There is nothing more important than being born again. This is what determines your relationship with God for eternity. Where do we get the term “born again”? We get it from Jesus Christ Himself:
John 3:7, 16, 17 KJV Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again… For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Jesus said you must be born again. It is not optional – it is something every man or woman must have. It is available to all for God sent His Son to die for the whole world.
This term “born again” is somewhat strange. Jesus calls our salvation “born again.” The original language of Greek for “born again” actually is “born from above.” This means we must be born from Heaven. We do not enter into our mother’s womb again but we must be born of God.
The born again experience is not physical but spiritual. When you become born again you do not get a new body or mind. You get a new spirit that is born from Heaven.
Why Must We Be Born Again / Saved?
When you become born again, there is a legal transaction that takes place. Satan no longer has legal dominion over you through the Sin Nature. Jesus died on the cross shedding His blood for you. He was sacrificed and died in your place. He took the punishment you deserved thereby laying dormant the Sin Nature in your life.
Isaiah 53:6 KJV All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Once you become born again, your sins are gone forever because Jesus took them upon Himself. There is no greater act any being has ever done than Jesus dying on the cross for you. There is no greater substance than the blood of Jesus that was shed for you. Accepting what Jesus did for you on the cross secures your eternity in the Kingdom of God.
Not only is the Sin Nature rendered dormant in your life, and passed sin forgiven, but you become righteous in the eyes of God forever. A great exchange takes place. All of Jesus’ righteousness becomes yours when all of your sin becomes His.
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:21 NASB He made Him who knew no sin to be sin in our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
You become a whole new being in Christ Jesus. The old you is dead and passed away forever. The new you is in right-standing with God forever!
You may say, “What good things must I do to get right with God? You actually do nothing. It has nothing to do with your good works or religious works. You do not need to join a church, get water baptized, or take communion to be saved. There is only one thing that is necessary and that is to believe. Believe the good news that Jesus died for you, took your sin upon Himself on the cross, and rose again on the third day.
You may think it is too good to be true – it is too easy. God is so good that He made it so that a child can even believe and be saved. He made it simple so that all could partake. It is not about what we do for Him that saves us; it is about what Jesus has done for us that saves us.
“How Do I Become Born Again?”
Romans 10:8-10 NASB But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
Pray this prayer from your heart and with your mouth:
Holy God, I believe Jesus died on the cross for my sin. He took my place and received my punishment. I now repent and turn away from my sin with all my heart. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I believe He died and rose again on the third day for me. I believe your Gospel. Father God, I give you my life. Thank you for forgiving me and receiving me. Amen
If you prayed that prayer, let us know. Click the Contact link on this page and tell us. Let your pastor know so that he may help guide you spiritually. The angels of Heaven are rejoicing with exceedingly great joy today!
God paid the ultimate price for you to be purchased. His own Son died so that you might live. We could not do anything to make it to Heaven because we were all sinners. So God sent Jesus down to be tortured on a cross and die for you. Salvation is the most important thing you will ever do. But it is only the first step to a life of sanctification – to continually give your life over to God.