Each day our body replaces cells, regenerating us physically by a continuous stream of nutrients; and on a system written into our genome, nearly every cell in our bodies gets replaced. That is the regenerating power of the human body.
Every day humans will lose and replace 200 billion red blood cells. Remarkably, our bodies can manufacture 2 million replacement cells in a split second. A single red blood cell will make an incredible journey, traveling 100 miles through a vast network of 60,000 miles of veins, capillaries, and arteries.
But the regenerating is much bigger than just blood cells, consider the immensity of this:
- Your stomach and small intestinal lining is replaced weekly;
- Your skin replaces itself monthly;
- Your liver replaces itself every six weeks; and
- Your skeleton replaces itself about every seven years.
It's pretty amazing. Whether you are 7 or 77, your body replaces billions of cells every day. The sad news is that at a certain age this amazing renewing process begins to slow and finally ends, the older we get, and death looms before us.
Even more tragic is the truth that spiritually, we have no natural regeneration system. Our only hope is a supernatural regeneration offered by God through Jesus Christ. We were born dead and only come to life by the miraculous intervention of God.
Titus 3:5 "…not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit."
Regeneration transforms us in so many ways. We instantly become a new creation in Christ. Here are just a few truths we celebrate as believers, saved by God's grace.
Because Jesus regenerated me—I am washed, given a fresh start, and new beginning.
Do you have the Gift of Regeneration?
Regeneration is when God makes us His very own home; when God makes a human His habitation in the greatest miracle of all—salvation.
The Gift of Salvation is about Jesus who died to take us who are dead in our sins, bring us to life and welcome us as family members, full of endless life and brand new—that's regeneration!
Have you experienced the power of an endless life, and every day partaking of the powerful presence within of the very Lord God Almighty?
To continue reading this message please copy and paste this URL into your browser bar: http://www.dtbm.org/sermon/regeneration/