The New Birth : The Greatest Blessing of All

The New Birth : The Greatest Blessing of All

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and unto inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

I Peter 1 : 3 – 5

The miracle of the new birth is wholly a work of God. It is a gift from God. It is not by our own work and effort that we will achieve born again experience. God gives new birth to a person as a byproduct of his mercy to that certain individual.

It is written in I Peter 2:10 ;

“Once you were not a people, but now you are a people of God , once you had not received mercy but now you have received mercy.”

The salvation of a certain person is the ultimate act of God’s mercy in that person’s life.There will be no greater blessing than salvation and there will be no greater miracle than the miracle of the “new birth.”

We become people of God, means we have received salvation, because first we received God’s mercy. The mercy of God has arrived in our life the moment we got born again. We got born again the moment we receive Christ as our Savior and Lord and repent from all our sins. Acceptance of the Lord Jesus in one’s life must be accompanied by deep repentance from all sins. Without repentance, there is no true born again experience.

To be born again, we must first see our depravity and sinfulness before God. Conviction of sin is a work of the Holy Spirit and must happen in order to be saved .If we accept Christ as our Savior without conviction of sin , thenthere will be no genuine born-again experience. If we come to Christ because of some material needs or comfort without conviction of sin, without seeing our depravity and our need to be saved from our sins,then we will not be truly born again.

A true born again Christian has first saw his utter depravity and sinfulness before God.He has been broken upon seeing his sinfulness and see that he is hopeless apart from the cross of Christ.He has seen that there is nothing he can do to save himself , and he has seen the cross of Christ as the only solution for and hope for him. He feels the need of coming to Christ as his means to be saved. The genuine born-again experience isnot a work of a man. It can never achieved by man’s efforts, it is an act of God.

The miracle of the new birth is the greatest miracle that can happen to a person. This is the greatest blessing a person can receive in his entire life. Upon our new birth, we receive a “living hope “ in Christ . This living hope is first guaranteed by the resurrection of JesusChrist. This living hope is present in every born again Christian.It can never be stolen from him. Unpleasant circumstances in a believer’s life will never blot out the living hope in him. The living hope is ever alive in a true Christian, whatever circumstances he may experience in his life.

Every true Christian is called to a living hope.. This living hope is all about heavenly inheritance in Christ. Only God can give it. A very rich person, no matter how rich he may become by this world standard, without experiencing the new birth will never possess the “living hope.” A person maybe just an ordinary citizen of this world with no much wealth, but having experienced the miracle of the new birth, he becomes a possessor of a very great heavenly inheritance. He is much blessed than the richest person in the world who has no “Christ.”

So far, having received the miracle of the new birth is the greatest blessing a person can have in his life. For it is a blessing coupled with a very great heavenly inheritance. We must constantly pray for God’s mercy for the people of the world. We must constantly pray for God’s mercy for our unbelieving loved ones and friends..

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Captain Jimmy 6 years ago from WV


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Captain Jimmy thank you for a visit and appreciating this hub. Be blessed and regards.


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

The new life in Christ is the greatest blessing. To belong to the household of God, to be able to call God "our Father," is a gift we are undeserving of, but He freely bestows upon us for our believing and trust in Him. All glory to God!

Love and peace.

Forever His,


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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

Teriffic hub. The new birth is the beginning of eternal life. Our inheritance is assured! The blessings are ours to enjoy here and now. Access to the throneroom of grace is available to all! Your focus on repentance is a call to purity. I like the way you present this.


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Pastor_Walt 6 years ago from Jefferson City, Tennessee

The greatest life has to have a beginning. For me to live is Christ, and is the most abundant living, but it must have a beginning. The new birth is the beginning of everlasting life.

Thanks Cristina, for sharing this wonderful hub!


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi RevLady it is wonderful to read your additional insights. Yes it is wonderful to belong to the household of faith, the household of believers in the Lord JesusChrist. Your visit is much appreciated.Maranatha.


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Fred Allen It is wonderful to hear from you. Your comment is a great encouragement to me. Thank you for a visit and appreciating this hub. Blessings to you and your family. Best regards.


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa

yes..a born again Christian is not a metaphor... it is an actual spiritual reality that happens inside the human body...when God recreates a spirit out of His own spiritual DNA...yes..what a miracle..many blessings to you...great hub... :)


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Pastor Walt it is wonderful to read your additional insights. Yes the beginning of the blessed life is the new life in christ.What a great blessedness the miracle of the new birth bestows to a person. Thank you for gracing this hub. Blessings to you and your family as well. Regards.


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Marliza Gunter it is wonderful to hear from you again. Your visit and additional insight is much appreciated. Remain blessed always. Regards.


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Ate' Cristina, what great insight with this marvellous Hub. Without God not only would we as a person be able to achieve Birth as a baby is born, but we could not ever hope to experience our Re-Birth without God and Jesus.

KUYA Dave.


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Dave Mathews it is wonderful to read your comment. Thank you for gracing and appreciating this hub. Blessings and regards.


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John Cain 6 years ago from Dayton, Texas

This hub was terrific. God bless


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi texashubber it is wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for visiting and appreciating this hub. Blessings to you and your family.


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi John Cain it is very encouraging to read your comment. Thank you for gracing this hub. Remain blessed always.


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Loves To Read 6 years ago

I really loved this hub sister Cristina. Thank you for sharing your love of our Father here on HP. It is so important that we as sisters and brothers in the family of our mighty Father band together and speak out for all the world to hear. Our Father said " Go ye into all nations and preach the Gospel". We may not all be Missionaries or have the money to travel but the net, has given us a wonderful media to reach the world in another way. Let the Army of God move forward in battle.

Blessings and hugs.


coffeesnob 6 years ago

Born again, saved from my depraivity unto and eternal living hope - Oh yeah!


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Loves to Read it is wonderful to hear your comment again. I am encouraged as I read your comment. Thank yo for gracing and appreciating this hub. Blessings to you and your family as well. Regards.


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi coffee snob thank you for a visit. It is nice to hear from you again.Best regards.


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Tracy711 4 years ago

I enjoyed reading your very informative hub. It's nice to know there are people in this world trying to help others to know God and to understand what must be done. I am a child of God I belong to him and I have no doubt..God bless you :o)

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