woman with hands in air

Born Again

woman with hands in air

You must be born again

( modern translation of a Spurgeon devotional)
Regeneration is a subject which lies at the very basis of salvation. We should be very diligent to take heed that we really are “born again,”. There are many who think they are but are not. Be assured that the name of a Christian is not the nature of a Christian. Being born in a Christian land, and being recognized as professing the Christian religion is of no avail whatever, unless there be something more added to it-the being “born again,”. It is a matter so mysterious, that human words cannot describe it.
“The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”.  Nevertheless, it is a change which is known and felt. It is known by works of holiness, and felt by a gracious experience. This great work is supernatural. It is not an operation which a man performs for himself. A new principle is infused, which works in the heart, renews the soul, and affects the entire man.

More than a name

It is not a change of your name, but a renewal of your nature, so that you are not the person you used to be. You become a new man in Christ Jesus. To wash and dress a corpse is a far different thing from making it alive. Man can do the one, God alone can do the other. If you have then, been “born again,” your acknowledgment will be, “O Lord Jesus, the everlasting Father, thou art my spiritual Parent. Unless your Spirit has breathed into me the breath of a new, holy, and spiritual life, I had been to this day ‘dead in trespasses and sins.’ My heavenly life is wholly derived from thee, to You I give thanks for it.”

Hid in Christ

‘My life is hid with Christ in God.’ It is no longer I who live, but Christ who liveth in me.”.  May the Lord enable us to be  assured on this vital point. To be unregenerate is to be unsaved, unpardoned, without God, and without hope. But to be saved by faith in the Blood of Jesus Chris brings a new life. 

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