Topic: Are You Born Again? [Teens Open Heavens 27, May 2018]
Memorise: That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit. John 3:6
Read: John 3:5-6 (KJV)
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Bible In One Year: 1 Chronicles 20-22, John 10:22-42
If you are born again, it will show in all areas of your life. It will affect your desires, priorities, goals and association. Being born again is a spiritual rebirth. It is when you take a trip to the womb of the Spirit and you are born a new creature. It is when you confess and leave behind your sins and subject yourself under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. One thing about this spiritual rebirth is that it will stir up intense hunger for the presence of God in you; all you will want is more of God, and you will make sure to walk only in the light of God’s Word. This means that your lifestyle totally changes, and all your actions are weighed by the Word of God and the Spirit of God within you.
There is no such thing as being partially born again. When you are born again, you shouldn’t tell lies at all; don’t say “now I only tell ‘white’ lies.” When you are born again, you should never take what isn’t yours, don’t say “I only take my mother’s loose change.” As a born again Christian, how often do you pray and study the Word of God? There is no new birth without commensurate change.
Key Point: Where are the fruits of repentance in your life and character?
If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Teen Open Heavens Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye’’
1. I am Thine 0 Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.
Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.
2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.
3. Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!
4. There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.
Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.