Born Again Now, The First Part
The Converted now / renewing of the mind now (Spiritual Aspect)
BEING BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, BY THE WORD OF GOD, which liveth and abideth for ever.
1 Pet 1:23
Let us begin by establishing the need to be Born again / Converted now, it is a requirement by our Savior Jesus Christ in order to perceive mentally the Kingdom of God
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.-Rom 14:17
due to the inherited sinful state of our mind and the hosting
place of the doctrines of devils.
"As it is written, THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE: There is none that understandeth, THERE IS NONE THAT SEEKETH AFTER GOD. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; THERE IS NONE THAT DOETH GOOD, NO, NOT ONE. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: WHOSE MOUTH IS FULL OF CURSING AND BITTERNESS: Their feet are swift to shed blood: DESTRUCTION and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES". Romans 3:11-18
For those who have been truly Born Again a.k.a Converted, God compels us to speak to those THAT HAVE NOT (In other words you must be totally submitted to the Doctrine of God, and Saved from the doctrine of devils).
"OPEN THY MOUTH FOR THE DUMB in the cause of all such as ARE APPOINTED TO DESTRUCTION"
Even Jesus stated that there’s none good but God, which is why we must seek that which comes from God’s word and not from man for salvation, which is his commandments thru faith in Christ Jesus.
"And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? THERE IS NONE GOOD BUT ONE, THAT IS, GOD:
but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments". Matthew 19:17
Thus we need to keep the commandments of God thru Jesus to save us from the commandments of men and to do that our minds our heart must first be converted
"This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: YEA, ALSO THE HEART OF THE SONS OF MEN IS FULL OF EVIL, AND MADNESS IS IN THEIR HEART WHILE THEY LIVE, and after that they go to the dead". Ecclesiastics 9:3
Therefore by Faith in Jesus we must be CONVERTED now from madness in our hearts,
Be converted from the power of Satan (Acts 26:18) that rules all of the wicked now into the inheritance of the saints in the light now, which is the Kingdom of God the Son that rule us Spiritually speaking today.
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of THE SAINTS IN LIGHT: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, AND HATH TRANSLATED US INTO THE KINGDOM of his dear Son"
- Colossians 1:12-13
This is why our Savior requires that we become as a little child BORN AGAIN which means having a CONVERTED mind now, a son of God Spirit instead
of sons of men because of the madness in every man’s heart notice what Jesus said
unto the PHARISEE, named Nicodemus:
Marvel not that I said unto thee, YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN.
Verily I say unto you, WHOSOEVER SHALL NOT RECEIVE THE KINGDOM OF GOD AS A LITTLE CHILD, he shall not enter therein. -Mark 10:15
This is why we that are CONVERTED now are addressed as little children by the Apostle John
And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence,
and not be ashamed before him at his coming.If ye know that he is righteous,
ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
-1 John 2:29
Because even as we are children of God now thru the converting of the righteousness from his word,
The law of the Lord is perfect, CONVERTING THE SOUL: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple
Let him know, that he which CONVERTETH THE SINNER from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.-James 5:20
even Satan has children that pervert righteousness they are born of him in this world too;
the Apostle Paul recognized them :
And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, THOU CHILD OF THE DEVIL, THOU ENEMY OF ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? -Acts 13:10
now Jesus in revealing the meaning of parable of shows us that there are two children, one is of the Kingdom and the other is of the Devil
to be burned in the fire at the end of the world.
"The field is the world; THE GOOD SEED ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM; but the tares are the CHILDREN OF THE WICKED ONE; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. AS THEREFORE THE TARES ARE GATHERED AND BURNED IN THE FIRE; SO SHALL IT BE IN THE END OF THIS WORLD"
Jesus exposes the Spiritual Children of the Devil even though they were Physically
The Seed of Abraham.
I know that YE ARE ABRAHAM'S SEED; [ Physical Hebrew Israelite's] but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and YE DO THAT WHICH YE HAVE SEEN WITH YOUR FATHER. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. YE DO THE DEEDS OF YOUR FATHER. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, IF GOD WERE YOUR FATHER, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.Why do ye not understand my speech? EVEN BECAUSE YE CANNOT HEAR MY WORD.
YE ARE OF YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.- John 8:37-44
Therefore each soul must decide before the day of death whether to BE FOUND A CHILD OF GOD or A CHILD OF THE DEVIL IN THE GRAVE, BEFORE OUR FINAL CHANGE FOR ETERNITY COMES. HERE'S OUR PROOF AS STATED IN THE PASSAGES BELOW
"In this the CHILDREN OF GOD are manifest, and THE CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother". -1 John 3:10
so what is righteousness according to God’s word?
My tongue shall speak of THY WORD: FOR ALL THY COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS.
NOW HAVING ESTABLISHED THE NEED TO BE CONVERTED, A CHILD OF GOD NOW,YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT BORN AGAIN IS A TWO PART PROCESS IN THE WORD OF GOD.
The first part is a renewing/ converting of a wicked mind into the state of a righteous mind by turning from serving sin, achievable right now which is called repenting. Only in the real Jesus can you achieve this condition which you’ve never had before by faith in him and his commandments.
"HE THAT HATH MY COMMANDMENTS, AND KEEPETH THEM, HE IT IS THAT LOVETH ME: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, HOW IS IT THAT THOU WILT MANIFEST THYSELF UNTO US, AND NOT UNTO THE WORLD? Jesus answered and said unto him, IF A MAN LOVE ME, HE WILL KEEP MY WORDS: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me".
But the second aspect is later which is your next body to come.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.-Jhn 3:5-8
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,- 1 Cor 15:51
It will be a body in which everyone (whether Righteous or Wicked) will receive
a body capable of existing in either eternal Joy with God or eternal
damnation in the lake of fire
Now The Holy Bible clearly supports the spiritual aspect that can be achieved now and proven by the following passages.
BEING BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible seed [words of man], BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE, BY THE WORD OF GOD, which liveth and abideth for ever. 1 Peter 1:23
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, AS NEWBORN BABES, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 1 Peter 2:1-2
Now because of you desire the sincere WORD you have become JUST LIKE A CHILD, A NEWBORN BABE in its desire for milk, nothing else can feed you the knowledge that you need to survive hence you’ve become a NEW MAN and A CHILD OF GOD.
AND HAVE PUT ON THE NEW MAN, which is RENEWED IN KNOWLEDGE after the image of him that created him:
- Colossian 3:10
My little children, of whom I travail IN BIRTH AGAIN until Christ be formed in you,
- Gal 4:19
NOW THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD your knowledge about everything is RENEWED and what THE WORLD calls acceptable religion
[going to church for SUNDAY WORSHIP, observing CHRISTMAS DEC 25th , and EASTER SUNDAY ]
you now find to be falsehoods THAT YOU CAN NOT READ ABOUT NOR SUPPORT BY THE WORD OF GOD by which you are now being RENEWED
a new creature in Christ which is GOD.
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 5:17
And that ye PUT ON THE NEW MAN, which after God is CREATED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUE HOLINESS.
And be not conformed to this world: BUT BE YE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Now you seek to prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God by his word wherein you now led by.
"For as many as are LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD [the word in this case], THEY ARE THE SONS OF GOD.
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED THE SONS OF GOD: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. BELOVED, NOW ARE WE THE SONS OF GOD, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
-1 John 3:1-3
AND LIKE WE STATED EARLY WE AWAIT OUR PHYSICAL MANIFESTATION
AS THE SONS OF GOD, BECAUSE WE SUFFER NOW LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature WAITETH FOR THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD.
And the way that we use to think, believe and we realize now
was an abomination to the Lord
THE WAY OF THE WICKED is an abomination unto the Lord: BUT HE LOVETH HIM THAT FOLLOWETH AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Know ye not, that TO WHOM YE YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY, HIS SERVANTS YE ARE TO WHOM YE OBEY; whether of sin unto death, or of OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS?BUT GOD BE THANKED, THAT YE WERE THE SERVANTS OF SIN [child of the devil], but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.18 Being then made free from sin, YE BECAME THE SERVANTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as YE HAVE YIELDED YOUR MEMBERS SERVANTS TO UNCLEANNESS AND TO INIQUITY UNTO INIQUITY; even so NOW YIELD YOUR MEMBERS SERVANTS TO RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO HOLINESS.20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.22 But now being made free from sin, and BECOME SERVANTS TO GOD, YE HAVE YOUR FRUIT UNTO HOLINESS, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Roman 6:16-23
And just as we cannot return to the womb our mother, so is it when we have received the Truth the word of God. We cannot willfully return to being servants of sin again without serious spiritual consequences
FOR IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THOSE WHO WERE ONCE ENLIGHTENED, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,5 AND HAVE TASTED THE GOOD WORD OF GOD, and the powers of the world to come,6 IF THEY SHALL FALL AWAY, TO RENEW THEM AGAIN UNTO REPENTANCE; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:8 BUT THAT WHICH BEARETH THORNS AND BRIERS IS REJECTED, AND IS NIGH UNTO CURSING; WHOSE END IS TO BE BURNED. Hebrew 6:4-8
Now finally I will further established the first part by using a parallel situation in life that would have the same impact of being born again ( a.k.a Converted)
a civilian who joins the military.
John Doe is 22 years old and he works at a fast food restaurant. He wants to improve his current living situation ,but he doesn’t make enough money to get the education that he seeks. He finds himself going from one job to another but he never seems to makes enough. He finally REALIZES THAT HIS LIFE IS STUCK IN A RUT.
John Doe hears from his old high school friend talking about being in the Military and how it changed his life. John thought within himself I NEED THAT KIND OF CHANGE OF MY LIFE. John joins the military three months later and for the next 9 years he does great things even rising up into a great leader’s position in the military.
Everyone that knows him is PROUD OF HIM AND THEY EVEN ESTEEM HIM AS A OUTSTANDING SERVICE MEMBER, because of his many awards and recognition.
But after 3 years John begins to steals from his fellow Soldiers, but was finally caught, arrested and unmasked in a 2 million dollar bank robbery on a major military installation of a credit union. He was prosecuted and convicted with a dishonorable discharge and sentenced to life in a Federal prison because HE KILLED A SOLDIER WHILE FLEEING THE BANK that he robbed. John Doe is now 34 years old and at this point of his life he has life gone from nothing to glory and now 12 years from day he decided to make a change he’s worst off then when he started and HE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO RETURN
TO MILITARY SERVICE AGAIN. (see Heb 6:4-8, 2 Pet 2:20)
WHEREFORE WE RECEIVING A KINGDOM which cannot be moved [ the Knowledge ], let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
(extracted directly from dictionary.com)
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with A WICKED MIND?
MARVEL NOT YE MUST BE CONVERTED / BORN AGAIN NOW!