I write to you, little children, Because your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake (1 John 2:12).
These next few verses give the clearest explanation of spiritual growth found in the Bible. There are three stages of maturity: little children, young men, and fathers. This verse defines what we achieve in the first stage of maturity. Our sins are forgiven.
When a person is born again, at that moment the dead spirit is removed from the soul and the body and a brand new, squeaky-clean spirit is connected to the soul and to the Spirit of God. In fact, the new spirit becomes the life force of who we are.
The dead spirit carried all the sins the body and soul toted around. But now they’re gone, washed away by the Blood of Jesus and replaced by a holy place called the human spirit where the Spirit of God comes to live.
This new creation has arrived as a spiritual baby and must grow up into the things of God because our spirit being is not designed to hear from the flesh. It’s designed to be in communication with God. Therefore, this new creation has to learn how to live in the holiness of this new pristine state.
In other words, the Spirit of God knows the will of God, the future and everything else. He speaks to your human spirit. Your human spirit knows only what the Holy Spirit says. It has no communication with any other spirit. Your spirit then speaks to your soul and your soul speaks to your body.
Don’t goof it up and let your body or your soul be the dictator of your life because those two do not hear from God. They were not made to give commands.