April 30, 2014

Today while going through one of my journals, I came across this entry:

Dated August 17, 1987

Today I read John 3:1 – 21

Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  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.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world though Him might be saved.  He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (Verses 3, 5, 6, 16, 17 and 18)

My thought:  I will see the kingdom of God because I have been born again (verse 3)

Conclusion:  Unless I have come to Jesus, God’s one and only Son; unless I have given myself to Him, I will NOT see the kingdom of God, nor will I ever see eternal life.

I affirm this day that I believe Jesus Christ is the one and only begotten Son of Almighty God and through Him and Him only can I receive eternal life.

Therefore:  I am born again by the power of Christ Jesus and according to verse twenty-one, I purpose in my heart to live by the truth and walk in His light. (“But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”)

I wrote these words twenty-seven years ago! I was born again at the age of four years, and do not remember what may have caused the response to the Scriptures that are referenced above.  At the time I was a few days short of my fiftieth birthday. I have gone through many tests and roadblocks.  At times I have stumbled, and even fallen down, but God says:  “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.  Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the LORD upholds him with His hand.” (Psalm 37:23, 24)  Some of my goals have not been quickly achieved, but I have found that if I just keep trusting and walking in the way of Yeshua/Jesus I will be victorious!  He is the Rock of my salvation!  He is the Living Word of God!  He is the revealed Word of God from Genesis through Revelation.  He is the Torah, He is the Light, He is the Healer, He is the Redeemer, He is the King, He is the Inheritance of the righteous, He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of this world, He is the Prophet’s oracle, He is the Psalmist’s words, He is the sages of Proverbs wisdom, He is the Creator of the Universe, He is the one who orders the sun, moon and stars to shine, He is the God of  Perfection and Order.  He is SALVATION! HE IS MY KING!!!