How to be Born Again

Born again is not a strange term to many people by now. A lot may not understand what it is but they must have heard it before. Before we look at how to be born again, we need to understand what we mean by being born again.

What it means to Be Born Again

To be born again is to repent and be converted, It’s to accept Jesus as your lord and savior, to submit to God, to be translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. Born again is to be placed on a platform where you can live like God.

How Man Got The Sin Nature

The sin of Adam caused the spirit of natural man to be separated from God. Through the sin of Adam, the nature of man was changed from that of God to the sin nature. Since God cannot behold sin, the spirit of man was separated from God. Once it was separated it was dead. Therefore everyone born into this world is spiritually dead.

What It Means To Be Spiritually Dead

To be spiritually dead means your spirit has been separated from God. God is a spirit and only relates with our spirit. When the spirit is cut off with God, there’s no more fellowship, communication with God. The spirit is completely witheld from any access to God. Once you are disconnected from God your spirit is dead.

To be born again is simply reconnecting the spirit with God. Once the spirit is reconnected, life comes back to it. The relationship with God is build again. At this point, the spirit is born of God or born again.

How To Be Born Again in The Bible

The fundamental thing here is to be willing to accept Jesus into your heart. The born again Christian is a believer who is willing to repent, forsake sin The man must be willing to live for God and take up the life of God.

Proverbs 24:12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

Once you have made up your mind to be born of God, to forsake sin and be willing to live a righteous life of God, then you pray and seek the help of God to change you,

Dear Jesus thank you for saving my life, I repent of all my sins, please forgive me and take me as your son. I surrender my life to you. Live in my heart lord Jesus, be my Lord and savior from today. I pray in Jesus name. Amen.”

Born again is completely a spiritual thing. Our life is totally naked to God. God looks at the heart, not our faces. Once you pray that sincere prayer, God has forgiven you, he is a father, he loves and longs to see us come back home like the prodigal son. He will embrace, kiss and take you back as a father.

This is the beginning of your relationship with the almighty God who is now your father.

The Evangelism

Proverbs 24:11 If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;
Proverbs 24:12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

To turn men to God is the work of every believer. Once you have been turned to God, you have the responsibility to turn others too. This is a command from God himself.

Life After Salvation

After being born again, the next most important thing is to build your spirit. Your spirit is what relates with God, therefore you must build it, feed it, sharpen it to make it sensitive to God.

The food of the spirit is the revealed knowledge of the word of God. This is what you must spend time to eat day and night. This is your life.

Proverbs 24:13 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:
Proverbs 24:14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

The revealed knowledge of the word of God is the honey. The revealed word of God is sweeter than honey. The word of God is a spirit, that’s why it must be revealed.

The word of God is the power and the wisdom of God. The word of God is God, the word of God created the heaven and the earth.

The word of God is what is upholding the sun, moon, stars. You need to understand who the word of God is. It will determine the level of value you attach to eating it every day.

Who is The Word Of God

Jesus is the word of God. The bible said it was the word of God that turned to flesh and took up the name Jesus for the purpose of salvation.

St. John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

In the book of revelation the bible said his original name is called “the word of God”

In the book of Colossians, it’s proved that it was the word of God that created everything including you, the heaven and earth. The word of God created all the angels including the ones now called Satan and his demons.

Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Colossians 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

One very important thing you need to note here is that everything that the word of God created can only be maintained, sustained by the word of God.

I don’t know whether God has another power or another source of power, but the word of God is the only power we know that God has and the only source of the power of God according to the bible.

St. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The above scripture explains everything by telling us that the word of God is the almighty God himself. This is a great revelation. This means when you eat the word, you are eating the almighty God himself, and this is the only way we can be transformed to be like him, eating the revealed word.

At least these should help you enough to be able to determine how much value you should place on the word of God. It should determine how much time you want to spend to eat the revealed word everyday.

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Philippians 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

How To Be Born Again in The Spirit

I don’t know why people ask this question. This should be lack of understanding. Born again is completely a spiritual thing. It happens only in the human spirit. The flesh is totally out of it.

This is where a lot of people get it wrong. It’s only the human spirit that is born again. It’s the spirit that is righteous, sanctified, made holly at the point where a man is born again.

All the bad knowledge that had on how to do evil, the urge to smoke, drink, lie, fornicate, and all the bad things you used to do, they are still logged in your members.

Need To Renew Your Mind

It’s possible to attain perfection as a believer, one of such routes to engage is mind renewal. Even the bible has said that all things are possible with God.

For this reason, after being born again, you have to renew your mind using the knowledge of the word of God. This is a complete change of your thought pattern from the world’s view to that of God.

It’s the knowledge of the word that will now kill the urge to commit sin. This is what Apostle Paul mean by dieing daily. So we use the knowledge of the word of God to help our bodies to be dead to sin.

What it Means To Die to The Flesh or To Die To Sin.

To die to sin means to be insensitive to it. It means every urge to commit sin is dead. But this happens gradually depending on your level of commitment to getting the revealed knowledge of the word of God.

You should understand that sin was committed by the body. The ability to control emotions has a lot to do with sin consciousness. Satan played with Eve’s mind to convince her to eat the apple. Therefore it was the flesh that connive with the mind to commit the sin, but the spirit was punished too.

Yes, the spirit was punished by being separated from God, and once a spirit is being separated from God, that spirit is dead, this is what is known as spiritual death.

How To Be born again Bible Verse

St. John 3:3 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.

St. John 3:4 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?

St. John 3:5 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.

St. John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

St. John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

St. John 3:8 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.

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