How is new birth manifested? | Devotional | John 3: 7-8

We are in the discussion between Nicodemus and the Lord Jesus about being born again.  We have seen that being born again is the only condition for a man to enter the Kingdom of God, and that this birth is a spiritual one. Before explaining how this birth occurs, Jesus explains to Nicodemus how a man is born again. In other words, what are the signs of spiritual birth in a person’s life. Let’s read John 3:7-8:

“Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:7‭-‬8 NASB)

As the wind cannot be seen with the eyes, how and where it comes from, so it is with the man who is born again. The birth of the Spirit cannot be seen, compared to the physical one, but you can see its effects. The life of the born-again man changes 180 degrees. I remember when I was born again. If, until then, I was an atheist, foreign to God and His Word, then after experiencing this birth, an inexplicable thirst for God came to me. I never got tired of spending time in prayer and reading His Word. I was looking for church and fellowship with other believers. No one taught me these practices. I was talking to all people about God. 19 years have passed since then and my thirst for God still doesn’t pass.

I want you to pray now that you too will experience this birth and have access to the Kingdom of God. Have peace with God and get a strong foundation under your feet.

 “My father who is in heaven. Thank you for making me your child 19 years ago, and I have never regretted the choice I made. You gave birth to me again through the Word of truth and gave me eternal life. I pray for those who have not yet experienced the rebirth, touch their hearts through Your Word and give them living faith in Your son, Jesus Christ.  Amen”

May the Lord bless you, dear friends, to have access to the Kingdom of God.  I recommend the EXOD show about people who have experienced rebirth and whose lives have been transformed.

Translated by Olya Trikolich