More Than Eternal: Being Born Again

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More Than Eternal: Being Born Again

Ever wondered what it really means to be born again? It might not be what you think it is. Included in this teaching is the truth behind the phrase “being born again”, the meaning of John 3:3, the freedom Jesus gives us to say no, and the key to victorious living. Receive revelation knowledge and understanding of what Jesus meant by being born again.

Here’s a snipet:

The phrase “being born again” jumped out at me in the beginning of this year. Many who visit my website are already living in Christ, so I found that strange at first. As I kept on listening for Him, it became clear of what He wants to do for you and through you:

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they
might have life, and life more abundantly. John 10:10 KJV

It’s been said, and I agree completely, that if all Jesus did was die for us on the cross so that we can be eternally with the Father, we could not praise Him enough, love Him enough, worship Him enough. It is the core reason Jesus was born, lived, died, and resurrected. However, being the giver that God is, that was not enough. He wanted us to be born again, in every sense of the phrase. To have life, and that life more abundantly.

How do we get there? How can we live an abundant life? As the Amplified Bible puts it, to the full, till it overflows?

And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, [which come] of the giants: and we were in our own sights as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. Numbers 13:33 KJV

Time and time again, as I minister to people from around the world, the common denominator in their struggles is the perception of how they see themselves. Over and over I hear: “ I know that God can, but will He do it for me?” Or, “Why
should God bless me?” Or, “I know that He’s all powerful, but maybe He will and maybe He won’t. I’ll see…” Or “Well, I’m just a lowly no body. I just need enough for my family. I don’t need much. I just need enough to make it, Lord.”

Did you know that this is self-centeredness? It might sound like humility, but it’s not. Self-centeredness causes us to have a distorted image of ourselves. And so, if you have a distorted image of yourself, that’s how others will see you. Here, in the book of Numbers, we see that the Israelites are again doubting God. Once again, they put their eyes on themselves and in the power of their own might instead of saying and trusting in what God has said about them and about their future.

What do you say about yourself? Do you say what God says or do you say what others have said about you? What do you say about your future? Does it match up to what God has already prophesied in His Word?

We need to be born again so that those images that have been placed in you during your formative years are renewed and replaced by what God says. It is the only way to live a life of victory. You must be born again in your inner image. You are made in the similitude of God. You are made to function like Him. Is your life reflecting that in every area?

This is an ongoing project. Every time we think we’ve arrived we realize that there is yet another level of trust that we need to surrender to the Lord. So what now? What do you do to renew and correct your inner image?

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