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DAY 22 TUESDAY: OCTOBER 2019

BEING BORN AGAIN IS BEYOND RELIGION!

Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).

The phrase, “Being born again” is a terminology used by Jesus Christ to describe spiritual rebirth. This spiritual terminology is beyond religion. The Bible says in the opening text that Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that being born again is indeed beyond religion in life. When Adam sinned against God, he became spiritually dead; hence, he became totally alienated from God’s glory forever.

Spiritual deadness is even worse than physical deadness because one is totally alienated from God’s glory and presence. When one is totally alienated from God’s glory and presence, he needs to experience spiritual rebirth which is, “Being born again” in order to regain his spiritual status in God. That is why the Bible says in John 1:13, “Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” Therefore whenever a Christian is being born again, he is indeed being born of God and the flesh automatically gives way for the Holy Spirit to lead him forever.

There is no other religion in the world that can guarantee salvation in, “Being born again.” That is why Christianity is never a religion because there is no other religion that can please God and bring salvation to mankind. Christianity is simply a way of life through spiritual rebirth. That is the reason why Jesus said to Nicodemus plainly, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). In fact, it is only being born again through spiritual rebirth that can guarantee a Christian’s salvation through Christ Jesus forever.

Daily Tip: Christianity is never a religion but a way of life through spiritual rebirth in Christ Jesus forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever (1 Peter 1:23).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Everlasting Father! Let me live my life daily by constantly experiencing Your eternal rebirth in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of religion that leads to damnation in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: John 3.                                              RBT: MK 1-3

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