Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Born of God Born Again Real Children of God
Many people claim to be Born Again but obviously they are not Children of God because they are SINNERS.
We read in 1 John 3:9 "No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God."
If you are a Born Again Child of God you do not sin, you are like your Father, you do as Jesus did. He did not sin while walking on this earth. He showed us the way, He gave us the example of how to live and He told us what do do.
Jesus did not leave us to our own devices, He did not write a manual. He instructed His disciples, who recorded many of His words in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. He also gives His Holy Spirit to be in and with those who accept and obey Him, those who wish to follow Him, who repent and are baptized in water, as He commanded. The Holy Spirit will remind them of the words that Jesus taught, will teach and guide them in all truth and will reveal to them things to come.
A Born Again Child of God lives like Jesus. He follows the guidance of the Holy Spirit and DOES NOT practice sin.
If a believer is still a sinner, he is not born again, he is not a child of God, as we read in 1 John 3:4-10 "4Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. 5You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. 6No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. 7Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; 8the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. 9No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother."
Have you been Born Again? Have you repented and been baptized in water? Have you received the baptism in the Holy Spirit and are you following His guidance? Have you stopped practicing sin and are you bearing fruit for the kingdom of God?. Is it obvious from your fruit, whether you are a child of God or not.
May Jesus bless you.
Posted by Jan Boshoff (Justice) at 10:40 AM
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