How To Enter The Supernatural Life
“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. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3: 3 – 7).
You do not become a son of God by confession: the Lord Jesus says, you become a son of God by being born again – being born of the water and of the Spirit (John 3: 5). It is when you are born of the Spirit that the power of God comes upon you to declare you a son of God and you will certainly know it beyond all reasonable doubts (Luke 24: 49 and Acts 1: 8).
You must be born of the water first before you are born of the Spirit. Being born of the water is not physical water baptism – it is being born of the word of God, for “Of His own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures” (James 1: 18). The word of God is regarded as the water of the Spirit and indeed, it is the womb by which all spiritual things are given birth to. It is also used for spiritual cleansing (Ephesians 5: 26; John 15: 3) after you are born of the Spirit. It is when you are born of the Spirit that you are declared the son of God with power and this is when you can receive your full package of salvation as a born-again child of God. I will show you later what the full package of your salvation entails. No one who is not born of the Spirit has ever been able to receive this.
Do you ever wonder why many Christians are being oppressed, tormented and bastardised by the devil? The answer is simple: they are NOT born-again – they have not been declared spiritually as sons of God with power. This is why Jesus says, “You must be born-again” (John 3: 7). Being born-again is a MUST if you want to be free from oppression and torments by the devil. Being born-again is a concept first introduced by our Lord and Master Jesus, to explain the supernatural life of miracles, signs and wonder to Nicodemus who came to Him by night, to seek how the Lord was able to perform so much miracles, signs and wonder (John 3: 1 – 2).
Being born-again is what gives you the full package of salvation and it happens only when you are born of the spiritual water (that is, the word of God) and of the Spirit (John 3: 5). It goes far beyond confessing Jesus as Lord and believing that God has raised Him from the dead. You may call this the first step, but you still need to take the remaining two steps of being born of the water and being born of the Spirit. So, go ahead and do it for you have received the grace of our Lord Jesus to do it – to become born-again. Let’s go supernatural! That which is born of the Spirit is spirit! Praise God!
Always remember, for a supernatural life in Christ, the Master’s command is, “You must be born again!” (John 3: 7).
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Bishop Oden, PhD, is a Glory Maker and a Glory Intercessor, with deep prophetic insights to the mysteries of God. He is the superintendent of Global Message of Hope Mission International, Calgary- Canada and has published nineteen books. He is charged with raising Glory Army of Believers and Intercessors for the Lord Jesus Christ, equipping this generation across denominational boundaries, creating wealth and abundance and and restoring life, hope and joy.
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