Offspring of God: Origin & Manifestation of the New Creation
Origin & Manifestation of the New Creation
“Unless a man is born from above, he cannot SEE...” (- John 3:3. The original word used is: anouthen – ‘see more’) ...the Kingdom of God.” We must understand that being “born from above,” as the original language puts it, is the realization that we originated in God, in the mind of God, and that Jesus Christ is the physical manifestation of that original design, and that that realization or awakening to that truth is our re-birth into that original life and that original relationship with our Maker; our Father; our Genesis; our Origin if you will! The kingdom of God (the reign of God’s image and likeness, His character, His love, His person) is made visible again on earth, as it is in heaven, now tangible in human form, in Jesus, and now also in those who SEE these things and BELIEVE. Jesus intended for Nicodemus, and for the rest of us who grasp the conversation He had with Nicodemus, to discover that our attraction to Him as an individual is founded upon the fact that man is more than the fruit of his mother’s womb. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh.” Man’s natural features and identity reveals a glimpse of his parents’, But there is another womb that man comes from, the womb of the spirit. “...that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” Man’s birth is not merely by the desire of an earthly parent, (John 1:13) but Man exists by the desire of God. Man comes from above. “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.” (Jeremiah 1:5.) If man did not come from above, then the heavenly realm would offer no appeal or attraction to him. In our very make-up we are the God-kind (His image, His likeness) with an appetite for more than what bread and the senses (natural existence – sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste) could satisfy us with. We are designed to hunger for the “Logos” that comes from above, from a dimension where "the original thought" about us remains preserved and intact without contamination. It is that very "logic", that very "word" that became flesh in Jesus. And that then is what the "gospel" and the New Creation is all about!