“5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water (natural child birth, not water baptism) and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto you, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind blows where it listeth, and you hear the sound thereof, but cannot tell from where it comes, and whither it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” John 3:5-8
The born again experience cannot be explained through intellect. Jesus likens it to the wind which comes and goes; we feel the wind, hear the wind but we don’t know from where it comes.
When the modern church attempts to draw others to God through civic events and community festivals, the result is a church full of unconverted people attempting in vain to do what is right. They are sincere in their efforts, please don’t misunderstand. Furthermore, most preachers would love for the lost to fill the pews AND BE CONVERTED.
Sadly however, what we are seeing in the seeker sensitive churches is humanistic psychology being lifted up from behind the pulpit teaching the unconverted that they are inherently good and if they are bad it is the fault of others. This prick of the flesh and tickling of the ear seduces the lost and unconverted to come hear more about why they are what they are. Never mind the Word of God plainly states that “There is none righteous, no, not one:” Romans 3:10.
Unless the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Who HE is and what HE has done, is proclaimed to the lost, the lost cannot be born again. It is not the job of the Believer to attempt to intellectually explain the reason the unconverted are…well unconverted. The unconverted are not unconverted because they reject Jesus. They reject Jesus because they are unconverted. Everyone is responsible for their own actions and will one day give an account (Rev. 20:11-15).
When Jesus Christ is lifted up to the lost and dying world, and by that I mean the Jesus of the Bible, not the psychology Jesus or the “new age” Jesus, the Holy and Righteous Jesus that came to die on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin for whosoever will believe and break the power of sin for Believer’s, the Lamb of God Who takes away our sins…when HE is lifted up to the people, the Word is anointed and the Holy Spirit convicts. Again, this cannot be intellectually explained. Only then, when the power and the weight of the conviction of the Holy Spirit is upon “whosoever”, if they choose or “will” to believe, the Holy Spirit gives them the faith to believe.
“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hear say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelations 22:17
The Word of God says whosoever wills to come…to come and take of the water of life freely. If it is your will to come and be born again, God will give you the faith to believe. The faith of a mustard seed is all it takes for faith to grow into a great tree of righteousness when Jesus Christ authors and finishes our faith! This is not something we conjure up. This faith is built on a sure Foundation, Jesus Christ and HIS atoning work. Will you come?
“28 Come unto Me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My Yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For My Yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
If you are ready to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, please repeat this prayer. Please understand, repeating this prayer will not save you. You must believe in your heart on Jesus Christ and you are instantly saved. Won’t you come?
“DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN, I COME TO YOU TODAY AS A LOST SINNER.”
“I AM ASKING YOU THAT YOU SAVE MY SOUL AND CLEANSE ME FROM ALL SIN.”
“I REALIZE IN MY HEART MY NEED OF SALVATION, WHICH CAN ONLY COME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.”
“I AM ACCEPTING CHRIST INTO MY HEART AND WHAT HE DID ON THE CROSS IN ORDER TO PURCHASE MY REDEMPTION.”
“IN OBEDIENCE TO YOUR WORD, I CONFESS WITH MY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND BELIEVE IN MY HEART THAT GOD HAS RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD.”
“YOU HAVE SAID IN YOUR WORD WHICH CANNOT LIE, ‘FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED’ (ROM.10:13).”
“I HAVE CALLED UPON YOUR NAME EXACTLY AS YOU HAVE SAID, AND I BELIEVE THAT RIGHT NOW, I AM SAVED.”
If you have just repeated this prayer and believed in your heart these words congratulations!! Read your Bible, preferably KJV translation, make sure everything you hear lines up with what the Word of God says. The Word of God is the only revealed Truth in this world. Men (and women) are fallible, we make mistakes. Do not put your faith in a preacher or a church but in Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done for you. The Word of God is alive, therefore it is inexhaustible.
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord your God, He it is that does go with you; He will not fail you, nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
-Donna Clark Warren