Christianity Is A Nationality?
There is an authentic Christianity that has its roots in the pure teachings of Christ Jesus. This pure teaching is very simple and doesn’t need a lot of religious rhetoric to complicate its design.
Jesus Christ exampled a new birth method and taught it to his disciples. The new covenant order was one that would birth forth a new race of people from all nationalities! Unlike manmade religions that makes converts through philosophical conversions, this is a life covenant that requires you to be born into it. Jesus was very clear on how to enter the new race or nationality and become a true Christian:
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of WATER and the SPIRIT he cannot enter into the KINGDOM of GOD.” -Jesus
Why Born Again?
The reason Jesus exampled and taught being born all over again was to release people from whatever nationality and status they were born into originally. This is much more important than just being saved from an eternal hell or whatever. New birth places you into the family of Christ with all the benefits and privileges of the royal family.
IT IS LIKE A MAJOR RESET BUTTON!
Reset is right! Total and complete restart in life. We bury our old person in the Watery grave with Christ and are filled with the resurrection power of his Spirit! We are then as fresh as a new born babe. Now we can live the new life free from error and darkness. There is nothing man-made about that design. Man can’t give you the Holy Spirit with power nor can man duplicate the birth canal of baptism.
Water and Spirit baptism was typed and shadowed many times for us to see the simple plan God has for humanity. Noah exampled the new birth model by obeying God in building the ark of salvation. He crossed the water of the flood (baptism) and entered the other side to receive the promise exampled by the rainbow (Holy Spirit) -1 Peter 3:21. No one would tell Noah that the Ark, Flood or the Rainbow were options.
Another example is the Hebrews getting birthed into the new life by leaving the bondage of Egypt. Moses led the people through the Red Sea (baptism of water) to receive the promise on the other side of following the cloud by day and pillar of fire by night (Holy Spirit). Was the Red Sea crossing an option? Of course not! Was following the cloud by day or the pillar of fire by night an option? Absolutely not!
The Finished Work Of Christ, OUR DOORWAY TO NEW LIFE!
Christ fulfilled the work of the Spirit in his own life by obedience to the Father. He died, was buried and then resurrected. This model is easy to see and easy to follow. We can’t work up a salvation model in our own mind, we simply OBEY the spiritual design shown to us by Jesus Christ.
In other words, you can’t baptize yourself, nor give yourself the Holy Spirit. Modern religions have tricked people into believing they can save themselves through a mind conversion. They take one scripture that says you can only believe and be saved and make it a WORK of flesh.
They throw out the whole order of water and spirit baptism and say they are options… They don’t like to include water baptism in their salvation scheme because it requires the assistance of one of God’s people. They surely don’t want to say that the Holy Spirit infilling is necessary because that would require a complete seeking and surrender to God.
Here is the scripture they use wrongfully: ” …because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Romans 10:9) I always ask them this question, “Can you change your own heart?” A heart that has not been born of water and Spirit is dead and has no ability to properly believe. Without proper belief the heart will only allow the mouth to speak surface words of a religious nature. In other words, I can say that Jesus is Lord without ever having a nature change. Remember, Apostle Paul was writing the Roman letter to Citizens of the Kingdom that had already been born again of water and spirit. This one scripture is not a ticket to throw away the whole doctrine of new birth.
What spirit would want to abort the awesome model of new birth? Why violate the birth canal of new life? Why snuff out the breath of God in the life of an individual? Is the birth canal an add-on to new life? Of course not! Is receiving the powerful breath of God through infilling of the Holy Spirit an option to living an overcoming life? ..You know the truth, it is the only power that will resurrect us from the dead lifestyle of the worldly system.
Simple as ONE, TWO, and THREE!
1. We leave Egypt (Die to our old self), “For godly sorrow worketh repentance unto salvation, a repentance which bringeth no regret: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” (2 Cor 7:10)
2.Follow Christ and get buried with him in a watery grave, We were buried therefore with him through baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.” (Rom 6:4)
3. Participate in the resurrection by receiving the resurrection power (Holy Spirit), “But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
He saved us because of HIS MERCY, not because of any good things we did. He saved us through the washing that made us new people. He saved us by making us new through the Holy Spirit. (Titus 3:5)
We Are An Eternal Heavenly Race, No Longer Jew or Gentile!
But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9 Bible)
We are a heavenly race of people that have been birthed forth from all nations of earth!
We are the new nation of people that the old nation of Israel was to God. God used old Israel as a type to reveal to humanity how the new heaven and new earth would like in the new covenant! We are way more than a religion with doctrines and creeds. Instead of a localized nation with one location on the globe, we have been given the WHOLE EARTH and the fullness thereof. All that The Father has is ours! We are truly birthed into the Christian Nationality.
What About The Earthly Nation Of Israel?
Is natural Israel blessed above other nations? No, It is a political state just like any other state. God doesn’t show partiality. God has placed His Kingdom within the hearts of men and women, not within political states. Israel as a state is 75% Jewish. This religion rejects Christianity as a nationality and is still following a model that was abolished when the new covenant design was issued forth by Jesus Christ. It really doesn’t matter what place on earth you were born in the natural, what matters is that you are born fresh into the Holy Nation of the Spirit!
Can You Leave Your New Birth Race?
No, you can enter, but you can never leave. (Sounds like Hotel California, Ha!) Truthfully, there is no way to Un-born yourself from the kingdom. You can be rebellious and even deny the faith, but your new birth experience cannot be undone. What happens if you are rebellious after you are a citizen of the new heaven and earth? The Father with correct you, either in this life or the life to come. All prodigals will eventually come home. Once born again, always born again.
What Do We Do Now?
After new birth we live every moment in the authority and power of the Holy Spirit. We pray constantly to the Father and meditate on His laws day and night. This holy order allows us to walk out the new heaven within, as well as live in the new earth without. Live like royalty NOW and FOREVER!
Much Love, Many Blessings, and Great Favor!