You Must Be Born Again!
I hear people all the time say that they are a good person. While that may be so, being a good person has nothing to do with entering Heaven or the Kingdom of God. That’s the lie that people tell about Santa….. You know, be good and Santa will bring you lots of presents. Be bad, and you’ll get a bag of rocks.
We don’t go to heaven because we are good and we don’t go to Hell because we are bad. When the Father looks at you, He wants to see Jesus. Our Daddy God sent his Son, Jesus, to pay the price for the Sin of the whole world. Do you know the story in the Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve were tempted of the Devil and they believed the lie of the enemy? Sin entered the world that day. We didn’t put ourselves into that fallen state.
Guess what? We can’t redeem ourselves, either. I used to think that when we were Born Again that we were just restored to our former position. Now, I know different. Adam and Eve were capable of falling and they did. Jesus CANNOT fail. When we were Born Again, he brought us into the Kingdom with Him. He is the KING! We are His Children! 🙂
John Chapter 3:1-21
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
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.
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.
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.
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which 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 whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
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.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
All it really takes is to receive Jesus. Believe on Him. It’s the Finished Work that He did that will carry you to abundant life here on Earth and into the Gates of Glory for eternity!
God Bless You… through His Son, the Christ!
Please comment below and tell me if you have been BORN AGAIN!
Michelle Drinkard is a Powerful Woman of God who has been married to a Preacher of the Gospel for over 20 years. She is a mother to two amazing children! 🙂 She is helping people – one step at a time – to take control of their spending habits, build an income working from home and get out of debt with reality-based principles. Michelle will tell you like it is… in a REAL, no-fluff, back-to-basics way that produces RESULTS. Her goal is to see people completely FREE – Spiritually, Financially, and Physically!