Sunday, December 16, 2012

Understanding The New Birth & How Can One Be Born Again


I am glad that we want to talk about God this morning on this blog. I always hope and wish I could keep up to this every Sunday, but it has been difficult. Life has been easy and good, so like most of us, we tend to forget God. Not that we forget him, we pray every day, but we forget to tell others about Him. About the things we are presently enjoying through him. Whenever I read my Bible, I feel guilty not telling people how lovely and great our God is. How easily He forgives our sins and blesses us once we surrender all to him. This morning, we will make it short as we go straight to the points. Click to read more.
Let’s just quickly talk about ‘Understanding The New Birth & How Can One Be Born Again’

You can become a member of a family by birth or adoption or marriage. The new birth is the way you are born, adopted and married into the family of God. John 1: 12-13; Gal 4:5; Eph 5: 30-32.
Some of us believe being churchy or religious, keeping the law, being self- righteous, being educated or abiding with our culture or water baptized automatically makes us born again. No it is not true. You can be all of this and yet not born again.

What Then Is The New Birth?

It is a spiritual experience that transforms us from the kingdom of darkness into God’s Kingdom. It is the receiving of God’s life and God’s righteousness. It is both a spiritual and moral change. Christ lives in us by the Holy Spirit. It is not an intellectual birth, a rebirth of man’s soul. It is also not a physical birth, our spirit not our flesh is born again. It is so vital an experience that no one can enter into God’s kingdom without it. Jn. 3:1-7, 1Pet. 1:23, Col.1: 12-13.

How Can One Be Born Again?

Acknowledge that you are a sinner. Rom 3:23. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. We were all born sinners. Our first father, Adam sinned against God and we are still going through the punishment. But once we decide to leave our sinful ways and turn to the one who can cleanse us free of all our sins (God), then we are no longer under the curse. We are now born again and belong to God. So how can we turn to him? Sincerely repent of your sins and confess them. Acts 3:19. Lk. 13:3.

When we repent of our sins and turn to God, he is quick to forgive us. He loves us and does not want us to die a sinner. His wish is for all of us to live forever in His paradise. Have you ever wondered why He sent His only beloved son to come and die for us? His love for us is beyond what we can think of. God loves us and so for us to be able to enjoy His fatherly love, care and blessing, we need to surrender all. Drop all the things of the Devil you have in your possession and go on your knees and tell God to forgive you. Confess your sins, because that is the first step of acknowledging you are a sinner. Tell him you know you are a liar, a fornicator, adulterer, a thief, a murderer, tell him all. What is that sin you have committed that you think God cannot forgive you of? Is there any? Please confess them to Him and wait and see how He will forgive you immediately. His mercies are more than enough for us. Finally receive him into your heart by faith and thereafter thank God for saving you.

Why we need to receive Christ:

Being born again gives eternal life.

Being born again affects our tastes and way of life.

Lastly, the new birth guarantees that our names are written in God’s book of life.

Isn’t that interesting when our names are written in God’s book of life? That shows we have not come to live on earth in vain. Because the primary and secondary purpose for us on earth is to eventually make heaven. And once our names are written in this book, we are already heaven bound.

My brothers and sisters, let us forget this is a blog. Let us be honest with ourselves. Have you given your life to Christ? Are you sure your name has been written in the book of life. You know the answer yourself; your conscience is telling you the truth. It is good to enjoy life and live it to the fullest, but please let us add Christ to it. When you add Christ to your life, you live life more than what you can ever imagine. He is the one who can turn your sorrows into joy, give you that desired wife or husband, make you drive your dream car, get you your dream job, the God who can provide all your needs, take you from grass to grace and make your life a living testimony. What are you still waiting for? I know you want this and more. So why don’t you go on your knees and ask him for forgiveness. Confess your sins and start a new relationship with him. He will be more than happy to receive you today. God bless you.

Ladun Liadi.
Additional points from RCCG’s Believers Class Booklet.

Not for everyone

I sometimes like ending sermons on the blog this way because I know we have many female readers. I will be blunt and won’t care if you get angry with me. Are you in any occult group? A witch? So you joined because your mother/grandmother told you it is the best way to protect yourself in life? Or you joined so that you can deal with anyone that offends you or snatch another woman’s husband? Ask yourself, before your grandmother or mother died, did they live a fulfilled life? What did they do with their lives? They killed their husbands children, killed any child in the family who was doing well. Is it a lie? How did they themselves die? They died a horrible death. Am I lying? Be truthful to yourself, you know they are in hell. Is that how you also want to end your life? Drinking innocent children’s blood? My sister repent today, I believe the Lord is passing a message across to you. You are pretty and when you get anywhere people love you and once you penetrate into their lives you destroy it. You are also about to be destroyed. I will make it simple for you; I know you don’t know how to leave. But there is a church not too far from you. Go there and ask for any minister around if the pastor is not available. Tell them you are from the kingdom of darkness and have chosen to repent now. They can never run from you. It is so simple for them, some of them have been in your shoes before, infact you automatically become their sister. Don’t be shy, please do this and do it now. It is a Sunday and they are waiting for you. God bless you even has you come into his kingdom.

44 comments:

  1. I hope those who abuse will take note and you Ladun cool down on nonsense posts that are promoting sex.

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    1. True.....God bless you Ladun, more of this abeg, use ur blog to propagate the Gospel and God would prosper the works of ur hand and increase u....shame to bad belle peeps

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    2. Not only sex, including gossip.

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  2. Ladun seriously KEEP RELIGION AWAY FROM DIS BLOG!!Ngr needs science & technology 2 progress NOT RELIGION. P.S.If nigerians are so religious why do 99.99% of us have a corrupt mindset?!-Atheist 4 life

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    1. Scientific revolution is needed!
      Industrial too!
      Billie jean

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    2. sweets H̶̲̥̅̊O̶̲̥̅̊N̶̲̥̅̊E̶̲̥̅̊Y̶̲̥̅̊ sugar16 December, 2012 13:34

      Birds ☀̤̣̈̇F Ά̲̣̥ feather flocks 2geda! Hmmm...Gôd̶̲̥̅̊ Hλ√ƺ mercy Ϟ both ☀̤̣̈̇F U̶̲̥̅̊....especially U̶̲̥̅̊ Billie jean! ***SMH***

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    3. Bitter Billie shut up joor!

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  3. My wife told me last night that she to BORN AGAIN, and I screamed HELL NO!!! After 3 kids, nobody is Born(ing) Again in this house!!!

    Nice Write up Ladun. Have a blessed week. In case the world doesn't end on Friday, lets hook up for drinks @ my residence.

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    1. Hahaha u got me there

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  4. Thank you for this ladun

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  5. May God help us τ̲̅ọ̥ buy dis truth.

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  6. Na when Ladun turn pastor?

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  7. God bless you Ladun

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  8. God bless u. U are indeed a faithful servant of God. U actually took d time to preach christ on ur blog. pls keep up d good work as He is not unjust to forget ur labour of love.

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  9. O thou foolish man..what if this very night, your life is required of you..May it not be too late for you atheist and nonchalant..God help us

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  10. I am an active reader of this blog & I'm posting a comment for d first time bcos I find this highly commendable. Plssssss cntnu to spread d word, ppl nid to hear d truth and perhaps some might indeed change from evil

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    1. Femi i just need you to clarify this. Were you or were you not the person that rained curses on the anonymous under Goodluck Jonathan's post?

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    2. lol @ anon's question.

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    3. lol @ anon's question.

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    4. exactly he has changed his last name now.

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  11. Rina my dear, you are on point. Ladun keep it up. Keep doing this every sunday to pave way for the blessings of God in your life and convert people to God. Please preach more on sexual immorality because the rate at which this is been committed is outrageous. People should know that there are consequences for messing up the temple of God for God says that "He wil destroy him who destroys his temple which is our body". Keep the truth alive for only it can set the captives, who want to be released, free. Ladun, remain blessed all the days of your life. Amen

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  12. Rina my dear, you are on point. Ladun keep it up. Keep doing this every sunday to pave way for the blessings of God in your life and convert people to God. Please preach more on sexual immorality because the rate at which this is been committed is outrageous. People should know that there are consequences for messing up the temple of God for God says that "He wil destroy him who destroys his temple which is our body". Keep the truth alive for only it can set the captives, who want to be released, free. Ladun, remain blessed all the days of your life. Amen

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  13. Thank you Ladun

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  14. I am basking in the euphoria of discovering that ladun does not belong to the diabolical and ironical religion of peace. The Jihadist conglomerate.

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  15. What a message. I was touched

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  16. What a message. I was touched

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  17. Nice one ladun but it shouldnt just be a sunday thing. Also as a christian you should lead by example everything we do must be done to the glory of God.

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  18. Love you Ladunski

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  19. In response to d enquiry, I wish to clarify that I am not d 'femi' dt rained curses on GEJ and neither will I. Like I said, my earlier post was my first on this blog. Who am I to curse anyone, let thz without any sin be d first. It is howeva sadly true dt GEJ has not performed impressionably. May God help him.

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  20. The Lord is coming back very very soon.

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  21. I just read d comments on d GEJ post & it's quite interesting and very annoying dt some ppl just choose to spoil name for odas. I really wonder y such a person goes by a name so similar to mine. I hope he's not anoda 'Adam Lanza' in d making, smh.

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  22. Ladun u r a joke! Not a joker but a JOKE! Peridot

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    1. You should be bothered about the words and not the person.

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  23. Nice write up. Ladun abeg when u dey do dis ur copy and paste try dey edit d part dat says 'click to read more' me no read am finish oh! D tin too long.

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    1. You mean Ladun copied and pasted it. Blind bartimaeus

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  24. Positive Ladun...More of the word needs to get out there....D Lord is coming very soon, Each time I go to places and see the things happening I weep for the souls dat will be found wanting when the Lord comes.....May God Help Us all to make Heaven.. Amen

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  25. Shut up, Ladun! Sunday-Sunday Pastor. Tomorrow now, you will post some artiste's erect dick. Ashewo oshi.Oniranu

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  26. Ladun, if truely u compose this writeup urself, pls keep it up. Am sure u're aware of what pple will say about this writeup, but let me remind u that their forefathers did same to Jesus. this is wat a Nation like Nigeria need. and to all Christians out there, dont hesitate to reach out to others no matter wat.

    some are still out there, wishing to hav an opportunity like this but wouldn't because they can afford this means of communicatn. its ur responsibility to always reach out to them. God Bless U ladun, Christians fold,& God bless our Nation NIGERIA.

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  27. Anon 20:04 u are just a fool. She didn't copy it,u wrote it. Idiot

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  28. I love you Ladun for this

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