Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever (1 Peter 1:23).
The Bible declares that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin. That’s significant because the life of a human being comes from the man, and not from the woman. Howbeit, the body of a human being comes from the woman. It’s therefore something extraordinary for Jesus to be born of a virgin. Where did His life come from? It came from the Word.
The angel brought words from God to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:35). Mary believed and received the Word (the see of God), and the Holy Spirit came upon her to conceive the child without the agency of the seed of man. The Word of God is the seed of God (Luke 8:11); that’s the seed of divine life, just as the life of an orange tree is in that little orange seed.
When you receive God’s Word, you receive the life of whatever it talks about; whatever you’re hearing from God is the seed to produce in you, or for you, what it talks about. For example, when we preach and teach divine healing, the hearer receives the seed of healing and it produces healing and health. Likewise, when we teach God’s Word on the subject of finances, it produces seed of financial blessings and miracles. That’s the power of God’s Word!
Christianity is no religion. Jesus Christ was the Word of God made flesh (John 1:14). We also were born again by the same seed (Word). That’s what we read in our opening verse. You have the same life as God Himself, because you’re born of the Word—God’s indestructible seed (1 Peter 1:23).
You’re not born of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (John 1:13). This is what makes your origin divine. 1 John 4:4 says, “Ye are of God, little children…,” meaning that you hail from God; you’re a partaker of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). Glory to God!