Born Again?
Or
Born from above?

We hear these words “You must be born again” from leaders of religion, since I was young I heard this term. What does it mean? You will find this in the Word of God. In the book of John third chapter. Let the Word of God speak to you!

The interlinear Bible has it this way.

John 3: 3-6 Jesus answered and said, Truly, truly, I say to you. If one does not receive birth from above, he is not able to see the kingdom of God.Nicodemus said, How is a man able to be born, being old? He is not able to enter his mother’s womb a second time and be born? Jesus answered and said, Truly, truly, I say to you, If one does not receive birth out of water and Spirit, he is not able to enter the kingdom of God. That receiving birth from the flesh is flesh; and that receiving birth from the Spirit is spirit.

What was said here?

1. If you do not receive birth from above, you are not able to see the kingdom of God.
2.You will not see the kingdom of God.

Comment:
If you are on this earth you have been birth from above. But you need to be Birth from the Spirit. John 4:24 For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”

Did you know that God knows who you are?

Look at these Scriptures:

Jeremiah 1:4-5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified ( set you apart) you; I ordained (appointed) you a prophet to the nations.”

Comment:
We see here that the LORD said, I knew you (Jeremiah) before I formed you in the womb. And that before (Jeremiah) was born. The LORD set him apart. Let that settle in your mind! And now I will ask you to think. If the LORD, knew Jeremiah before he was in the womb? Does He not know you?

If you do not believe that God knew you read this:

A second witness:

Psalms -18 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.You know when I sit down or stand up.You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.You know everything I do.You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.You go before me and follow me.You place your hand of blessing on my head.Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,too great for me to understand! I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there;if I go down to the grave,* you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning,if I dwell by the farthest oceans,even there your hand will guide me,and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night—but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.To you the night shines as bright as day.Darkness and light are the same to you.You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me,* O God.They cannot be numbered!I can’t even count them;they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up,you are still with me!
2 If you do not receive birth out of water and Spirit. You are not able to enter the kingdom of God.

Comment: We were told of the great plan of Salvation at the close of the 1st age. And that all had to be birth from above through the womb (a bag of water) and we need to be change into spirit at the last trump in a twinkling of an eye. To be in the Spirit Kingdom of God.
3. Birth from flesh is flesh. Birth from the Spirit is spirit.

Comment: Two different events. Birth from above Flesh. And birth from the Spirit of God. (Eternal life) When both of these events take place we will be able to entire God’s Kingdom not until!

Ezekiel 18:4 Behold, they are all My (Gods) souls. As the soul of the father, also the soul of the son; they are Mine. (God’s) The soul that sins, it shall die.

Job 38: 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy

Comment: All the sons of God. Shouted for joy. This happen when the earth was created. At the beginning of the 1st age. (this is known as the The World that then was) 2nd Peter 3

Job 38:21 Know you (Job) it, because you (Job) was then born? Or because the number of your (Jobs) days is great?

Comment: God said, Job was there and the number of his days is great. If Job’s days were great then your days are also great. Remember what God told Jeremiah, “I knew you before you were born.”

Comment: The Father of all. Knows as. He made your soul. And you need to be Born from above in order to complete the Fathers plan of salvation through Jesus Christ

Romans 8:28-33 And we know that all things work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. For whom he did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified. What shall we say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifies.

Comment: God did predestinate us to be born from above. He also called us according to His purpose. Salvation through Jesus Christ. He also justified us through the Blood of Christ. Why? To cover our short comings and our falls. He also glorified. Conformed to the image of His Son. Jesus is in the Spirit and we need to be change into Spirit to be with Him.

What was God's Purpose from the Beginning?

Genesis 1:26 And God saith, `Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness

You can see here God's purpose is and was to Make humans not only in His Image, But to be made into His Likeness. What is His likeness? John 4:24 For God is Spirit! That is what God wants to make you to be.

Ephesians 1: 4-12 According as He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, (Gen 1) that we should be holy and with out blame before Him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children (sons) by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He has made us accepted in the Beloved. In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He has purposed in Himself; That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him: In whom we have obtained an inheritance, (eternal life) being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who works all things after the counsel of his own will:That we (the beloved, the called, the predestinated) should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ.

Comment: It was us who first trusted in Christ. When we heard the plan of Salvation of God’s children through Jesus Christ in the close of the 1st age. And we were the First to trust Christ. Do you think that made the Father happy?

Ephesians 1: 18 - 20 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of your calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us - ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places,

What happen that we need to receive birth from above?

It was the thrown down known as, (the katabole). This is where God put the Creation subject to death. Look at Romans 8:20-22 Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

Comment: This happen about 14,000 years ago or longer. The rocks and bones do not lie. This is documented in the earth. Look at 2 Peter 3 and Jeremiah 4

2 Peter 3:5-6 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God (Christ) the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished

Jeremiah 4:22-28 For my people [are] foolish, me they have not known, Foolish sons [are] they, yea, they [are] not intelligent, Wise [are] they to do evil, And to do good they have not known. I looked [to] the land, and lo, waste and void, And unto the heavens, and their light is not. I have looked [to] the mountains, And lo, they are trembling. And all the hills moved themselves lightly. I have looked, and lo, man is not, And all fowls of the heavens have fled. I have looked, and lo, The fruitful place [is] a wilderness, And all its cities have been broken down, Because of Jehovah, Because of the fierceness of His anger. For thus said Jehovah: All the land is a desolation, but a completion I make not. For this doth the land mourn, And black have been the heavens above, because I have spoken--I have purposed, And I have not repented, Nor do I turn back from it.

Comment: This to me is speaking of something that happen a very long time ago!

We find Ourselves in this state: Colossians 2:8-15 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with [him] through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcised of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Colossians 1:19-22 For it pleased [the Father] that in him should all fullness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in [your] mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

It is Time to wake!