This morning, I was contemplating the blessing of God saving us through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Spirit (Titus 3:3-8). The thought came to me what Jesus said of John the Baptist.
Most certainly I tell you, among those who are born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than Yochanan the Immerser; yet he who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he. Mt 11:11
Jesus was telling us that all human beings have been born of woman, but we who trust in Jesus have also been born of the Spirit as Jesus said.
Yeshua answered, “Most certainly I tell you, unless one is born of water and spirit, he can’t enter into God’s Kingdom. That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” Jn 3:5-6
We are a new order of mankind, one new man in Christ (Eph 2:15). Unlike the rest of mankind, we have a spirit born of the Spirit. For, we are new creatures created in Christ Jesus.
…5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Messiah—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Messiah Yeshua, 7 that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Messiah Yeshua; 8 for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, that no one would boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Messiah Yeshua for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them. Eph 2:5-10
On that subject, Paul also wrote these blessings for us.
May the God of peace himself sanctify you completely. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. 1 Thes 5:23
The grace of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah be with your spirit, brothers. Amen. Gal 6:18
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Php 4:23 NASB
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