YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN
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. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus. This week we want to talk about what really happens when you receive Jesus. This has nothing to do with belonging to a denomination, or to a group of people who believe in a certain way. It’s about a new birth.
Your DNA might reveal what abilities or disabilities you have, what addictions you are prone to, what diseases you might acquire, but it doesn’t contain the half of who you are. Your body is separate from your spirit. Just as your body was born, your spirit must also have a birthdate.
God is Spirit. To be a part of His kingdom, part of His family, our spirits must be born into it. We become God’s children – a part of God’s Kingdom when our spirits are born anew, when we are given God’s Holy Spirit. Being born anew is an invisible birth. It happens like back in the old days, in churches, in tax collector’s homes during dinner, in upper rooms during prayer, in jails during moments of great sorrow, even on deathbeds when it’s almost too late.
Being born anew begins with a choice. Some people refuse being born anew and choose to stay with their religion or church organization which has nothing to do with being born anew. This is what God is interested in. It is being born of the Spirit which He is, Spirit. It is the only part we play in becoming a citizen in God’s kingdom. It is free for the asking and it happens the moment we cry out to God and invite Him in our lives, we allow Him to change us, forgive us, make us righteous (see Luke 11:9-13).
Every day is another opportunity for a spiritual birthday. Experience what God has to offer.