What is being Born-again?
... and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree.
Being born-again is like how a grafting takes place in a plant. The goodness of God’s holiness and character displayed through the Son of God Jesus Christ, is transferred through the divine covenant which God established in the garden of Eden. It is the fulfillment of the promise, God the father gave to the humanity from the very beginning of the world and it is taught by the seed of the woman, Jesus Christ, the only begotten of God, the Father.
Garden of Eden was a temporary location for Adam and Eve to get tested for their obedience and loyalty to God. Your obedience shows the love towards God. Your loyalty shows the commitment to the Master. Both should come from self without demand.
Worship of God is an inside out act of an immortal soul. It is always out of respect and loyalty to Jesus. It is evident from the beginning that it is an instinct of the human beings. Worship should not come by demand. It should come from love towards the one who is supreme and is above in order. Otherwise the worshiper becomes a hypocrite.
Due to the disobedience of the first command of God, not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, their spirit died. Genesis 2:16-17
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
Man lost the spiritual communication due to eating the forbidden fruit. He lost the spiritual relationship with God. Man is trying to establish the relationship with God from the very beginning through various methods. Man invented various activities to appease God in the form of worship. There are religions, clans, societies, groups, tribes and nations who claim to be God’s people who worship the supreme being with their own traditions and rituals.
Word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel, nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, “In Isaac your seed shall be called.” That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.
Only One Way
We hear many people say there is one invisible super power. We all worship that power. All are going to the same God but through different methods.
Let me tell you, if that was the truth, Jesus would not have gone to the cross. He wouldn’t have prayed the prayer;
He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”
Jesus asked the father if there is a way other than the cross please let it be. But there was no other way than the cross. Jesus the last man Adam came and established it for you and me.
1 Corinthians 15:45
And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
Christianity is not a religion. However, it is an experience of the sacrifice Jesus had done on the cross. It is more than a sacrifice, it is more than an identity. It is a personal experience of the overflowing love and affection of Jesus Christ. The place where lost and found experience merge on the cross. The cross where far and near experience of the God - human relationship is restored. The wall of separation broken down and inaugural welcome to heaven is declared through the cross of Jesus.
“What do you mean when you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying:
‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes,
And the children's teeth are set on edge’?
In this phenomenon of new birth or born again, no one is born as Christians. We all are born as sinners with a dead spirit within. Everyone wants to worship God, but do not know how to do it God’s way. God is still searching for true worshipers who worship Him in Truth and Spirit.
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
Come to the cross with a true repented heart and commit your life to Jesus for a change of heart. Accept Him as your Saviour and Lord. Then the change takes place.
Devotion to God is made from inside out. External appearance of worship is having a form of godliness but denying the power of God. Traditional or cultural worship was the futile inventions of man from the very beginning.
While you repent and turn to God, the Holy Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead will raise your dead spirit from the spiritual deadness and make your spirit alive.
And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
When you believe in the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross, your spirit will be regenerated to receive the adoption of God. Your spirit will be alive again. Your spiritual heart will start ticking again to live for ever, praising God every moment.
In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
Dear, if you are not sure of your destiny in Jesus, please don’t waste a moment from now. Turn to Jesus and accept him as your Saviour. Your sins shall be blotted out through the power of the blood of Jesus. You shall be called a child of God. Your birth is not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Make sure you are born supernaturally by accepting Jesus Christ as your Saviour.
Would you like to pray a commitment prayer
Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to You. Help me to become a born again child of God. I believe You are the son of God who came to save me through the sacrifice of the cross of Calvary. I come to the cross for my salvation in Jesus name. Lord have mercy on me a sinner. I accept you as my Saviour and Lord in Jesus name. Holy Spirit come and reside with in me and lead me through. I give my leadership to You in Jesus name. I accept Jesus as my personal Saviour and Lord from this day in Jesus name. Amen!
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