If you read the “Born Again Message“ on gift bookmark (to the left), you have begun to realize why it is necessary to be Born Again. It is this Born Again spiritual experience that made the way for you to ask Jesus to forgive you from sin. From your words “I choose to follow You, Jesus” and the “New Birth Prayer” to Father God, you have received the awesome gifts: forgiveness, God’s indwelling Holy Spirit, and everlasting life. The Blessed Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit will be with you always. You will never be alone or lonely again (John 3:7).
I mentioned that only one death can happen to a Born Again person. Even in that experience the Bible says, God has taken away the sting of death (I Cor. 15:54-55). I prayed over my father as he was in a coma dying. He couldn’t speak or move as he lay in the ICU bed. But he responded to the prayer by lifting both of his arms to God. As a Born Again, Spirit-filled believer, there was no sting in his death. There’s a “second death” the Bible warns about and is described in several places (Rev. 20:6,14; 21:7). A “twice-born” believer will never experience it.
In the last paragraph of the New Birth Prayer it says, “Even the earth will be reborn” when our Resurrected, Ascended, Lord Jesus returns.” To explain, there are two times when Jesus returns from Heaven. The First is when He comes in the clouds as a lover comes for His Bride at midnight. We Born Again believers, of all nations worldwide, will meet Him in the air to go home with Him (I Thes. 5:1-28).
The celebration in Heaven begins with the Wedding Feast and receiving gifts from our Bridegroom. During our seven years (earth time) in Heaven we will be rejoicing, singing, and studying the Bible to prepare to come back to earth to Rule and Reign with our Lord Jesus. He will at last bring peace to the earth for a millennium. We, His family, will help Him with this huge, but joyous project.
The Second Coming is when every eye will see Jesus, King of Kings, as He comes to Israel with His Heavenly Army to fight the final battle. This will totally defeat and gain back the Title Deed of earth from the Fallen Angel [haSatan Heb.]. By deception, he had stolen it from Adam and Eve. That work of darkness was defeated on the Cross of Jesus, but will now be abolished from God’s earth (II Thes. 2:1-17, Rev. Chp. 22).
The conclusion of the Bible says: “And the Spirit and the Bride say come! And let Him who hears say come! And let Him who thirsts say come! Whosoever desires, let Him take of the water of life freely” (Rev. 22:17). What a Wedding invitation! And you and me, male and female, are part of the Bride who sends out this invitation! In a way we’re doing it now.
When you hand out this Born Again Message, read it aloud if possible, with him or her and recommend that the date of their “new birth and name” be written at the top of the bookmark. Do the same for yourself. Keep it in your Bible that you of course will make your favorite book! Get on Route 66 to study the whole Bible. Do the work of an evangelist. Be Blessed!
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