Devotion

Twice Born

by Greg Laurie on Jun 11, 2021
Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.’
—John 3:6–7
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Some people say, “I’m a Christian; I’m just not one of those born-agains.”

But you can’t be a Christian without being born again.

Jesus said to a religious ruler named Nicodemus, “You must be born again” (John 3:7 NLT).

Are you born again? To be born again means to be born from above. It means that you’ve had a spiritual birth. If you’re born once, then you’ll die twice. You will ultimately die both physically and spiritually.

But if you’re born twice, then you’ll die once. Your body will die, but your soul—your spirit—will live on.

Jesus came to Earth to be born in a manger and die on the cross for our sins, because we’re all separated from Him. We’ve broken His commandments time and time again. Then He rose from the dead.

Maybe you’re ashamed of certain things you’ve done and wonder whether God could ever forgive someone like you. The answer is a resounding yes. Not only can He forgive you, but He will forgive you right now. He will give you complete forgiveness.

By coming to the Lord in prayer, you can ask for His forgiveness, and He will wipe away every sin you’ve ever committed. He’ll forgive it and forget it.

In the same conversation with Nicodemus, Jesus said, “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 NLT).

You can have everlasting life, and you can know that you will go to Heaven one day. You do this by asking Jesus to come into your life.

If you want your sin forgiven, if you want to know that you’ll go to Heaven when you die, if you want Christ to come into your life, then call out to Him right now.

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