Bible Study Plan 2020:
1 Corinthians 16
2 Corinthians 1-3
-Food for thought 2020 day 9-
• John 18:37
• John 3:3-7
• John 3:8
The Word of God says:
“Pilate said to Him, Then You are a King? Jesus answered, You say it! [You speak correctly!] For I am a King. [Certainly, I am a King!] This is why I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the Truth. Everyone who is of the Truth [who is a friend of the Truth, who belongs to the Truth] hears and listens to My voice.”
John 18:37 AMPC
Going to church doesn’t make you a child of God. You can’t put yourself in the church (Galatians 3:27; 1 Corinthians 12:18). It’s not in your ability to do so. But it’s in God’s ability. That’s why many may be going to church but still find it difficult hearing from God because they are not born again.
Jesus said to Nicodemus:
“Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother’s womb again and be born? Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God. [Ezek. 36:25-27.] What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not [do not be surprised, astonished] at My telling you, You must all be born anew (from above).”
John 3:3-7 AMPC
You must be born again to hear God’s voice or for His Spirit to lead you. It is through this experience that you are placed in the church by Gods Spirit (Galatians 3:27; Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23).
Being born again entails:
▪ Acknowledge you are a sinner (Romans 3:23).
▪ Recognize the penalty of sin (Romans 6:23).
▪ Confess your sin, ask for forgiveness and believe that Jesus died for you (1 John 1:8-9; John 3:16).
Once you’re of God (born again), it’s easy for you to hear His voice or to be led by His Spirit, because you’re a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
That is why the Word of God says:
“… anyone who is of the truth hearth my voice…”
It did not say anyone who is going to church or of the world but of The Truth (John 14:6).
For this reason, you must make sure you are born again, for you to be led by God’s Spirit.
“The wind blows (breathes) where it wills, and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
John 3:8 AMPC
Remember: unless you’re born again you can’t be led by God’s Spirit.
It’s easy to walk with God when you’re His child (John 10:27).
Many blessings in Jesus’ Name!
Think and act!!!!