SEVEN EVIDENCES TO KNOW YOU ARE BORN AGAIN

FRIDAY 29TH JUNE 2018 MORNING PRAYER DEVOTION

SCRIPTURE READING:- JOHN 3:1-18

TOPIC: SEVEN EVIDENCES TO KNOW YOU ARE BORN AGAIN

TEXT:- JOHN 3:3

The meaning of being born again is the same meaning as salvation. Salvation on its own means to be protected from harm or the saving of the sould from sin and its consequences. It is also called deliverance or redemption from sin and its effects. In Hebrew language it is called “Y’shu’an” which means help, deliverance, victory or welfare: while in Greek language it is called “Soteria” which means deliverance, preservation and blessing.

The ultimate goal of every Christian is to make heaven, and the Lord Jesus Christ had taught us in John 3:1-7 that regeneration or being born again is a necessary condition for entering into the Father’s kingdom. The meaning of being born again is to experience spiritual rebirth or the act of spiritual renovation, 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Therefore talking about being born-again and for you to be sure or have double assurance that you are born-again. The following evidences must be seen in you and through you. It is then we can conclusively say that you are born again i.e. you can make heaven with Christ – See Matthew 7:21-23.

1. The first evidence to show that you are born again is when you come to Christ as a sinner and that you cannot save yourself, realizing that you are doom for hell and now return to acknowledge Christ as the only Saviour that can save you from your sins. Then you confess those sins unto Him as you could remember, asking Him to forgive you all (both known and unknown) and asking Him to wash you from them with His blood. And of life, and professing Him as your Lord and Saviour. That moment, you are born again. See Romans 3:20.

2. The second evidence is that immediately you have undergone the first step above, you will immediately feel a sign deep down in your soul (i.e. heart) that you are born again. That which generates a special kind of joy and peace in your heart which is far better than the one you have enjoyed in your former way of life. See John 1:12; Romans 8:16.

3. The third evidence is that after the first and second evidences above have taken place, your life must change i.e. what you will begin to experience is that your former way of life is now irritating to you. What you normally do without remorse or guilt will become difficult for you to do and you begin to dislike or hate them. See Romans 5:17.

4. The fourth evidence is that people around you will start studying you and begin to confess about changes in you that you are born-again. See Acts 11:26; 19:13-18.

5. The fifth evidence will be that people will be coming to you with diverse kinds of temptation to make you fall, either intentionally or unintentionally. If you can overcome them all, then it becomes a proof that you are born-again – Genesis 39:7-10; Daniel 6:3-5.

6. The sixth evidence is that after the temptations, the devil himself will bombard you with attacks. If you are able to overcome him, indeed you are a born-again Christian. See Job 1:1-3; 2:3; 8:12; Matthew 4:1-11.

7. The last but not the least evidence to know if you are born again is after you might have been able to pass the test from God Himself. This is when you can conclusively say “I am born-again by the grace and strength of my Lord Jesus Christ”. See Genesis 22:1-18; Matthew 19:16-22.

Prayer Points:-
1. Lord God, if truly I am born again, reveal and confirm it to me now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. O God, the joy of salvation You gave me will never turn to sorrow but grow continually, in the name of Jesus.
3. I declare victory over any temptation and sins that may come my way, I overcome you by the resurrection power and the blood of Jesus Christ.

Happy Weekend!

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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If you want to give your life to Christ; you want your sins forgiven; you want to become a child of God; you want to experience the realities of new birth; you want to make heaven;

Or you were once saved and fell along the line, and now you want to rededicate your life to Christ…

Then pray this short prayer of Faith

Say it loud and mean it:

“Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you today. Forgive me my sins, wash me with your blood. I believe you died for me, on the third day you rose again that I may be justified. Right now, I believe that my sins are forgiven; I’m justified by your blood; I’m born-again; I’m saved; I’m a child of God; I’m free from the power of sin to serve the living God. Thank you Jesus for receiving me; thank you Jesus for restoring me; thank you Jesus for saving me.

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