WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN
But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. Romans 6:17-18
MORE ABOUT THAT FIRST MEETING
Not one person told me that by being born again Jesus expected me to change my life.
HOW IT SHOULD’VE HAPPENED
Jesus is serious commitment. Don’t believe me, see Isaiah chapter 55. Then shoot headlong for 1 John, all of it. God has expectations. Know what you’re signing up for.
God requires some changes.
In order to see success from someone being born again and saved they should know what God requires. Fair right?
WHAT DOES FAITH HAVE TO DO WITH BEING BORN AGAIN
I assure you, walking after the spirit doesn’t happen on accident.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13
Being born again mean things SHOULD change.
In John 5 Jesus said, Behold, thou are made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. In John 8, Jesus said unto her, neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me SHALL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS, but have the light of life.”
So many individuals diminish the power of God into a worldly sized box!
IS BEING SAVED DIFFERENT
DOES THIS ALL REALLY MATTER
In truth, absolutely! Because, if you want freedom, you’ll be born again and live a life according to the Will of God. Jesus says, be hot or be cold but the lukewarm I will vomit out of my mouth.
So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of my mouth. Revelation3:16 CSB
Ouch! Can we blame him? I mean, let’s be real, who likes lukewarm coffee that’s been sitting around waiting to be enjoyed. Or that delicious stack of Oreos and milk that’s gone from cold to lukewarm. Yuck!
As a born again Christian, you have the mind of Christ who overcame sin and death so that you could have freedom! There are so many rich scriptures that tell the Truth of true freedom in Christ.
- RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD
- A NEW MAN
- DEAD TO SIN
- CLEANSED OF ALL SIN AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.
Jesus says we will know them by their fruit. Make your fruit delicious by living a life after the spirit as a born again follower of Christ.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:16-26
Make Jesus Your First Love
Receive the Truth; Accept His invitation to Holiness through Salvation. He wants you to live a born again life in abundance!
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places. Ephesians 1 17:20
Share how you were born again down in the comments. I’d love to hear your testimony.