Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
How can a man be born when he is old? How can these things be? John 3:4, 9.
This new birth is the result of receiving Christ as the Word of God. Moreover, of the Divine truths impressed by the Holy Spirit upon the heart.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. It is the Spirit that quickeneth;
Nevertheless, none of us can transform ourselves by the exercise of our own will. We have no part of it.
Therefore, we – sinners and aliens to Heaven as we are – must receive the grace of God that we can enter into the kingdom of glory.
Only the Holy Spirit can do the entire transformation here need it. It begins with submission and our first work is within the heart.
God loves everyone and compels no one. His love draws us to Himself. When I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all unto me. John 12:32.
God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, because as He is, so are we in this world.
We love Him, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:16, 17, 19.
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you; Ezekiel 36:26. God is willing and able to convert and sanctify our hearts.
The blessing comes when we surrender ourselves by faith to God. That’s our part. Therefore let us ask Him:
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free Spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Psalm 51:5-13.
Thus by the new birth experience through Christ we can secure our entrance into the Kingdom of God and be saved.
Therefore, no human invention can ever find a remedy for the sinning soul. It boils down to the love of the Father, which led Him to give His Son unto death that humanity might be saved.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:14, 15.
For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
Therefore, humans must look upon the Son of Man as their Saviour unto eternal life.
The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14.
Therefore, Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
God reads every heart. He is the heart-searching God. Moreover, He alone with absolute certainty knoweth them that are His. 2 Timothy 2:19.
Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
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When we contemplate Jesus’ life with all that He went through we can only repeat the exclamation of John:
Herein is love
- not that we loved God, but that He loved us
- and sent His only begotten Son into the world to be the propitiation for our sins
- the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world, that we might live through Him.
God is love and He cares for the creatures He has made. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him. Psalm 103:13.
Moreover, Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God. 1 John 3:1.
What a precious privilege is this, that we may be sons and daughters of the Most High.
The new spirit is the Spirit of God in us. And I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
Moreover, ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. Ezekiel 36:27, 28.
Thus when we are born of the Spirit, we’ll remember our evil ways and doings that were not good, and will strongly dislike ourselves in our own sight for our iniquities and abominations. Ezekiel 36:31.
Why Wait Longer?
Your Creator And Redeemer Longs For You – Take Him At His Word
Learn to trust in God’s love and His power to save and restore His moral image in you.
Give to Christ your guilt and fear today. He can satisfy the craving of your heart. Believe the Son of God.
His hand is stretched out still. Why wait longer?
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