Not by works of righteousness that we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
Christians have the ability to live regenerated lives because of the Godhead working together on man's behalf. This is made possible by God's grace and mercy, Christ's atoning work at
Calvary and the Holy
Spirit who constantly imparts His Spirit into the life of the believer. All
believers are new creatures in Christ as believers have died to sin with Christ
and rose to a life of righteousness in Christ and now live righteousness lives
(1 John 2:29), which gives the ability to love others (1 John 4:7) and avoid a
life of sin (1 John 3:9; 5:18) brought on by Satan's lies and deception.
With that being said, believers have a renewed mind and a heart to live for Christ in order to do the perfect and acceptable will of God (Romans 12:2). The world and its antics have no affect on the believer because of the regeneration that has taken place in the believer's life. It is noteworthy to say that living regenerated lives the believers sees things from God's perspective and know that God's will and way is best as it is the highest order of things.
Lastly, the regenerated believer has a new relationship with God as He is their Father and throughout this earthly life His glory shines through.
Regeneration is our spiritual birth.
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