Exhortations

Born Again

Born Again – A Spiritual Rebirth.

The Kingdom of God is something with a distinct and independent existence preached by Jesus Christ, and those who are part of it are in complete submission to the rule of the Father as stated by the Son. “For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, sister, and mother.” (Matthew 12:50). The only way to be in the family of God is for Jesus to be our brother. In short, we must be obedient to the will of the Father to make it possible.

To be born again is a requirement to become a child of God. We do not need to leave our present congregation to be born again; this is what John recorded in his gospel. Jesus answered, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God…” John 3:4-7. Repent and be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a mystery, yet you will know when you receive it.

“But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God— children born not of blood, nor the desire or will of man, but born of God.” John 1:12 -13 (NIV).

Please Note: We can disagree on something all day, but we should not end the day unsettled. JVitug

We are blessed with Love and forgiveness from God, and we should not ignore that Love. However, some people with unacceptable personalities need a slight change to get along with others. Christian living should inspire us to change our behavior, attitude, openness, genuineness, thoughts, honesty, helpfulness, forgiveness, and the whole nine yards. We can make all the lists we need to change, but if there is a burden, let the Holy Spirit hear our hearts cry for a change. God will make a way when our strength to change has been exhausted. There is no way God will let us go down. His Spirit will make the change happen.

We can make mistakes because of our imperfections, but we cannot always make it an excuse that our weakness makes us do so. With a change of heart, one can also have a personality shift. Practice makes perfect. We are all the ideal imperfect people of God. There is perfection seeded within us that we can access to change that lost perfect Personality. We need to work with the Holy Spirit to regain that lost perfection.

Stay under God’s wings, pray without ceasing, and let our souls try harder to regain the Spirit lost with a contrite heart. We need a change of heart, and God will listen, and the gate of heaven will reopen for our sake. If this is not how it will happen, we can never fully understand God’s decisions. “My word will accomplish what I desire and succeed in the purpose for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11). God is immeasurable in the riches of His knowledge and wisdom. He knows our ways and our thoughts more than we know ourselves.

Praise God for His glory.   

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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