Those who have been born of the Spirit are literally born of God because God is Spirit (John 4:24) and Jesus said whatever is born of spirit is spirit. However, He said in the same verse (John3:6) that whatever is born of flesh is flesh.
This is where the wisdom of man has failed to understand the power of God and has brought error. Leaning on human understanding (Prov.3:5,6) fails to perceive how the Word of God, Jesus (John 1:1) divides between soul and spirit (Heb.4:12). Jesus’s Words by the Spirit of Truth reveal to us what is of flesh (Our old nature) and what is of God (the Spirit).
Because when we were “born-again”; we were crucified with him (Eph.2) joined to Christ in Spirit (1 Cor.6:17) and raised in the spirit with every spiritual blessing (Eph.1:3). This is not simply some statistical position or proper doctrine but, our NEW REALITY. Our soul and body were not yet born of Spirit so they are still flesh but, the Spirit of the Lord is in our spirit and our spirit is free! (2 Cor.3:17) Our Spirit is “IN CHRIST” and all things are made completely new in our spirit! (2 Cor.5:17)
This is the “NEW MAN” that is created in the likeness of God in righteousness, holiness and truth! (Eph.4:24) IT IS FINISHED…in the spirit! We are still capable of walking in the flesh but, we are not IN the flesh. Do you see the difference?
“those who are in the flesh cannot please God. However; you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. ” (Rom.8:8,9)
Gal.5 ~ “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. 17For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another…If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.”
It’s a battle of alternate realities, 2 dimensions…and we actually live in the Spirit, we do not live in the flesh! Romans 8:8 just said those who live in the flesh cannot please God because it is impossible to please God without faith and faith is of the Spirit because we have been given the same spirit of faith! (2 Cor.4:13) The righteous walk by faith and not by sight. Our spirit is alive because of righteousness so being righteous is walking by the spirit in faith! (Rom.1:17)
We have exited the natural realm by being “born-again” and entered the supernatural realm of the Living Spirit of God but, now we must CHOOSE to continue to walk in this invisible realm of the spirit by faith! Faith in Christ Jesus IN us and the undeniable truth of God’s Words as our reality despite whatever we think, feel, see, etc…
We are a living sacrifice acceptable to God because of the blood of Jesus and as our minds are renewed of the truth of our righteous, holy spirit in God forever; we are conformed to the image of Christ and not to the flesh or the world. Now we present our entire beings to the all consuming fire of the Holy Spirit and this is our reasonable worship! (Rom.12:1-2)
Christ is our REAL LIFE, our true life; our reality! (Col.3:4) Now we choose to focus our mind and heart on HIM (Col.3:1) and we will see the truth that we are joined to Him at the right hand of God! (Col.3:2) This is how we continually exit the visible false reality and intentionally abide in the Vine; which is Christ and is the spirit realm of God!