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The New Birth

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What does this mean? The fact is that we are all born ONCE, into this world of sin, so we are sinners. There is another birth which is a spiritual one, made on certain individuals who are brought by God to see their sins and are given the gift of repentance and faith. No-one can be born again, except it be given from the true and living God alone.

The Bible says in John chapter 3, “There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. The same came to Jesus by night and said unto Him, “Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 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.”

Nicodemus challenged the Lord Jesus by saying “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his Mother’s womb and be born?”

The Lord answered, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not, that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”

In other words, once we are born into this world, and then by the Spirit of God, we are born again spiritually. When this happens in a person’s life, you are given eternal Life in Christ, and on repentance, you are given faith to believe and to know that the Lord Jesus Christ is truly God and that He died on the cross for you, to forgive your sins and to give you His righteousness. This is the new birth.

Believe me, it is the greatest miracle of all –

 The greatest miracle of all,

Is the salvation of your soul,
When in a miraculous moment,
You pass from death to life.

 

Believing without seeing,
Yet knowing and trusting.
You’re a new creation,
In God’s sight.

 

His hand is upon you,
To lead and to guide.
His Spirit within you,
To dwell and provide.

 

His love gives you comfort,
Through sickness and trials,
Forever triumphant,
In Him, who NEVER fails.

 

It is the washing of the water by the Word of God plus the Holy Spirit giving you life, in Christ, who has cleansed you from all your sins by the precious blood of Christ which was shed on the Cross, and given you His imputed Righteousness. Without this new birth, no-one can enter God’s Kingdom.

You might say, “Well then, how can I find this new birth?” The Lord Jesus says in the Bible, “Seek Me and ye shall find Me.” It is the drawing of the Father to the Son by the Holy Spirit. It is indeed a miracle.

Get a King James Bible, which is the most trusted and accurate translation of the original Greek and Hebrew and read the gospel of John. It is the Word which quickens (makes alive) and I can assure you that is the Truth. May God draw you to Himself and save your soul for all eternity. THIS IS A CHRISTIAN TRACT.

© March 2015 Rose Fenton

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