Sunday, July 6, 2014
Regeneration is the experience of a new birth in Christ. Regeneration deals with the body, soul, and spirit of man. Regeneration is deliverance from the bondage of sin. The body is controlled by the head. The mental process is what controls body functions. The soul is what controls the mental process.
In regeneration (from Salvation) the soul of man is morally converted. The soul is man’s power to choose and decide. The choices and decisions of a regenerated man are different than choices and decisions of the unregenerated man. Reason? Moral conversion. The immoral make-up of man is made moral. The unholy make-up is of man made holy. The make-up of man is changed by the power of Salvation by Grace.
Regeneration is the power of the Spirit of holiness that delivers man from the bondage of sin. The bondage of sin controls the choices and decisions of the unregenerate. The Spirit of holiness in regeneration delivers man from such bondage. Sinful choices and sinful decisions will cease. Reason? Greater is Christ in you and choices are effected. Greater is the power of the Grace of God where right decisions are made. Greater is the divine nature from God over the natural state of man. The whole man is changed.
Regeneration is an instantaneous work of the Spirit of holiness that takes place in Salvation of the human soul. The soul is morally changed. The mind is changed. The choices are changed. The decisions are changed. Why? Christ is in control of your actions, your character, your behavior, your conduct, your decisions, and your choices. Where sin used to abound Grace does much more abound in the regenerate man. The body, soul, and spirit of man are “regenerated by the Spirit of Christ”, and “morally changed by the Spirit of Christ”. Sinful man is changed by Christ!
Choices change because you are changed. Decisions change because you are changed. The Grace of God does more than just give a promise for the future. Grace gives man the present tense blessing of peace, happiness, and contentment that man (without Christ) “cannot have” or “doesn’t know”. Grace provides a regenerated state of being the natural man cannot know about. Only the power of God through the person of Christ can change the way a man chooses or decides. If sin controls you, your choices and decisions are controlled by sin…but if Christ controls your choices and decisions? You'll do the right thing. You have it made in the choice making or decision process.
Regeneration gives man a better life and a better way of thinking. Regeneration cannot be found in life without Christ. Regeneration cannot be achieved by human activity. You cannot accomplish regeneration in any manner. Only the Spirit of holiness that raised Christ from the grave can regenerate the soul, spirit, and body of man.
Christians are regenerated. Christians live, move, and have their being in Christ. The Bible says so. Read it! The whole man is regenerated….body, soul, and spirit. The unholy make-up of man of a man without Christ is made holy when Christ is found. A new birth is received into the heart. A new way of life becomes the path. The Holy Spirit is what leads the regenerated man down the path. The Spirit of holiness! The same Spirit of holiness that raised Christ from the grave. Glory! Regeneration of the Spirit! The new man! With power to make right choices and right decisions! Good bye sin! Good bye Devil! The answer is no to temptation! Hello Jesus! “Thank you Jesus for regeneration from the Spirit”.
“But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:4-7)