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[Lighthouse Daily Devotion] Born Again

Born Again
For Women By Women
Submitted by Paul Neff
June 7, 2024

Joh 3:3 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.

A man came to Jesus seeking. Jesus knew who he was, and what he was seeking. He came in the night when no one else would see him.  Nicodemus—a Pharisee, ruler, and master of Israel—needed to KNOW and understand what Jesus was teaching.  

Nicodemus was highly educated, yet there was one simple truth he could not comprehend. So Jesus explained what it meant to be born again.  Did Nicodemus “get it”?  Often in the Bible we see a person one time and never know the rest of the story.

In John 19:39, Nicodemus arrives, after Jesus’ crucifixion, with spices to anoint the body of his Saviour.  He and Joseph of Arimathaea took the body of Jesus, prepared it for burial, and laid it in a new sepulchre.

Yes, Nicodemus understood what it meant to be born again.  He WAS born again.  Now he was not afraid to be identified with Jesus, the Messiah.

One birth is not enough to go to Heaven.  A physical birth produces a sinner.  A second, spiritual birth produces a saint bound for Heaven and an eternity with God.  Have you received that second birth?  Are you born again?

My spiritual birthday is May 16, 1969.  After attending a weeklong revival meeting in a country Baptist Church and being under great conviction of my sins, I received Christ as Saviour, along with my husband of five years.  I had gone to church all my life, was a church member from the age of 10, knew all the Bible stories—but I had never known and understood the true Gospel and what it meant to be born again.  I was lost in sin and on my way to hell.

My husband had never gone to church or known anything about the Bible in the orphanage where he grew up.  He was a lost sinner, too.  A friend invited us to the revival meeting at his church, which preached the Gospel and actively sought to bring people to Christ.  

Today, I am sure the prayers of many people brought us to this place of salvation. Like Nicodemus of old, we needed to know and understand what it meant to be born again. Like Nicodemus we made the decision to follow Christ and be born again.  

If you know Christ, share with someone today what it means to be born again.  If you do not know Christ, receive him into your heart and life today.

Consider:  “To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men.”  ~~A. W. Tozer

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