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#4 - What Does "BORN-AGAIN" Mean ?

 

Do you want to know about your future?
Without being Born-Again, you DON'T have a future!

Human beings do not choose to go to Hell.
Humans are already destined for Hell unless and until they choose to go to Heaven.


JOHN 3:36 - And he who believes in (has faith in, clings to, relies on) the Son of God has (now possesses) eternal life.
But whoever disobeys (is unbelieving toward, refuses to trust in, disregards, is not subject to) the Son of God
will never obtain (never experience) eternal life, and [instead] the wrath of God abides on him forever.
[God's displeasure remains on him; God's indignation hangs over him continually.]

Amplified Bible (AMP)

 

In the Gospel of John, Chapter 3, Christ Jesus explained to an extremely "Religious" Hebrew man that, while humans are born naturally (born of water), all humans are born spiritually unreceptive (spiritually dead) to God's spirituality.   And He explained that one absolutely MUST be "Born-Again", this time spiritually, or one will neither see nor enter the Kingdom of God (a reference to eternal life and eternal access to God).

If while someone were spiritually dead and spiritually unreceptive to God they receive spiritual life by being "Born-Again", that new spiritual life will come by means of the Word of God.

"Being born again, not of corruptible (unholy) genetic bloodlines,
but of incorruptible (Holy) spirituality, by the Word of God,
which lives and abides forever."

1 Peter 1:23 - Literal Expanded Version.

We are "Born-Again" by the Word of God that reveals Christ Jesus. God's Word will bring "religious" and spiritual liberty to believers, it will bring personal joy and it will bring spiritual blessing.

Through hearing the Word of God, by coming to the realization that Christ Jesus is God; the Messiah (Saviour); LORD of everything; creator of heaven and earth; your personal High Priest; your instructor in worship; and (Here is the big one!) was actually resurrected from the dead, one comes to "BELIEVE" the truth of the Gospel and to begin to have "FAITH" in Christ Jesus.

"FAITH comes by hearing, and hearing comes by the WORD OF GOD" !
Romans 10:17 - Literal Expanded Version.

Being "Born-Again" activates (catalyzes) one's capacity to become spiritually receptive to God's Holy Spirit, and to be made spiritually receptive to God's plan and purpose for the ages.

It puts one on God's short-list of people whose prayers He even hears!

Being "Born-Again" begins your new life as a Christian "Believer".

While being "Born-Again" is at Christianity's entry-level, it is still of utmost importance. For, when one is NOT "Born-Again", one could know the scriptures well and still not truly understand them from God's perspective.   When one is NOT "Born-Again", one will depend on outward ceremonies and rituals to fill the tangible spiritual void felt by those souls whom have no authentic, personal, spiritual contact with God.   It is supremely important to realize that NO outward religious ceremony or ritual can bring one to Christ Jesus. The issue is whether, or not, one is "Born-Again".

Being "Born-Again" gives one the opportunity to be taught by the Holy Spirit about the true meaning of however much of the Holy Scriptures one has read and absorbed.   When the Holy Spirit Of God teaches one the "Truth" from the Scriptures one will (then) see the sin(s) in their life that need to be confessed and repented-of, never to be committed again.   Without being "Born-Again" one will never be changed from an un-saved sinner to a saved sinner, and no one can effectively change themself - NOT to God's satisfaction!

Being "Born-Again" frees or releases one from "Religion", those former powerless rituals, those former worthless ceremonies, those former suspect sacraments - NOT found in the Holy Scriptures - that comprised one's former "Religious" and spiritual beliefs or practices.

The world is full of pious and devout "Religious" practitioners seeking and questing after transcendental contact and experiences with God.   While truly "Born-Again" believers in Christ Jesus have THAT much-sought-after spiritual contact with the REAL God which the other seekers and questers so ardently endeavor to encounter!

Experientially, those who truly ARE spiritually "Born-Again" KNOW IT. And they can tangibly FEEL IT just as well as everyone else who have been physically born (and are alive today) know and can tangibly feel their own physical existence.

 

Christ Jesus said: "Come To Me"

After The Five Thousand Were Fed...
The Gospel Of John, Chapter 6
35 Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.
36 But I said to you that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe.
37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.
38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
39 This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day.
40 For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day. (NASB)

People don't realize that after Christ Jesus offers them "Life" that there is a "Lifestyle" which goes along with that "New Life".
Obedience to the Word Of God is that "Lifestyle"!

 

God does not just call you to salvation through your belief in Christ Jesus,
after your salvation God calls you to obedience to His Word.

You had better believe it!

Any self-professed Christian who disputes obedience does not know or accept Scriptural evidence.

God indicates quite clearly that it is your post-salvation obedience which causes Him to realize
that you actually DO love Him as He wishes to be loved.

A fully informed (on your part) relationship; which can lead you to the oft-spoken-of communion & fellowship with God, which is so ardently sought-after by God-seekers & transcendental-questers of all sorts; is available to you whom love God enough to discover ALL He has revealed in His Word, Witness, Testimony and Counsel (The Bible).

God, Himself, promises this!

SIN! is not the biggest problem in this world...
The biggest problem is UNBELIEF...
And UNBELIEF! always leads to DISOBEDIENCE!
For God will NOT! shower you with blessings when you are in DISOBEDIENCE!
Just look at the nation Israel, from Moses-thru-Jesus, as a world-class example of DISOBEDIENCE!

God will always deal with you about TRUTH before He deals with you about the sin in your life & your obedience to His Word.

You must fully immerse yourself in His Word (like a type of Baptism) in order to know His spiritual truth.

You MUST do this in order to recognize the sin in your life, & do this in order to come to the point where you let Christ Jesus live in you (yielding your control over to Him) in order for Him to bring you into obedience to God, The Father.

There is NO other "Way"!

 

Most of today's spiritual seekers, today's transcendental questers, are outside the Body of Christ:

Which means, they are NOT SAVED!

There are FAR more souls, worldwide, seeking God in places & ways where God can NOT be found, than there are Scripturally astute, Holy Spirit taught, Word-oriented / Word-filled Christians who have genuine fellowship & communion with God.


 

It is because anyone could grow enormously in the knowledge of God's Word (and yet be lacking in the scriptural and spiritual understanding normally provided to "BORN-AGAIN" Christian believers, by God's Divine Grace, through the teaching Ministry of the Holy Spirit) we should all be vigilant about the intentions of our heart.

For "Theology", alone, does not guarantee a practical "Religion" or a form of Worship that is acceptable to God.
About which, see: Matthew 15:7-9 and Mark 7:6-7

New Testament references to reading and knowing the Holy Scriptures all refer to reading and knowing the HEBREW'S Holy Scriptures. (Today's Christian "OLD Testament" - aka: The "Tanakh")
Because, the New Testament had not, yet, been written and assembled at that time.
During the times of Christ Jesus there was no canon of New Testament Scripture.
At that time, there was only the canon of Hebrew Holy Scripture in existence.


 

REMEMBER THIS

REPENT is the 1st command in the Gospels!

It's never really THE END, eternally, except for some "Religious" fakers & frauds among those other lost souls whom will NOT come to repentance !   You, individually, CAN come to Christ Jesus for forgiveness of your sins !

The farther you get from God, the longer you stay apart or away from God, the harder your heart will become. Until, for YOU, making a commitment to God moves from improbable, to almost impossible, and eventually becomes completely impossible - FOREVER !




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