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Mike Odeh

" Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  John 3:3

In this times and season when spirituality has shot from the bottom of our priorities to the very top for some, my guess, it is important for us to converse on this topic like JESUS, The Savior did with Nicodemus thousands of years ago!

Around the world, over 75,000 people have died and gone to the reality of eternity since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. It is no surprise people are asking questions and searching for answers about God, hope etc

Nicodemus came to Jesus in the night in search of answers even when he tried to mask his burden with praise and compliments! But the LORD, knowing the state of his heart and life said to him, if you want, need or seek the KINGDOM OF GOD, you have to be BORN AGAIN! Jesus went further to say, in verse 6 of John 3,  if you want God and His Kingdom you MUST BE BORN AGAIN! 

And Nicodemus began an effort to understand what Jesus meant by this! Lets make it clear here that Nicodemus was a grown, influential and religious man! That goes to say religiosity, affluence etc CANNOT save anybody!

What does it mean to be BORN AGAIN? The very first time I heard this term as a young child I was confused like Nicodemus until I became Born again!

There are two types of birth: 

1. Physical birth through the agency of Daddy and mummy! 

2. Spiritual birth through the agency of Christ and the Holy Spirit!

The physical birth, you had no input in that! And through the physical birth, you were born into sin! Because of this, sin comes natural to all humans! As we grow, without spiritual birth our best effort can only make us moral but not spiritual! Through our physical birth we claim and form a relationship with our father and mother and then siblings depending on how many siblings you have and position as first, second born etc

Without spiritual birth, we cannot claim and form a spiritual relationship with God! And God is Spirit, according to John 4:24. And you cannot know Him and serve Him clothed in sin! Hence you need a spiritual birth! 

Now, unlike the physical birth that you have no say or input as to when, how and to whom to be born, you have an input in your spiritual birth! Spiritual birth is a choice you have to make! Some have died never making that choice! And some are still living without making that choice!

Jesus came to die for our sins to make a way for us so we can have access to spiritual birth through which we become brand new like new born baby, where we start anew with God and become His children and begin a new relationship with God that can transcend into eternity! 

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17

John 3:15 says, "...that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life."

This spiritual birth grants you eternal life! And if you stay in this relationship with God, your life will not be the same again forever! And when you die, you will enter the Kingdom of heaven where God dwells and you will be there forever!

Again nobody is going to make this choice for you! Like you choose the kind of clothes to wear and take off, you can choose this spiritual birth or just allow the devil to deceive your heart by making you feel there are more important things to do than this! When this should be the most important thing to do in your whole human life!

How can I experience this spiritual birth if you haven't?

BELIEVE IN JESUS! He gave His life to

 1. Show you God loves you 

2. To make a WAY so you can have a relationship with God and have LIFE, the real life, ETERNAL LIFE!

If you want something and someone has it, you humbly go to the person and ask for it!

Today, if you want spiritual birth and seek a genuine relationship with God ask JESUS for it right now in prayers! And because He is real and here with you right now, you are going to kneel as a sinner and rise a saint! Because,  your sins will be forgiven and you will become a new creation! 

Ask Jesus for forgiveness of sins and freedom from sin! Ask JESUS right now to cleanse you with His precious blood! Ask JESUS right now to make you a new person! Ask JESUS right now to make you a Born again!

Yours in Christ 

Mike Odeh

Mike Odeh Aug 3 '20 · Tags: born again