Your position as a born-again believer in Christ
"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."
Someone asked me one time, “Are you a born-again Christian?” And you know what's funny? That’s the only kind of Christian there is! If you’re not born again, the Bible says you’ll never enter the Kingdom of God. To be a child of God, you must experience this kind of supernatural rebirth in which you are converted and changed from the inside out.
Becoming a born-again believer isn't just getting a new start; it's getting a new life. It means you are born into the family of God by receiving Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and our Savior.
I often speak with Christians who get confused when they read their Bibles because it sometimes says we’re born into the family of God. Yet, other times the Scriptures say that we’re adopted in the family of God. Well, adoption in the biblical times meant that person immediately received full standing in the family. It's the same as being born into it!
You and I were orphans. We were alienated and aimless. But God the Father has accepted us into His family! And the reason He did that wasn’t because you and I deserved it. It was because He loves us. So remind yourself each day of your full standing in God's family as a born-again believer in Jesus Christ!
AS A BORN-AGAIN BELIEVER IN CHRIST, REMEMBER YOU'VE BEEN GIVEN FULL STANDING IN THE FAMILY OF GOD!