Saturday, October 24, 2009

Born Again



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. (KJV)

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (KJV)

Personal relationship with Jesus starts when you pray
a simple prayer like this:

God be merciful to me a sinner! I believe Jesus Christ died on the Cross for me, that God rose him on the 3rd day, and that His Precious Blood will cleanse me from all my sins. Forgive me of my sins and come into my heart as my Lord and my Savior. Help me Lord to do thy will each day. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (KJV)

John 3:4-7 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. (KJV)

The picture above captures it all. As soon as you finish praying to God such a prayer 9worded as you like) and you mean it, Jesus hold you up as a newborn and starts his personal relationship with you. No other religion offers anything like this.

Up to this point, you were on your own. You have friends and loved ones, but really no one that knows you really. What kind of life you had did not matter; it may have been a pretty good life or had plenty of troubles. Somehow, you wondered what was to come, who is right.

Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. (KJV)

Accepting Jesus is by faith, which means it is something not seen but believed in. Doing good deeds may be nice but will not save you. Now that you are Born Again perhaps, write this date down to remember it like a birthday. Also, let me know you accepted Jesusclip_image004 Now, go to church to hear the WORD preached and be with other Christians especially since Jesus’ return is getting close.

Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (KJV)

Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (KJV)

Reading the Bible is how you get to know Jesus and why he came and to get ready to hang in there.

Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (KJV)

Knowing Jesus and keeping your relationship with him you can by faith be steadfast, and you can hold fast, and stand fast, in your faith by persevering/enduring to the end (Jesus’ return).

Heb 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; (KJV)

Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. (KJV)

Gal 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (KJV)

Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (KJV)


3340 metanoeo (met-an-o-eh'-o); from 3326 and 3539; to think differently or afterwards, i.e. reconsider (morally, feel compunction): KJV-- repent.


3341 metanoia (met-an'-oy-ah); from 3340; (subjectively) compunction (for guilt, including reformation); by implication reversal (of [another's] decision): KJV-- repentance.

com⋅punc⋅tion [kuhclip_image005m-puhngk-shuhclip_image005[1]n]

–noun a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse. any uneasiness or hesitation about the rightness of an action.

These words are often misused and Christians can tell you you got to change from about anything they want often nothing to do with the Bible.

You know you repented when you accepted Jesus. You once did not believe he was the Son of God and now you do. You are finding as time goes on many things are different and that you have changed in many ways. We love to say we did a 180-degree turn around from heading to hell and now heading to Heaven. This is very easy for you to see but others may have a hard time seeing you past verses you walk since you meant Jesus.

Once you did not believe and so it was hard to believe God is real let alone sent his Son to shed his Blood for our sins. But now Saved we actually have the proof we fought so hard to get while in unbelief. Proof is daily that God is REAL and Jesus is with us. Faith still a main stay in Christianity as we see through a glass darkly but soon we will see clearly. We see enough now to know God of the Bible is REAL.

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