Born of Water and The Spirit

Born of Water and The Spirit
“Except a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the 
Kingdom of Heaven” (John 3:5). “Of water “is not the waters of baptism. 
Water refers to the water of the Word. We read in Ephesians 5:27of “The 
washing of water by the Word.” In the new birth the sovereign Spirit 
gives life. And He does so with the Word of God. He never acts 
independently from the Word, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, 
but of incorruptible, by the Word of God which liveth and abideth 
forever” (I Peter 1:25).Someone may think, “But God is not able to give 
life without the Word.” That is not the issue. Does God give life 
without His Word? The answer is no. Just as the physical creation came 
about by His Word, so too does the new creation. No one is born of the 
Spirit apart from the Word of God.
~Todd Nibert

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