Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
– John 3:3
For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
– Romans 8:13
If the power of the Gospel is to be fully realized in the life of a believer, then that believer must first be emptied. The principle of the Gospel is always “first death, then life.”
One must die to himself then live in Christ, that means 100 percent denial of self, anything that points to oneself as long as it is SELF must die first in order for Christ to come in. One can only serve one master… self or CHRIST?