There are 3 Births
The Bible makes it clear that there are 3 births. First you were born in the mind of God. Second, you were born physically through your mother. And third, when you understand that Jesus died for you on the cross and you have repented of your sins, you will then go through a new Spiritual Birth given to you by the HOLY SPIRIT.
You will die Twice
Then there are 2 deaths. The first is the physical death of your body caused by an inherited Sin Gene that you and every other person who has lived on this planet was born with.
The second death is a spiritual death reserved for all who die in their sins, without repenting and putting their faith in Christ and His substitutionary death on the Cross for their sins.
You are one of only two kinds of people.
You will either live eternally in Heaven with God. Or you will live eternally in Hell apart from God. The most important bible study you can do is to learn about Heaven and learn about Hell. Both are real and you and everyone you know will be in one place or the other…. forever.
God has prepared you for your New Birth.
Hidden deep within the very heart of every believer is this sense within us that gently echoes this One Paraphrase of Gods Words to us, “I have prepared you for your re-birth in MY Spirit; the day will come in the future when I will live within you”.
I chose you when I planned creation… Ephesians 1: 11-12
I knew you even before you were conceived… Jeremiah 1: 4-5
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
for good works, which God prepared beforehand that
we should walk in them………………Ephesians 2:10
I knit you together in your mother’s womb…Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born… Psalm 71:6
The CHURCH is not the building !
The Church is not a building made with hands. The Church is made up of Living Stones that come together to worship the CORNER STONE, in Spirit and in Truth.
1 Peter 2 vs.4 – 5
4 Coming to Him (Jesus the Cornerstone) as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you (Believers) also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house (His True Church).
Choices have Consequences !
Jesus drew the line in the sand 2,000 years ago. Its time for all of us to help our gentile and jewish non believing family members to CROSS Over to the Winning Side, before the War of Ages is FINISHED.
He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.