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“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever” (1 Peter 1:23). Every part of God’s creation must remain connected to, and fed by, its source for it to remain alive and well.

God said, “Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that has life” (Genesis 1:20).

He spoke to the waters to produce fish and other aquatic creatures. That is why the fish in the seas, oceans, lakes and rivers have to remain in the water to survive, because that is their source. If you were to take a fish out of water and put it on a beautifully wellstocked table, it would die because it is cut off from its source.

In the same way, God said: “Let the earth bring forth the living creature after its kind, cattle, creeping things and beasts of the earth after its kind, and it was so” (Genesis 1:24). So all land animals actually came from the earth and that is why they must remain on the land in order to stay alive. No land animal can successfully live permanently under water.

Even though man’s physical body came from the ground, his breath came from God. Any man who is cut off from God, his source, is actually spiritually dead. That is why Jesus said, “You must be born again” (John 3:7). If you are born again, the Bible says you are born again by the word of God. As such you must remain connected to your source which is the word of God, which itself is God. By not staying in the word, you are starving your spirit of the material needed to survive, grow and function normally.

It is therefore time for each of us to make a quality decision to remain connected to the word of God at all times, which is all the nourishment we need. We must read and study God’s word every day, meditate on it, keep speaking about it and putting it into practice and then we will be sure by His grace of eternal life.

Bro Stephen Ogenga (Kampala, Uganda)

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