TOPIC: Nicodemus’ Question (Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Thursday, 21 June 2018)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: John 3:1-8
MEMORY VERSE: “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.” – John 3:3
The power of Christ alone can work the transformation in the heart and mind. “Except a man be born again, the Saviour has said, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3). To be a true partaker of the kingdom, you must be born again. Let us consider some signs of true conversion. To be born again is to be transformed to live the life of Christ. The spirit man must be regenerated.
You have a sense of freedom and peace in the soul when you are born again. Romans 5:1 says, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” When a person is at peace with God and his fellowman, he cannot be miserable. He will not display any works of the flesh such as adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulation, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murder, drunkenness, revelling (Galatians 5:19-21), but will display the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance (Galatians 5:22-23).
Being born again is an experience of love for others. When the heart is renewed by divine grace, love becomes the ruling principle that effects action. It will modify the character, govern the impulses, control the passions and enable the affections. This love that is cherished in the soul will sweeten the life and shed a refining influence all around. The unconsecrated heart cannot originate it or produce it. It is found only in the heart where Jesus reigns. “We love Him, because He first loved us.”
Being born again is the turning of the mind and heart from the world. “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (1 John 2:15). A converted person will have a change of feelings, motives, and actions, taking leave of worldly connections. That is total separation from their controlling power, influences, opinions and unholy atmosphere.
Beloved, to be born again is to keep His commandments: “He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (1 John 2:4). Brothers and sisters, let no one deceive you, whoever practices righteousness is righteous as He is righteous. Whoever practices sin is of the devil. In other words, if someone claims to be a truly born again Christian and still lives in sin, he is a liar. No Christian is perfect but we can ‘sin-less’ for those who keep on displaying sin as their lifestyle such as appearing in jezebelian attires, indulging in sexual perversions, pornograghy, pre-marital and extramarital sex, embezzling church’s fund, rebelling against the authority cannot be said to be truly born again. Therefore, search your mind to see if you are truly born again. Examine yourself. Are you truly a child of God? Are you truly a child of God? Are you expecting His glorious appearance? Are you still confused about the concept of being born again like Nicodemus? Turn the searchlight on yourself as you go out today.
If you are not a born again Christian, you’re a failure as a human being.
God will open your eyes to see where you are falling.
1. My Father, my Father, my Father, search me and know my heart today, in the name of Jesus.
2. Lord Jesus, try me and know my thought, in the name of Jesus.
3. Holy Ghost, use Your search light to see if there be any wickedness in me.
4. O God my Father, let me see myself the way You see me, in the name of Jesus.
5. My Father and my God, forgive my sins, in the name of Jesus.
6. Have mercy on me, O God according to Thy loving-kindness, in the name of Jesus.
7. Holy Ghost, lead me by Your righteous right hand in the way everlasting, in the name of Jesus.
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MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
Flatimes Notice Board: Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:
Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.
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