“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” (John 3:3).Text — John 3:1-8
Many are baffled over the mystery of the new birth, so was Nicodemus who was intrigued by the life and miraculous deeds of Master Jesus. According to Spencer W. Kimball, “When a defiled man is born again, his habits are changed, his thoughts cleansed, his attitudes regenerated and elevated, his activities put in total order, and everything about him that was dirty, degenerate or reprobate is washed and made clean.” To be like Jesus and gain everlasting life with Him in heaven, you must begin at the new birth.
Good works, morality, penance or self-punishment, and new religion don’t mean being born again. The new birth or being born-again is a spiritual rebirth where God transforms us from spiritual death to life, making us new creations with new affections. The desire to lie, steal, disobey or indulge in immorality will be removed when you are born again and sanctified. This happens after one’s conviction of sin, genuine repentance, and acceptance of Christ as Lord and Saviour. The new-born in Christ or regenerated man manifests a Christ-like life and is now gloriously part of the Kingdom of God.
God transforms us
Choose to start a new life with Christ today.
Prayer for today
I surrender my life to you, Lord Jesus.