John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
What did Christ mean when he said unless a man be born again he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven? I can’t tell you exactly what that means for everyone, I can only tell you what it means for me.
I was saved at an early age, I was around 11 years old. I was raised in the church I was baptized when I was around 12. However as the years went by I ran away from God. I was still connected through baptism and and asking forgiveness for my sins, but I sat out on a self-destruct course, and I ran as fast and as far from God as I could. I’m not proud of that time not in the very least. My mother passed away, and that was a big turning point for me.
God took me on a journey, the only way I can describe it is he took me through the eye of a needle. Because it was so painful and I can’t stress that part enough the pain and the anguish that he took me through.
He he dragged me Kicking and Screaming through all the pages of my life. I laid at the foot of the cross, my life was in tatters although I did have a wonderful blessing from God at the time, my husband was so supportive even though he was going through his own transformation. It seems that God took us both at the same time. Anyway as I laid at the foot of the cross, Christ covered me in his blood and he promised me that if I followed him completely and ultimately he would always be there in front of me, he would always be in the road in front of me no matter what I faced.
Whether it was Joy whether it was pain whether it was sorrow, sadness or grief he promised me he would always be there in front of me. This was a very eye-opening experience for me. I actually saw his face while this transformation was ending.
When I finally gave in and said okay I get it I can’t do this on my own, he’s been there in front of me ever since.
My life has not been easy by no means but now he carries me through, he carries me through the worst he carries me through the toughest mountains to climb, so that’s what it was for me. That’s what it meant to be born again and it was almost as if I was born again, as if I was coming through the birth canal as an adult, it was so painful so dark but I emerged in the light and entered the kingdom of Christ because even though we’re not with him in paradise and we’re not in the kingdom of God, we’re here in spirit and we’re in his kingdom, we are His Temple here on Earth.
We pray daily as Christ taught us that thy kingdom come thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. I can’t wait for that day when the Earth completely belongs to Christ. I can’t wait for the day that I see him coming in the clouds to claim his people, but until then I have a peace that can only come from him, and a faith that can only come from him. I shudder to think those who don’t have that promise what they’re going to face. But behind that is knowing that I won’t face hell, I won’t face eternal torment as some, and it breaks my heart. I can only imagine what Christ is feeling as he watches more and more even his people falling to the Wayside, taking that wide gate that Satan promised, instead of the promises of God.
Even though I know that I will be with Christ, I still say when someone asks what will you do when it’s your time to be judged? I say you will know me because I’ll be the one at Christ’s feet begging for mercy. I love my Lord and I’m so grateful that God sent his son to save me. I’m so thankful for my blessings. I’m so thankful that God took me through the eye of the needle until I faced my sins, until I was forced to accept my responsibility in that, until I was forced to say I can’t do this alone I need you.
If you’re going through this know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. God is taking you through this storm this painful time to show you what it’s like when you don’t have him, it saves us from eternal torment. God doesn’t want anyone to perish he wants all to have eternal life and if you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior ask him today to come into your life. Ask him to show you where you failed, and how you can be stronger. It won’t be pretty, it won’t be a fun time, but when you emerge you’ll have more strength more faith more joy than you can even imagine. That’s my two cent’s that’s what happened to me. I am a new creation in Christ. I have been reborn!!
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