The “STANDARD”/SPIRITUAL PROFILE of ALL BORN AGAIN CHRISTIANS

In the Part One, we had a glimpse into God’s bringing to fruition through the physical act of procreation His foreknown and predestined plans for all of His creation including all of the inhabitants of the universe including those 100 billion human offspring who have been born plus all of those human offspring who are yet to come. All of these God foreknew by name, date and place in history. We now need to see if we can put together the pieces for God’s plans that He foreknew, preplanned, and predestined from before time began to restore sinful man through our Savior Jesus Christ.

DEFINING the WORDS “STANDARD” and SPIRITUAL PROFILE.

© Born Again Spiritual Profile

Many years ago as I was studying the principles of the Bible, I became aware that when I became Born Again, one of those principles led me to believe that I was totally changed in my spiritual nature. (1)  
(1) Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17) AMP

I asked God if I in my new nature could be like Adam before he sinned? Could I be like Christ who had NO sin? God answered me with another question, “Would I have more than one STANDARD?” Of course the answer to that question is a resounding NO! So, I am going to define the word “STANDARD” as being “the EXCELLENCE of each truly Born Again Saint that gives him/her a “spiritual profile” that classifies them with all truly Born Again Christians.
I am going to use Jesus Christ as my example/“STANDARD” of excellence to build a “spiritual profile.” (2)
(2) Whoever says he abides in Him {Christ} ought [as a personal debt] to walk and conduct himself in the same way in which He walked and conducted Himself.             (1 John 2:6) AMP
(2a) For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He {God the Father} also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the {spiritual} image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren. And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself). And those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being]. (Romans 8:29-30) AMP

The word “profile” as I use it in this booklet means to “classify groups of people according to certain characteristics.” To have a Christian profile simply means that all truly “Born Again” Christians (a group/body of people) have imputed/credited to our individual spiritual account in God’s Book of Life the SAME “STANDARD” of characteristics and gifts. We also should be spiritually classified corporately with our Savior Jesus Christ as His Bride Church.

The Biblical based behavior – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual of ALL truly Born Again Christians should be evident to anyone who is observing them. All truly Born Again Christians should be reflecting to the world the same divine characteristics! This is what makes us God’s peculiar People! (3)
(3) Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.         (Titus 2:13-14) KJV
(3a) But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. (1 Peter 2:9-10) KJV

It must be clearly understood that man whether saved or unsaved will never be God! This must be made very clear! But all truly Born Again Christians do partake of and are sealed in the divine nature of God (4) that gives us a “ONENESS” in our relationship and characteristics of God (5) that are truly OUT OF THIS WORLD! (6) Paul shares this spiritual profile that has certain characteristics and qualities that apply to and are apparent in all truly Born Again Christians. (7)
(4) By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises {some 37,000}, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature. (2 Peter 1:4) AMP
(5) Go to www.mysteryworldview.org click on the icon “ONENESS” for more information about our “ONENESS” in God.
(6) IF THEN you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  [Ps 110:1.] (Colossians 3:1) AMP
(7) If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:1-4) NIV

God in His omniscience is able to see the end from the beginning and had foreknown, preplanned, and predestined a way to completely overcome the consequence of sin and the process of physical death and eternal separation from Him i.e. to restore sinful man to his original created “STANDARD”/spiritual profile through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. (8)  
(8) Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’    (Isaiah 46:10) NKJV
(8a) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) NKJV

Paul explains this restoration process very well and how it applies to one’s being Born Again and forgiveness of their sins when he says, “Awake [from your drunken stupor and return] to sober sense and your right minds, and sin no more. For some of you have not the knowledge of God [you are utterly and willfully and disgracefully ignorant, and continue to be so, lacking the sense of God’s presence and all true knowledge of Him]. I say this to your shame. But someone will say, How can the dead be raised? With what [kind of] body will they come forth?
“You foolish man! Every time you plant seed, you sow something that does not come to life [germinating, springing up, and growing] unless it dies first. Nor is the seed you sow then the body which it is going to have [later], but it is a naked kernel, perhaps of wheat or some of the rest of the grains. But God gives to it the body that He plans and sees fit, and to each kind of seed a body of its own. [Genesis 1:11.]
“For all flesh is not the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for beasts, another for birds, and another for fish. There are heavenly bodies (sun, moon, and stars) and there are earthly bodies (men, animals, and plants), but the beauty and glory of the heavenly bodies is of one kind, while the beauty and glory of earthly bodies is a different kind. The sun is glorious in one way, the moon is glorious in another way, and the stars are glorious in their own [distinctive] way; for one star differs from and surpasses another in its beauty and brilliance.
“So it is with the resurrection of the dead. [The body] that is sown is perishable and decays, but [the body] that is resurrected is imperishable (immune to decay, immortal).  [Daniel 12:3.] It is sown in dishonor and humiliation; it is raised in honor and glory. It is sown in infirmity and weakness; it is resurrected in strength and endued with power.
It is sown a natural (physical) body; it is raised a supernatural (a spiritual) body. [As surely as] there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body. Thus it is written, The first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life].  [Genesis 2:7.]
“But it is not the spiritual life which came first, but the physical and then the spiritual. The first man [was] from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man [is] the Lord from out of heaven.  [Genesis 2:7.] Now those who are made of the dust are like him who was first made of the dust (earthly-minded); and as is [the Man] from heaven, so also [are those] who are of heaven (heavenly-minded). And just as we have borne the image [of the man] of dust, so shall we and so let us also bear the {spiritual} image [of the Man] of heaven.
“But I tell you this, brethren, flesh and blood cannot [become partakers of eternal salvation and] inherit or share in the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable (that which is decaying) inherit or share in the imperishable (the immortal). Take notice! I tell you a mystery (a secret truth, an event decreed by the hidden purpose or counsel of God). We shall not all fall asleep [in death], but we shall all be changed (transformed).  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the [sound of the] last trumpet call. For a trumpet will sound, and the dead [in Christ] will be raised imperishable (free and immune from decay), and we shall be changed (transformed). For this perishable [part of us] must put on the imperishable [nature], and this mortal [part of us, this nature that is capable of dying] must put on immortality (freedom from death).
“And when this perishable puts on the imperishable and this that was capable of dying puts on freedom from death, then shall be fulfilled the Scripture that says, Death is swallowed up (utterly vanquished forever) in and unto victory.  [Isaiah 25:8.] O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?  [Hosea 13:14.]
“Now sin is the sting of death, and sin exercises its power [upon the soul] through [the abuse of] the Law. But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].” (1 Corinthians 15:34-58) AMP

I believe the profane secular humanistic worldview is a worldview that is focused on Satan the god of this world and the things of this world.  All humans have this profane and distorted worldview because of SIN – no one is/was exempt except Jesus Christ! (9) The only way this distorted worldview can be transformed and renewed is when each sinner is Born Again – when you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, and you instantly became a new creation. (10)
(9) For there is not a just man on earth who does good And does not sin.        (Ecclesiastes 7:20) NKJV
(9a) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23) NKJV
(9b) For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21) NKJV
(10) Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”     (John 3:3-8) NKJV
(10a) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17) NKJV

I will now take you step by step as a new creation with your new “STANDARD”/spiritual profile that has been imputed/credited to your account in God’s Book of Life. (11) Instantly upon your conversion, the Godhead comes to permanently indwell you through God the Holy Spirit and you now live in God. (12)
(11) But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].                                      (1 Corinthians 1:30) AMP
(11a) Thus shall he who conquers (is victorious) be clad in white garments, and I will not erase or blot out his name from the Book of Life; I will acknowledge him [as Mine] and I will confess his name openly before My Father and before His angels.  [Ps 69:28; Dan 12:1.] (Revelation 3:5) AMP
(12) Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We {God the Father and God the Son} will come to him and make Our home with him. (John 14:23) NKJV
(12a) Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.                            (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) NKJV
(12b) Anyone who confesses (acknowledges, owns) that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides (lives, makes His home) in him and he [abides, lives, makes his home] in God.    (1 John 4:15) AMP

God the Holy Spirit cannot indwell your former sinful nature which is literally a physical and spiritual cesspool/garbage dump, but when you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, He instantly indwelt you and in His holiness and righteousness imputes to you a new “STANDARD”/spiritual profile of your divine nature in the process called justification. Justification is the process whereby God credits to your account Christ’s righteousness to cover your sins through your faith in His shed blood, resurrection, and ascension.

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