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so_great_a_salvation The New Birth - John 3:3 [Load All Comments And Read] Tag a friend and repost! 17min
  •   so_great_a_salvation The Heavenly Birth:
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    We had NOTHING to do with our first birth. We didn't "raise our hand" to "choose" our parents nor did we know that golden moment of intimacy which formed us at conception. We didn't determine the time of our birth, nor "walk down the aisle" and declare to the world that we were coming on to the scene. Also, our genders were not an act of our own volition, we were totally passive that "decision" was of God; even our parents were kept in the dark until the appointed time. Our earthly birth was totally out of our control, and so is our heavenly one!
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    By nature we run away from God, even as Adam did in the garden. His first transgression caused him to hide, and ever since we've been hiding from God behind those black curtains of clever arguments crafted from fallen and darkened minds. Ephesians 4:18. The New Birth is a spiritual act of God where He initiates, and through His word, awakens our consciences to our great need for redemption. ***************************************** 13min
  •   so_great_a_salvation [Part 2 Of 2]
    We come to see the slightest sin from His perspective as a capital offense and not as universally insignificant shortcomings. We see it as the principle which enslaves and pollutes our mental faculties, rendering us completely powerless to do anything intrinsically good, or to even know Him accurately apart from divine intervention. The little that we do know, is ONLY by the mercy and grace of God.
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    In the new birth we see Christ as more than just a historical figure, but as OUR Savior and redeemer. We see Him and redemption as an utter necessity, and not as a religious preference.
    We make No excuses to the Great Physician as He brings the gravity of our diagnosis to our attention. In contrition we come to Him, ONLY when He has raised us from the catacombs of unbelief. If He fails to do so we remain terribly unawakened, and comfortably asleep in our sin. *****************************************
    The irony is, we don't ever want to be awakened from this slumber, and resent any attempts by anyone to do so. Only when we see the gravity of our condition do we cry out to God for mercy, as a baby cries when exiting from the womb ONLY when it has been born. This act begins with God and ends with Him, because as Jesus said, "Apart from Me, you CAN DO NOTHING! 12min

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natali_martin God is so good! I never thought I could get past my dark days. When I thought things could not get any worse they always did. I felt like I was in a hole and no one could help me out. I physically could not move and did nothing for over a year. I had h. pylori and 3 herniated discs. I sat home and felt sorry for myself. I would sit and ask God why. Why was I in so much pain? What do you want me to learn from this? It effected my social life, I couldn't work, everything seem to fall apart. I became a drunk, there wasn't a day or a week I did not have a drink. It got worse before it got better. I kept going to the hospital repeatedly. The doctors told me to stop with the drinking because it would only get worse. I would say to myself how could it get any worse than this? I slowed down with the drinking and New Years came. I said 2014 will be different. I won't mope around feeling sorry for myself and I quit drinking. I told myself I needed to think positive and decided to seek God. I always knew he was there but I wanted a real relationship with him. I tried bible studies and reading my bible but it was a slow process. I went on a retreat that changed my life. There and then I knew everything was about to change. I surrendered and decided to give it all to God. Today is not only my birthday but it's been 3 months since I've been baptized. I've been on fire for the Lord for 5 months now and continuing strong. #thankyouJesus #believer #christian #saved #bornagain #Godisgood #seekingGod #proverbs31woman #TellTheWorld #WalkingForward 2h

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halinwashere THIS IS FROM MY SISTER @elinloves I don't hate Muslims, as a matter of fact I love them, because Jesus loves them. My whole life I've been around Muslims who came running to Jesus with open arms and tears running down their faces, giving their whole life to Him, even dying for Him. My family ministered to Muslims in Iran and we loved them before they came to Jesus, not after. We loved them to Jesus even in the midst of them persecuting us, just as Christ did for our sins while we were still sinners. "But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners."-Romans 5:8. In my personal experience, the Muslims that have converted to Christianity are some of the truest Christians that have ever walked the earth. I think of them as my own brothers and sisters and I pray for them everyday. However, I hate the religion of Islam and everything it stands for. I always say, "Islam is Satan's favorite lie". There is a difference between Islam as a religion and Muslims as people. If there is anyone that has a reason to stand up and say, "I hate Muslims", it is me because my family and close friends have personally suffered, been tortured, imprisoned and brutally murdered in the hands of Muslims, but I do not hate them, I love them, because Christ loves them just as He loves me. Share the love of Jesus, tag a friend 5h

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rashellkay Ever notice as you grow in your faith, you will be attacked more? The higher you rise, the stronger they try to bring you down. Take it as joy, brothers and sisters-- when you face trails, it means you are reaching new heights. Keep climbing. 2h

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12bitology Thank you all and God bless!! Jesus has been so gracious, and your support means the world to me!! To God be the glory!! 4h

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jesus_______freak Amen.. we are righteous through him...he took what we deserved and gave us what he deserves and gave it to us as a gift.. but it cost him his life praise God thank you Jesus and there's nothing you can do... it's not based on your performance. .. when you receive a gift you just say thank you... 5h

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  •   trace_that sick pic, you should check your direct messages 6h

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daughter_ofa_trueking Romans 8:35-39- Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded , that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord....I know whom I have believed!!! 6h

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jonathan_loalb I don't think the same, act the same, respond the same, desire the same, I'm glad I'm not like I use to be! Being filled with the Holy Ghost & Baptized in Jesus name can open your eye's & mind up so vividly...... God gives you light & truth that cannot be denied that'll show you just how lost & ignorant you were & how gracious, loving, and alive He is! #Grateful #LastOfALivingBreed #BornAgain #GLORYToGod 8h

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