Dear Fellow Believers in Christ, (We Have a Life of New Beginnings through Spirit Birthing)
Our Heavenly Father wanted an eternal relationship and fellowship with Him. His Son is placed in us at the Spirit birthing to provide us new beginnings with no possibility of eternal separation from the Father. How is Jesus Christ the Son the visible manifestation of the Father? How was Adam formed out of temporal red earth to be in the image and likeness of God? How is Adam not formed complete aside and apart from God? Why does man require a Spirit birthing for completion of the Spirit within us with eternal life? What are the all things that are completely new with new beginnings in the Spirit? What are the things that have new beginnings in the Soul? What does in mean that we have new beginnings in a new creation race for all eternity? What are the new beginnings in living the Christ-life or a shared-life in Him? How are we going to be judged by these new beginnings in the Christ-life at the judgment seat of Christ? Renew our mind with your will and purpose for these new beginnings in you, and the gravity of which you will hold us accountable for them at the judgment seat of Christ.
"He ever is the image of the invisible God, the first of all creation. Because by Him were all things once then created, all things in the heavens, and upon the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or authorities, all things have already been completely created through Him and for Him. And He ever is before all things, and in Him all things are permanently co-framed together" (Col. 1:15-17, Expanded Greek Translation or EGT).
First, The Son Became the Visible Manifestation of God the Father
John declared that, "In the beginning of beginnings ever was the Word, and the Word ever was with God, and the Word ever was God" (John 1:1, EGT). Paul also declares that our immortal God dwells "in unapproachable light or absolute purity, whom no man has see, or can see" (I Tim. 6:16). Our Father wanted us to be able to see or know His, so He spoke and His Word became His Son, an express image and visual manifestation of Himself. The author of Hebrews clearly declares, "In the last of these days once then spoke to us in Son, who He once then appointed heir of all things, through whom indeed he once then mad eternity; who ever being the radiance of glory, and the express image of His essence, and ever supporting all things by the word of His power, having once then made purification of sins, on then sat in the right of authority and greatness in high places" (Hebr. 1:2,3, EGT).
Second, Christ the Son Became the Creator of All Things and Formed Man
Through His Son our Father created all things visible and invisible (Col. 1:16). New beginnings came to this entire universe, through the Son Ė the entire manifested Word of our Father. The Sonís creation begins with the angels and heaven and all invisible principalities and powers. Then, the Sonís creation continued throughout the universe, and included this earth. The Father and the Son created Adam in their image and likeness (Gen. 1:26). This is temporal red earth that God uses to form Adam. Christ is the image and visible manifestation of the invisible Father. Adam is formed after the visible image of the Son. Adam is given the likeness of God, to have and exercise authority and dominion over the things God made upon the earth (Gen. 1:26, 28). Man was formed and made two parts after God, with a physical, temporal body like Christ, and with a mind to choose and exercise authority and dominion over the earth. God breathed into Adamís nostrils and he became a living or spiritual soul (Gen. 2:7).
Third, Adam was Formed Still Requiring Completion by a Deity
Our Heavenly Father chose us to be in Christ before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4). Adam was not formed complete aside and apart from God. Why did God put the tree of life into the garden? To show man that that the eternal part of us had not yet been placed in us by God. Man still needed completion by Godís Spirit with His eternal life. Eating is used often as a type for faith or trust. Adam chose to believe Satan and eat of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam exercised his authority to give Satan access, and bring sin defilement to all men.
Fourth, We Must Have a Spirit Birthing for Completion of the Spirit in Us
Not only was Adam incomplete. With the original Sin, Adam left us in a sinful state with access now granted to Satan. Adam chose to believe the lying temporal word of Satan and operate out of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Man operating out of the knowledge of good and evil still is incomplete and does not know or understand God. Jesus told Nicodemus that he must be born again (John 3:3). "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit" (John 3:6). We are first born into this world of a natural or temporal birth. However, we must have a Spirit birthing for completion of the Spirit within us with eternal life.
Firth, All Things are Completely New with New Beginnings in the Spirit
Paul clearly declares, "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things at intervals are being rendered void; behold all things have already completely become new" (II Cor. 5:17, EGT). At our Spirit birthing all things have become new. We now have now been Spirit-birthed with Christ in us through His incorruptible Seed (I Pet. 1:23). His incorruptible Seed fully contains His Person, Sprit, nature and eternal life. We received Christ in the Spirit in totality Ė all things are completely new with new beginnings.
Sixth, All Things are Progressively Being Changed in the Soul
For the first time we can truly see and know the things by the Spirit of God now in us (I Cor. 2:11, 12; John 3:3). We really have new beginnings in the soul in our mind, emotions and will or heart. We have new beginnings to be able to operate out of the knowledge of life, through Christ in us as our life. In the Fatherís timing, the Holy Spirit progressively reveals Christ and Him crucified to us. As we choose to allow Christ to live in us with His authority and dominion, His Spirit, nature, life, mind, and expression begin to at intervals render void every old thing that we were living in and by that was contrary to Christ. We are literally being saved by His life (Rom. 5:10).
Seventh, New Beginnings in a New Creation Race for All Eternity
Paul says, we are now a "new creation" (II Cor. 5:17). What does that mean? Never before has God come to fully live in man in Person, Spirit, nature, and life as a birthed son of God. We are a new creation race of people. We are no longer tied to Adam as our lineage. With the Spirit birthing, we are now tied to Christ before the foundation of the world. Our Father wanted birthed sons, with Christ in them and them in Christ, so that he could have an eternal, forever relationship and fellowship with us based on His omnipotence, with no possibility of loss due to some failure on our part.
Eighth, New Beginnings in Living the Christ-Life or Shared-Life in Him
Now, for the practical outworking of these new beginnings. Paul declared, "it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me" (Gal. 2:20). This is not an anthem for enthusiastic believers, or for some who might desire this choice. No, this is the Heavenly Fatherís choice and desire for every Spirit-birthed son! Our Father desires that we know and spontaneously let His Son live in and through us in the Christ-life or this shared-life in Him as us. Think about this. One day Jesus Christ will judge us according to this truth out of the heart of Paulís gospel (Rom. 2:16)!