What does it mean to be Born Again?

What does it mean to be Born Again?  For you to truly get freedom from attacks, you need to understand this first.

The New Birth

1 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”

Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”  Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”  Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”  10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? 11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the

condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

John 3:1-21

Nicodemus was a theological professor and a member in parliament, he paid his tithe from all his income, he fasted two days a week, he prayed two hours a day.  But look at what Jesus is asking Nicodemus in verse 10. “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?

Even in today’s modern world with millions of preachers about 95% of them are not born again and probably does not even know what it means.  This is scary as they are the teachers of the gospel.

It is very easy to say that I believe the Bible. It is very easy to say I know the Bible. It is even easier to say I’m a Christian but are you really a Christian?  Are you 100% sure that you will enter the kingdom of God (Heaven) when your physical body dies.

You might be a very good person doing wonderful deeds for your fellow man but have you really been born again!

Are you a new person in Jesus Christ?

Are you willing to deny yourself and give yourself completely over to Jesus Christ?  Are you willing to let Jesus Christ control your life?

Jesus did not say you ought to be born again He said you have to be born again if you want to enter the kingdom of God.

What Jesus was saying is that it is easy to say I’m a Christian but it is different matter to really know Jesus Christ.

You cannot just do the things to show people you’re a Christian; you need to know Jesus Christ Himself.

Jesus said this because he knows your heart.  Yes Jesus Christ knows every person’s heart.  He knows you say you love Him but He knows that your heart belongs to business or pleasure or even to Satan.

All the sins you’re doing each day comes from within.  It starts from the heart and once it reaches the mind you’re already making plans to fulfill that desire.  That is why God said guard your heart in His word (the Bible).

23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 4:23 (KJ)

There’s a lot of good people supporting the under privilege, but some people are doing it to be seen by others.  God looks at what’s inside your heart.  Even if man lived in paradise, he’ll still have an evil heart.

You can only change this if you give your heart to God to control completely.

Never please people please God.

Born again means to be “born from above.” Nicodemus had a real need. He was hungry to change and he needed a change of his heart – a spiritual transformation.

New birth, being born again, is an act of God whereby eternal life is imparted to the person who believes indicates that “born again” also carries the idea “to become children of God” through trust in the name of Jesus Christ.

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

Titus 3:5

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

1 Peter 1:3

29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.

1 John 2:29

 

Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

1 John 3:9

 

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:7

Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

1 John 5:1-4

 

18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.

1 John 5:18

12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 1:12-13

Why do you need to be born again?

And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,

Ephesians 2:1

To the Romans in Romans 3:23, the Apostle wrote, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, So, a person needs to be born again in order to have their sins forgiven and have a relationship with God.

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

Romans 3:23

How does that come to be?

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9

When a person is “saved,” he/she has been born again, spiritually renewed, and is now a child of God by right of new birth. Trusting in Jesus Christ, the One who paid the penalty of sin when He died on the cross, is what it means to be “born again” spiritually.

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

If you have never trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, how can you hear the Holy Spirit as He speaks to you? How will you hear the Holy Spirit when He warns you of danger?

Do you have what it takes to be a born again Christian?

Do you want a personal relationship with Jesus?

Don’t say the prayer just you want “fire protection”.

Become born again because you want to with all your heart.

Will you pray the prayer of repentance and become a new creation in Jesus Christ today?

12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 1:12-13

If you are tired of living a life without meaning in a materialistic world that lacks compassion and love, a world that has chosen mammon as it’s god and that will sacrifice anything and anybody to achieve its ultimate goal: “financial freedom”, then please consider the alternative.

Jesus Christ is waiting for you every single day to open up your heart to Him and to invite Him into your life. If you prayed this prayer with a sincere and a true heart – then you can be assured that the Lord has prepared a place for you in heaven.

Once you are ready to take the next step the following prayer will be your ticket to Eternity:

 

The Prayer that will change Your Eternal Destiny

“Father, I thank You that Jesus died for me. I confess I have broken Your laws. Forgive my sins. I receive the pardon right now. Lord Jesus, come into my life. Give me a new heart with new desires. And by Your Spirit, give me the power to live a life that is pleasing to You. Father please fill me with the Holy Spirit.  Thank you for forgiving me as You have promised. Thank You for the gift of eternal Life.”

Congratulations and welcome to the family of God. No matter what you’ve done in your life, you’ve received a full pardon in God’s eyes. That’s how easy it is for you.

But it was not free – it cost God the life of His beloved Son, Jesus Christ in your place. Just thank Him for loving you so much.

Write this date in your Bible as this is the date the new you were born.

This Chapter is the first Chapter in our book:  Only a Born-Again will enter Heaven.  Are you Ready?

It is so important that we had to add it to the Prayer Academy book as well.

I strongly recommend that you also read my book titled “Only a Born-Again will enter Heaven.  Are you Ready?” as this book will guarantee you that personal relationship with God the Father, God the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ the Son.  After reading this book you will also understand the Godhead (trinity) better.