REVIVAL COURSE #1
How To Be Born Again Spiritually
In starting a Natural fire, you need some kind of spark or match.
In a similiar manner, to start a Spiritual Fire or REVIVAL, you
need a Supernatural Spark. This will come with some understanding
of the Heavenly World.
WHAT IS SPIRITUAL REBIRTH?
We all had physical parents and were born into this material
world. But, that is not all that there is to Life! We need to be
Born Again or rebirthed into the Spiritual World. This is what
Jesus said: "Truly, Truly, I say to you: EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN
AGAIN, HE CANNOT SEE (enter) THE KINGDOM OF GOD!" (John 3:3). And,
"Truly, Truly, I say to you: Except a man be born of the water
(Naturally) and of the Spirit (Supernaturally), he cannot enter into
the Kingdom of God. For that which is born of the flesh is flesh;
And that which is born of the Spirit is spirit! Marvel not that I
say to you--YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN!" (John 3:5-7)
WHY DO WE NEED TO BE REBORN?
In the beginning, God created Man as an immortal, supernatural being,
and, in a manner, something like God Himself (Genesis 1:26-27). But,
as the Woman said: "The Serpant (the Devil) beguiled (tricked) me,
and I did eat!" (Genesis 3:13). Consequently, Man died spiritually and
lost his immortality, becoming a mere Natural, mortal human. For it
is written: "For since by a man (Adam) came death (mortallity)...For
as in Adam all (now) die..." (I Corinthians 15:21-22). Thus, through
Adam, the Power of Sin has a hold on Man, dragging him down to
degredation and destruction. Is there no cure or remedy?
WHEN DO WE NEED TO BE REBORN?
Unfortunately, too many people ignore their spiritual sickness. (They
seem to think that they will just get better--not realizing that the
poison of Sin will continue to tear them down.) Still others try to
cover up their destructive disease--thus many religions have been
formed in the world, to make people look good. However, it says:
"But, we are ALL as an unclean thing; All our righteousness is as
filthy rags!" (Isaiah 64:6). Or, even worse: "There is a Way
(religion) that seems right to a man, but the end (reults) thereof are
the way to death!" (Proverbs 16:25) Consequently, the Holy Scriptures
warn us that TODAY is the Day of Salvation (deliverance--cure)!
(II Corinthians 6:2)
WHO GIVES US THIS REBIRTH?
God demands justice and payment for our Sins! So, someone has to
make the payment. This is what Jesus did on the Cross. For, HE said:
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the (eternal) Life! No man can come to
the Father, but by ME!" (John 14:6) And, of HIM, it is written:
"But God commends (demonstrates) HIS Love toward us, in that, while we
were yet sinners, Christ died (on the Cross) for us (paying our sins)...
For...we were reconcilled (restored--healed) to God by the death of
HIS Son..." (Romans 5:8, 10). For the Holy Scriptures teach us:
"But, as many as receive HIM (Christ), to them gives HE power to become
the Sons-of-God (immortals); Even to them who Believe on HIS Name!"
WHERE CAN YOU GET REBORN?
Well, logically, you might assume that you can just go to church.
But, unfortunately, all too many churches don't preach Salvation or
Rebirth. (And, many who do teach it, don't practice it.) However,
there are some good Evangelist out there who hold meetings that you
can get born again at. And, there are some Evangelical Churches that
you can attend and find Salvation. Just be sure that you make an
agreement or covenant in prayer with God, there, to accept the
sacrifice of Christ on the Cross to pay for your sins. However, that
is just procrastinating! Why not do it now? Today is the Day of
Salvation! Don't wait.
HOW DO YOU GET REBORN?
All right, let me spare you all of the theology. For, it is basicly
real simple. Just repeat the following Covenant Prayer out loud (so
God will know that you agree to it, personally):
Yes, that is all there is to it! If you have said this Covenant Prayer,
then you are now reborn. Or as some say, saved.
- Father God, I confess to YOU that I am a sinner and have
done wrongs in YOUR SIGHT.
- But, I plead with YOU to forgive me of my sins, because of
YOUR Son, Jesus, who died on the Cross, shedding HIS Blood to
pay for my sins--as my death by proxy.
- I now renouce the Devil, his followers, and all of their
wicked ways and command them, in Jesus' Name, to be gone from
- Instead, Heavenly Father, send YOUR precious Holy Ghost into
my heart and life--to lead me and guide me in following the Ways
that are pleasing to YOU.
No, this is not the end, it is just a beginning. You now have the
match, the spark to get the REVIVAL Fire going. But, now you need
the other parts used in building a good fire. So, turn to the next
lesson, and take you next step.
- To get EMPOWER!!! (click here):
NEED SOME MORE DETAILS ON REBIRTH?
Yes, sometimes people like to know more about things, before they get
too involved. So, if you are one of those thinkers, and are more
studious, then you will probably want to read other and more detailed
articles on Regeneration or Rebirth.
Moreover, as it is one of the 3 Main Goals of ZDK to promote the
message of Salvation as the first part of the Full Gospel, we have
several Web Pages on on being born again. Theologically, this is
called Regeneration, though it is more commonly refered to as getting
saved or being born again. So, if this Article does not appeal to
you, then try out the other ones. Perhaps you will find one that is
just right for you? You can look them up in Our Revival Chapel, or
use the handy link, below:
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Dated: 5-18-99 . . . Updated 6-26-99