THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A man and his wife lived in the country.
As usual, on Sunday morning, she got ready to attend church.
He would not go - again.
After his wife left, he went outside.
There had been a large snowstorm the night before, and he wanted to check the barn.
He saw a large flock of birds near the barn.
They were scratching in the snow, trying to find some food.
The man thought, "I'll open the barn doors and let them in. Then I can feed them some corn."
He opened the barn doors and tried to "shoo" the birds inside.
But they would scatter and fly away.
Several times he tried to "shoo" them into the barn.
Finally, he said, "If I could become one of those birds, I could SHOW them the way."
Then, he realized what his wife had been telling him for many years.
Next Sunday, he was in church!
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Jesus came to those of His own physical lineage, and was rejected as Messiah.
However, those who received Him also received "power to become the sons of God!"
Those who believed then, and those who believe now, are given by Christ the POWER to be "born again" into the realness of life!
For when we are "born again" it is a MIRACLE of God!
It is Divine RECREATION!
We are not born of "the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but OF GOD!"
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Being saved cannot come from natural birth.
Being saved is a SUPERNATURAL birth!
We cannot be born into a family or nation and automatically become a Christian.
EACH person must come willingly to Christ and beg forgiveness of sin.
Then, HE will give the "power to become sons of God!"
God came to SHOW the way.
Are you following Him?