Chapter XII

Your Having A
New Creature’s “STANDARD.”

Is there any example in nature that illustrates what happens when a “sinner is Born Again?” I believe the example of an ugly caterpillar being morphed/changed into a beautiful butterfly is about as close a “physical example” of the change that takes place when a sinner is “spiritually supernaturally Born Again.” The following text about being “Born Again” – shares this as a spiritual supernatural rebirth/phenomenon which is the work of God the Holy Spirit in the transformation of a “sinners” life.

John 3:3-8 Jesus answered him {Nicodemus}, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God {that lives in those who are truly “Born Again” – Luke 17:21}. 4 Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother’s womb again and be born? 5 Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God. [Ezek 36:25-27.] 6 What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not [do not be surprised, astonished] at My telling you, You must all be born anew (from above). 8 The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. AMP

There are five awesome things that instantly spiritually transforms you to make you a “new creation/creature” in Christ. I pray that you can understand their implications of the spiritual principles and the spiritual mystery that has taken place inside of you as a “True Believer” and incorporate them into your life! Please pray about you as a new spiritual creature using the “sound mind of Christ!” It is awesome! And if you have to reread this study to understand it, do it! Do not be “short changed!”

Following is your new spiritual “STANDARD”/Kingdom of God Spiritual Profile. “STANDARD” is the word God used when He shared with me some 25 years ago when I asked Him, “If I as a “Born Again” Saint, could be like original Adam and Jesus i.e. without sin?” His answer was in the form of a question, “Would I have more than ONE “STANDARD?” My answer to Him was “Of course NOT!” God does NOT show favoritism! He treats every new creation exactly the SAME!!!

Acts 10:34-35 And Peter opened his mouth and said: Most certainly and thoroughly I now perceive and understand that God shows no partiality {favoritism – NIV} and is no respecter of persons, 35 But in every nation he who venerates{/worships} and has a reverential fear for God, treating Him with worshipful obedience and living uprightly, is acceptable to Him and sure of being received and welcomed [by Him]. AMP

ALL True Believers are instantly imputed with this SAME spiritual “STANDARD /”Kingdom of God Spiritual Profile when they become a “new spiritual creation” in Christ. ALL “True Believers” have the SAME new spiritual “STANDARD” which can be defined as, “A person having new exalted individual spiritual characteristics that are Christ like and acceptable to God.” ALL of us Christians also have the SAME “Kingdom of God Spiritual Profile” which can be defined as, “A set of exalted spiritual characteristics that identify a group of people – the Bride Church of Christ.” Let me repeat this again, ALL of us True Believers as a new spiritual creature have this SAME spiritual “STANDARD”/Spiritual Profile. We are ALL spiritually the SAME!!! You/we MUST truly understand this!!! You/we MUST learn to live this Kingdom of God teaching {KT} while living here in God’s Kingdom here on earth {KL}!!!

Luke 17:21 Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is] {the Kingdom of God}! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] {of EACH adopted child of God} and among you [surrounding you] {TOTALLY encapsulating Christ’s Bride Church}. AMP

Following are six of your exalted new spiritual characteristics. Each characteristic is represented by a check, its Scriptural confirmation by a solid black circle, and your works in the Kingdom of God {Ephesians 2:10} that goes with each one by a white circle. These six characteristics intertwine/intermix with each other in such a way that you cannot have one without having them all! You have a new “complete spiritual package.”

As a “new creation” in Christ, God now looks at you as being:

Without sin – without having the stain on your life caused by sin {Isaiah 1:18}:
2 Corinthians 5:17, 19 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new {spiritual} creature altogether); the old [previous moral and {demonic} spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new {moral and Godly spiritual condition} has come!
19 It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses {sins} [but canceling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor). AMP

2 Corinthians 5:18-20 But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him {They are “Born Again.”}]. 19 It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses {sins} [but canceling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor). 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God. AMP

Your being righteous – being a morally upright person who is without blemish:
Philippians 3:9 And that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law’s demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the [truly] right standing with God, which comes from God by [saving] faith. AMP
Luke 12:31 {You} Only aim at and strive for and seek His kingdom, and all these things shall be supplied to you also. AMP

Your being perfect – without any imperfections/a master piece of perfection:
Hebrews 12:23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written {in the Book of Life} in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect. NIV

Matthew 5:48 You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect. [Leviticus 19:2, 18.] AMP

Your being holy – being sanctified/set apart from the world:
Hebrews 13:12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. NIV
Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship. NIV

Your being pure – untainted by the thinking and actions of the kingdoms of the world:

1 John 3:2-3 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. NASU

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise or think less of you because of your youth, but be an example (pattern) for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. AMP

Your being blessed – approved for God’s spiritual Kingdom:

John 20:28-29 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed {in Me as Lord God}. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed {in Me as their Lord God}.” NKJV

Psalms 2:12 Kiss the Son {Jesus Christ} [pay homage {worship} to Him in purity], lest He be angry and you perish in the way, for soon shall His wrath be kindled. O blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him! AMP

You are TRULY a unique new spiritual creation! Let’s continue by your partaking of God’s spiritual divine nature – your having God’s spiritual DNA – Divine Nature of the Almighty.

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