What’s So Great About Being Born Again?

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Being born again—accepting Jesus as your Savior—is the key that unlocks God’s promises. Second Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature [creation]: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” If you are a believer, here are some Bible facts about who you are and what you have as a new creation in Christ.

  1. You Are a Child of God

No truth in the Bible is as far-reaching as this: when you are born again, God is your Father. And you can be assured He will take a father’s place and perform a father’s part. He’s interested in you and loves you. (See John 14:23; 16:23, 27; Matthew 6:8–9, 26, 30–34; 7:11.)

  1. You Are a New Creature—a New Creation—a New Species

I was 15 years old when I was born again. Something took place inside me. It seemed as if a two-ton load rolled off my chest. Not only did something depart from me, but something also came into me. I was not the same person.

In the New Birth, our spirits are recreated. (Our bodies are not. Our spirit is what becomes new.) The Apostle Paul calls our spirit being the inward man (2 Corinthians 4:16). Peter calls this inner man the hidden man of the heart (1 Peter 3:4). Your spirit being is the real you.

  1. All Things Are Possible to You

No one argues with Matthew 19:26, which says, “With God all things are possible.” Yet the same New Testament also says, “All things are possible to him that believeth” (Mark 9:23).

Are these scriptures equally true? Could one be a statement of fact and the other a misconception? No! Both statements are true. All things are possible to him that believeth.

Anytime you face a seemingly impossible situation, say aloud, “All things are possible to him that believeth. And I believe!”

  1. The Greater One Is in You

1 JOHN 4:4

4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

John is telling us that we are born of God. We have been born again. Our spirits have been recreated. We are of God.

Sadly, some Christians don’t know they are born of God and have received eternal life (the life and
nature of God). They think eternal life is something they will have when they get to Heaven. They think that right now they have received only forgiveness of sins. And because of this, sin and Satan continue to reign over them.

But God in us is greater than any force that comes against us! He’s greater than Satan and evil spirits. He’s greater than sickness and disease. When we know that the Life-Giver dwells in us, our very beings will radiate life!

When you are born again, you are of God. You are born from above. The same Spirit Who raised Christ from the dead dwells in you. It’s no wonder the Bible says, “All things are possible to him that
believeth.”
It is because the God with whom all things are possible lives within you!

Join the Family

Are you born again? Do you know Jesus as your Savior and God as your Heavenly Father? If not, and you would like to be born again, pray this prayer from your heart:

God, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. The Bible says, “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9 NLT 2015). I believe in my heart that You raised Jesus from the dead. And I confess Him as my Lord. Therefore, I am saved! Thank You! Amen.


[Editor’s Note: This article was adapted from Kenneth E. Hagin’s minibook The New Birth.]

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