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Just What Do You Mean .. BORN AGAIN?
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Kingdom of God is made up of spirit-composed children
of God. The Spirit-begotten human in the Church is in
the
process
of being born of God, BUT he has not yet
entered the Kingdom of God. He has not yet been BORN
of God.
He is in the
gestation
state
toward
spirit-BIRTH, but
not yet HORN of the Spirit. He yet has a lot of spiritual
developing and growing to do - acquiring the spiritual
character-image
of God.
POWER Greater Than Energy of Wind
There is another passage, understood by almost none,
that reveals our astonishing
transcendent
potential!
It
begins in Hebrews 2, verse 6. But first, notice about
Christ, in chapter 1:
"God ... hath in these last days spoken unto us by
his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of
all things
l
Moffatt and others,
the universe],
by whom also he made
the worlds; who, being the brightness of his glory,
[Moffatt] stamped with God's own character and uphol–
ding [sustaining] the universe by the word of his
power ... " (Heb. l:I-3).
Au.
POWER, in heaven and earth
(Matt. 28:18) has been given to Christ. He is now Chief
Executive of God's Government of the UNIVERSE.
Now begin with Hebrews 2:6; a citation from Psalms
8:4-6:
"What
is
man, that thou art mindful of him?"
Yes, why should the Great God be concerned about
us mortals? WHY did He put us here on earth? What is
the PURPOSE of life - what is our transcendent potential?
It
is so far above and beyond anything you have thought
or imagined, it seems shockingly incredible!
Can you believe it? Are you willing to believe what
is now plainly stated? Here comes the astonishing answer,
beginning verse 7:
"Thou madest him a little lower than the angels."
Some translations have it, "for a little while lower than
the angels." Continue: "Thou crownedst him [kingship]
with
GLORY
and honour, and didst set him over the works
of thy hands .. " - that is, God's Creation. Continue: