2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in CHRIST, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new!”
Born ONLY from Above!
New Life’s rebirthing from forest fire purgings might seem to resemble the Phoenix.
But unlike its flames is GOD’s restoration which isn’t as though some rekindling.
Thus without compare creates HE from nothing…so naught of what was carries forward.
As such, only LIGHT from the LORD begets Life; WHO, at times, uses Fire for clearing.
Check temperatures then of where you are walking! Has the ground which surrounds you been scorched?
If so, perhaps HE is just purging Life’s dross! Rise then from its ash with fresh purpose!
Without looking backwards or down then — distracted; distribute HIS LIGHT to the shadows!
As HIServant thankfully reminded that nothing earthly will enter the Heavenlies,
Devotional: 1 Corinthians 2:14 “But the natural man does not receive the things of the SPIRIT of GOD, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
“Born from Above!” by CHRIST alone! The nautical man / the Flesh cannot claim credit for knowing HIM as it cannot discern HIM apart from HIS intervention!
Look one more time at the road to Damascus! GOD exclusively and solely cleared Paul’s eyes and opened his heart for HIS sovereignly fresh purpose.
1 Corinthians 15:50 “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of GOD; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.”
And being born again/ born from above is accomplished by HIS power since NOTHING of us and NOTHING we do in the flesh can carry over into Glory.
The old passed away and we are a NEW creation in CHRIST! Hallelujah!
Amen and amen!