The hidden half of domestic violence
How to have eternal life
Did you hear about the woman that got
pregnant and gave birth to a
brand new 8 pound 4 ounce baby later that day?
Of course not...it can not happen. It takes 9 months give or take a
few days to conceive and then to deliver a new born baby.
When someone trusts Christ for salvation, we call it being born
again. It comes from John chapter 3 where Jesus told Nicodemus you
must be born again to see the Kingdom of GOD. Just as we would never
expect a child to be conceived and to be born a few hours later, why
then do we think that being born again should be instantaneous? That
the moment we tell someone about Christ, they will trust HIM with no
previous activity? Let us look at the process of being born again.
BIRTH: Usually (and ideally) a man and woman care enough to decide
to have a child so they work on conceiving a child. (If you do not
know how this is done, I can suggest some resources for you)
NEW BIRTH: Someone has to sow the seed to "conceive the new born:
See the story of the sower in Matthew 13: 3-8 which is explained in
BIRTH: It takes time for this new person to be formed. Usually 9
months...but I also want to add here that GOD knows all about this
new human...according to Psalms 139
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret,
and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy
book all my members were written, which in continuance were
fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is
the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:
when I awake, I am still with thee.
Folks…do you feel bad that you are not as "perfect" as you think you
should be? GOD knows...and HE made YOU perfect in HIS sight.
Jeremiah 29:11 confirms this in that GOD said: "For I know the
thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace,
and not of evil, to give you an expected end." The expected end is
to be like JESUS.
NEW BIRTH: It takes time to bring someone to Christ. We see this in
the story about the sower above. The seed has to be planted and then
it has to be taken care of. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:6-7
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then
neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but
God that giveth the increase
In both births...life comes from GOD!
BIRTH: It is possible to lose a baby before he/she is born. It can
either be accidental, as in a spontaneous abortion, or that baby can
intentionally be aborted. Please know that if either of these has
happened to you be you the mother or the father, there IS healing in
the Nailed Scarred Hands.
NEW BIRTH. Someone in which the seed of the Gospel has been planted
can be aborted. In Hate Part Two, I told about a church that may
well be doing this very thing by driving more people away from God
then they will ever bring to Him.
BIRTH: Remember, the ultimate purpose of every birth is not to have
children...but to end up with productive adults. Parents should not
be raising children, just as a farmer. Far too often these children
have their life taken away in one way or another. They never make it
to adulthood. Others have their growth stunted in one way or another
and never mature although they do age. They too never become
productive adults...BUT. ..They are still human.
NEW BIRTH: The purpose of the New Birth...of being born again is not
only for each one to have eternal life...but for each one to grow in
the LORD and become productive in bringing others to the LORD. We
are to become fishers of men and to in turn sow the seed that was
sown in us. Many have their spiritual growth stunted. Again, we can
see this in Matthew 13: 3-8
There is more on this growth process and this new birth at:
JESUS...Savior AND Lord??? Or Just Savior??
My friend, someone once said: "Born once, Die Twice. Born Twice, Die
There is so much truth in this for if you have not been born again,
you already dead:
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this
world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit
that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
And you, being dead in your sins
My friend, real life…begins with JESUS CHRIST.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more
abundantly John 10:10
To get this NEW BIRTH…
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JUNE is Domestic Violence Against Men Awareness Month