"As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all."
[Eccl 11:5 KJV]
The heading suggests that I might know the way of the Spirit and how it operates. Well, I wish I do, but the truth is, no man knows; it is a mystery. Of course, He is the third person of the Godhead, i.e the third manifestation of God. His name is the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Grace, the Helper, the Comforter and so on.
He gave birth to the believer, and He continues to minister light and the ways of God to the believer.The energy of the Spirit is Faith and the life of faith is the Word of God.
"That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."
[John 3:6 KJV]
Nicchodemus was a smart man. But the things of the Spirit do not work with intelligence, they work with only spiritual minds. You can be the world's smartest man ever but still, you will not able to see the ways of the Spirit.
"..., How can a man be born (again) when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
John 3:4 KJV
That was an intelligent question, Mr Nicc! Adults cannot go inside the womb of a woman to be reborn. The laws of nature or science do not allow that. But you see, Jesus was not talking about 'woman-womb' kind of child birth. That is how far the carnal mind can go; he cannot receive the things of the Spirit (1Cor 2:14; 1Cor 3:1-2).This is because, spiritual things are not understood like we do with biology and chemistry, we discern the spiritual.
Man is three dimensional; i.e spirit, soul and body. Your bodily aspect is what a woman gives birth to, but your spirit, which is the inner man or the 'real man' is capable of being reborn. Your soul on the other hand, is renewable (Romans 12:1-2); James 1:21).
The moment you received Christ as your Lord and saviour according to (Romans 10:9-10), instantly, your spirit man is reborn by the Holy Spirit. It doesn't end there, now the Spirit of God comes to dwell in you to teach you, lead and protect you.
After this experience, a day-old believer has enough anointing, depending on his vessel, to demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit. He may now speak in tongues, cast out demons, take up serpents, overcome death and evil heal the sick (Mark 16:16-18). Suddenly, you become a spiritual being with the life of God (eternal life). At this point, the natural (carnal) mind cannot understand yours ways because, they have the ways of the Spirit. Mystery!
"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.”
[Joh 3:8 NKJV]
This is the mystery of the believer! The good news is, you are safer when you allow the Holy to lead you and you must allow Him.
My Prayer for You
" ... [May] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, [and that] the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power..." [Eph 1:17-19]
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