"REBORN" CLOTHED WITH POWER?LUKE 24:44-49
The very last time Jesus spoke to his disciples after his resurrection, he said:
"I spoke to you while I was with you, that all things written in the law of Moses and in the Prophets and Psalms about me must be fulfilled. He then opened up their minds to fully grasp the meaning of the Scriptures, and said to them: It is written it will occur this way; the Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, (then) on the basis of his name 'a change of heart for the reversal of sin would be preached in all nations starting from Jerusalem, you are to be witnesses of these things. Look! I am sending to you that which is promised by my Father. You, live in this city until you become clothed with power from on high.” Luke 24:44-49 Westcott & Hort.
The last two things Jesus did was, to open his disciples' minds to understand the scriptural prophecies that he had fulfilled and promise them a covering or clothing of special power to come from heaven. This unique power elevated them to a higher level as God's 'Sons', even though their bodies still carried inherited Adam deficiency. The 'power' was legally purchased from God by the obtained value of Christ's compensating ransom sacrifice. It was able to buy a reversal of Adamic sin and forgiveness of personal sins. This power acts like a cloaking or covering; masked their inherited Adamic substandard condition from God's view, blotted out by Jesus' compensating and re-balancing ransom. "Through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned. Death ruled as king from Adam down. For as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive” Rom 5:12,14. "However, now Christ has been raised up from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep [in death]. For since death is through a man, resurrection of the dead is also through a man. For as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all can be made alive" 1 Cor 15:20-22. [Bible definition of SIN (hamartia) falling below Gods standard, imperfect, substandard.]
This elevating 'cloaking device' is provided to each of the Kingdom recruits. When covered by this 'cloak', it is as if they had died and were 'born again', neutralising the effects of the Adamic and personal sin. According to Romans 6:7, "For he who has died has been acquitted from sin". Death acquits a person of his personal and inherited sin or imperfections. So, by applying this unique power, they 'die' by being baptised into Christ's death and are reborn and so, are acquitted of all accountability to inherited and personal sin. They are bought an immediate rebirth and so decontaminated of sin, which qualifies and enables them to be adopted as Sons of God. Christ eliminated their Adamic and personal sin by an application of power from the value of his ransom sacrifice.
Adam's independence rebellion lost him and all human descendants the continued application of Gods life support systems providing perpetual physical life making humans substandard (sinful). Jesus counter balanced this situation with his loyal sacrificial death. This obtained the massive credit value with which Jesus was able to purchased extensive credit value from God. Before these born again selected recruits are killed by the inherited Adam death disease, they receive an application of this accredited power and are upgraded to an imputed higher standard that is required for admission into God's family as His Sons. By purchase acquitted of their inherited sin and death disease, each of them can now, in the same way as Jesus sacrifice their 'new' clean sin-free lives as true Sons of God. Their new born lives also carry a credit value on their own merit. They, like Jesus, are killed off or die illegally in the loyal service of God, so the value of their clean sacrificed lives they can also claim and be granted accredited power on the alter of God.
Toward the end of the first century generation, this clothing or cloaking arrangement came to an end, when the last born again Sons illegally died. Since then, there have been no others. The scriptures inform us there will yet be a second recruitment period of born again Sons of God at the beginning of Christ's second presence. It is then we will see further 'Sons of God' again walk the earth, having received the reactivation of this cloaking arrangement. New information on the time for the start of Christ's second presence is now become available.
For more information see:
REVEALING THE SONS OF GOD
KINGDOM OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHRISTIANS OF ALL DENOMINATIONS