Friday, September 23, 2011

The New Birth in Jesus Christ is wonderful. There are immediate changes and benefits.Then there are changes that happen gradually.
In the new birth, we instantly become a new creation in Jesus Christ. We are, by the Holy Spirit, baptized into the body of Christ.       (1 Cor 12:13)
We enter into the abundant life given us by Jesus Christ.  (John 10:10)
Jesus is now our good and great Shepherd leading us beside the still waters, into green pastures and into the paths of right standing with God. We immediately are led by the Holy Spirit in our daily life. (Rom 8:14)
We have the Holy Spirit guiding us into all truth.  (John 16:13)
We immediately become a child of God, with all the rights that go with it. (Gal 3:26)
We immediately have right standing with God through Jesus Christ. (Rom 5:17-18)
We immediately have rest for our souls. (Matt 11:28-30)
We immediately have Jesus Christ interceding for us. (Heb 7:25)
We immediately are freed from the control of the powers of darkness and now are in God's kingdom where there is joy, life and liberty. (Col 1:13)
We immediately have Jesus Christ, who is the light of the world living inside of us. We become lights in the midst of darkness. (Matt 5:14)
We immediately have the right to use the Name of Jesus in prayer. (John 16:23-24)
We immediately can use the Name of Jesus to resist the devil and command him to leave our thoughts, lives and household. (James 4:7)
We immediately have the right to speak to circumstances in the Name of Jesus and command them to come into line with the Word of God. We can speak to storms in our life and In the Name of Jesus, say 'Peace be Still.' (Mark 4:39-40)
We immediately enjoy the benefits of being a child of God. (Ps 103:3-5)
We can ask God to forgive us and He does through Jesus Christ. (I Jhn 1:9)
We can receive healing for our soul and body though Jesus Christ. (1Pet 2:24)
We can walk in God's divine protection. We can have the angels of God watching over us and protecting us day and night: (Ps 34:7)
We have goodness and mercy following us. (Ps 23:6)
The same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead is inside of us, quickening our mortal bodies! (Rom 8:11)

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