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Just What Do You Mean
BORN AGAIN?
controls, every force, energy, and power that exists
EVERI'WHERE - supreme POWER over the universe!
Now believe what God says about
US! -
Hebrews
2:10, "For it became him ... in bringing MANY SONS UNTO
GLORY,
to make the captain [margin, Leader, or Prede–
cessor, or Pioneer] of their salvation perfect through
sufferings." And in verse 11 Jesus calls us His BROTHERS.
Oh, what matchless, transcendent GLORY God pur–
poses for us -
when
we are BORN AGAIN! Revelation
1:13-17 gives a graphic description of that future glory.
WHY Not Now?
But, as we read in Heb. 2:8, we do not see YET all
this GLORY having been inherited by any but CHRIST.
WHY, then are we not YET
born?
Because, when we are, we are to be given such POWERS
to guide, direct, and control, that we must first BE
TRAINED and have the PERFECT SPIRITUAL
CHARACTER
developed in us so that we may safely be entrusted with
such vast powers!
God CREATED this universe. He is the REAL Supreme
Ruler! He is not going to turn over that power to rule
to any except those who will rule HIS WAY, who will
OBEY HIM,
obey
HIS GOVERNMENT, and carry out HIS
GOVERNMENT, UNDER HIM!
So, it is ONLY those that are LED BY God's Holy
Spirit in Hrs WAYS who are the SONS of God (Rom. 8:14).
And we have to begin OVERCOMING our own self-natures,
the wrong WAYS of this world which have become fixed
HABIT, and the devil. We must "GROW in grace and in
the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ" (II
Peter 3:18).
Yes, even as the unborn, but begotten, human baby
mm;t GROW from its beginning size no larger than a
pinpoint, fed on physical food, so once we are impregnated
by Goo's HOLY SPIRIT- HIS
LIFE-
WE MUST
GROW
SPIRITT;ALLY, fed on the SPIRITUAL FOOD of God's Word
the BIBLE, and by PRAYER, and what fellowship is possible
with truly begotten BRETHREN in God's TRUTH.
And UNLESS we
do
continue to GROW in spiritual