Why We Need to Be Born Again
The Bible says that unless one is born again, they cannot enter the kingdom of God. This means that you can’t enter heaven, unless you have been born again which is the act of becoming a Christian and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior from sins and death.
The New Birth is a Real Life Change That Comes From the Holy Spirit (John 3:5-6, 1 Peter 1:5, Titus 3:5)
When you become a Christian, you receive the gift of eternal life. This is because Jesus died in your place and paid for your sins so that you could have a relationship with a perfect and Holy God through Him.
This is why Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3:5 that “unless you are born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God.” He also said that the only way to get into heaven was to be born again which is a very important truth to keep in mind and it’s something that can’t be missed.
There are several different reasons why you need to be born again and here are a few of them:
1. You Can Have Unlimited Spiritual Understanding
The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthiansin 1:4-5 that when you are reborn, you are given an unusual spiritual understanding that makes you stand above everyone who has not been born again. This is because your spiritual understanding is boosted by the Holy Spirit who lives inside you which is a supernatural advantage that will always position you to be on the lead all the time and this will help you get ahead of the world, sinners, unbelievers or those who have never been born again because of your unlimited understanding.
2. You Can Refuse Temptation
The Bible also tells us in Romans 8:7 that if we are reborn again, we can resist all temptation because the Holy Spirit dwells within you and that He will guard your heart from being deceived. This is because the Holy Spirit will strengthen you with His gifts which are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
3. You Can Refuse Satan’s Lures
The Holy Spirit gives you the ability to resist all temptation and all deception because he will be in control of your thoughts, words and actions as a result of being born again. This will enable you to be able to resist the many tempting things that are available in this world, so that you can live a good and godly life and show your love for God as a way of showing how much you care about Him.
4. You Can Refuse Satan’s Influence
The most powerful thing that you will be given as a result of being born again is the power to resist all temptation and the ability to live a godly life as opposed to living a sinful one, because this will give you back your lost dignity and confidence which will enable you to stand out from the crowd and show who you are.