Born Again; How to Process the Ticket to Heaven

If you are interested in taking a flight to the kingdom of God, then you will go through the process of born again. The issue of gaining heaven is not limited to confessing Jesus as Savior on the lips.

Do not be deceived by the wrong teachings of the false teachers in the Christendom. They asked the new converts to repeat ‘salvation prayers’ after them and after the short prayer, they told the new converts that they are born again. No! To born again is not by the mouth, but by holy practical lifestyle through the authority of the Holy Spirit.

Today’s message will explain the essence of born again and how to get it done correctly. In a short while, I would like to share the born again story of Gideon Wambua with you:

Having been brought up in a Christian family, God was not far from me.  From the  beginning, attending church service was part of life.

Growing up, I came to know God as reality… but I had never thought of having a personal relationship with God.

The turning point in my life came in 1995, when I reflected on my past.  It became clear that God was in full control of my life.  It dawned on me that if it were not for God, my life would have taken a different direction.

By then I had graduated with a first class honors degree, but I had no job. It was after listening to a T.V. program, and hearing a testimony of a sister-in-Christ who was really enjoying God’s divine interventions in all circumstances, that I was jolted to reality and I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior – by God’s grace. This meant committing my life to God and letting Him run the show.

It took this simple but very important step (accepting Jesus as my personal savior) to get a job, for I had a job in three days!  God gave me the strength to quit smoking (I had been struggling with this for years).  Surrendering all to Jesus is a lesson I have learned in my born again life.”

What does it mean to be Born Again?

Born again is a new life that involves the transformation of your body, soul and spirit through God’s spiritual grace and power. Jesus’ definition of born again is written in the book of John chapter 3 verse 5: Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.”

  • To be born of water means water baptism

It signifies that you have chosen to be dead to sin and alive to righteousness. Water baptism is for the New Testament believers. The Holy Spirit led John the Baptist to start water baptism; Jesus did it and likewise the Apostles. Don’t be deceived! If you have not done the water baptism, then you have not start the process of born again.

Matthew chapter 3 verses 5 and 6 say: “Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him and were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.”

  • To be born of the Spirit means spiritual baptism

You’ll neither pay offerings nor learn speaking in tongues from any pastor or school of theology before enjoying the spiritual born again. Spiritual baptism involves genuine repentance from sins and surrendering your total life to Jesus.

Listen to the response of Apostle Peter to the new converts after his preaching: “Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”

Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”” (Acts 2:37-38)

If you welcome Jesus into your life, then the Spirit of the Lord will baptize you. So, your obedience to the word of God sustains your status of born again with the Lord. The book of John chapter 14 verse 23 says: “Jesus answered and said to him,

If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”

Is it Compulsory to be Born Again?

It is saddened that many people wants to go heaven, but very few are committed to the great task. Yes! The process of born again is tedious to those who love the world (carnal nature), but it is easy for those who love the Spirit (God’s nature).

Jesus says: “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” (John 15:10)

It is mandatory for every Christian to be born again. It is your responsibility to be born again. Don’t fold your arms and expect Jesus to do the transformation process for you. Born again is all about distinguishing yourself from worldly thoughts, polluted culture and unholy practices.

The Grace of Jesus and His Power is abundant for every serious-minded believer.

The faithful attendance to church services and activities (without genuine repentance and Spiritual control of your life) does not make you a born again Christian. To occupy positions in the church such as; bishop, pastor, evangelist, music director, usher etc. does not make you a born again Christian.

The millions of dollars donated to the church without Christ controlling your lifestyle does not make you a born again person.

God loves you and He does not want you to perish. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).

Your stable born again lifestyle in Christ will save you from hot judgment. And, your trust in Jesus is the code that’ll give you access to heaven. Enough of lukewarm lifestyle!

So, believe in the Power of Jesus, He can save you. Forsake all sins and decide today to live your life according to the instructions of the Holy Spirit. Obey the word of God always and you will enjoy your born again life into eternity.

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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