So the only way your spirit can become alive is through the new birth. And Jesus explains this ,too. Again, I want to show you what Jesus said in a more up-to-date language: John 3:13-18 (MSG)
13 "No one has ever gone up into the presence of God except the One who came down from that Presence, the Son of Man.
14 In the same way that Moses lifted the serpent in the desert so people could have something to see and then believe, it is necessary for the Son of Man to be lifted up— 15 and everyone who looks up to him, trusting and expectant, will gain a real life, eternal life.
16 "This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
17 God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.
No one goes to hell for being bad they go to hell for "unbelief".
The Message clarifies it for us: John 3:3-6 (MSG)
3 Jesus said, "You're absolutely right. Take it from me: Unless a person is born[spirit] from above, it's not possible to see what I'm pointing to—to God's kingdom." 4 "How can anyone," said Nicodemus, "be born[spiritual] who has already been born and grown up? You can't re-enter your mother's womb and be born again. What are you saying with this 'born-from-above' talk?" 5 Jesus said, "You're not listening. Let me say it again. Unless a person submits to this original creation—the 'wind hovering over the water' creation, the invisible moving the visible, a baptism into a new life—it's not possible to enter God's kingdom. 6 When you look at a baby, it's just that: a body you can look at and touch. But the person who takes shape within is formed by something you can't see and touch—the Spirit—and becomes a living spirit.
So we have in this life where the soul and the body are dominating because the spirit is dead. Man tries to bring the spirit alive through religious processes: meditation, all sorts of religious practices, Buddhism, Scientology, ritualism, cults of all sorts. They all fail because they are empty not true spiritual like God inteneded. So what do we do?
Nothing- for it has already been done. Watch this----
Jesus Brought Life to Us we can't do it!
Jesus came into this world to seek and to save. He brought life and light to this world. He had to explain this to a ruler of the Jews by the name of Nicodemus.
Let me show you how inverted , upside down this world is.
A boy meets a girl. They first engage in conversation and eventually go out on a date. After a while their physical attraction grows stronger and before long they have sex with each other. Then they think we are in love, but that my friend that is lust not love. They then get marry but the physical life plays out and before long they declare one or the other, I don’t love her or I don’t love him anymore. The physical has gone. I don’t know how many times I have seen this played out in marriages. It is tragic.
You see this is was never, ever the intent of how God set it up. Man and woman are to know each other first spiritually , next the soul( personality), and last after marriage the physical.
This holds true with same sex attraction it is purely physical and soulish. It is empty.
If you are in a relationship and it is purely physical(eros), I can guarantee it probably will not be a lasting one.
Then there is the body, the flesh- the physical area. This covers a number of things.
There is the over-emphasis on looks through clothes, through cosmetic surgery. The cosmetic business is a multi-billion dollar. A relative new area now is body art or tattoos. Did you know that Brazil, US, and Mexico are the three top countries for cosmetic surgery.
Then there is the health and physical fitness craze. There are so many diets today: The South Beach, Atkins, Keto, now I found a new one: the fasting diet. Then we have Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, etc and etc.
We have exercise programs “ad nausea”. There are gyms on every corner, today in the parks you will find literally thousands exercising, running, walking, riding bikes. We even have watches that help us keep in shape.
We try to perfect the body.