Monday, June 23, 2014

Born of the Spirit

John 3.5 (Jesus speaking) 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. V. 6 - That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit.

Nicodemus, a Pharisees and one of the rulers of the Jewish people in Jesus day came to him by night.  Nicodemus knew there was something special about Jesus. He recognized that jesus must have come from god .

Jesus told Nicodemus that he must be born again to enter the kingdom of god. He was so puzzled at the masters words. 
Jesus let him know quickly that whatever is born of the flesh (natural birth ) is flesh and whatsoever is born of the spirit is Spirit.

How does that apply to us today you may ask? Well mankind is born into the earth with a physical body, a soul, and a spirit. At this point our spirit has not been born to god. We come into the world marred by sin because of the  choice Adam and Eve made in the garden of Eden. 

When the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin and we accept Jesus as our Savior our spirit is born to god and we are also born into his kingdom. Praise god! All things of the past are gone and a new life in Christ begins. Unfortunately if a person does not accept Jesus as his or her Savior before they die they cannot enter the kingdom of heaven because their spirit was never born to god. 

Let me encourage you today to know that God loves you so much that he gave his only begotten son Jesus to the world so we can be forgiven and have eternal life. To be born of the spirit of god changes your entire life forever! I know because Jesus saved me 28 years ago and I have never been the same since! He is still working on me but by his mercy and grace I am changed and life is good! 

I pray this devotion touches someones heart to accept Jesus today!  From the heart of Pat James. You May comment at ptrc_maher@yahoo.com. I would love to hear from you.







1 comment:

  1. Oh my Jesus....I am EVER SO THANKFUL that Jesus died on the cross to save my soul :) PRAYING THAT PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORD WILL COME TO KNOW JESUS AS THEIR SAVIOR!!! JESUS IS COMING SOON!!!! GET READY !!! Pamela Britt Malone

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