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Understanding the New Birth | Part 1

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August 13, 2020 8:00 am

Understanding the New Birth | Part 1

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August 13, 2020 8:00 am

Adrian Rogers says, “By your first birth you have existence. By your second birth you have supernatural life.” In this message, we look at John 3:1-7 to understand the new birth.

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True satisfaction. Listen to Adrian Rogers as a longing heart that will never be satisfied without no matter how much money you have, how much pleasure you enjoyed much fame spread abroad concerning you. If you are not born again. There's a part of you that is missing and will never ever be satisfied. Apart from the nuclear welcome to find featuring the dynamic teach, claim, pastor and author Adrian Rogers in John chapter 3 verses one through seven. Jesus explains to Nicodemus the concept of being born again by nature replaced with undeniable sinfulness. Unsatisfied longings in our souls unending existence. For these reasons, there is an urgency to be born again. How can we experience new birth how can we understand the new birth.

If you have your Bible handy turn now to John chapter 3, beginning in verse one is Adrian Rogers explains the new birth I was in Argentina preaching per se. I am saying. I called Mendoza another sign while God poured out his blessings in a wonderful way. It was almost does come to the Lord Jesus Christ and I preach on understanding the new birth. As I was preaching there in South America. I said to myself I need to preach the same message right in the United States and across the world where around the world where leveler finding ministers so I want you to find the classic passage on the new birth and turn if you will please to John chapter 3 and would generate together.

The first seven verses let me say, as were talking about the new birth and born-again Christians to say born again Christian is really redundant. You don't have to put the description born-again in front of Christian if he is a Christian. He is born again.

Amen the same born-again Christian would be like saying to dentist honey like saying female woman. If you are a Christian you are born-again.

If you're not born again, you're not a Christian.

No matter what denomination you may be a member of Melanie read the Scripture to after these things Jesus walked in Galilee, there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews same came to Jesus by night and Saturday him, Rabbi award Rabbi means teacher, we know that thou art a teacher come from God for no man can do these miracles that thou do is, except God be with him. Jesus answered and set them to him, verily, verily, I say under the except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God make you famous as a how can a man be born when he is old Jenny enter the second time into his mother's womb and be born. Jesus answered very verily I say the except a man be born of water and of the spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is.

Marvel not that I said under the Ye must be born again. This is a divine imperative. Jesus says that you must be born again. Why must a person be born again. First of all because of man's undeniable sinfulness that you may not think your sentiment I want to remind you to whom Jesus was speaking the man's name was Nicodemus's very name means superior. Also, he was a Jew. He was of the chosen race.

Besides that, he was a ruler of the Jews. That is, he was a member of the Sanhedrin. He was one of only 71 and all the nation of this really will be like being a member of the Supreme Court. He was among the most religious of the religious. He was among the most moral of the Morrow and Jesus said to Nicodemus, Nicodemus, you must be born again. I want to say to any religious person here today and any Morrow person here today if you think you can go to heaven without being born again is grossly good of two things. Number one, you don't know how sinful you are number two you don't know how holy God is because of man's undeniable sinfulness and must be born again, and also because of man's unsatisfied longings. Other something in you that will never be satisfied until you are born again Nicodemus a rule of the Jews came to Jesus by night, there was a boy and emptiness in his heart he had to talk to Jesus evincing Jesus through miracles he wanted to know there was something about Jesus that intrigued him. There was a hunger in his heart actually came to Jesus by night.

Now theologians have raised their motors to try to figure out why Nicodemus came to Jesus by night, some say because he was ashamed to come in the daytime, fear of persecution by just believe that he came to Jesus by night, because he couldn't sleep as one wise man said, rather than counting sheep he just decided he would talk to the chef.

He went to the Lord Jesus Christ Jesus Lord, I want to understand miracles Rabbi: Rabbi master teacher.

No one can do these miracles that you are doing, except God be with you and Jesus just turn the thing back to him and said anything. Nicodemus, if you want to understand miracles hereinafter become a miracle you must be born again man has a longing in his heart that will never be satisfied without the new birth, I once again, no matter how much money you have, how much pleasure you enjoy how much fame is spread abroad concerning you. If you are not born again. There's a part of you that is missing and will never ever ever be satisfied. Apart from the new birth country. Another reason that you must be born again because of your unending existence.

Your soul will be in existence somewhere when the sun, the moon and the stars have grown cold here going to live forever after that, there is another life either in heaven for those who been born again in hell for those who not been born again. And if you've not been born twice died twice. The second death is the lake of fire is a pastor don't talk to me about death. I am healthy you are near death, and you've ever been one time you were in an automobile accident. You said I was very close today know you work because you did not you're close to death now than you've ever been. Are you are near to the time now at this moment when you're going to die than you've ever been such a ban on the face of this earth, you will die and you will exist somewhere and without the new birth, it will exist forever in hell now. I'm so glad to Jesus the master teacher use this phrase born again why because of birth is something we've all experienced.

Did anybody get here any other way except being born physically.

We have all had a physical birth so therefore we can take a physical birth and we can make a correlation and we can understand that the spiritual birth in many ways parallels a physical birth, so I will give you six ways. Six ways that being born again spiritually is like being born physically while Lord wants us to understand and so let's look at the six ways number one and a birth conception takes place. You cannot have a birth without a conception. Now when you were born physically. All you had to parents. Mother and a father.

What are the two parents in the spiritual birth, the two parents in the spiritual birth are the word of God and the spirit of God. Look, if you will, in verse five of this chapter. Look at it. Jesus answered very verily, I say to the except a man be born of water and of the spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Those of the two parents water and the spirit. Now what does water stand for water stands for the word of God in the Old Testament and New Testament. Water is an emblem, a symbol of the word of God. The Bible speaks of the washing of water by the word that we know is the word of God that is referred to here because of first Peter chapter 1 in verse 23. Put that in the margin of your Bible being born again, not of corruptible seed. The word seedling sperm, not of corruptible sperm, but of incorruptible, by the word of God which live in Abydos forever so the father as it were in your spiritual birth is the word of God.

Now what is the mother.

The mother is the spirit of God. Your born of water and of the spirit. When the word of God and the spirit of God coming together in a conception takes place. That is the reason before I came out here to preach. I got on my knees and pray for the anointing of the Spirit because I want the Holy Spirit to be here today. That is the reason that when I preach. I use the word of God because it takes the spirit of God and the word of God for a conception.

But there's another thing that is needed. If you would be born again, there is the word, and there's the spirit and wears a long where's the womb the womb is the womb of faith you supply the womb that is faith. He's going to tell us in verse 16 in the moment. We must believe that that when we believe but have everlasting life. And so when the of God and the spirit of God come together in the womb of faith. There is a conception and a new birth takes place. Secondly, not only in the new birth is there conception but number two in a birth, a continuation is involved or continuity is involved parents don't manufacture babies what parents do just transfer transmit life from themselves to the child. I have in me.

The life of my father, Martin Rogers in the life of my mother, Rose Rogers, now Hardeman rose came together.

I was conceived and now I share their life, their life continues in me now when you are born again the life of God comes into you. You are a part of the life of God. God comes in to use God's life is put into you see folks. Salvation is not simply getting man out of earth and heaven is getting God out of heaven and demand is the life of God comes in view the theme of the gospel of John is life now by your first birth. You have existed by your second birth. You have supernatural life in the gospel of John. The word life is use some 36 times and you know Jesus said in John 10 verse 10 five come that you might have life, and so understand this when you are born again you are a partaker of God's life, a partaker of the divine nature of the life of God is a new now I have the life of Adrian Rose Rogers and me. If you were to meet my parents both in heaven now, but you would understand me a whole lot more because I'm part of their now I also buy my second birth.

I have the life of God in the God is in me by my second birth because there has been a conception and now there is a continuity this new life that is in me that there's 1/3 thing about a birth but I want you understand birth character is produce character is pretty slick. If you will, in verse six that which is born of the flesh is flesh, that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Now when you were born of the flesh, you became flesh, and you had the nature of your first parents now don't think I'm disrespectful but I will say my first parents were sentenced mother Rose Rogers Swedish.

He was infectious sense of humor.

She was sent in my father, Hon. Lisa man that he was he was a sinner.

How did he become the center will he perceived the nature from his father and how did he become a sent away at a nature from his father and goes all the way back to Adam and the Bible says in animal we all sin is by nature say men go look so holy, the Bible says we are in nature children of wrath. Now we received the character of our earthly parents by our earthly birth that which is born of the flesh is flesh. Now we receive the character of God by our new birth, a character is produced, we become partakers of the divine nature. Let me give you Scripture. Second Peter one verse three according as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness through knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, partakers of the divine nature. I have the nature of Adrian Rose Rogers and me by my first, but I have the nature of Almighty God in the by my second birth. You must understand this, Jesus said you have any born again you have a brand-new start. Christians are not just nicer people there who preachers their new creatures.

You are brand-new of all the news this illustration of a Christian is not like a tadpole who's finally developed into a fraud. Just a continuation of the same first birth a Christian is more like a frog that is been transformed into a prince by the kiss of grace. It is a supernatural wonderful thing that a character is produce. Has there been a change in your character are did you just simply join the church and get Becca listen to me carefully. If your religion is not changed your life, you better change your religion. The Bible says if any man be in Christ Jesus. He is a new creation. Now what are the traits of the twice born. What is the character.

Remember that when you are born from above and literally that's what the Greek says when this is born again. It literally says being born from above.

When you were born from above God's nature comes in the one is the nature of God, you will know whether you save not. I know that I'm a Rogers.

I can look at my parents and I can see the nature and me. I know that I've been born again because I can open the Bible and see God and I can look in my heart and see the nature of God in me. What are the traits of the twice bowl. What is the character that is produce what will be in you. If you really been born again managing for them. First of all, there will be a love for Jesus Christ that you love Jesus knew that it be? At this thing you call salvation.

There will be a love for Jesus Christ, not a mere intellectual belief, a love for Jesus Christ and God the father save his son. This is my beloved son is God the father loved his son, you better believe it is God's nature and you if you been born again is that as night follows day you will love what God loves and he loves his son and if you do not have a genuine love for Jesus Christ, you will ask yourself glad the nature of God in me know. There will be a love for Jesus Christ not do something else that would be in your heart if you been twice born. Another trait of the twice born there will be a desire for holiness, God the father says be holy, for I am holy daily says I'm a father in the bed. Is this your my child like father like son. You are going to desire for true holiness.

Now that doesn't mean that you can never sin because you're not God. You still have that old nature nature you got from your parents like I have a nature from my parents that I passed on to my children. Let me give you a key verse. First John three verse nine whosoever is born of God thatthebirthnowdoesnotcommitsin,forhisseedremainsinhim,youdonotcommitdoesn'tmeanyoucannevereversin,buttheGreekwordheremeansthatyoucannotactuallypracticesin.IfsinisyourlifestyleifitisnotbeenachangeinyourlifeifyounotlearnedtohatesinaswellaslovetheLordJesusChrist.Howcanyousaythatyoubeenbornagain.HowcanyousaythatyouhavethenatureofGodandyouareyourpartakersofthedivinenatureisthenatureofGodisalwaysGodisnot1/3markofapersonwho'sbeenbornagain.NotonlydoeshelovetheLordJesusChrist.Notonlydoeshehaveahatredandantipathytowardsin,butthirdly,astheinnerwitnessoftheSpirit.TheBiblesayshethatbelievesonthesonghavetowitnesshimself.TheBiblesaysthatGodspiritbearswitnesswithourspiritthatwearethechildrenofGod.WhileIsayhasthewitnessoftheSpiritbecausethatwhichisbornofthefleshisflesh,thatwhichisbornofthespiritisspirit.Godisspirit.Whenyougetsaved.TheHolySpiritofGodcomesintoreviewthelifeofGodisthere.NowwhatisthewitnessoftheSpiritinyouisnotanemotionalfeeling.I'mnotopposedtomotions.Ienjoyemotions.Veryfrankly,I'mnotreallyaveryemotionalpersonIdon'tgetrealhihidon'tgetreallow.Bystayinganarrowbandthatisnotsupernaturalisjustnatural.That'sthewayIstayhere.Idon'tgoupanddownsomeofyouralloverthelot.Ijustgottostayrightherethatismaybebetterdoesn'tmakemany.SomepeoplearejustmoreemotionalbynatureandonementionedbyScott.IknowI'msavedbecauseonlyessaythatwasoutbound:IsohappyItoreup1/2anacre:wasallright,hardonthecornerthat'sallrightthatitmakesyoumoresavethanalittle12-year-oldchildmissilethesmall,itisnotamatterofemotions.Itoldyoubeforethatyouremotionspolish.Iwaspartofyournature.SalvationisthedeepestworkofGod.Goddoesn'tdohisdeepestworkintheshallowspot.I'mnotopposedtomotions,butifyoudependuponamotionforissuanceofyoursalvation.Theassuranceofyoursalvationisgoingtogoupanddownwiththeadditionofthe11.WhatI'mtryingtosayisthis,listento,thereisthewitnessoftheSpirit.WhatisthewitnessoftheSpiritisveryhardtoexplainbuteasytoexperiencehereisthatinnerconsciousnessthatyoubelongtoJesusyouknowyouknowbecauseyouknowthatyouknowisGod's.SayingIaminyou.Iliveinyou.Andherebyweknowthatweknowhimbecauseingivingusthespirit.NowIwanttomentionthenextrateofthefliesbornandseeifthisisinyou,therewillbeadesiretosharetheLordJesusChrist.YouwantpeopletoknowJesus.WhatistheburningdesireofGodthefather.Thisismybelovedson.Hehim.GodwantsyoutoheartheLordJesusChristalmostthewholeworldtoknowtheLordJesusChrististheirdesireinyourhearttoshareJesusChrist.IcantellyoufromthemomentIgavemyhearttoChristasateamtothisverymomentthereisbeenaburningdesireinmyhearttoshareJesusChristwithotherpeople.Now,ifyouhavebeensavedifyoubeenbornagain.Acharacterisproducecharactersproducethatcharacteristhedivinenature.Godhimselfwillbeinyou to find resources there and materials that can answer questions you may have about your faith again go to and click Discover Jesus now if you like to order a copy of today's message request one by the title. Understanding the new birth when you call us at 1877 love God's message is also part of the powerful series putting first things first, how to have eternal life. If you'd like to complete collection almost 6 insightful messages: number 1877 love God or go online to or write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 thanks for studying in God's word with us today is something Pastor Rogers said early in the message that I want you to take with you today by your first birth you have existence by your second you have supernatural life if you been born again will hear part two of understanding the new birth tomorrow might unlock worth love hearing how this program is made a difference in your life, what you hear something from a young man in New Jersey dear Pastor Rogers, thank you so much for having your show. I'm homeschooled and nine years old I come downstairs every morning to listen to your show at breakfast.

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