Hello everyone and welcome back. In today’s post, I’m starting a series on how to live a fulfilling life. Being born again is a great step to having a fulfilled life. A fufilled life is one filled with happiness and accomplishments. A fufilled life for a son or daughter of Christ is making heaven at last.
Being a born again Christian is deeper than answering the title “Christian” or “child of God.” A born again is someone who confess their sins, accepts Jesus Christ as his or her lord and believes in the death and resurrection of Christ.
Why should you be Born again?
Everyone and everything on earth was created by God. So it’s reasonable to say we are all children of God. Being born again, takes you to position of being a son or daughter of Christ.“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God. Even to them that believe on his name. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1: 12-13. One of the privileges that come with being born again is receiving The holy spirit through baptism. “When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened. (22). And the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove” Luke 3: 21 & 22
Anyone who is not a son or daughter of Christ will not make heaven. Once upon a time, Nicodemus, a gentle man in the bible met Jesus and was curious to understand how to have an eternal life; heaven at last.
“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 . Obviously, Nicodemus being a man of the flesh, thought about being born again the physical way. “Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. (7). You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’” John 3:5 &7
Now that you are saved, its your responsibility with the help of God to preserve your salvation.
Get involved with a bible believing church.
Attend a church where you will hear the diluted word of God, to nourish and develop your soul. Activities in church are very important for a developing Christian. Testimonies, For example, builds your faith. Miracles, signs and wonders proves to the congregation that there is power like in the days of the old . Most importantly, believers in the church uplift and encourage each other. “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” 1 Thess 5:17.
Create a fellowship time with God.
Likewise, create a personal time of fellowship with God. Study the word of God. “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.” 1 pet 2:2 Worship and praise him, listen to his voice . “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10: 27. Quality time spent with God helps you know Him better. To demonstrate, for 3 seconds, imagine a family that doesn’t spend time together. They wont understand each other. Its the same as fellowshipping with God. You need to set a quiet time to understand and speak to him. Make use of devotional or bible apps to help you understand his word. “pray continually” 1 thess 5:17
Flee from sin.
Sin creates a barrier between God and man. When you become born again, the spirit of God dwells in you. God is holy and doesn’t live in a sinful spirt. In order words, God abhors sin. What is sin? “All unrighteousness is sin.” 1 John 5:17 “Don’t you know that the unrighteous will not enter the kingdom of heaven including the fornicators, idol worshippers, adulterers, men who have sex with men, thieves, greedy, drunkards, slanderers nor swindlers.” 1Corinthians 6:9-10
If you have made up your mind to be saved and become a son or daughter of Jesus, you made the best decision ever. Get involved with a bible believing church to develop your soul. On the other hand, If you are still making up your mind, I pray that God helps you and guide you to make the right decision. If you die today, or if Jesus comes where will you end up. The end is very near and kingdom of God is only for sons and daughters who have lived a Christ like life on earth.
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Until next week, stay blessed!