Having been dead in trespasses and sins, the spirit of a person is made alive by the Spirit of Christ; it is regenerated so that they are able to receive the light of life. Eph 2:1. Luk 11:36. The light that is shone into their
Oct 27, 2021 | Regeneration
Having been dead in trespasses and sins, the spirit of a person is made alive by the Spirit of Christ; it is regenerated so that they are able to receive the light of life. Eph 2:1. Luk 11:36. The light that is shone into their heart is the light of the knowledge of the glory of God from the face of Jesus. 2Co 4:6. This is the divine nature which is to become the expression of their name as a son of God.
They are born to see the kingdom, because the Spirit of Christ, by the Holy Spirit, regenerates and renews their inner man, restoring their capacity to receive Christ, who is the Light of the world. Tit 3:4-5. Luk 11:36. The purpose for this regeneration is so that Christ may dwell in their heart through faith. Eph 3:14-17. That is, so that this person may be born again as a new creation son of God. 2Co 5:17.
Regeneration is the effect of Christ breathing on the hearer. Joh 20:22. We know that man became a living soul when the Son breathed the breath of life into his body. Gen 2:7. Act 17:24-25. Through this same breath, the inner man of the hearer, which is otherwise dead, is regenerated. The prophet Ezekiel prophesied regarding the effect of regeneration by the Spirit of Christ, when the Lord said to him, ‘Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, “O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.” ’ Eze 37:4-5.
Once the bodies of the dead were re-formed, the Lord directed Ezekiel to say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” ’ Eze 37:9. The Lord then explained that the regeneration of these identities was the effect of His Spirit within them, enabling them to live and to receive the inheritance of the adoption.
Further Study : Ezekiel 37
Daily Proverb : Proverbs 27