What You Should Know About Spiritual Rebirth
Before spiritual rebirth, all humans are enslaved by sin and imprisoned in their wrongdoings leading to eternal redemption (John 8:34; Colossians 2:13) as a consequence of Adam and Eve’s initial disobedience to God, the fall of mankind.
This may come to you as a surprise, but deep down we know that everyone is a sinner by nature that drives them to rebel against God’s will. “For all have sinned and fall short of the grace of God,” says Romans 3:23, and “the wages of sin is death,” says Romans 6:23. We are all born under the curse of sin, and we must be spiritually reborn as God’s children (John 1:12, 3:3–15).
If you’re new to the concept of spiritual rebirth, Fresh Fire: Spiritual Transitions that Lead to Total Man Rebirth by Mark Spell is a good place to start. This study guide book was penned to encourage and help people (e.g., specifically Christians) in reaching their full potential, and understanding of how the Spirit of God works rooted in the scriptures of the Bible.
Letting go of your past-self
When the word rebirth comes to mind, you can’t help but feel skeptical about it. I mean, becoming a new person doesn’t happen overnight! It takes time to get used to the concept of spiritual rebirth, and it can be difficult to do so when you’re cleaning out the skeletons in your closet (i.e., past mistakes or failures).
Learning to let go of your past is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your future, and you can experience that feeling of relief when you finally begin to let go. Letting go creates space for the life you want to live in the future, rather than the one you left behind in addiction. The problem with this generation is that we are too focused on our outer shells that we often lose sight of what is truly important, what truly defines us as a person. Just like how we cling onto things that we can’t have, and how we easily get carried away by our desires.
When you learn to let go of those things, you’re giving yourself the chance to do better in the future. And, Mark Spell’s Fresh Fire is just the book that describes in detail how important it is to be our true selves, our potential to be good as God intended, and how an unclean spirit can affect your daily life.
Spiritual freedom and end of suffering
Most of us are well aware of what it feels like to be held in bondage. If it is spiritual, the anxiety, pressure, and bitterness suffocate us to the point that there is no room for us to breathe. We are all too familiar with the feeling in our humanity, and to walk in spiritual freedom we must first understand who, or what we are being delivered from, and who our deliverer is. Then, we must understand who we are when we are spiritually free.
We may still be in bondage in some areas of our lives, and we still may be bound to sin, but it doesn’t matter anymore when we choose to walk in God’s footsteps, therefore, we are putting our faith in him by abiding in his righteousness to perform miracles in our own way. This is the secret to achieving spiritual freedom and taking the first steps toward spiritual rebirth.
The essential part of spiritual rebirth
Spiritual rebirth means letting go of your old life in order to begin anew (Romans 7:4). It brings in changes in our lives and aspirations, giving us a second chance at life. In Christ, we are newly created (Corinthians 5:17), and by the Holy Spirit, we are reborn and adopted by God (Romans 8:15-17). The Holy Spirit is our direct relationship with God, and Mark emphasizes in his book that the Holy Spirit helps us to be free from the influence of sin. We walk anew with the Holy Spirit as our guide and companion when we are spiritually reborn (John 6:63; Romans 8:14).
Thus, we are able to walk with God in the freedom that comes from spiritual rebirth because of Christ’s sacrifice and the ongoing presence of the Holy Spirit within us.