As we walk in the fullness of the Holy Spirit’s Baptism, Christ will become increasingly significant and precious to us. Conversely, we short-circuit our rebirth’s wiring when we walk in the flesh.
The majority of today’s believers who are searching specifically for comfort, warmth, rest, peace, nourishment, and fellowship have attempted to get what they want either from the CHURCH or the world by trying a variety of unsuccessful schemes. In short, these believers have ended up substituting all kinds of earthly “stuff” for God’s supernatural “stuff,” only to learn that their “inner” hunger has not been satisfied!
Nature not only depicts how this old Earth renews itself but also nature reflects how humans renew themselves through their natural nightly sleep and restoration, and daily waking patterns. Nature also mirrors the supernatural (spiritual life). Just as the Earth dies each Fall, sleeps throughout Winter, awakens in Spring, and ripens during Summer, we who have been born again and saved from the wrath of God yet to come upon this old Earth not only must die daily, but also we must face many dying, resting, blossoming, and maturing seasons in our own lives.