KEY SCRIPTURE: John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”.
Nicodemus a religious leader visited the Lord Jesus and started acknowledging by saying that the miraculous powers demonstrated by the Lord reveals that God was with Him. The Lord quickly answered him in a way that could be judged as an answer out of contest. The Lord knows what the heart and mind of every person seek: God always relate with us on the bases of what we need irrespective of what we may be saying.
The Lord answered him “verily I say unto you, except a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”.
This statement was emphatic and straight forward. If you would want to see the kingdom of God, you must be born again. The word “must” gives no ambiguity or alternatives. There is no other way that a man can be saved unless he or she is born again.
What is born again? To be born again is a supernatural experience in which a man through faith acknowledges Jesus as his Lord and saviour. This act of faith results in a supernatural transformation right within you. (John 1:12&13) Romans 10:9,10 reads “That if thou shall confess with the mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God has raised Jesus from the dead, thou shall be saved, for with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”.
Jesus explained further to Nicodemus that one is born again through the agency of the Spirit and water. Well the water in this context is the word of God. 1st Peter 1:23 ” Being born again not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abides forever”. The word of God is Spirit and life (John 6:63). One must hear the word and believe that Jesus died for his sins and rose again after the third day. Anyone who believes this and confesses with his mouth that Jesus is his Lord shall be born again.
Why must we be born again? We must be born again because man is born a sinner and therefore spiritually dead. Romans 3:23, Romans 5:1-2. Any man born into this life or by physical birth is dead unto God, he must receive life which is only possible by accepting Jesus as his Lord and saviour.
Lord Jesus, you came into this life to save my soul, I accept you as my saviour and confess you as the Lord over my life. Thank you Lord for saving my soul.
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”;
Titus 2:11-12 ” For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world”;