YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN.... By Sister Maxine Childers (Wife of Evangelist Charles A. Childers)

"Jesus answered and said, verily, Verily, I say unto thee, EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN OF WATER AND OF THE SPIRIT, he cannot enter the kingdom of God John 3:5. To be born again, you must repent of your sins----meaning, we must be convicted of our sins by God, willing to turn from sin and turn your life to Him, submitting yourselves to serve Him according to His will.

The new birth is not something taking place with the flesh (or the outward man). "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit." John 3:6, it isn't something you think in your mind, you can't be born again by saying, "I accept", you are not buying a house or a car, you are asking God for eternal life in heaven, We are in this world, but not of the world. God will separate us from the world, the devil's play things and appearance, we will be Godly, peculiar, without sin; we will not be hand in hand with hollywood. We are no better than Jesus and He suffered. Who are we to think we are above our Lord who died for us? We haven't seen anything yet. Read the book Rapture by C. A. Childers. many will be deceived to believe a lie and be damned. 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12. Don't follow the big crowd and money. many strive and few enter. Jesus goes on to explain to Nicodemus about the new birth in John 3:8. A lot of people are believing without being (born again). if the Holy Ghost has done His job, the new birth has not taken place. Once the holy Ghost hits you to reveal to you that you have been (BORN AGAIN), then your belief becomes. a know so salvation. Lord I believe, help thou my unbelief. Jesus took stripes for our healing; "with his stripes we are healed", but until we are healed, we are still have our sickness. Isaiah 53:5.

Remember Naaman in 11 Kings 5:14. 'Then went he down , and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like that of a child, and he was clean."

But Naaman still had leprosy until he dipped the seventh time. He dipped six times and still had leprosy. you see, the prophet said dip seven times and un till he obeyed God he still had leprosy. The same goes for salvation. We must repent until God forgives and we know we are born again. Yes we feel born again not just accept. Naaman knew he wasn't healed the sixth dip, but when he obeyed the Prophet Elisha he was healed and he knew it, he had the evidence.

By His blood we are saved, but until we receive the witness of the Holy Ghost, we are still sinners. "The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou heareth the sound thereof, but cant not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

The ministries of today's church ask you to come forward and repeat after them and they (being the Ministers) tell you that that you are God's child. Well, let me tell you, you can repeat all you want, and after whoever you want, but you are still a sinner until you repent and ask God's forgiveness and you fell the spirit come in and you know God is in your heart and you are forgiven. Then you will tell everyone that you have met the savior, Jesus is in you and your life is changed not by man (ministers) but by Jesus. "The devil s also believe and tremble." James 2:19

"These by who separate themselves, sensual, (lack in moral or spiritual interests; worldly. Physical rather than spiritual; materialistic. having not the spirit." Jude 19

So believing is not enough, we must be born again, don't let any preacher or anyone keep you from knowing without doubt you are born again into the kingdom of God. Then listen to the voice of God and He will clean your life up then you are God's. Born again, know so salvation, no one can ever make you doubt it. You can feel it in
your soul. Then when death comes to your door, you have an experience with God and you need no one to walk the last mile with you. it's just you and Jesus.... ME AND JESUS GOT OUR OWN THING GOING!

Being born again is the experience that puts in the kingdom of God. The word of God gives much instruction on what we should do and should not do after the born again experience. "As newborn babes desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby." 1 Peter 2:2 Growth is very important for the child of God after the new birth, following the leadership of the Holy Ghost and being obedient to the word of God help to establish us in the body of Christ. The Apostle Paul exhorts us in Romans, "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what
is good, and acceptable, and perfectwill of God," Romans 12:1-2

It is very important that we as an individual see that we are in the will of God. "And besides this, giving all diligence, add to your faith, and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance; and to temperance godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness. and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 11 Peter 1:5-8

Following the instructions God has given us in His word, you will never doubt your experience with God. The main thing is that you know and never need any man, preacher, or anyone to tell you that God loves you. The personal experience will be in your heart and as long as you do God's will, heaven will be your home.

"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. God bless you.