Janet's Jots

Half Full or Half Empty?

Janet • General
When asked to describe a glass filled with liquid halfway to the top, some would say that the glass is "half full" yet others would respond that it is "half empty."

"Half Full or Half Empty?"

When asked to describe a glass filled with liquid halfway to the top, some would say that the glass is "half full" yet others would respond that it is "half empty."

All of us have natural eyesight, but we also have what is known as "spiritual eyesight." Just as people may perceive the same glass differently with their natural eyes, spiritual perception may also be seen differently.

Take, for instance, "born again." Some see "born again" as born once in the natural, then when we accept Christ as our Savior, we are "born again" in the Spiritual, at which time one is considered a newly born child of God.

Others see "born again" from a different perspective. God created each person; therefore everyone is a child of God born in the natural through Adam. When a person accepts Christ as Savior, he or she is declared "born again", in the sense that he/she now recognizes/accepts that God is the Father that He was since he/she was conceived - before the beginning of time. (1 John 3:1-2) Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew (had relationship with) Him not (as Father). Parentheses added for clarity and emphasis. KJV

All people are descendants of the first Adam. God always was our Father; we just didn't "see" it that way until the Holy Spirit revealed that truth to us. We are first "born" a living soul and "born again" a quickening spirit, recognizing who our heavenly Father is - and was. He is the same (Father) yesterday, today and forever. You can establish a relationship with your Spiritual Father in Heaven today. Just let God know that you acknowledge Him as Father, Jesus as His Son and the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Christ who dwells in you; and God to help you grow as His child.

Food for thought...

How do you perceive "born again"?

(1 Corinthians 15:45-49) And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. KJV

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