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Nothing in Christianity Works Properly
Without a Knowledge of the Birthing!

By Warren Litzman

When Jesus said to Nicodemus, “You must be born again,” it was the beginning of the fulfillment of Ephesians 1:4. Before the foundation of the earth was laid, God had determined that all humans would never be completed humans until they were put in Christ (Col. 2:10). Throughout the entire Old Testament never a word was said about humans being in Christ. That time would come when God raised up the Apostle Paul. He would be the first to know the in Christ truth and he would give it to everyone else.


Yet Jesus was the first to mention it. John, in his gospel, is the only one to record what Jesus said, but when Nicodemus asked how humans would be rebirthed, Christ did not answer him. This was because Paul alone would be raised up to deliver such an answer in the final gospel. The essence of the statement is you must be born-again in order for Christ to be in you. The birthing is what placed Christ in the human believer and at the same time the human believer was placed in Christ.


While this event of the new birthing was announced by Jesus of Nazareth, it could not take place until the Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost. All believers on the day of Pentecost were by the coming of the Holy Spirit, baptized or placed in Christ and this was the prime mission of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 12:13). The part of receiving the Holy Spirit and the speaking in tongues was a fulfillment of prophecy (Joel 2:28) and was important to Israel, as the earthly kingdom was still being offered to Israel.

The outer signs of the miraculous events on that first day of Pentecost, coming after the death of Christ on the cross, were a continuation of signs and wonders given by God to open Israel’s eyes to the need of the kingdom of God on earth and the acceptance of their Messiah. Such outer signs are not needed in grace because there is no need to prove the validity of God’s power or Christ being real for He now lives in the knowing believer. But the coming of the Holy Spirit was absolutely critical to the grace believers and the final gospel, because as I Corinthians 12:13 plainly says that by one Spirit, the Holy Spirit, every believer is placed into one body, Christ (I Cor. 12:12).

Today with the Apostle Paul’s revelation of the final gospel, received directly from Christ, a believer being placed in one body is simply effecting the birthing. Another important thing Jesus said to Nicodemus when He announced the birthing was that he could not see the kingdom or enter the kingdom unless he was born again. When Jesus said this, the earthly kingdom was still being offered, but the truth of it applies to the final gospel also. There is a kingdom for the born-again and the kingdom is Christ himself. At salvation, all believers are translated into Christ or birthed into Him (Col. 1:13). There are many unbelievable truths connected with the birthing and few believers really understand it all. Yet many are coming to its knowledge. Nothing in Christianity works properly without a knowledge of the birthing. Coming to an understanding of the birthing is the purpose of Paul’s final gospel.

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