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Is the spirit of man reserved exclusively for the Spirit of God to communicate?

I understand this passage to declare that Adam died spiritually and was cut off and separated from God.  John also tells us that we must be born again referring to man's spirit.  Does this mean that man's spirit is exclusively reserved to worship, fellowship, and interact with God?  

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, the original purpose of the spirit within humans (as indicated in the question) was to allow them to have unique communion and fellowship with God. However, the fall of humans into sin through the exercise of their free will irretrievably broke this fellowship, and corrupted the spiritual component that God created within them. Even saving faith itself is now a gift of God, and not of our own doing (Ephesians 2:8-9). The result (as Paul described in Romans 7) is that, even within Christians, there is a continual spiritual struggle between the law of God and the law of sin. It is only through the working of the Holy Spirit following faith in Christ that the regeneration of the spirit can begin, but it will not be completed (even for Christians) in this life.

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