The Lord has come secretly before disasters. How can we welcome Him?
We selected some Bible verses about rebirth with the hope to seek the mysteries of this aspect with you. It is recorded inthat Nicodemus asked the Lord how to be reborn. Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the ” (John 3:3). Then what is rebirth? And how can a man resurrect from the dead?
I saw these in a book, “From My perspective, the death of the flesh is not a real death. When My Spirit is reclaimed from a person, that person dies. Therefore, I call all those demons corrupted by Satan (those who have no faith, all unbelievers) the dead. Since the creation of the world, I have added My Spirit to everyone, everyone who I have chosen. However, after a phase which followed creation, people were occupied by Satan for a period of time. So I left and people started to suffer (the suffering I endured when I was incarnated and nailed onto the cross, as is spoken of). However, at the time predetermined by Me (the time when My abandonment of people ended), I reclaimed the people I had predestined and I once again placed My Spirit in you so that you came back to life. This is called ‘resurrection from the dead’” (“The Ninety- eighth Utterance” of Utterances and Testimonies of Christ in the Beginning). “God created man, after which man was corrupted by Satan, and this corruption has made people into dead bodies—and thus, after you have changed, you will be different from these dead bodies. It is the words of God that give life to people’s spirits and cause them to be reborn, and when people’s spirits are reborn they will have come alive. Mention of the ‘dead’ refers to corpses that have no spirit, to people in whom their spirit has died. When people’s spirits are given life, they come alive. The saints that were spoken of before refer to people who have come alive, those who were under Satan’s influence but defeated Satan” (“Have You Come Alive?”). From these words, I gain new knowledge of rebirth. Look back to the time of Adam and Eve: they, created by God in the beginning were living beings with a spirit, and were men of conscience and sense, who could manifest and glorify God. After their corruption by Satan, God’s Spirit left them. While they were still alive in the flesh at that time, in God’s eyes they had already become the dead who were without a spirit. Accordingly, after being corrupted by Satan, we mankind have become the dead without a spirit, have been completely occupied by Satan, and are full of corrupt satanic dispositions such as arrogance, selfishness, craftiness, malevolence, deceit, greed, and so on. Like Satan, we can judge, resist, attack, and blaspheme God, which are the typical manifestations of the dead. The dead ones are those who live in corrupt nature and resist God, and who are against God. The living ones are those whose spirits have been quickened and whose satanic dispositions have been cast away. They can listen to God’s word and know His work, their conscience and sense have returned to normal, and thus they can obey and love God. When we live in God’s word and live before the truth, we will become living men with a spirit—the ones that are raised from the dead. This is the true meaning of rebirth!
Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, 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.
1 John 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Christ, which according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again to a lively hope by the resurrection of from the dead,
1 Peter 1:23
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and stays for ever.
1 Peter 2:2
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:
Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God.