When Adam sinned in the Garden of Eden, he became separated from God. At that moment, humanity also became separated from God.
Adam was driven from the Garden with no legal ground to approach God. He could no longer respond to the call of God, only to his new nature and new master.
Mankind became lawbreakers and sinners. Spiritually, we became children of the devil and partakers of his nature. This explains why conduct can’t save us. Right behavior does not change the sin nature every person is born with. We have to be born again.
No one can stand in the Presence of God as they are because of the sin nature. For anyone to escape the penalty of sin, they have to be saved by someone who can pay that penalty and give them a new nature.
Since we are a spirit being that lives in a body, our nature can change. We can become a new creature in Christ Jesus! It doesn’t matter how many degrees we obtain, how much money we accumulate, or how religious we are. On our own, we don’t have any merit to stand in the Presence of God. We are lost; not because of what we have done, but because of the sin nature we inherited. Without Jesus, we are spiritually dead.
But thanks to God, Christ has redeemed us from spiritual death! Jesus did not have any sin in Him. He was not conceived the way we were, so He didn’t have the spiritual nature of the devil in Him.
Jesus paid sin’s penalty on the cross. He took upon Himself our sin nature so we might have eternal life (Heb. 9:26). Jesus said, “I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24).
Christ has redeemed us from spiritual death!Kenneth E. Hagin
The New Birth does not take place gradually. It is instantaneous! We receive this gift the moment we believe. We just have to admit our helplessness and hopelessness. We have to admit that we are what the Bible says—lost sinners. Then we can accept what Christ did for us.
Have you passed from spiritual death to spiritual life? Is God your Father? Is His Spirit within your spirit confirming that you are a child of God? If you are not born again, accept Christ as your Savior today!
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Becoming a new creation from above is a result of the New Birth. It is the direct operation of the Word and the Spirit of God on your life. Your spirit being is changed completely when you sincerely repent and turn to God.
If you would like to go from spiritual death to life, pray the following prayer from your heart:
God, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I need Your forgiveness. I am sorry for my sins and from this moment, I turn from the sinful life I have lived. I declare that Jesus is Lord, and I believe that God raised Him from the dead (Rom. 10:9–10). Jesus, I surrender my life to You. Thank You for dying on the cross and shedding Your blood for me. I ask You to be Lord of my life and fill me with Your Spirit. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You God for forgiving me and giving me eternal life. I am now born again. I am a child of God!
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Kenneth E. Hagin
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