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Regeneration, Ye Must Be Born Again

Updated on February 9, 2018
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Pastor Michael has been in the ministry for 10 years. He currently is pursuing his Master's from Andersonville Theological Seminary.

REGENERATION

"Behold all things become new,". That is our regeneration promise. We become new creatures in Christ when we accept His love and grace and call upon Him as our Saviour. The Apostle Paul wrote about how through Christ we are become as new and former things are passed away. This happens through repentance to God for our debt of sin. When we have broken the chains of sin and asked Christ into our hearts He changes us. For some it is noticeable upon the spot. Others it takes time through discipleship to grow. But, we are changed.

Born of the Spirit

Jesus told us we need to be born again to enter the Kingdom of God, no sin, no unclean thing will be in the presence of God. Jesus came to the woman at the well yet He did not say to her she needed to be born again. Jesus came to the blind man and yet He did not say that He needed to be born of the spirit. Why? Why did Jesus not say this to them and save it for Nicodemus? He came to Nicodemus and said to him "you must be born again"! Nicodemus was a righteous man, a ruler of men, a Pharisee. He knew the words of God, he knew the Jewish religion. Yet, Jesus said to him, he must be born again. Christ took him from all these lofty positions he had to a simple man. Jesus told him he needed to be born of the spirit, that which is born of the flash is flesh and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. Nicodemus did not understand this, he questioned Jesus over being born again.

D. L. Moody

The great evangelist D. L. Moody told a story of an old man on a train encountering a group of younger men. He had hear them talking and agreeing to the fact that they cannot believe in what they cannot understand. The wise old man said to them how he had seen some sheep, some goose, some cattle and some pigs all feeding on grass. He asked how the grass could be used in these creatures to make , wool, feathers, bristles and hair. The young men said they could not help but to believe that even though they do not understand it, the old man replied how he cannot not help but to believe in Christ.

Seeing or Not

We as human beings desire to see before we believe. We must have it proven to us before we accept. Jesus said we feel the wind but do not know just where it comes from or where it goes. But we believe in the wind. That is like the Spirit of God, we know not where it comes and where it goes but when we accept Christ we feel it working in our lives.

God Holds Us

God holds us in his very hands and keeps us secure in them. He alone knows our every need and loves us unconditionally. Isaiah 49:15,16 "Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me." Man that blows me away, God has graven me upon His hands and will not forget me. I can be in the Father and the Father in me. That also really excites me. Jesus said He is in the Father and the Father in Him and those of us that believe we have Christ in us and if Christ be in us and in the Father and the Father in Christ then the Father is in us also.

LOOK

Look to Christ, look to the cross of Calvary. Do not look at the church, do not look at the people of the church, do not look at the minister. But look upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Look at the Saviour that gave His very life on the old wooden cross so your sin debt may be forgiven. Romans 5: 18 tells us God's grace is a free gift, Ephesians 2 tells us His grace is a gift. Will you turn away such a marvelous gift. Will you not be converted by asking Jesus Christ into your life to forgive your sin and regenerate your spiritual being? He is waiting for you to do so. Jesus freely died on the cross so you may live. Romans again tells us that all have sinned, there is none righteous, no not one, and the wages of sin is death. Death here is interpreted as eternal separation from God. Yet John chapter three in dealing with Nicodemus shows us just how much love God has for us, even while we were yet sinners. Jesus said," the Son of man came not to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved." He loved us well before we knew of Him. He loved us in our filthy rags. Paul states all things are become new.

THE LOVE OF CHRIST

Do you believe any man will ever have the compassion of Christ? Let me answer that, no! He will be touched with compassion when no one will. He will have mercy when no one else will. He will have pity when no one else will. If you will go to Jesus right now, go to Him, confess your sin and your need, He will save you.

THE CROSS

Nothing in this world speaks of the love of God like the cross of Christ. Come to Calvary, see the Son of God as he hangs on that tree. Can you hear the cry of Jesus coming from His dying lips," Father forgiver them for they know not what they do." He loves you and is calling out for you to come. Will you come today? Will you as you read this work accept Christ as your Saviour if you never have before? I John 4:10 "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins".

What Will You Do

It is now up to you. What will you do? Will you turn Him down today? Will you just turn and walk away? What else needs to be said or done? It has all been completed on the cross. The last words of Christ in the flesh spoken from the cross."it is finished." What will you do?

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      Solomon 

      3 years ago

      A wonderful job. Super helpful inmnofatior.

    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Brenda, thank you so much I sure appreciate your comments. And we must keep going tired or not, to spread the news of Jesus!

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      Brenda Durham 

      7 years ago

      Michael, here you've written another powerful, fervent message of Truth from a faithful servant of the Lord. Never tire of doing the good work you're doing for Him!

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      Pamela Lipscomb 

      7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Amen Michael, amen!

    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      2besure, thanks for your reply, we all appreciate that one person does take the time to speak to us all. We do need to tell people of the love of Christ, it is up to us all as His servants.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 

      7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Great hub on salvation. I received the Lord in 1977 about 34 years ago. The pastor who lead me to Christ went home to be with the Lord last week. I am forever grateful that he took time to tell me about the love of God and salvation through His son, Jesus Christ! RIP Brother Bender!

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      Cedar Cove Farm 

      7 years ago from Southern Missouri

      Now that is what I call a kick in the pants. This is my heart, but the world gets in my way. Yet it is the world we are talking about. Great hub, you have a new fan.

    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      drpastorcarlotta, thank you so much HE is the answer period! Amen, thanks for stopping in.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 

      7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      JESUS is the answer, PERIOD! AMEN! Wonderful Hub my friend, just wonderful. Voted-up!

    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Lovestoread, great to hear from you, We pray the twins are doing well, Yes what a promise what a glorious thing it is that God gave all through His Son Jesus Christ and all we have to do is ask for His forgiveness and He supplies GRACE

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      Loves To Read 

      7 years ago

      Wonderful hub Michael. They are very powerful words "I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands" Wow... what a promise God has given us and all for the price of going to Him and humbly asking Him for forgiveness. It costs us nothing..... but gains us eternal life. Hallelujah.!!!!!!

      May God Bless you abundantly for your Ministry.

    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Tinamarie, thank you so much. I always try to think of the reader and keep it where it is appreciated by them, I see no reason to complicate my writings but keep them simple and easy to read and understand

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      tinamarie9884 

      7 years ago

      Absolutely outstanding hub.

    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Lifegate thanks for your comment, Isaiah 49 16 is amazing to me that God has "graven thee upon the palms of my hand," if that doesn't light your fire your woods wet.

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      William Kovacic 

      7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Michael,

      Beautiful and practical hub--thanks! Isaiah 49:15, 16 are two of my favorite verses. I feel sorry for those that don't realize that the same One that bought their salvation also keeps it. Thanks again!

    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Tamarajo, Thanks for the comment, It is truly where we look, not upon man that will leave us alone but upon Christ and what Calvary means

    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Dave, exactly, when I could not come to where He was He came to me.

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      Tamarajo 

      7 years ago

      "Look to Christ, look to the cross of Calvary. Do not look at the church, do not look at the people of the church, do not look at the minister. But look upon the Lord Jesus Christ."...Amen

      That is the Gospel in a nutshell.

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      Dave Sibole 

      7 years ago from Leesburg, Oh

      He did for me what I could not do for myself. Good Hub.

    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Thanks Samsons1 and yes Christ is the answer for all and in all

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      Sam 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      up and beautiful! God is so good. Christ is the answer...

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