31058 Born Again as a New Creation

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Christian? Some people believe that they are Christians because they have joined a church. Others think that following certain rules or standards is what’s required. But in reality, Christianity is not about membership, or adopting a code for living, it requires total transformation. Everything must become new.

Jesus explained the process to a religious leader who came to meet with him secretly one night. He told him, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” (John 3:3, NLT) “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV) In order for you to begin the journey that leads to heaven you must be born again — this time spiritually. Physical birth produces physical life. Spiritual birth creates spiritual life.

Spiritual new birth is the gateway to a new beginning — the start of your journey with God.

When you are born again, all things become new:

New Citizenship

You are transferred out of Satan’s Domain of Darkness into God’s Kingdom of Light.

New Relationship with God

Your heavenly Father adopts you as His child. Then you are also a coheir with Jesus Christ to all Kingdom blessings.

New Nature

Your old sin nature is crucified with Jesus and you are given a new nature that is clothed in the righteousness of Christ.

New Family

You become part of God’s heavenly family, brothers and sisters in Christ, who make up the Body of Christ.

New Purpose

Your focus for life becomes glorifying God through worship, obedience and service, rather than pursuing self-centered, worldly interests.

New Freedom

You are set free from the power of sin so you can live righteously.

New Hope

Meaningless and futile existence are left behind as your future is filled with promise and blessings.

New Destiny

You have been on a path that will eventually lead you into the very depths of hell where you would spend a horrific eternity apart from God. But instead, you can look forward to the joys of heaven, living in the presence of God forever.

New Power

Your capabilities are limited to self-effort, but you will be filled with the resurrection power of Jesus through his indwelling Spirit.

As you continue in your walk with Jesus, you will be learning more about your new life and new identity in Christ.