Born again is to be born of God, it is to be born a new, the second time. The first birth was of the flesh by your biological mother. The second born is of the spirit, God himself has given birth to you, that’s wahy you now become a child of God. We will look at critical steps to take when you are ready to be born again.
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Who is a Born Again Christian
A born again christian is a christian who is now born again, likely the person had been a christian without being born again and one day he got convicted, believe, repent and get born again
Nicodemus must have been stunned when Jesus said, “You must be born again.” It wouldn’t seem shocking if Christ had said that to Zacchaeus the tax collector or may be to the thief on the cross or to the woman caught in adultery.
Nicodemus was one of the great religious leaders of his time. Still, he was searching for reality.
Being born again is not going to church, many church people are not born again. There are many in church still searching, trying to understand what this term means.
You may go to church and yet there is an empty place in your heart, and something inside tells you that you’re not really right with God.
You need to be right with God, you need to reconcile with God, you need to be at peace with God, you need to be in relationship with God. This is what it means to be born again.
Nicodemus fasted two days a week. He spent two hours every day in prayer. He tithed, yet Jesus said that Nicodemus must be born again. God looks at the heart.
Jesus could read the heart of Nicodemus and saw that Nicodemus had covered himself with religion but had not yet found fellowship with God.
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
12 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:
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
To be born again means that “[God] will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you” (Ezekiel 36:26). “Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). We are “partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4); we have “passed from death into life” (John 5:24). The new birth brings about a change in our philosophy and manner of living.
The new birth changes our lives to that of God, it gives us a new life, a better life.
But Isaiah said that in the sight of God “all our righteousness are like filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6).
Some of us have changed on the outside to conform to certain social standards or behavior that is expected of us in our churches, but down inside we have never been changed.
That is what Jesus was talking to Nicodemus about. He said, “Nicodemus, you need changing inside,” and only the Holy Spirit can do that. Being born from above is a supernatural act of God.
The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin; He disturbs us because we have sinned against God. And then the Holy Spirit regenerates us. That is when we are born again.
The Holy Spirit comes to live in our hearts to help us in our daily lives. The Spirit of God gives us assurance, gives us joy, produces fruit in our lives and teaches us the Scriptures.
John 3:1- 8
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doesn’t, except God be with him.
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.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 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.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 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.
Who Is A Believer
A believer is someone that believes in the saving work of Christ. You heard the message, you listen to the word of God and you believed and confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.
You believed that jesus came and died in your place to save you, you have accepted the saving grace of God.
The devil will never want you to believe this. Satan does not want you to be saved so that you go to hell with him. A believer is someone that is born of God, Jesus lives in your heart. As a believer, you are now a child of God, an heir of the kingdom of God.
steps to take when being born again
Step 1 – Hear the Word Of God
If you are on this page, you are hearing the word of God now, God is talking to you now. When you meet the word of God, you meet with God one on one.
Step 2 – Believe The Word Of God
The word of God you hear has the power to convict you, create faith in your heart to believe in God.
We walk with God by faith. We do not see God because he is a spirit, but we still believe that God exist, he is our creator. Now it’s time to believe that he lives in us. This is how we develop faith in God.
Step 3 – Make up Your Mind To Accept And Receive Jesus Into Your Heart
God can live in our heart. Once you repent of your sins and invite Jesus to live in your heart through a simple prayer, you have just created a relationship with God. This is what we mean by being born again or being born of God.
Because God is a spirit, it also mean that you are being born of the spirit.
Make up your mind to be acquainted with nothing except you have Jesus first.
Step 4- Pray This Simple Prayer
If you are ready to yield your spirit, soul and body, to submit to the lordship of Jesus Christ and be born of God. Please take on this simple prayer;
I am happy to know, understand and accept that you died to save my soul. Today I have decided to repent of my sins and ask for your forgiveness.
I submit to you as my lord and savior and pray that you live in my heart from now on. Thank you Jesus for saving my soul and granting me eternal life. For I pray in Jesus name. Amen.
Let your holy spirit take over my heart and baptize me afresh. I live for you Jesus and forever. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
Step 5 – Life After Salvation; Stay on the Word Of God.
once you have prayed the above prayer and believe in your heart, you are now born again, looks too simple, yes, that is how simple God has made salvation to be, yet many would want to miss. i thank God you are not among them in Jesus name.
just believe God for what has happened to you today, you are now a child of God, born of God, an heir of the kingdom of God You have just been translated from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. Your life is hid with Christ in God.
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
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The Mystery of the New birth
There is a mystery to the new birth. Jesus said, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes” (John 3:8).
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