The New Birth

 THE NEW BIRTH!!!

 

Beloved, did you know that there is a day of birth that is of more importance than the day of one’s birth here on this earth???  

IT IS CALLED “THE NEW BIRTH”!!!

The New Birth that The LORD God Almighty Jesus Christ offers is one of the joy of eternal salvation by The LORD Jesus Himself!!!

You may ask “What is The New Birth?” “How can I experience this New Birth?” “How can I be born again seeing how that I have already been born?” 

Well, Beloved, another person asked The LORD Jesus these very same questions when Jesus lived here on this earth.  The man was a Pharisee.  He was educated, intellectual…….yet he sought the knowledge that would only come from God Himself.

Let’s take a look at the conversation between the man, Nicodemus, and The LORD Jesus Christ recorded in John chapter 3 in God’s inerrant and infallible Word.

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.

 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?

 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.

 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

John 3:3-7

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When Nicodemus asked The LORD how this could happen, Jesus told him plainly the way to The New Birth. 

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

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.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 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.

 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

John 3:14-21

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Have you been born again, Beloved, or are you still walking about in spiritual death?  The spiritually dead walk about in life thinking they live….never realizing that they are as dead as those who abide in graves!!!  Their time on earth is spent walking about dead in this spiritual graveyard called Earth.  They laugh and play while never realizing that they are dead!!!

To receive of God’s eternal life and eternal salvation offered by God through His Son Jesus, we MUST be born again, Precious One. We must truly repent of our sin and be baptized in water in the Name of Jesus for forgiveness of sin just as The Word states plainly in Acts 2:38. After doing both of these things, we are then given the gift of The Holy Ghost which is the baptism that Jesus ALONE gives.  This is promised in Acts 2:38 and God keeps His promises, Beloved.  He is not a man that He should lie to us.

It matters not if people live life poor on this earth or if they live it rich.  It matters not if people are young or old.  It matters not if people are of great fame or receive no recognition at all by others while living here on this earth. It matters not if people are slim or fat.  For you see, Beloved, riches AND poverty end at the grave, Beloved.  Fame ends at the grave.  Our physical appearance ends at the grave.  Our flesh bodies are left to rot and decay in the grave and return to the dust after death.

The ONLY thing that matters in this earthly life is whether or not we have been born again in The LORD Jesus Christ!!!

The Bible, God’s inerrant and infallible Word, tells us plainly that our life here on earth are but as a vapor.  Take a look at a vapor.  It is but here to be seen for but a moment and then it is gone….never to be seen on earth again.  So it is with our flesh life. We are all here for but a moment and then we are gone.  We then enter eternity where we shall either live from that moment on eternally in Heaven or eternally in a devil’s eternally-burning hell as stated in God’s inerrant and infallible Word. 

Let us take a look at what God says about the extreme shortness of our flesh life as recorded in James 4:14.

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.

For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

James 4:14

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Beloved, let us spend this vapor of a life on earth seeking Jesus, loving Jesus, serving Jesus, and living for Jesus ALONE!!!

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May this be the very, very, very special day that many souls are born again through true repentance and water baptism in the Name of The LORD Jesus!!! 

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May today be the very, very, very special day that The LORD God Almighty Jesus Christ Himself wishes YOU….“HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!”   

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Evangelists Stephen and Bonita Ann (Logsdon) Richie
 Living Hope In Jesus
http://www.livinghopeinjesus.com

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THERE’S NO CHANCE IN ETERNITY TO CHANGE YOUR DESTINY!!!