What REALLY happens when you are born again?

May i ask you a serious question? Why do you call God, Father?

I believe that many of us Christians today do not understand why we call God our Father. We do it religiously without an understanding or revelation of why we do it. Many of us feel condemned and unsure of who we are and what we are supposed to do in order to be accepted before God. Many are living in doubt and uncertainty of where we stand with God. Too many of us remain babes in the spirit, because we do not understand who we really are.

Think about it for a while. We have no problem saying or praying “Father”, but few of us grasp who we really are if God is our Father. We think that it is
fine to call God Father, but we internally have no revelation that we are His real sons. We really do not understand that we are genetically His children.

We have to mature and come to a knowledge of sons of God. Then we have a healthy understanding of our spiritual “pedigree”. If we fail to understand that
we are legitimate children of God and that He loves us completely and entirely, we will be stay bound as spiritual babes and will eventually become problem
children. We have to comprehend the amazing miracle of life that the Lord gave us when we became born again. This is the greatest love act ever. We must grasp the truth of what happens in the spirit when we are born again and this is what I want to get across to your mind.

When a lion cub is born, it looks like its parents. It will act like its parents, it will follow and mimic its parents. Why will the lion cub do this? ? Because it has
lion DNA in it. It will grow up from being a cute little fluffy cub and it will become a powerful killer. It has the potential to become a dangerous animal like its parents. In fact it will develop and become exactly like its parents. At conception, the work is complete. The male lion, places his seed into the lioness, and from that moment on, that little embryo has everything it needs inside of its self, to become a complete lion. The embryo does nothing more, except to grow to maturity. It is completely passive in this miracle.

Let’s look at this scripture:

John 3:1-7 MKJV And there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.  (2)  He came to Jesus by night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles which you do unless God is with him.  (3)  Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  (4)  Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb and be born?  (5)  Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is born of water and 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)Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born again.

Jesus says to Nicodemus, “You must be born again”. Nicodemus struggled to understand what Jesus meant. Many people have the same struggle. Why? Because we need to understand what happens in our spirit at the moment of “divine conception”.

Why do we need to be born again?

When Adam sinned, death came to all men. This was spiritual death, because Adam still lived to more than 900 years of age after he sinned. Satan became his nature afterwards. Satan became the father of mankind from this moment onwards. We can see this in…

John 8:44 GW You come from your father, the devil, and you desire to do what your father wants you to do. ….

Acts 13:9-10 MKJV Then Saul (who is also Paul), filled with the Holy Spirit, set his eyes on him  (10)  and said, O son of the Devil, full of all deceit and all craftiness, enemy of all righteousness, will you not stop perverting the right ways of the Lord?

You might be saying that only certain people are sons of satan.

Romans 5:12 ISV Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so death spread to everyone, because all have sinned.

Acts 26:18 MKJV in order to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the authority of Satan to God, …..

God put into action His master plan. A plan that had been put in place from “BEFORE” the foundation of the world.

Ephesians 1:4 MKJV according as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,

This plan was so incredible and so AWESOME. It involved the plan in which God would place Himself, in every believer.

Colossians 1:27 GW God wanted his people throughout the world to know the glorious riches of this mystery-which is Christ living in you, giving you the hope of glory.

This plan of putting Christ,who is His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, into us, is the essence of being born again.

Please look at this scripture John 3:3

John 3:3 KJV Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

 Let me explain what being born again means in the original Greek. It means to be “conceived from above”.  Wow!!!! Let us read the verses again and put the words “conceive from above” in instead of “born again” and you will get a better understanding of the concept of being born again.

John 3:4-7 KJV Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?  (5) Jesus answered, 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.  (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 thee, Ye must be  born/ conceived again/ from above/ or of God.

This born again experience is where God places His incorruptible seed in us.

1 Peter 1:23 KJV Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, ……

 Christ is the seed……

 Galatians 3:16 KJV  …… And to thy seed, which is Christ.

 John 1:12-13 KJV But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
(13)  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

When Jesus said to Nicodemus that you must be born again, it was the beginning of the fulfilment of Ephesians 1:4

Ephesians 1:4 KJV According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Being born again is how we are placed “in Him”, or placed “in Christ”, being one and the same thing.

Being born again, is the basis that we call God, “FATHER”?

In order to understand who we really are, i am going to be explaining the miracle of the new birth.

2Co 6:18  “And I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons” and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty.

Getting back to babies……..

A fther holds a newborn baby in his arms. What does that newborn baby do to eserve the fathers love? Nothing. The father positions himself to the child.
The child makes dirty nappies and cries and whatever, but the father still oves the baby. Why? The father loves the child because of what the child does,
but because of who the child is in relation to the father. It is a matter of rlationship and not of works. For example: If your child does something
good you do not love them more. If they do something bad, you do not love them lss. You love them because of who they are.

Now how does this relate to me you may be asking?

Many hristians get saved and born again and yet after a couple of years, their zeal or spiritual things fade and their spiritual growth seems to be stunted. They
peak at a certain point and then stop growing. Do you feel like that?

Let me give you a practical illustration to explain my point.

Do you know what a bonzai tree is? It is a tree that has the potential to become a full grown tree but doesn’t because the roots have been bound up with
wire and because the container that is planted in is tiny with very little soil in it.

This little trees growth is being limited. The tree wants to become all it can be but it is in bondage. The wire is limiting its growth. The soil is too
shallow.
This little tree is confined by it’s container!!! The sad thing is that this bonsai fig more than likely will not produce any fruit. Do you agree that this fig tree has everything inside of itself to become a fully developed fig tree? Why is this so? Because it has fig tree DNA. But why is a bonzai tree so small?
Because of the container!!!! Many Christians today are “bonsai” Christians. Their roots have been bound up with lies that they have believed as truth. We   believe that we are “just sinners”, or “just a human being”. We are limited because we do not understand what God has placed in us when we were born again. We are limited to our knowledge. We do not come to an understanding of who we are as God’s sons.

Because generally speaking, people don’t know God as Father. They see him as God alone. We can see this identity problem in young people all over the world today. Many children are growing up without fathers and many are not realizing their full potential because of this. Let me prove my point. A survey was done in the States on men in prison. Something like 90% of the men in that prison did not have fathers. Amazing isn’t it? A father gives identity to his child. No father = no identity. Fact: a woman carries 2 X chromosomes, a man carries an X chromosome and a Y chromosome. The woman can only produce females. The man can produce either male or female. The sex is determined by the man and not the woman.

Likewise, many Christians do not know and understand our Heavenly Father as a Father and because of this they do not know who they really are. They have a spiritual identity problem. We really need to grasp how we relate to Father God, or we cannot mature and become who we are meant to become!!!! We will be bonsai Christians only good for ornamental reasons. Why? Because FATHER’S GIVE IDENTITY! If we believe that we are spiritual orphans, we will have an identity problem.

Now let’s look at what the Word says about becoming a son of God. In the beginning God formed man out of the dust of the earth. God did this for a specific reason. The reason is because we as people have been created to receive His seed. This takes place in our hearts. We are made out of soil and  seeds are planted in soil right?

Luk 8:11  : The seed is the Word of God.

In the parable of the sower, Jesus likens our hearts to soil. Our hearts can be stony, full of weeds, shallow etc. Or our hearts can be soft and fertile
receiving the seed of God.

Galatians 3:16 KJV  …… And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Galatians 2:20 ….. I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: …..

Genesis 1:26-27 KJV  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: ……. (27)  So God created man in his own image………

Do you agree that Jesus is made in the image God? Do you agree that Jesus is God’s Son? Do you believe that Jesus can do what God can do? Why is it so difficult to believe and understand that we come from God as well!!! Now in the natural realm your father’s DNA is in you. You have the same genetic
makeup as your father because his seed is in you.

More than likely if your father has brown eyes, you will have the same, brown eyes. Just like the lion cub. The lion cub will grow up and become just like his
father right?

The spiritual realm is no different.

John 4:24 KJV  God is a Spirit: ……

 John 3:6 KJV  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

John 1:13 KJV Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

 How are we born again? By God. By His living Word of God.

1 Peter 1:23 KJV Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

 After we believe on Jesus, who is the Living Word of God, God plants His Incorruptible Seed, who is the Christ, in us.  This Christ in us, is our hope of glory. Our spirit becomes one with Him. We are born again by His Word. When this happens, we become one with the Lord.

1 Corinthians 6:17 MKJV  (17)  But he being joined to the Lord is one spirit.

Because God’s Seed lives in us, He is our bona fide Spiritual Father right? He has conceived us Himself. We have been conceived of God!!! We have his SPIRITUAL genes praise God!!! If we had to take a spiritual paternity test, we would have God’s DNA.

When we realize that God is our true Father, we will act differently. We will see differently. We will walk in a newness and authority that will shake the kingdom of darkness. That is why Paul said “Christ in us, the hope of glory”

This means that we can look like our Father, speak like our Father, act like our Father, do like our Father etc. wow Heal the sick, raise the dead, create universes with our words, destroy powers and principalities hallelujah!!!! Because His seed lives in us. We are really God’s sons and Jesus is our older brother. Why because we have the same Father.

Christ the Seed in us, will produce a whole new human being in the form of us!!!! Just like an acorn produces an oak tree. The God-Seed, is a person, Christ. Christ stands perfect before God, and because He is perfect before God, so are we perfect before Him in spirit.

2 Corinthians 4:7 MKJV  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us;

What Paul was actually saying is that the real person living in Paul was Christ. Paul was saying that his identity was found in Christ, and not in himself.

I’m sure some of you are saying that you are not worthy to carry Christ around in your body. You are right. That is why God had to deal with our fleshly person. Our flesh is so corrupt, that God had to destroy or execute this fleshly body that we dwell in. This He accomplished on the cross of Jesus Christ.

Galatians 2:20 KJV  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of theSon of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

God will not live in the same vessel as satan lives in. God removes the sinful nature. How does He do that. He kills us.

Like a chicken that has had its head cut off. It keeps on flopping around, but it is dead. The same is true with us. When we receive Christ, our bodies are “dead”, they may not look dead, but they are. They have been crucified with Christ. Our flesh may continue to jump around and flap all over the place, but the truth is that we are dead.

2 Corinthians 6:14-17 MKJV  (14)  ….. And what partnership does light have with darkness?  (15)  And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? ……  (16)  And what agreement does a temple of God have with idols? For you are the temple of the living God, as God has said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” 

3 responses

4 08 2013
betterthanexpected2013

I really liked this. But I have far to go to fully grasp it. Like Gal 2:20, for example. I have lots of renewing my mind to fully believe this. If anyone wants to give me some advice on how to grow in this or about how YOU grew into this, please comment. It will go to my email. Thx.

4 08 2013
inchristinme

Hi there

Thank you for your comment on the blog. It is always good to get feedback on what we are posting.

The scriptures are clear on this gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:6-12 (NIV)

God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit

6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is written:

“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”[a]—
the things God has prepared for those who love him—
10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.

The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.

This key scripture tells us that ONLY God can teach us these deep truths. God revealed His Son in me, and from then onwards, my walk with the Lord has changed from a religious habit into a life changing experience.I pray that the eyes of your understanding will be opened so that you may KNOW Christ IN you!!

Please feel free to contact me at any time. I make myself available to help you in whatever possible way, in your walk with The Lord Jesus.

Have a good day

Wayne

21 02 2013
june

Love the truth!!! This was written with clear biblical wisdom of the new birth.

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