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You Must Be Born Again

Post  Guest on Fri 14 Dec 2007, 5:35 am

You Must Be Born Again

A
woman once asked this great preacher George Whitefield, why he so often
preach from the text (You must be born again) (Madam he said) because
you must be born again. This is the root of the gospel; it is a great
gospel theme. The story is in John 3 this story gives us the fact; the
statement in (John 1) gives us the formula. Taken together the mystery
is plain. John 1:11-13 {even, in his own land and among his own people,
the Jews, he was not accepted. Only a few would welcome and
receive him. But to all who received him, he gave the right to become
children of God. All they needed to do was to trust him to save them.
All those who believe this are reborn!--not a physical rebirth
resulting from human passion or plan--but from the will of God.} John
3:1-13 {after dark one night a Jewish religious leader named Nicodemus,
a member of the sect of the Pharisees, came for an interview with
Jesus. ``Sir,'' he said, ``we all know that God has sent you to teach
us. Your miracles are proof enough of this.'' 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.'' ``Born again!'' exclaimed
Nicodemus. ``What do you mean? How can an old man go back into his
mother's womb and be born again? ''Jesus replied, ``what I am telling
you so earnestly is this: Unless one is born of water and the Spirit,
he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. Men can only reproduce human life,
but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven; so don't be surprised
at my statement that you must be born again! Just as you can hear the
wind but can't tell where it comes from or where it will go next, so it
is with the Spirit. We do not know on whom he will next bestow this
life from heaven ``what do you mean?'' Nicodemus asked. Jesus replied,
``you, a respected Jewish teacher, and yet you don't understand these
things? I am telling you what I know and have seen--and yet you won't
believe me. But if you don't even believe me when I tell you about such
things as these that happen here among men, how can you possibly
believe if I tell you what is going on in heaven? For only I, the
Messiah, have come to earth and will return to heaven again.} Hear is a
teacher of the law and he did not recognized the time of the Messiah
visitation. Necodemus was lost, even though he was a Jew and of the
strictest sect, which was at that time was the Fharisees. (A) he was
politically a member of the Sanhedrin. (B) Socially, a master in
Israel and (C) Religiosity, model of a Priest, yet in all this he
needed to be born again, of the Spirit. He needed a new birth if he was
to go to Heaven, as all of us do! See flesh and blood cannot enter into
heaven but the spirit can? Let me elaborate about the Spirit of Jesus.
When you ask Jesus to save you and to come into your life; He does He
sends you His Spirit which is Holy and it is that Spirit that quickens
your body to heaven. The Father in all His holiness cannot look upon
sin, and the only thing we got going for us is the righteousness of the
Spirit of Christ. You see it was all foretold in the Old Testament. At
first the people needed to kill an animal with no defect to transfer
their sins into it, that just cover their sins it didn’t take them
away. When John the Baptist saw Jesus he said behold the Lamb of God
that takes away the sins of the world. So for God to accept you-- you
must be Holy. So when He sees the blood as the ultimate sacrifice for
your sins He will let you into his presence. And for this you must be
born again. Zechariah 4:6 {So he answered and said to me: "This is the
word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: `Not by might nor by power, but by My
Spirit,' says the Lord of hosts.} Yes and only by the Spirit you can be
save. So why don’t you ask Him to come into your life and save you
today. This is the nature of the New birth. That which is born of the
flesh is flesh but that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Three
negatives (a) Not of human descent. ( Not of Blood.) (b) Not of human
desire. ( Not… of the will of the flesh.) (c) Not of human design. (
Not… of the will of man.) Three positives. (a) Man must believe on His
name. ( Jesus-Yeshua the Savior) (b) Man must receive. (c) God works
the regenerating miracle. (Become one with Him) You are like a cocoon
in the natural, but once you been born again you become a beautiful
butterfly. You must believe and be Baptized of the water and of the
word. I dedicate this letter to all who are not born again. Hoping to
make you understand more plainly the simplicity of salvation.
Anastasia Martone

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Re: You Must Be Born Again

Post  Waqar Daniel on Fri 14 Dec 2007, 12:01 pm

Anastasia, may Heavenly Father bless you more and more with His understanding, knowledge and wisdom through our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ, so that you may touch countless hearts, in Jesus name. AMEN.

Your post is perfect in every respect and yes we all need to be born again. To me, born again is surrending everything, our entire liberty / freedom, memory, understanding, thoughts, pleasures in front of Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ and become a new person who is guided, by the will and grace of our Heavenly Father through our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.

Unless and until we don't die in our old ways, Jesus Christ will never become alive in us. When die to our old ways, Jesus Christ is alive in us and makes us a new living being.

God bless you and your family

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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the LORD Jesus Christ. (Philemon 1:3)


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Post  saved on Fri 14 Dec 2007, 2:17 pm

Thank you for a faith-inspiring article which answers many questions. I am still in the learning process and have learnt many new things through your and Lee's articles.

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