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To Successfully Fulfill Your Purpose in Life, You Must be Born Again


Jesus said, "You must be born again."  Nicodemus didn't have a clue what Jesus meant.  He asked, 'How can I be born again?"  It's a great question.  The answer is, "you must believe in Jesus for deliverance from your sins."  Being born again is getting started on the road to spiritual success.  Once you get started, hopefully, you take ground, hold the ground, and go on to total victory.

Of course, if you are born again, there is nothing to be proud about.  The Father had to draw you or you would never have believed.  Everything good comes from God.  Also, being born again is just the very start of your walk with God.  You are born a baby.  Now, God expects that you will grow up into the fullness of Him.  He has provided the Church for the purpose--not the make-believe church but the true Church that is built according to the pattern of Scripture.

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When you accept Jesus, you must accept the real Jesus.  The real Jesus is your Prophet, Priest, & King.  You accept Him as your Lord and Savior.  This requires that you accept reality.  Reality will make you humble enough to realize that you need Jesus Christ ruling over you in your life.  Humility is actually just realization of reality.  If you don't want Him to rule over you, you have not accepted Him.  Some people want to be born again so that they can escape hell.  They don't want to be delivered from sin.  They want to be born again and yet continue in their sin.  The trouble with this idea is that no one can fool God.  No one can say that they want to be born again when they really want to remain as a slave of Satan.  To be born again is to be set free from that slavery.

The commitment is much more than saying, "Yeah, I believe the Jesus exists and that He died so I would not have to go to hell."  You cannot fool God.  (Read More)  In John 3:15, Jesus says: "whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life."  This actually means: "whoever believes INTO Him should not perish but have eternal life."  Then, in John 3:15, Jesus says: "whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life."  Again, this literally means, "believes INTO Him."  The rest of what Jesus said was: " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in [literally INTO] 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 [literally INTO] him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in [literally INTO] the name of the only begotten Son of God.  (John 3:16-18)  (Explaining "INTO" is a task for another page, but it has to do with Who Christ is.  We all know that He is the Head of the Church, which is His Body, true God and Son of God in Heaven.  We sometimes forget that, "as the [human] body is one and has many members, so also is Christ.

Some people don't know why they must be born again, and why must they be born again through Jesus.

Here is the truth.  It would be impossible to understand what it would be to be born again without actually having the experience of being born again.  Any person who goes through the experience of being born again has begun to understand reality for the first time.  The experience with God, being born again into God's family, is so real that the babbling of the scoffers, slaves of Satan, has no effect. We cannot purchase or earn this rebirth that results in our justification.  Rebirth is how you get started.  Rebirth through Jesus is a free gift.  Rebirth must be accepted simply because God will not force His love on anyone.  Many reject God's love because they prefer not to make Jesus their King.   They don't want to be born again, because they don't want to be ruled by Jesus.

God created us to be joined to Him.  2 Corinthians 5:18-19  We cannot function in any meaningful way without being fully joined to God with us in total submission to His glory and power.  1 Peter 5:2  We were created for this.  Romans 8:28-29  It's the only way we can be fulfilled.  John 3:36  2 Thessalonians 1:7-12 God created everything by His Word, ("Let there be...") for this purpose--that we would be one with Him. Colossians 1:14-22  Satan rebelled against God and then deceived Adam and Eve into obeying him rather than obeying God.  There is a spiritual law that you become a slave of whomever you obey.  Because of this law, Adam's and Eve's following Satan rather than God, this law made them and all their descendants (the whole human race) slaves of Satan.  Disobedience to God separated them from God.  Satan became the father of the human race rather than God.  Everyone must obey Satan, and everyone willingly does so.  Humanity enjoys this slavery to Satan, even though it results in all the misery, death, and destruction that we see all around us.  Even though Satan's promise of satisfaction is always empty. 

Then God paid the price to buy us back to Himself so that He can once again be our Father God.  It was a terrible price to pay; He sent His Son, Jesus.  If there were any other way, then God would not have allowed His only begotten Son to suffer in this way.  There was and is no other way.  Bearing the sin and rebellion of the entire world through thousands of years was so horrible that Jesus asked the Father to use some other way if there was any other way.  But there was no other way.  God says, in His Word, there is no other way.  There simply is no other way. In fact, you can't even see the Kingdom of the Heavens unless you are born again. John 3:3

You are born again into the Church and out of the world so that you can grow.  You grow as the Holy Spirit conforms you to the image of Christ, your Ministry in the Body of Christ.  This is a process that goes from glory to glory.  When everything is in complete unity with God's will and built according to God's Pattern as He gave it in Scripture, the Body and the Head (Jesus) will be joined as one totally complete man.  This is the manifestation or the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

And we are born of the Spirit (water is a type of the Spirit) so that we can begin to participate in the Kingdom of the Heavens.  There is nothing in the earthly realm that can compare to the Kingdom of the Heavens.  Though not every person who is born again is willing to participate in the Kingdom of the Heavens, for those who choose to do so, the path goes from light to ever greater light and from glory to ever greater glory.  The degree to which we participate in the Kingdom is the degree to which we are willing to submit to the Spirit of God.


Why Born Again?

  • God is absolutely holy. God says, "You must be holy." But you and I are not perfect. You must be perfect... or else someone perfect who is both God and man (Jesus) must pay the price for you and buy you back.
  • Only Jesus can forgive and make you holy.
  • Only Jesus paid the price of your unholiness for you.
  • You need forgiveness. Forgiveness is only available through Jesus.
  • No one can come to Christ unless the Father draws them.   John 6:44-47
  • If you reject Jesus, you are rejecting God's last hope for you.
  • If you reject Jesus, you continue to obey Satan.  Satan remains your god and slave-master.
  • If you reject Jesus, you are willingly deceived by Satan once again.
  • If you reject Jesus, you are rejecting God.

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