You are born again when you are translated from death to life by being implanted with a Hypostatic Chip, the Incorruptible Seed excised from the heart of God. It is eternal life that Jesus brought into the world to redress the damage done to the offspring of Adam & Eve consequent upon their fall. Jesus said one must be born again to see the kingdom of God and be born of water and the Spirit to enter the kingdom of God.
The posterity of Adam and Eve came from hell beneath and anyone who comes from hell beneath must return there ultimately. All that come into the world are born spiritually dead destined for the lake of fire. The new birth is a change in destiny and destination. It is attained through repentance, restitution and deliverance from evil inheritance and incubated satanic deposits in the body. To be born again according to Jn 3:3, 5 means translation from death to life, ability to see the basic nature of things from the perspective of heaven and the power to walk along the narrow road to heaven.
To be born again you must hear the gospel of grace of God by whatever means and acknowledge that you are a sinner. The Bible says that “… all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). You are not an exception – there is no exception. Rather, admit your state of sinfulness and with humility plead “God be merciful to me a sinner.” Of course, acknowledging your state of sinfulness implies being genuinely remorseful about all past sins and infractions of God’s law. So, you must repent and forsake all your sins. As it is written: “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19).
You must put your faith on what Christ accomplished on the Cross of Calvary. You faith must be on the risen Messiah and nothing else. As it is written: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household” (Acts 16:31) You must accept that Jesus Christ is the uniquely-born Son of God and that He came down to earth in human form to die on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins. He is the only Way to the Father’s House. “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. No one comes to the Father except through Me’” You have to invite Jesus to come into your life. Ask Him to be your personal Lord and Master. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (Jn 3:16).
Finally, having acknowledged and forsaken your sins and having believed that Jesus Christ is the God-Man who paid the price for those sins, salvation shall be yours: “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Rom 10:9).
When you surrendered your life to Christ, it was your spirit that got born again. Your body and mind-set were not born again simultaneously with your spirit. Your mind must be subjected to a process that will make it harmonise with your new nature. A renewed mind will put the body under subjection to the spirit. This is sanctification, an instantaneous, present and continuous process of purification to be like Jesus. It is instantaneous in your spirit from the moment you gave your life to Christ. It is continuous for your soul that houses you mined will and emotion as long as you continue to renew your mind with the word of God and submit your body as a living sacrifice to God. Perfection will come on receipt of a glorious body on the day of rapture for both sleeping and living saints of God.
It is clear that translation from death to life does not automatically put a Christian on the road to life. “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Mt 7:13, 14). A newborn baby left on its own will soon die for lack of attention and care. A newly born again Christian is in a similar situation in a spiritual sense. Left on his or her own it is a herculean task to find the narrow road that leads to heaven. The road must be sought and found before one can walk alongside it.
The five-fold ministry of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors and Teachers have the divine duty of guiding Christians along the rugged path to God’s celestial city. By reason of freewill, a born again Christian can refuse to ‘see’ spiritual things, fail to exercise the power to be on the narrow road to heaven by refusing to take the sincere milk of the word of God for growth. It should not surprise any careful observer that there are many born again Christians in this category.
Jesus said you must be born again of water and the Holy Spirit to enter heaven. Since there is a road that leads to the gate of heaven, it follows that one must first and foremost discover that road and determine to walk along it in the power of the Holy Spirit and the word of God. Just as repentance without restitution is not complete, even so, translation from death to life is incomplete without deliverance.
When a person is born again his or her name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. The name does not refer to the human name of the person concerned but the name or identity of the Hypostatic Chip implanted into the person at the point of regeneration. The names of the Chips were written in the Lamb’s Book of Life before the creation of the earth. “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. What happens is that when an unregenerate person is translated from death to life, the Chip that evidenced the translation is marked with a label such as ‘used’ or ‘allocated’ and the result is a ‘new creation’ capable of being Christlike if the program in the Chip is explored and obeyed through action borne out of faith in Christ. In the light of the foregoing, therefore:
If You Are Born Again
You will know for “the Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God” (Rom 8:16). But if you are not born again you may not know because of satanic blindness of eyes. “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them”(2 Co 4:3-4 NKJV). Consequently,
If You Are Not Born Again
You cannot see the kingdom of God. You will end up in the lake of fire and remain there forever.
If You Are Born Again But Not Growing In Grace
If, however, you are born again, but can neither find nor follow the narrow path that leads to heaven, the following situations will arise: You cannot live a holy lifestyle.
THERE WILL BE SPOTS
Sin is a demon. Every born again Christian is an integral part of the Body of Christ; the body must be holy and pure at all times. Sexual sin is judged by the Father in this life. It disfigures the body. The greatest cause of falling away from the faith is sex, money and the quest for power – in that order.
YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE WILL BE WRINKLED
Wrinkles are aberrations caused mostly by worldliness and exemplified by ungodly marital relationships, unequal yokes and collateral sin.
YOUR PERSONALITY WILL BE BLEMISHED WITH IMPURITY
Sexual immorality disfigures the Body of Christ. Adherence to the tradition of the fathers can lead to evil covenants that bring blemish to a Christian’s testimony. There will be no brotherly love; you may end living only for yourself and since you cannot do in heaven what you refuse to do on earth, the door of heaven is unlikely to open for you to enter.
YOU MAY FAIL TO BE PERFECTED
Spots, wrinkles and blemishes can easily degenerate into idolatry – worshipping of modern gods, such as material things, fame, honours and excessive desire for pleasure. Apostle Paul said: “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil 3:12-14).
YOU CANNOT BE WATCHFUL
You will be worldly and unprepared for rapture or sleep if Jesus calls you up before rapture. Even if you manage to enter heaven, you may miss the crown of righteousness that is meant for those who love Christ’s appearing.
YOU CANNOT HAVE A DEMON-FREE BODY AND MIND
You may carry Satan’s property without being aware of it. Consequently,
Satan will challenge your entry into Heaven.
The gate of heaven does not open for those who have any ungodly thing in their lives. “I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me” (Jn 14:30).
YOU CANNOT BE BUSY DOING WHAT GOD SENT YOU HERE TO DO
You will live a fruitless Christian life.
You may be working for God rather than walking and working with Him.
The peace of God will elude you because of imperfect heart condition.
Backsliding would be easy.
There would be the tendency for premature death.
YOU CANNOT BE IN A STATE OF EXPECTANCY OF THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH AND SO MAY NOT HEAR THE TRUMPET SOUND
You will be lukewarm, sleepy or half-asleep.
You may not be able to hear the Trumpet’s sound.
Even if you enter heaven you will miss Jesus’ reward at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
YOU CANNOT BE THE BRIDE THAT HAS MADE HERSELF READY
You will be like the five foolish virgins.
You cannot have any prize in heaven apart from the Crown of life every saint receives.
If you enter heaven as a tribulation martyr, you cannot be part of the Wife of Christ.
“Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”