“ in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience” Ephesians 2:2
A life that has not been born again is a spiritually dead existence: born of the flesh, dead in trespasses and sins. The Apostle Paul makes that claim. It is a life without knowing Who God is, separated from Him and His life: a mere existence that is outside of all the richness and fullness of life that a relationship with God has to offer.
The course of this world may be lauded as logical, sensible, and desirable. Its pathways have birthed ideas and ways of life based on the premise of a universe without God and moral-based laws. Its roadways are packed with herds of followers.
A man or woman may say that there is perfect freedom apart from God because of free will to choose to live as one pleases. Not so, says Paul. A person without God walks “following the course of this world”, with a perspective on life dictated by the fickle mindset of the world through media, advertising, and whatever is the “in” thing to do, the “way things are done”. Its biddings are luring and whimsical, but it is exactly the opposite of free will at play: one becomes a slave to it.
It is in being born again, born of the Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ that we are quickened, made spiritually alive to connect with God and everything that pertains to Him: His wonders, His love, His blessings, His joy, His peace, His freedom, His gift of everlasting life.
” Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” John 3:3