“Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.” John 3:7.
The world in which we live is becoming more wicked with each new day. Threats of terrorism control the news headlines. Teenagers are killing their classmates and peers. Regard for the well-being of others is considered to be a sign of weakness. Unwed parents and unwanted children abound on every hand. Abortion clinics are thriving. Morality is fast declining while indifference and unconcern are on the rise.
In just such a setting as we face, the words of Jesus ring out loud and clear: “Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.” In other words, don’t be surprised when I tell you that you must be born again. You see, nothing short of the miraculous grace of God can stop the downward spiral of sin and its effects. God intends to destroy the kingdom of sin one soul at a time. This is why the words of the Saviour are so specific. YOU must be born again. Jesus wants to deliver you from the bondage of sin, and give a new life of freedom in Him. He earnestly desires for you to be born into the kingdom of God, and become a new creature. “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. My friend, no matter what sins and offenses you have committed against God, He can make you as clean and as innocent as a new born baby, if you will seek Him with true repentance.
There is a popular belief today that prevails in the minds of many. That is the belief that all that is necessary to please God and make it to heaven is to “believe” in God, attend church, and just do the best you can. But dear one, this is a lie perpetrated by the devil. In John 3:3 Jesus says, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” If you believe in God, you will certainly want to do what He says. You must receive God’s forgiveness for your sins, and forsake all sin and live a new life in Jesus – a holy life, without committing sin.
Please consider these words today. They are offered in love, not condemnation. “For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:17. Jesus will save all who come unto Him in sincerity. He desires to save you from sin and rescue you from hell.
Please examine your soul this day. If you are not saved, call on the name of the Lord before it is everlastingly too late. Confess and forsake all sin, and He will save you. You must be born again.