Foundational Truth 2 – You Must be Born from Above -Jesus

Born Again born from above

Jesus taught that we must be born again. The phrase born again also means to be born from above. Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God. (John 3:3 AMP)

Jesus went on to say that this is a spiritual experience. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit”, (John 3:6-8 NKJV).

How does one experience being born again?

You experience being born from above (born again) when you hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and believe in Him. To believe in Him means to trust Him with your life. The gospel is the good news message that Jesus came from Heaven, sent by God our Father, to rescue us from sin and death. It is God’s desire for you to be restored to your original design as His child. Jesus Christ is the Way God provided for you to become One with Him again.

Sin and death entered humans when Adam sinned. For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:17 NASB) The name Jesus means God rescues, or God saves. For “WHOEVER CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED.” (Romans 10:13)

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the message that you are rescued from a life of sin and made holy by the blood Jesus shed on the cross for you. When you accept God’s grace by believing His Word, you receive Jesus Christ and He receives you. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14 NIV)

The amazing thing is that Jesus became you, so that you could become Him. He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Cor. 5:21 HCSB) There is a life exchange that takes place when you become born from above. Jesus gave His life for you on the cross, He paid a great price for you.

When you give your life to Christ by believing, trusting Him, it is counted that you were with Him on the cross and your life is now joined to His life. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20) Notice, that you now live by the faith of Jesus, what He believes.

God has given you life, so that you would have something very valuable to give Him. There is a principal that anything given to God, according to His will, returns to you in a greater form than what you gave Him. You give Him your life and you receive a higher form of life, in Him.

Basically, God wants your love, which also means your life. He created you from His desire, that you would have a holy love relationship with Him. However, He gave you choice and freedom so that when you choose to love Him, it is your decision. He did not make you a robot. He made you like Him, powerful and with choice. Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will find it. (Matthew 16:24-25 HCSB)

To be born from above is to be united with Jesus Christ. You then experience a new consciousness, Christ consciousness. You are now in the same relationship that Jesus has with God, our Father. Your born from above Spirit is in Christ, and He is in you; you are enthroned with Christ in heavenly places. This means your born from above Spirit is in heaven and in you at the same time. You have a new consciousness that makes you mindful of Heaven and the Kingdom of God. You have a new understanding and awareness of good and bad, according to what God believes.

If you would like to know God and give your life to Him, There is no other Way than through Jesus the Christ. There is salvation in no one else! For there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by whom we must be saved!” (Acts 4:12 CJB)

Yeshua [Jesus] said to him, “I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Way and The Truth and The Life; no man comes to my Father but by me alone.” (John 14:6)

Below is an example of a prayer to give your life to Jesus Christ. However, you need to speak to God from your own heart with your own words, using your voice if possible. God responds to your heart. You are not saved by the prayer, you are saved by believing, trusting Him. Praying helps you to connect with God and receive from Him. Prayer involves your thoughts, words, and actions this helps you make a heart to heart connection with your Father in Heaven.

Example Prayer:

Lord Jesus, I believe that you suffered and died on the cross for me. I believe you rose from the dead and and are alive forever. I receive the forgiveness of my sins provided by the blood you shed for me. Jesus, I believe you are my only Way to the Father, I accept you as Truth, I give my life to you and I receive your eternal Life in me.

If you have given your life to Jesus, you need to tell someone. If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation. (Romans 10:9-10 HCSB)

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