Jesus came to save us. He came to die for our sins. The very thought that we can live forever in eternity with our Creator is hard to imagine at times. It was especially hard for Nicodemus to understand as Jesus was explaining what being born again meant. Often times, it is difficult for us to understand spiritual truths through earthly mind sets. This is why Jesus gives us clarity on how to understand this. Verse 8 of John chapter 3 shows us that we must be born again of the Spirit. Our earthly minds alone won't allow us to comprehend.
Our Salvation is a spiritual rebirth. Though we outwardly express our faith in Jesus, we are an inwardly changed people. Our spirit is brought from death to life (Ephesians 2:1-5). The spiritual eyes of our hearts are opened. To understand our full salvation, we must understand that we live a spiritual life in Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit. A life that understands worshipping in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). What we do outwardly affects our inward spiritual man (Ephesians 6:12). As saved believers in Christ, we must feed our spiritual life with reading the Bible, praying, and fellowshipping with other believers. It is essential for our growth.
Salvation brings a whole new perspective on life for us. We are no longer living for ourselves or what might be an earthly possession (Galatians 2:20). We turn our desires to the eternal promises of the Bible and live by faith. As a new believer, it is important to start with this foundation early. To set on a path that is righteous. As a believer, it is important to have a renewed focus on how important this spiritual life is we have in Christ (Romans 12:2). It’s important to examine every day where you stand in your obedience to Jesus. Your spiritual strength is important for your personal health in Christ and also for how you are able to shine the light of the Gospel for others.
The great news is that we don't have to clean ourselves up before we come before God. He calls us as we are. He enables us to answer this call as we are, and submit fully to Him. Salvation is the greatest gift we have been given. Receive the free gift of eternal life as John 3:16-18 tells us. He is a loving God who sent His Son to save, not condemn. Join other believers in this journey and be strengthened through the truth of the Gospel.
Post by Ronnie Owen