The rebirth which the Lord Jesus spoke about to Nicodemus is the rebirth of the spirit. To be born again is not a matter related to our body, as Nicodemus thought, nor is it a matter related to our soul, because not only is the “body of sin” to be made of none effect (Rom. 6:6), but also “they who are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and its lusts” (this is the soul) (Gal. 5:24). We ought to especially emphasize that regeneration is the impartation of God’s life into man’s spirit. Because Christ has made redemption for our soul and destroyed the principle of the flesh, we who are one with Him can have a share in His resurrected, deathless life. Our being one with Christ’s death and our initial step of obtaining His resurrection life are in our spirit. To be born again is completely a matter in the spirit; it has no relationship with the soul or the body.