Thursday, February 3, 2022

Born Of God

"Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him."
1 John 5:1 (NKJV)

When I applied for my residence visa in Germany, I was asked where I was from, where I was born.  While it would have been accurate to say that I was born in a hospital, that was not really what they were asking about.  They wanted to know where I was born in the sense of where I came from, they wanted to know my place of origin.  If they had listened to me talk, or asked me a few questions, they might have guessed I was from the USA, but they wanted my own statement as to where I was from.

As Christians, it is important for us to understand that we are born of God, we are a new creation in Christ and a child of God; that is our place of origin, spiritually speaking.  Because we have been born again, we are a part of God's Family, the Church.  We are born of God, taken from spiritual death into spiritual life and all that we once were is gone!  We are not just people that God is tolerating, and He sometimes lets us sneak into His Kingdom to get a few benefits that we really don't deserve.

Some Christians do not have a complete understanding of what it means to be born of God, and they still live under a mentality that they are not worthy of all that God has done for them.  As a born again believer, we are joint-heirs with Jesus Christ.  When the devil questions you in your relationship with God, telling you that you are an undeserving, second-rate follower of God, just remember who you really are in Christ, and boldly declare that you are born of God, qualified for everything that God has provided for you through Jesus!

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