TREM Devotional 14 July 2021 Daily Devotional By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – You Must Be Born Again
TOPIC: You Must Be Born Again
‘’Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’’ John 3:3 KJV
If you know that you don’t have Christ in you already, then you must do the right thing by receiving Him into your life as Lord and Saviour. It is not an assumption. The Bible has made it crystal clear that except a man be born again, he cannot see, and he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Some people think simply because they have their names registered in the church, that has given them access as God’s children. Not at all!
You can shake a preacher’s hand, yet you are not born again. You can be a philanthropist and still not be born again. Until you open your heart to receive Christ, you have no access to the Kingdom of God. There is a specific instruction: You need to open your heart and accept that you are sinner and then accept Christ to come into your heart. Then you will become a new creation in Him.
“Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV). Christ in you is the hope of glory- the confident expectation that everything about you will turn out good. I encourage today to invite Jesus Christ into your life. Without Christ, you have no life! I thought that I had life, until I met Him about 40 years ago. When I met Him, everything changed. I thought I had swags until I met Him. I assure you that the same Christ who changed my life can change yours.
You can invite Jesus into your heart right now, wherever you are. All that you need to do is to believe in the name of Jesus Christ and invite Him to come and live in you. Thereafter, your life will become sweeter and sweeter. And your life will go from glory unto glory.
Morning – Psalms 10-12
Evening – Acts 19:1-20
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.