YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 3:3. Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God.

There are basically two kingdoms that reign over men. These kingdoms are God’s kingdom and Satan’s kingdom. All men by virtue of our lineage from Adam and Eve have become subjects to Satan’s kingdom. Rom 5:12 KJV “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned”: Death and sin are not just actions or a state but spiritual entities that proceed from their master Satan. These are the taskmasters assigned to everyone born into this life. They rule men and manifest themselves through men. Death and sin became our very nature. When Pharisee Nicodemus visited the Lord Jesus, the Lord did not delay to tell him he must be born again. Sin and death cannot be part of the kingdom of God. You need to have eternal life, to be part of the kingdom of God. You MUST be born with a new life that would establish you in God’s kingdom.

We do not get into God’s kingdom by joining a church, or being a good person, but being born from above. How can one be born again? The Lord shows us how to be born again in John 3:5 KJV “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God”.

The agents of this new birth are the water and the Spirit. The water stands for the word of God. Eph 5:26 KJV” That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word”. Another scripture which shows us that, it is the word that gives us this new birth is 1Pe 1:23 KJV “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever”. The word and the Spirit always work together. The moment you believe what the word says the Spirit goes into action to create what the word says.

In this instant the word says. John 1:12 KJV” But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”: This is very simple but very true. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ today and receive this new life or to be born again. You express this through confessing Jesus as Lord of your life. Why not do so now so you can enter the kingdom of God. Read Romans 10:9&10 ‘Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and, in your heart, believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

PRAYER

Lord Jesus you are the only way to the kingdom of God. I accept you and believe you died and rose again. I declare you are the Lord of my life.

FURTHER STUDIES

John 3:8 KJV ‘The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit”.

1 Peter 1:23 KJV” Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever”.

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