Jesus said in John 3:3, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” He went on to clarify that the born again life was a “spiritual life;” “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit,” John 3:6.
As a result, Paul taught in Galatians 5:25, “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Therefore, every person should be born again of the Holy Spirit, live daily by the Spirit, and keep in step with the Spirit. In other words, “live the spiritual life!”
2 Peter 1:1-11, “1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours: 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.
10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
UNDERSTANDING THE SPIRITUAL LIFE
The spiritual life is one of new birth, growth; along with renewal and transformation… live by the Spirit of God!