What's So Great About Being Born Again


// Kenneth E. Hagin

Being born again—accepting Jesus as Savior—is the key that
unlocks all the promises of God. Second Corinthians 5:17 says, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature [creation]: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." Believers, here are some Bible facts about the new creation you are in Christ

You Are a Child of God
No truth in all the Bible is as far-reaching as the blessed fact that when you are born again, God the Father is your Father. And if He is your Father, you can be assured He will take a father's place and perform a father's part. He cares for you! He's interested in you and He loves you. (See John 14:23; 16:23, 27; Matt. 6:8–9, 26, 30–34; 7:11.)

You Are a New Creature—A New Creation—A New Species
I'm glad I'm a new creature. I was only 15 when I was born again, but I remember when it happened. Something took place inside of me. It seemed as if a two-ton load rolled of my chest. Not only did something depart from me, but something came into me. I was not the same person. There was a change inside.

In the New Birth, our spirits are recreated. (Our bodies are not. It is in our spirit where all things have become new. We still have the same bodies we always had.) There is a man who lives inside the body. Paul calls him the inward man (2 Cor. 4:16).Peter calls this inner man the hidden man of the heart (1 Peter 3:4). This man is the real you. And it is this inward man who becomes a new man in Christ—a new creation.

All Things Are Possible to You
No one argues with the scripture which says, "With God all things are possible" (Matt. 19:26). Yet the same New Testament also says, "All things are possible to him that believeth" (Mark 9:23).

Are these scriptures equally true? Could one be a statement of fact and the other a misconception? No! Both statements are fact. All things are possible to him that believeth.

It helps me as I drive down the road to say that. It helps me when I face a seemingly impossible situation to say aloud, "All things are possible to him that believeth. And I believe!

The Greater One Is in You
1 JOHN 4:4
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

John is telling us here that we are born of God. We have been born again. Our spirits have been recreated. We are of God.

Sadly, many Christians don't know they are born of God and have received eternal life (the life and nature of God). They think eternal life is something they are "going to have" when they get to Heaven. Many think they have received simply forgiveness of sins. And because of this, sin and Satan continue to reign over them.

But thank God, greater is He that is in us than any force we may come against! He's greater than Satan and evil spirits. He's greater than sickness and disease. When we know that the Life-Giver indwells us, our very beings shall radiate life!

You are of God. You are born from above. The same mighty Spirit Who raised Christ from the dead dwells in you. It's no wonder the Bible says, "All things are possible to him that believeth." It is because the God with Whom all things are possible lives within you!