What happens when you are born again? (Signs of being born again)
When one is born again, old things are passed away and behold all things are new because you have been of Christ (1 Corinthians 5:17). You should also be aware, when you decide to walk with God become born again Christian, the devil at some points brings guilt of your pass life to you but do not worry, check the aspect of this article that describes on how to know you are born again. Download Bro Gbile Akanni Messages.
This is what happens when you become born again; when you believed and confess Christ as Lord who is the incorruptible seed sown in your heart, it regenerates your spirit man. The Bible declares that in the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the Word was God. Christ who is the word begins to grow in your life.
The born again experience is more spiritual first then later physical due to the kind of life you will start living. Notice that one born of Christ is in Christ and live out the life of Him who die and gives him life. The first thing that happens to you when you are born again is the regeneration of your spirit and salvation of your soul from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light.
Also, when you are born again, you are adopted into the family of faith in Christ. He releases grace, mercy and Holy Spirit. You are also, reconnected to blessings of Abraham which the death and resurrection of Christ made access to (Galatians 3:14).
The signs of being born again is the Godly character you live. The evidence of the fruit of the Holy Spirit that is seen in your life. The seed which Christ is becomes to bear fruit which the Holy Spirit is in charge. There are many who are born again but failed to yield to the Holy Spirit to produce fruit. When you accept Christ, the first call is a call of followership and fruitfulness (John 15:15-16). The grace of God that saves from you from all things is available and it will teach you to say not to unrighteous living and ungodly living. (Romans 6: 1-4, Colossians 1:13, I John 4: 15-16, Titus 3:4-5).
The signs of being born again includes the following:
- Bearing of the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
- Living of Godly character and righteous living
- Passion for evangelism
- Passion to know God, pray and study the Bible.
- Passion to live the will of God.
Read the following Bible passages: Colossians 2: 6-7, 3:1-17, Romans 8: 1-14, 7: 4-5, 6: 1-5, 6: 12-16, Galatians 5: 16-26, Romans 12: 1-2 and John 15: 15-16.
How do you know you are born again?
Certainly, when a one gets born again and began to live for God. This is the stage of building spiritual muscle, trying to stand in faith and definition of life and purpose. Sometimes when you sin mistakenly, the devil comes to accuse you, trying to keep you at the messy state; at this point, do not rest there, you still have an advocate you feel and have been tempted on all side, get to Him. The blood of Christ Jesus is has cleansed you and still plead for you mercy. The devil never gives up on anyone who is born again, but you must consistent prayer and study the Bible so that you can will the war of your soul.
Due to this accusation of the devil and our rationales, we doubt if we are actually born again. How to know that you are born again is termed ‘assurance of salvation’. John 5: 31-40 states the four witness of Jesus Christ which include: His works, men, the Father and the scriptures. The way we know that we are born again is by the witness of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16-17). You will also know when you check your life in consistent with the scriptures. Sometimes the witness or testimony of men and works fails but the testimony of scriptures and Holy Spirit never fails.
Finally, there are people who have given their lives to Christ and have taken it back by the way of live they decide to live. We give our life to God many times but our born again experience is once. When you mistake sin and remain in the state of sin, when the Holy Spirit convicts you, you need to rededicate your life to Him. It is possible for someone to lose his salvation (John 15:5-8 and Hebrews 6: 4-6).
There are importance of being born again which include:
- Adoption into the family of faith.
- Newness of life.
- Access to the life of Christ
- Friendship and relationship with God
- You have access to God’s grace, mercy, justification and sanctification.
- Access to receive the Holy Spirit.
- Discovery of purpose
- You have access to Abrahamic blessings
- You have salvation from daily challenges
- You will make heaven at last if you remain in faith and lots of others.