Dear Fellow Believers in Christ, (Christ Birthing in us is when we receive the Great Exchange)
Why is the birthing or the Spirit rebirthing so crucial to us, beyond our eternal salvation? What does it mean to be "saved by His life" (Rom. 5:10)? What did we fully receive through the exchange with Christ at the Spirit rebirthing? How is the Divine nature received at the Spirit rebirthing actually expressed? What part does mind renewal play into the great exchange? What is exhanged before, at, and after the Spirit rebirthing? Holy Spirit reveal your Word fresh again to us today!
THE BIRTHING AND THE EXCHANGE
First, Christ Eliminated Every Negative Thing Against Us on the Cross
Christ paid for and eliminated every negative thing of sin and Satan, that separated us from full fellowship with the Father. Christ’s shed blood paid for the original sin and all trespasses of man – past, present, and future (Rom. 5:15-21). Christ’s broken body on the cross put to death the old man Adam, which removed the spirit and nature of Satan, and any inroads by Satan to the body of sin (Rom. 6:6). Even the law was nailed to the cross in His body (Col. 2:14), and "sin is not imputed where there is no law" (Rom. 5:13). Again, Christ put to death on the cross everything that was against us that Satan could ever use against us.
Second, Christ's Finished Work Put Man in a Better Position than Adam
As a result of the finished work of Christ on the cross, the Father has now brought man back to the place as Adam was in the garden to make his original decision, of whom he would choose in love to be his God. In all reality, we are now in even a better position than Adam. The first Adam could and did commit the original sin. With the finished work of Christ on the cross, all sin past, present, and even future sin are already paid for. As we said, even the law was nailed to the cross in His body (Col. 2:14). With Christ living in and through us, sin is not now being positionally imputed to man (Rom. 5:13). Christ’s finished work has now put man in a better position than Adam before our Father.
Third, We Need to Be Birthed by The Spirit to Receive Christ and His Spirit
However, we still need to be "born again" (John 3:3), or birthed by the Holy Spirit who baptizes us into the body of Christ (I Cor. 12:13). We must be born again in order for us to receive and experience everything purchased at the cross and in His resurrection. We are "saved by His life" in us (Rom. 5:10). The Father by the Holy Spirit puts his Son into us – the incorruptible seed and Word of God (I Pet. 1:23). This seed is eternal, does not decay or corrupt, and is irrevocable. For "the Word of God lives and abides forever" (I Pet. 1:25). In His Son is contained, the eternal Spirit (Hebr. 9:14), our eternal life (I Jn. 5:11,12), our fellowship with the Father (Matt. 11:27), and every spiritual blessing (Eph. 1:3). We received Christ, His Spirit and all things new in our new birthing in Christ (II Cor. 5:17).
Fourth, The Birthing Is Receiving a New Life and an Exchange of Natures
We need to fully understand all about the Spirit birthing. Spirit birthing comes out of man’s opportunity to choose who he wants to be his God. Spirit birthing comes out of a seed, either corruptible or incorruptible, that is received within man from a deity. Out of that seed grows the nature of that deity, and within that nature is the spirit of that deity. Birthing involves an exchange of natures. Birthing comes out of your choice to receive in your heart and mind the implanted seed that will produce only its true nature and spirit. Jesus told Nicodemus that he had to be "born again" (Jn. 3:3). Why? Jesus knew that after He made the exchange possible in Himself on the cross, that Nicodemus would have to be Spiritually rebirthed to receive new life with a corresponding exchange of natures.
Fifth, Partakers of the Divine Nature is Expressed Out of the Renewed Mind
When we were born again we received the incorruptible seed of Christ (I Pet. 1:23). Out of that seed flows the "divine nature" (II Pet. 1:4), and the Spirit of Christ (Rom. 8:9). However these two are expressed and seen out of mind renewal, which takes place after the Spirit rebirthing. Peter declares that, "grace and peace be multiplied in the full knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord" (II Pet. 1:2). Then, Peter tells us out of that full knowledge (II Pet. 1:3), "that you may at intervals become partakers of the divine nature, having at intervals escaped the world in full lust" (II Pet. 1:4, author's translation). The divine nature is expressed after the Spirit rebirthing, when we have exchanged, live, and operate out of Spirit renewed knowledge instead of the old flesh-sourced knowledge.
Sixth, The Spirit and Person of Christ Flows Out of the Exchanged Mind
Paul says, "If any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his" (Rom. 8:9b). The discussions of Paul in the verses of Romans 8:1-9, concludes with the fact that the Spirit of Christ comes out of an exchanged mind. "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace" (Rom. 8:6). This is why Paul instructs us that we are continually being transformed by the Spirit renewing our mind (Rom. 12:2), and in the spirit of our mind (Eph. 4:24). Whatever portion of the mind is renewed, is that portion that Christ can flow forth in us and through us, with His divine nature and Spirit as us. This expression of Christ continually in us as us, is called the Person of Christ (Gal. 2:20).
Seventh, The Father's Eternal Plan In Christ in Us as Us
The Father chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4). The Lamb was slain before the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8). All these were in the mind and heart of God, and were manifest in these last times for us (I Pet. 1:20). When Christ completed His work on the cross and said, "It is finished!" (Jn. 19:30). God’s works were complete concerning the salvation of man. His state before the Father was forgiven and reconciled. All the sin and inroads from Satan were removed by Christ at the cross for our Father. All that remains is that we simply make a love choice to choose Him as the Deity to live in us. When we make that choice and believe in our heart (Rom. 10:9,10), we are Spiritually rebirthed from above (Jn. 3:3-5), and the incorruptible seed, the Word of God is implanted in us (I Pet. 1:23). That seed grows and the Holy Spirit transforms our mind, until Christ's nature and Spirit flows in full expression of His person in us as us. Truly, "it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me" as me (Gal. 2:20).
Eighth, The Great Exchange Before, At, and After the Spirit Rebirthing
The initial exchange took place for us at the cross before the birthing. Christ took care of original sin – Satan’s inroad to us; the old man – Satan nature and spirit; all other sins – past, present, and future; and the law – so sin will no longer positionally be imputed to us. This took care of every hold that sin and Satan had on us, separating us from the Father. There is a total exchange at the Spirit rebirthing with Spirit and nature. The final exchange takes place after the birthing. The Holy Spirit renews our mind, until we have the mind of the Father. This allows Christ to be formed in us in every area of Soul and Body until His Nature and Spirit manifests His expression through us as us in fullness. This is the great exchange that brings His life out of our death in and through us as us.