When you are born again.
When you gave your life to Christ, God released a seed with unlimited potential into your heart, which God expects to become the operating system of your life. It was then your responsibility to create an atmosphere for that seed to thrive and grow. (Philippians 2:12)
Again, when you received that seed which indicated your reconciliation to God, access with God (John 1:12, Romans 8:15b) was created with which you can ventilate the atmosphere of the seed and give it more effrontery to extend its influence in your heart. Through the influence of that seed, you will grow in your walk with God to the point when your decision-making processes will be influenced by the word of God. At that point, the seed now permeates your existence, determining your actions and your reactions.
You need to understand the kind of investment that God makes in the life of a man that He is hoping to use as an instrument.
Jesus used an illustration to describe the concept of being born-again in His discussion with Nicodemus the Jewish teacher. Jesus was speaking from the realm of life while Nicodemus was speaking from the realm of intellect. Hence, Jesus had to use an illustration instead of a definition to aid Nicodemus’ comprehension.
“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8, NKJV)
By the wind, He was using a metaphor to talk about the influence of the Spirit of God upon the heart and the life of a man. This illustration that Jesus gave is not the description of a spiritual baby, but of a person in whose life the seed of regeneration has gained so much root that the basis of his influence, decision-making and behaviour is as a result of the influence of the wind which is the Spirit of God. In the life of this personality, the Lord has found an expression that is so practical, and influence in him that is so strong.
If you tell a doctor about the symptoms of the health challenge you have, he can tell you the name of the infirmity. But the knowledge he has is not as superior as the experience of that infirmity. If you have the infirmity, you don’t need a doctor’s explanation to let you know what you are experiencing. Thus, your experience is superior to the knowledge of the doctor.
Jesus’ illustration was experiential such that Nicodemus could not use his mind to label the Spirit. It is like the wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes.
The fact that you gave your life to Christ and became regenerated does not mean that you have attained this level. Nevertheless, men that have attained to this level are God’s strategic instruments in the institutions of a nation in order to redeem a corporate persona from the onslaught of the kingdom of darkness to derail a nation from the path of prophecy.
Help me Lord Jesus