Renewal of Mind

Regeneration, according to the Word of God, is a time at which the regenerative power of the Spirit of God comes into a person’s heart and gives new birth to their spirit with the seed of the Word of God.  1 Peter 1:23, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”

 In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve walked with God. They had communion with God until their fall.  God said that on the day they ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they would die.  Genesis 2:17, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”   Yet, in their natural lives, they lived on for several hundred years.  The Bible indicates it was spiritual death.  Genesis 3:7, “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.”

 When the spirit of man died, it cut off communion with God.  John 4:24, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”  They were judged by God and driven out of the garden.  Genesis, Chapter 3   As a result, spiritual death passed unto all mankind.  Romans 5:12, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”

 God said in that same chapter of Genesis that the seed of the woman would bruise the serpent’s head.  Genesis 3:15, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”   The serpent being Satan, deceived man to fall.  The seed of the woman is a reference to the Lord Jesus Christ. Galatians 3:16, “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.”   Jesus Christ is the last Adam.  1 Corinthians 15:45, “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.”   He was sent from God the Father.  John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  He came to the earth to give His life a ransom for the sins of the world and reverse the Adamic curse.  Romans 5:17, “For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ,”  and  1 Timothy 2:6, “Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”   He bridged the gap between God and man.  “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.”  1 Timothy 2:5.