Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly I say to you, unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 MEV
How many believers are there in the world who one day accepted the Word of God in their minds, went ahead & made a decision to get baptized, even started the process of conversion and were in the faith for awhile; but today, they are unfortunately apart of the growing statistics of fallen believers, hypocrites, religious fanatics or worse of all, they have left the presence of God doubting if God even exists?
The truth is that for those who end up in this position, 90% of the time, they did not experience the New Birth, they were never Born Again. The new birth is available for anyone and everyone who accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, and wants to live a life following His example and commandments; however, many have neglected this very important step, and have suffered for it.
For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Matthew 16:25
Many have the desire to change, this is great, but this is not enough to cause the new birth to occur; we must kill our old self, our old habits, our old sins and attitudes.
Our part in the new birth = Our persistent, sincere & hard efforts to convert. Killing the old nature, hating the sinful life and separating from what we use to be.
God’s part in the new birth = Making the believer a new being from the inside, after seeing their efforts to be converted. He operates inside of the believer after seeing the zeal to convert, not only with their words, but also in action.
The struggle to convert is long and hard, it doesn’t happen over night; and because of this, many give up half way or when the pressure gets on top of them. Conversion is a process, but during that process, for the believer who doesn’t lose faith, but seek God for the new birth continually, God sees their efforts in putting up a fight against the sins and their flesh, and He comes to help them out by making them a new creation from within.
It’s then when the new birth occurs, and the believer will know that something has happened, they are no longer the same person. The sin no longer has a hold on them, their flesh weakens and their spirit strengthens; there comes a point where sin no longer rules over them.
Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. John 12:24 MEV
When God performs the new birth, what the believer brings from their past is the outward appearance and the good attitudes that God left inside of them but everything else dies. The do not become a better person, but become a NEW person.
I pray you heard God’s voice and will act upon His guidance, in Jesus name.
Please, don’t go without reading these posts: 3 Paramount Steps To Gain Salvation: #1 Conversion || Faulty Disciples & Hypocrites || I’M STRIVING! ARE YOU? || I Wanna Go To Heaven || Sin No More! || The Marathon Of A Christian || Part 1 || The Marathon Of A Christian || Part 2