Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | February 24, 2014

NEW BIRTH


“Jesus replied, ‘With all the earnestness I possess I tell you this: Unless you are born again, you can never get into the Kingdom of God.’ ” (John 3: 3)

Holy Spirit has guided this week’s writing to speak to those of you who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus or, to those of you who have come to a dead-end in your relationship with Him.

A conversation between Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader and Jesus is covered in John 3:1-7. In verse 6 Jesus says, “Men can only reproduce human life, but the Holy Spirit gives NEW LIFE from heaven.”

In a past article I spoke of God’s nature which is LOVE (Agapa). Christianity is God imparting His nature to our spirits; recreating them. Ezekiel 36: 26 becomes prophecy fulfilled; “And I will give you a NEW heart – I will give you NEW and right desires – and put a NEW spirit within you. I will take out your stony hearts of sin and I will give you NEW hearts of love.” Heart and spirit is the same thing; your spirit is your REAL SELF (your conscience).

So what He was saying to Nicodemus was, “I’m going to take out the old self and give you a NEW SELF that is born of Me. I am going to give birth to a New Self in you. The New Self will know Me and will understand Me and will enjoy My company. Holy Spirit will take all of My abilities and My nature and impart them into your New Self.”

What I say is true; it is the reality of God breaking into the sense realm of fallen man. It is God imparting His own nature into the human spirit. “And He (Jesus) is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature.” (Hebrews 1:3). Holy Spirit changes our nature to become like Jesus Christ’s!

Colossians: Chapter 1 says all this very well and it would be more understandable to read it in the New International Version or the Living Bible translation. I draw attention to verse 27: “And this is the secret: that Christ in your hearts (spirits) is your only hope of glory.” (Living Bible)

Matthew 5:3, “Blessed are the POOR in spirit (hungry in heart)…for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” We must know that we NEED salvation. The Bible says, “For ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3: 23) All of us are sinners and face God’s judgment. The consequence of sin is separation from God (go back and read earlier articles). Since God is the SOURCE of LIFE, eternal separation from Him means ETERNAL DEATH (Romans 6: 23). John 3:16 clearly states how you can have salvation and eternal life. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5: 8).

Have you personally trusted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? If so, then on the authority of God’s Word you have eternal life.

IF NOT…you can trust Him right now! The Bibles says, “EVERYONE who calls on the name of the Lord WILL be saved” (Romans 10: 13). You can receive Jesus as Lord of your life RIGHT NOW by praying a prayer like this:

“Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and I need Your forgiveness. I believe that You are the Son of God and that You came to this earth as God in the flesh; that You loved me so much, You chose to die for my sins. You were raised from the dead and are alive in heaven right now and will soon come back for all who know You as Lord. I want You to come into my life and into my heart right now and take the sin from my life. I want to turn away from my sins and live for You. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Amen.”

Be ASSURED of your salvation; BELIEVE by faith you are a NEW CREATION and Holy Spirit will begin to change you…from the inside to the outside. You will NEVER BE THE SAME and for the first time you will experience the PEACE in knowing you have ETERNAL LIFE! The presence of the LIVING GOD (Holy Spirit) now lives within you to make you into the image of JESUS. There is nothing you have to do except believe that He IS ABLE to make all things NEW!

God bless you as you begin NEW LIFE!


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