The Sandbox Writing Challenge #69 this week asks us, If you were to be reborn what would you like to come back as?
In John 3:5 of The Bible Jesus tells us no one can enter the kingdom of Heaven without first being reborn of water and spirit.
The physical act of claiming your faith in Jesus Christ through baptism does not in itself save you, but only through The Holy Spirit can you be reborn into a new person that is Christ-minded. This does not happen overnight. I have been a Christian for 10 years and I am still working with The Holy Spirit on a daily basis. It is a relationship, a communication between God and my spirit.
I do not want to come back to this Earth in another life. We don’t get second chances. This life is our human life, then comes Eternity. Our spirit is released from these broken human bodies to go to Heaven, or Hell. Jesus said in John 14:6 I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father, but by me. Jesus is the one who gets us on the guest list of Eternity with Him.
There are always people who think they want to be a party crasher, or they have tried to be a party crasher. But when it comes to Heaven, that won’t fly. And I am living proof that a rebirth of self can happen. I have lost friends over it. I am not who I was even a decade ago. I am growing in Christ. Am I perfect? By no means. But I am forgiven.
And you can be to. Are you willing to be reborn in water and spirit?