be DELIVERED
from her, and born into - brought forth into - the
Kingdom - the spirit-composed FAMILY of God.
Sons of God NOW
Now, further: "For as many as are led by the Spirit
of God, they are the sons of God" (Rom. 8:14). The
unborn child in his mother's womb is the child of his
father and mother, though not
yet
born - delivered from
the womb. So are we, if God's Spirit dwells in us - if
we are being led by God's Spirit- children of God. Yet,
at
this time,
we are in the
gestation
state, not yet that
parturition.
And only HEIRS. Not inheritors!
Continue: "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God,
and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with
him, that we may be [future - at resurrection] also
glorified together" (verse 17).
Now see how this passage designates the resurrection
into GLORY - when we shall BE spirit - as a BIRTH!
"For the earnest expectation of the creature [crea–
tion] waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God"
- that is
the time
of Christ's coming to
REIGN,
and of
the resurrection to [finally being
born
of] SPIRIT compo–
sition - " ... because the creation [RSV] itself also
shall
be delivered
[a
birth]
from the bondage of corruption
into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we
know that the whole creation groaneth and
travaileth in
pain
together until now" (verses 19-22).
What could be more clear?
Here is another comparison: we shall be delivered
from
this world
(the Church is
in,
though not
of
this
world) into the glorious WORLD TOMORROW and the
Kingdom which shall rule it.