On behalf of your brother Octave, called to be a prisoner of Christ by the will of God, may grace and peace be given to you by Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
– The will of man on earth has been permanently corrupted by sin since the creation of the world by our first parents Adam and Eve, seduced by Satan the Devil in the Garden of Eden.
To remedy this situation, Jesus Christ invites man to believe in him, that Jesus Christ can cut off or take away from man what is evil, so that man can develop what is good until he to sanctification because without sanctification nobody will see the Lord.
<Seek peace with all, and sanctification, without which no one will see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).
The new birth is an order of Jesus Christ in the old covenant.
<pour out upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and all your idols.36.26I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you; I will take the heart of stone out of your body, and I will give you a heart of flesh. I will put my spirit in you, and will cause you to follow my ordinances, and observe and practice my laws (Ezekiel 36: 25-27).
<I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit in you; I will take away the stony heart from their bodies, and I will give them a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 11:19).
<The LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed, and you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. (Deuteronomy 30.6)
The order of Jesus Christ in the new covenant concerning the new birth.
– But there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, who came to him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher from God; for no man can do these miracles that you do, unless God is with him. Isaiah answered him, « Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a man is born again, he can not see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he get into his mother’s womb and be born? Jesus answered, « Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he can not enter into the kingdom of God. » (John 3: 1-5).
<If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things are past; Behold, all things have become new. (2Corinthians 5:17)
<For it is nothing but being circumcised or uncircumcised; what is something is to be a new creature (Galatians 6:15).
<For we are his work, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God hath prepared in advance, that we may do them (Ephesians 2: 10).
<So we were buried with him by baptism in his death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too would walk in newness of life. For if we have become one and the same plant with him by conformity to his death, we will be one by conformity to his resurrection, knowing that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, so that we are no longer slaves of sin (Romans 6.4 – 6)
<Having been buried with him by baptism, you are also raised in him and with him, by faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead (Colossians 2:12).
<If therefore you are risen with Christ, look for things from above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God (Colossians 3: 1).
<But now we have been released from the law, being dead to this law under which we were kept, so that we serve in a new spirit, and not according to the letter that has aged (Romans 7: 7).
<And to put on the new man, created according to God in righteousness and holiness, which the truth produces (Ephesians 4:24).
<But the Jew is he who is inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, according to the spirit and not according to the letter. The praise of this Jew does not come from men, but from God (Romans 2:29).
<And it was in him that you were circumcised with a circumcision that the hand did not make, but with the circumcision of Christ, which consists in the stripping of the body of the flesh (Colossians 2:11).
<He saved us, not because of the works of righteousness that we would have done, but according to his mercy, by the baptism of regeneration and the renewal of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3.5).
<Jesus answered, « Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he can not enter into the kingdom of God » (John 3.5).
– For the rest, my brothers and sisters in Christ, be in joy, seeking perfection in faith in Jesus Christ.
Live in peace, in love and in full agreement with Jesus Christ.
Greet the saints and my readers.
May the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen!