I have to tell you that for me to do this series is amazing. One of the most important things I’m proud to do this year is this series. I made a decision to do it because of my loved ones. I have some of them that need to understand why it’s very important they should make a decision to be born-again; it has everything to do with their destinies, now in this world, and in the afterlife.
You know, we can’t live this godly life, or righteous life, that God is expecting us to live totally relying on our own strengths and efforts. We need God’s help. And God is a gentleman. He won’t force Himself on you; therefore, you have to want Him to come into your life. Through the Lord Jesus Christ, God comes to be with us, and live in us. When you pray a Salvation prayer, you are inviting Him to be part of your life.
We need God to help us make us what He wants us to become which is His children; sons and daughters of GOD. The Bible says that in John chapter 1 verses 11 and 12 that “The Lord Jesus came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him. Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of God.” So salvation is for everyone even though it started from the Jews (Israelites), but God made the door opened to the Gentiles also; basically everyone and anyone who will believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
You have to understand, when it comes to Kingdom of God, everything has to be done through faith. If we want to inherit the blessings of the Kingdom of God, we can only do it through faith. We can only go to heaven by faith. That’s why faith is very important because everything about God’s Kingdom and its doings requires faith. Our God is a God of faith.
In the Bible, in the book of John chapter 3 verses 1 to 8, it records that “Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs You are doing if God were not with him.” Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at My saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
Two things the Lord Jesus said from this passage: One, in order to see the Kingdom of God, we need to be born-again. Two, in order to enter the Kingdom of God, we need to be born of water and the Spirit of God.
“Why It’s Important To Be Born Again Series” also known as “A New Believer Foundation Course” is a nineteen-video series about the gift of Salvation and why we need to receive it in our lives. Take your Bible, a pen and notebook for taking notes. You can study and go through the course on daily basis or weekly basis.
God loves us just for the fact that He created us. But there is something that the Lord Jesus shared in the Bible that brings God joy.
Being born-again basically means “a spiritual rebirth”, or “a regeneration of the human spirit from the Holy Spirit contrasted with physical birth.”
So what’s next after you became born again? You must renew your mind. You have to join a Biblical teaching local Church nearby you to be baptized in water and be fed with the Word of God, and be established in the Lord.
Apostle Paul said in the book of Romans chapter 12 verse 2 that “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” We now know that we need to reprogram and renew our minds.
I have shared three stages and phases of Salvation. There is Instant Salvation (Justification). What’s next is Continuous Salvation (Sanctification). And the third stage or phase is Final Salvation (Glorification).
It’s a choice to obey GOD, now the Holy Spirit of GOD, the Power of GOD, is in us, the power of sin shall not overpower us for anything is operating under disobedience to GOD is operating under sin.
If GOD can make the world out of nothing, He can take the empty places in our lives and create something great. He can speak light out of our darkest situations. We learn that we are the lights of the world. The LORD wants us to become His disciples and draw many to Him.
We discuss that what it means to put on Full Armor of GOD. We know that the Word of GOD has power to override anything that is against the Will of GOD.
The Bible says in the book of 1 Corinthians 15 verse 57 “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Who determines our identity? I have come up with five points about our identity.
We have been called to duplicate the LORD JESUS ministry. All you have got to do is right where you are; in your home, work place, and so on, you can start living like a disciple; reach out to lost souls, people who are not saved, share the Gospel, and love your neighbors.
In order to be effective and fruitful, we need the Presence of GOD, the Power of GOD, and the Anointing of GOD. I have shared how we can be filled with The Holy SPIRIT of The Living GOD.
We talk about the correlation between our bodies and spirits. I have discussed that our bodies are the reflection of our spirits.
We discuss why you need to invest in your spiritual growth. In the Bible, it says that there are three kinds of men; the Spirit Man, Carnal Man, and Natural Man. In which category are you by the way?
The Word Of GOD, the Word of CHRIST and teachings are seeds that are planted and are supposed to grow in our hearts. You will also learn the four types of hearts; the wayside, the stony ground, thorn ground, and good ground.
We discuss what really happened at the Garden of Eden. In the beginning the Lord God was honest with Adam and Eve, when He said to not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, because doing so would bring death to them. Satan disguised as a serpent knew if they ate the fruit of knowledge of good and evil, they would take in the poison of his evil and sin nature, and that’s why he deceived them.
By faith we also get to partake the blessings of God that He promised Abram and the Israelites. From beginning He had the Lord Jesus in mind to come through Abraham lineage, because it is through the Lord Jesus Christ what God promised Abraham was to be fulfilled.
We have inheritance in the Lord Jesus Christ here on earth and in heaven, and it started the day we got born-again. This inheritance is the sum total of all God the Father promised us through the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are not supposed to live under siege anymore. All these kinds of spiritual and physical barriers we may be in are not our portion anymore in Jesus Christ. Amen! GOD’s Kingdom has its own ways of doing things. It even has its own kind of peace, not like the peace of this world. It has its own prosperity system.
You can have money in the bank, but if you don’t withdraw or transfer it to your account so that you could use it for the something, it won’t come to you.
The Bible says in the book of Romans chapter 10 verses 9 and 10 that “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
Another translation says “For if you tell others with your own mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord and believe in your own heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in his heart that a man becomes right with God; and with his mouth he tells others of his faith, confirming his salvation.”
All you have got to do is pray the Salvation prayer in this manner (you can pray from your heart and create your own prayer):
“Lord God, I thank You. Father Eternal I have heard about Your goodness and mercy found in Christ Jesus. I believe Jesus and I want to receive Him in my Heart. I repent of my sins. I believe that Jesus died on a cross for my sins and on a third day He rose and now is seated at the right hand of the Father. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and my life. Be my Lord and my Savior from now on and forever more. Thank You, I receive You by faith. In Your Name I pray. Amen.”
And that’s it; welcome into the family of God. You are now a born-again Christian believer child of God. Share your good news with others.
Join a local Church that teaches Biblical teachings in your area. The Pastors of your local Church you will be attending they will help you with your Christian walk and help you with your spiritual and faith growth. They will also be able to answers some of the questions that you may have.
To your success,