In John 3:3,5, Jesus says, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” and “…Except a man be born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” We are born of water from our mothers, but we must be born of the Spirit of God by our choice to invite and receive Him (Christ-God’s Living Word) into our hearts. When we are born on earth we do not have any Spirit of God in us, our hearts are totally void of God and that is called total sin. Sin is the separation of our hearts from God. As we grow up and God brings us to the knowledge of our sin and our need of inviting Him into our hearts, we must personally choose to receive or reject Him and His Word to us. If we invite Him and receive Him into our hearts, He will forgive our sins, come into our hearts and create in us a new heart and put His Spirit in us to make us one of His children. God didn’t like the relationship He had with mankind in the Old Testament so He spoke of the new relationship He was going to make in Ezekiel 36:26 “A new heart also will I give you, and a new Spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. (27) And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.”
When you invite the Spirit of Christ into your heart, He comes in creates the new (born again) heart and He now lives in you and you are a child of God with the new, clean, perfect heart at that time. Galatians 4:6-7 states, “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son (Christ) into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father (daddy, Father). Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ (being in your heart).” Then Romans 8:9 states, “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.” SO, have you been taught by God that you are a sinner, then cried out to God, ask His forgiveness and invited Him to come live in your heart and be born into His family? You must be born again!– of the Spirit! You can do it now or if you want more info watch my videos and listen to my past programs on Faith and Grace! Contact me if you desire.