Have you heard the saying, the physical realm parallels the spiritual realm? Just as there are different levels in life, graduating from one class and moving on the next, there are levels in Christ. Being born again is the rebirth of your spirit man. When you confess with your mouth, and believe in your heart that God is Lord over your life, you are transferred into the kingdom of His dear son – ref. Bible, Romans 10:10. However, this is only the beginning of your Christian journey.
Allow me digress for a second to say that Christianity is not a religion. It is divinity at work in you. Christianity is life, meaning that as a born again christian, you have the God kind of life -Zoe – in you. Your new nature is divinity at its best.
Though you are given the gift of righteousness, it is up to you to obtain and enjoy the beauty therein. As with anything one has passion for in life, you have to put in the effort required to ensure it yields fruits. This will include setting a table for two, for you and your Savior, meditating on His word and confessing His word, until you become His word. Just as a person cannot go to bed a janitor the night before and roll out of bed a doctor the next day, a new Christian cannot expect to enjoy the fullness of God without seeking His face, and learning the word – your road map. The Bible says, the entrance of thy word giveth light. You have to search the word to gain a deeper revelation of God. His word must take root in your spirit.
Pardon me, I meant to mention earlier that you cannot understand an infinite God with a finite mind (intellect). Man is a spirit being, he has a soul (mind, will and emotions) and is housed in a body. Your body was given to you so that you can comprehend your current locale – earth. However, what you must realize is that your 5 senses are limited to the physical realm. All senses want gratification now, they cannot comprehend faith. Your spirit/inner man – the real you is who connects to God. As you feed your physical body with food, feed your spirit/inner man with God’s word. After-all what good does it pay you to have a fit body and a malnourished spirit? Do not be imprisoned by your physical body, break free, and let your spirit soar on the wings of His word.
When you are located in Christ, you can never be dislocated in life. There is so much more than the mind can think of or comprehend; all available to you in Christ Jesus. Come up hither!