When you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you became born again. That simply means that your spirit was transformed from a state of spiritual death to life in a split second of time. But have you ever considered that Jesus went through the exact same thing? Often, in the midst of our religious views of Him, we forget that He was actually the first person to ever become born again. That’s right. He suffered what He did on the cross so that He could become the prototype for the new creation. He was the first begotten son of Almighty God.
In order to understand the new creation experience, it is essential to realize why this whole thing had to happen. When Adam committed high treason in the Garden of Eden by turning his authority over to Satan, death, sin and the curse entered the earth. Adam’s connection to God was immediately severed, and Satan became his god instead. Romans 5:19 says, “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” There was nothing anyone could do or not do to be a sinner; the only qualification was to be born.
God knew that Adam would sin. Therefore, from the beginning, He established a plan to restore mankind back to perfect fellowship with Him. He sent Jesus to the earth to accomplish the task. Jesus’ birth had to be a supernatural one because if He were born of a woman and a man, He wouldn’t be able to be a spotless sacrifice; every person born of a woman was already spiritually dead. So God supernaturally impregnated the Virgin Mary so that Jesus could have what I call “blood type G,” or God’s blood type.
There’s a reason why Jesus is your big Brother—He was the first man to ever be born again, or spiritually recreated from death to life. He set the precedent for you and me. When Jesus died on the cross and descended into the depths of hell to pay the price for your sins, He died both physically and spiritually (Romans 10:7). In those agonizing moments, Jesus became sin, and His heavenly Father turned His back on His Son (Matthew 27:46).
After spending three days and nights in the pit of hell, the power of God resurrected Him back to spiritual life with a new spirit, and a glorified body. Acts 13:33 says, “God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.” This day that God is talking about is the day that Jesus was resurrected. He became the first begotten son of God—born again from spiritual death to life.
You and I, as children of God, are also born again from death to life. By allowing Jesus to come into your heart, you accepted the free gift of righteousness through Him. Through faith in God’s power, your spirit was quickened and made alive. You were made worthy to partake of every promise and privilege that the Word of God has to offer.
If you’ve ever questioned your spiritual identity, don’t go another day wondering where you stand with God. With Jesus sitting on the throne of your life, you’ve been made a new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17) and are a partaker of eternal life with Him!