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by Tonja Taylor
1/05/2020 / Salvation
What will make the difference in your life now and five, ten, twenty-five years from now?
The people you're around. The books you read. The music you listen to. The thoughts you think. The places you go. The good deeds you do. The choices you make.
But more than anything else, what will make the MOST difference in your life years from now—AND for all eternity!--is whether you become friends with Jesus Christ, the Son of God or not! Your true identity as a person is only in Him.
In John 3:5-7, Jesus told Nicodemus that he must be born again—of the Spirit (for it is impossible to be reborn as a baby human): 5 Jesus answered, “I speak an eternal truth: Unless you are born of water and Spirit-wind, you will never enter God’s kingdom realm. 6 For the natural realm can only give birth to things that are natural, but the spiritual realm gives birth to supernatural life! 7 “You shouldn’t be amazed by my statement, ‘You must be born from above!’
Then the Master Jesus goes on to explain the reason for that: 14 “And just as Moses in the desert lifted up the brass replica of a snake on a pole for all the people to see and be healed,[i] so the Son of Man is ready to be lifted up, 15 so that those who truly believe in him[j] will not perish but be given eternal life. 16 For this is how much God loved the world—he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift.[k] So now everyone who believes in him[l] will never perish but experience everlasting life. 17 “God did not send his Son into the world to judge and condemn the world, but to be its Savior and rescue it![m]
When we are reborn spiritually—when we admit that we have done wrong and need the blood of Jesus to cleanse us, and that we need Him to come into our hearts and live by His Spirit as our LORD and Savior—then we can be assured that, when our bodies die, our spirits will live in eternal peace with Jesus forever, and our body will be resurrected in wholeness and beauty to live in Heaven with Him. Also, His Spirit Who is Love within us will inspire us to do kind, loving things for others to demonstrate that He is alive!
Being born again spiritually brings you into the Royal Family of God, where you will start experiencing a very personal wonderful relationship with God the Father and His Son, your Best Friend Forever, Jesus Christ. You will have a Covenant of protection, supply, peace, wholeness, victory, wisdom, and more!
If you want to receive Christ Jesus as your very best Friend and Savior forever, say this prayer out loud: Jesus, I need You. I ask You to forgive me for all I’ve done against You, and to please cleanse my heart and come into my life and be my Savior and LORD. Fill me with Your Spirit, so You can be with me forever and I can get to know You as my Best Friend! Teach me to partner with You to have a wonderful life on earth and help others know how good You are. Thank You and I receive You now!
CONGRATULATIONS! If you just prayed that prayer with a sincere heart, Your spirit has been born again. You may or may not feel anything, but a real, eternal transaction has occurred—and the angels in Heaven and the Heavenly Father are rejoicing, for now you are part of the Royal Family of God! Ask the LORD to guide you to the right Bible and Bible-believing church, so you can understand how to live successfully in this new you—your true identity! Talk to Him daily (which is what prayer is), and as you slow down, relax, and listen, you will be better able to hear His loving voice! He will help you, every step of the way!
Tonja K. Taylor is the author of many works, including THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCESS PEARL, P.O.W.E.R.* Girl! series. She and her husband Clayton minister the Word through teaching, preaching, and the arts, through River Rain Creative Arts (You Tube, God Tube), their church, and beyond.
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