Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from Me. When I say to a wicked man, You will surely die, and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his sin, but I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have delivered yourself from guilt. Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block before him, he will die. Since you did not warn him, he will die for his sin. The righteous things he did will not be remembered, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the righteous man not to sin and he does not sin, he will surely live because he took warning, and you will have delivered yourself from guilt. [Ezek 3:17-21]
Lord God Almighty, when Your judgments come upon the Earth…as they are even now… the people of the world learn righteousness. Though God shows grace to the wicked, even so, they still do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they continue going on doing evil, and regard not the Majesty of the Lord. [Isa 26:10]
Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them…do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish and be lost eternally.” [Luke 13:1-5] …Or those multitudes who die as a result of Coronavirus…do you think they are more guilty than all others? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish and be lost eternally.” From that time when He had heard that John the Baptist had been put in prison, Jesus began to preach, crying out, Repent…turn from your sins and turn to God…for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. [Matt 4:17]. My brothers and sisters…that is the message to the world from the Lord.
Since the Eternal Purpose for my existence is to be joined together with the Triune God in a Sacred Covenant relationship, how do I enter into this relationship? Jesus answered that question in His response to Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council: I tell you the truth, unless one is born again, he cannot be in God’s Kingdom. How can a grown man be born again, Nicodemus asked? He certainly cannot enter his mother’s womb and be born a second time! Jesus replied, I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at My saying You must be born again.
Life begins at conception…both my physical life, and then my spiritual life at such time when I am born-again. Every one of us came into existence in the physical realm by birth. My physical human life began at conception…at that moment of fertilization at which time I was conceived from my father’s male human seed planted in my mother’s womb and fertilized through union with her female ovum. At that point in time, a new, genetically unique cell, a genetically distinct living organism…a new human being… came into existence. Then the process of growth began. God the Father formed all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. In the fullness of time, I was brought forth from my mother’s womb and born into the physical realm…a newborn baby! This is what God has said in His written Word: I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I chose you and set you apart for My Own purposes. I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you…plans to give you a hope and a future.
My spiritual life also began at conception. The Divine seed of God the Father…the Word of God recorded in Scripture…has within itself the capacity to start a new life. When it is planted in the heart of a human being, it has the potential to bring a new life into existence. God’s Divine seed in itself, however, lies dormant; it cannot bring forth a new life on its own. Fertilization must take place within my heart through the consent of my will. I give the consent of my will when I make a solemn vow before God in giving myself to be the bride of Christ, receiving Jesus the Christ into my life in a spiritual marriage, promising to honor and obey Him as both Lord over my life and Savior of my soul. The consent of my will takes place by my making a solemn vow before God. That is the moment when fertilization takes place, at which time a new life is both conceived and born in me through the Power of the Holy Spirit: the Holy Spirit will sweep over you and the Power of the Most High will overshadow you. A distinct and uniquely new life comes into existence. I am born again, this time into the spiritual realm…born into the Family of God in the Kingdom of God. I am now a child belonging to the Royal Family of God, through the new life conceived in me by the Holy Spirit! I became a child of God by birth! God Himself is therefore my Father, and I bear His spiritual DNA in my soul! I am literally a new creation…not in the physical realm, where I already exist…but in the spiritual realm, where prior to this I did not exist!
My spiritual birth is not a mental or a theological concept; it is as literal and real a new birth as was my physical birth. A person is born into physical life through human parents, but is born into spiritual life in the Kingdom of God through Divine parents…by God the Father through the Power of the Holy Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. I am a uniquely new-born creation; God Himself is my Father! I am no longer the same person I formerly was…my previous moral and spiritual condition has passed away. Behold, a fresh, new life has begun!
I who was conceived and born into Your Family, Father, no longer deliberately, knowingly, and habitually practice sin, for Your Divine nature abides in me. Your principle of life, the Divine sperm, remains permanently within me. I bear in my soul my Father’s Divine DNA! I cannot carelessly, complacently, and indifferently practice sinning during the course of my everyday manner of living, because I am born into new life, I am a new-born creation…I am a born again child of God! I know beyond the shadow of any doubt that all those born into God’s Family are thereby regenerated individuals and do not make a habitual practice of committing sin. The Son of God carefully watches over and protects me…Christ’s indwelling Divine Presence preserves me against the evil one…and the Devil cannot lay hold of me!
Blessed Jesus…my heart hungers and thirsts for purity, holiness, and righteousness in living out my everyday life. As such, I continually look to Your Holy Spirit to guard my heart, that there be nothing in my life I am aware of that I know to be sin…but like doing it, want to keep on doing it, and refuse to give it up for You. Blessed Holy Spirit…the Power of Your indwelling Presence continually guarantees and secures my capability to live my everyday life: faithful to my solemn marriage vows as the bride of Christ; faithfully within the Holy of Holies and my Father’s unclouded Presence in our Sacred Covenant relationship.
Friends, brothers and sisters…
There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell. You must be a born-again child of God. I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom. I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]
If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”
He walks with me and He talks with me: