Most of us like to celebrate birthdays. Birthdays are important days even though we don’t like to be reminded of our age. Birthdays give us an excuse for a party, for gifts, or maybe a day off from work. Some people celebrate two birthdays a year. That is, the day they were born, and the day they were born again.
In John, Chapter 3, Jesus said, “except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of heaven.” Jesus repeated his statement in Verse 5, and then in Verse 7 he said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.”
What does it mean to be born again? Jesus also explained the second birth by saying that the natural birth brings us into the world as a natural person. But when a person believes in Christ and personally receives him into his life, the Holy Spirit enters that person, and he experiences a spiritual birth.
This spiritual birth changes the person on the inside so that it is just like starting a whole new life. Paul said that this spiritual birth makes us become a new person.
Have you been born again? Jesus said this new birth is necessary in order to enter Heaven. You can be born again today if you will receive Jesus Christ and start a new life as a new person.