“Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”
One of the most known phrases in the Scriptures is the phrase, “Ye must be born again.” This phrase was said to a well-known religious leader of that day who came to Jesus by night to get some answers. This man, Nicodemus, knew there was more to Christ than any other person who was born because of the miracles that He performed. Jesus’ answer to the inquisitive Nicodemus was that he must be “born again.” Nicodemus didn’t understand this phrase because nobody had ever used it before. However, Jesus explained that being born again was about being saved, and not about entering the womb again to be born.
The answer to the problems of this world is that “Ye must be born again.” It matters not how good you are, “Ye must be born again.” It doesn’t matter how long you have gone to church; the only thing that matters is that “Ye must be born again.” It doesn’t matter if you have been baptized; it only matters that “Ye must be born again.” Turning a new page in life will fail because “Ye must be born again.” Trying to correct things in the past will come short because “Ye must be born again.” No matter what your problem is, the answer to your problem is that “Ye must be born again.”
My friend, it doesn’t matter what your title in life may be, “Ye must be born again.” It doesn’t matter how much money you have in the bank, “Ye must be born again.” It doesn’t matter what part of town you live in, “Ye must be born again.” It doesn’t matter how many college degrees you have, “Ye must be born again.” Being born again is the only thing that will save you from your sins.
How does a person get born again? They get born again by putting their faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation. It is simply realizing that Jesus’ blood is the only thing that has paid for ALL of your sins. Who is it that can be born again? Verse 15 says, “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish…” The whole reason that “Ye must be born again” is because that is the only way you can have “eternal life.”
However, what does it mean to be born again? It means that you have a new family. When you get born again, you no longer are a child of the Devil, but you become a child of God. John 1:12 says, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” When you got born again, you were born into royalty. When you got born again, you became a child of the King of kings and was born into the family of the LORD of lords.
Being born again means that you have a new start. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” When once you had no hope because of all that you had done, being born again changed your whole outlook by giving you a new start in life and a new hope that the old life no longer has power over you.
My friend, once you are born again, you will always be saved; however, don’t waste the new start by cluttering it up with sin. Take that fresh start and make the most out of it. Leave the things that are passed away alone. Don’t go back to the corpse of the old life to try and find enjoyment; rather, realize that all satisfaction in life is found in the new life that you received by being born again.