So how can you know Jesus and how can you know God? How can you be born again? First Peter 1:23 says that you must be born of incorruptible seed by the word of God. John 1:1 says that Jesus is the Word. You need to be born of Jesus, the incorruptible seed, who is the Word of God. And once your are born in Him, you must go from glory to glory to maturity in Him.
Romans 10:9 says that if you confess the Lord Jesus with your mouth, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.
Will you, just now, confess with your mouth? Will you tell Jesus that you will receive Him right now? Being born again is a committment to follow Jesus wherever He leads. This means trusting Him that He is good and has good plans for you. Coming to Him opens up the door to His love, but you must desire His love, which is righteousness. You must decide to walk away from all your own unrighteousness, which is the lack of His love. God is love. God is light. The reason people reject Him is because they hate His Love. They love pleasure and all unrighteousness more than they love Him.
Just pray, "Jesus, I receive you and turn my back on all my sin. I have been wrong. Please forgive me and give me a new heart. Please redeem me from my slavery to Satan and set me free from bondage to sin by the power of the blood you shed for me. Come, Lord Jesus and live in me and let your Light shine out through me."
If you have received Him, would you be willing to commit to receiving Him in a deeper, more fulfilling way?
As already stated, the committment is one that is a committment to a relationship of complete obedience. You won't be able to do this at first, but God give His Spirit to do the work in you. That is the exact reason that some people claim to not believe in God. They are willingly ignorant and refuse to acknowledge God. They know, intuitively, that the relationship is that of submission to authority.
The true deception of the age is the illusion of freedom. There is no such thing. Freedom from God is slavery to Satan.
On the positive side, God is love. There is no love without God. There are many counterfeits to love, but if you have ever experienced true love, you have touched God. God created us to be constantly filled and led by His love. This is the only place of fulfillment. The rest of what we call existence is a vapor.
For those who have come to God to know God by the one method that God has provided, belief in Jesus as Savior from slavery to Satan, this is written: "The love of God has been poured out through our hearts through the Holy Spirit that hath been given to us. That's a bit different from religious forms, isn't it?
Ephesians 2:8 says that you are saved by grace and through faith; and that this salvation isn't of yourself: it's the gift of God. Grace is the free gift of God, and through it we are saved from slavery to Satan. It is a powerful, multi-faceted gift meant to free us from slavery to sin and death.
Titus 3:5 says that it's not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
... so no one is good enough to earn salvation. You must receive the free gift from God. Set aside your pride, and admit that you have been wrong and need to change but cannot possibly meet the requirement. Admit that you need Jesus, God's only unique Son, and receive Him.
Acts 16:31 says that if you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, you shall be saved, and your household.
If you believe this, it's because the Holy Spirit is working faith in your heart. If not, it's because you are resisting Him. If you believe this, you can accept Jesus into your heart right now. Whoever believes in Jesus is born again. Being born again is the first step to a new life in Christ Jesus. It's the first step in drawing near to God.
God has made one way by which mankind may approach to Him.
Acts 4:12 says, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there's none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
Satan is offering every other way in hopes that foolish people will obey him once again and, so, come into greater slavery. God has offered you and me a way to be free from that slavery to Satan. The name of that Way is Jesus Christ. He is a person, not a religion. Don't fall for Satan's empty, lying religion and miss God's only way of salvation.
The relationship in which God is interested is an ongoing and increasingly more intimate relationship. If you aren't experiencing that relationship, then you have stopped listening to His voice. He always calls you to a closer walk with Him. Romans 10:13 says that whoever will call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Do you feel that you can call upon the name of the Lord? You can. Why not call on Him right now? Ask Him to come and abide in your heart. Ask Him to lead you and guide you in your life. Ask Him to bless your life. You will never be the same. You can go from glory to glory and from faith to faith.
Don't miss out now.
It's a wonderful thing to be born again.
Last updated: Jan, 2013
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