Being born again in Jesus Christ is a joyous and very humbling experience. Our free will allows us to be arrogant, sinful, hateful, sexually immoral, barbaric, liars, blasphemers, and all the rest of the actions of evil that exist in this fallen world. However, once redeemed through Christ, we want to follow His Commandments because we love Him! He did love us first…which is an awesome concept to finally realize and embrace!
We love Him [fn] because He first loved us.
“If you love Me, keep [fn] My commandments.
We are redeemed, but not yet perfected. We are constantly being sanctified (through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) as we live this life here on earth. We still have the free will to sin, but because we want to please our Lord, we turn away from them and repent; because we want to obey Christ and have the goal to be more and more like Him each day.
When we die physically, we will see Him as He is! What a joyous event to look forward to in eternity!
Those who hate Christians either don’t understand why we love Jesus Christ and probably view what He accomplished for us on the cross at Calvary as “foolishness.” On the other hand, maybe they DO understand but have conscientiously chosen to reject it. The God of the Bible says, “so be it.” Rejection of the Holy Spirit of God is the final unforgivable sin, and those who make that choice (and die physically in that choice) have separated themselves from God, spiritually, for all eternity.
There is a song called “Redeemed” by Big Daddy Weave which describes a man’s transition from sinner to being saved by grace and mercy through Jesus Christ. The lyrics depict what we all have done; including the sins we regret, as born again believers in Christ. But it also reminds us that through this redemption, we know that we are free of the guilt, the shame, and the regret that would plague us forever if not for accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
[Note: If video does not play here, go to Youtube – “Redeemed” by Big Daddy Weave]
Over 9 million views and 4 thousand comments!
My eyes well up in tears when I listen to this song…
How To Know God Personally [Click on link to discover the principles!]
What does it take to begin a relationship with God? Devote yourself to unselfish religious deeds? Become a better person so that God will accept you?
You may be surprised that none of those things will work. But God has made it very clear in the Bible how we can know Him.
The following principles will explain how you can personally begin a relationship with God, right now, through Jesus Christ…