We know that love means more than an emotional feeling. God love is a burning desire within our spirit. In 1 John 4:7-8,"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God." Love for fellow Christians, prove our spiritual birth and our relationship with God. When we hear the term born again we recall Jesus converation with Nicodemus in John 3:3-6.
The Greek word for born again, means a new or from above. The new birth or regenerated is the act by which God imparts spiritual life to one who trust Jesus Christ. There are several interpretations for the phrase born of water and the Spirit:
(1) Jesus was referring to water baptism.
(2) Water is to be understood as a symbol for the Holy Spirit.
(3) Water is to be understood as a symbol of the Word of God.
(4) Jesus used the phrase born of water to refer to John Baptist's baptism.
(5) Jesus used the Old Testament imagery of water and wind to refer to the work of God from above.
Flesh can not be made into spirit. You must experience a spiritual rebirth. Here, Jesus spoke to all that He represented not just to Nicodemus but to fellow Christians. The Greek word Spirit also means wind. as the wind blows freely as it will, so the Holy Spirit sovereignty works. Likewise no one knows the origin or destination of the wind, but everyone knows it is there. The same is true of the Holy Spirit.
We need the spiritual birth so we can perceie spiritual things. also, you can not enter the kingdom of God without it.
Knows God,"if you had known Me, you would have known My Father also, and from now on you know Him and have seen HIM"(John 14:7). To know Jesus is to know the Father. Jesus said to see them is like seeing the Father.
In 1 John 4:16,"And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love;and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God and God in him"(KJV). We have seen. The Christians live within the spere of God's love. Love is both experienced and expressed through Christina's life.
All believers in Jesus Christ have the Holy Spirit but they will not allow the Holy Spirit to pray through them freely. But, the indwelling Holy Spirit speaking with other tongues you must ask for it. Then, you have the qualifier for praying in the Holy Spirit with tongues as the Spirit give you the utterance. We are to walk in His Love. The actions must follow by faith. We need to act like Christ in order to become a Christian. We are reminded in Romans 10:9 & 10 ,"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved"(KJV).
Again in 1 John 3:23,"And this is His commandment, that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment"(KJV). In John 15:7,"if ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you"(KJV). In verse 6, it tells us,"if a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned"(KJV).
The more we study the Word of God then, we will become like Him. I'm reminded in James 2:15-17,"if a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say into them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what does it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being along"(KJV). We need to take all our problems to God and not the sisters.
We are to walk in His Fullness. The revival has been loosen in the earth realm. The anointing has been given to you for you to freely pass it on to others. Love will always have us helping others before ourself.
When Jesus died on the Cross,His sacrifice encompassed teh sins of all men of all ages, past,present and further. It included all sins for the entire world. The point here is do you belong to God's family? Please think about this thought for today. It is my prayer that you have been blessed from reading this article. Author Annie Dennis Eskridge, Sin Abides. Please sign the guestbook; http://www.anniedennis.webs.com and website www.ruthplace.com. Again thanks for taking the time to read this article.