What does “Born-Again” Really Mean?

READ JOHN CHAPTER 3
 
CAN YOU SEE?
John 3:3 Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."
John 3:6 Jesus (Y'shua) continues: "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."
John 3:12 Jesus (Y'shua):  "If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?"
 
The nature or foundation of the Kingdom of God is Spiritual.  If you are not Born Again of God's Spirit it is impossible to understand God, the Holy Scriptures, or the Kingdom of God. The Apostle Paul writes about this in 1 Corinthians 2:12-14
"Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned."
 
CATHOLICS THINK you must be baptized by water.
Water baptism is a command, but it is not commanded here in John Chapter 3.
Born by water in John Chapter 3 means born by the water of your mother's womb.
"Born-Again" means you must be born a second time, this time born of the Spirit of God, which means you are born by the Will of God (by Spirit) instead of the will of man (by flesh or by the womb).
 
YES!
BORN-AGAIN IS A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
because WE ARE PERMANENTLY CONNECTED TO GOD by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus said: "And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Comforter, to be with you forever..."  - John 14:16
 
BORN AGAIN OF GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT means we receive the Holy Spirit in order to commune, share, sync, or communicate with God to know God's Will and to know anything about God.  Paul says it is speaking Spiritual unto Spiritual.  Paul calls our spirit the "inner man" in Ephesians 3:16 and in Romans 7:22.
 
Jesus said God's Holy Spirit teaches us in all things. Jesus and Paul said there is no way any person can learn about God except by God's Holy Spirit that communicates knowledge of God directly to them.
 
WE PRAY ---> Communicate with God
GOD'S WORD & HOLY SPIRIT ---> communicates with us about God.
 
1 John 3:24 “Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.”
Acts 5:32 “…the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to them that obey him.”
 
In 1 Corinthians 2:9-14, Paul states:
(9)  But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him"— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 
(11)  For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 
(12)  Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 
(13)  And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.  (14)  The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
 
In John 16:12-13, Jesus says: “I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.”
 
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS OUR TEACHER
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In 1st John 2:27, the “anointing” John is talking about is God's Holy Spirit:
“But the anointing which you have received of him abides (lives) in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide (live) in him.”
 
THE REAL KEYS TO THE KINGDOM upon which Jesus is building his Church is not a person Peter but is direct teaching, revelation, and communication from God the Father himself through the Holy Spirit.
 
 
GOD IS THE MOST PERFECT TEACHER IN THE UNIVERSE.
Is God not capable of teaching us directly?
Who created our ears?  God.  Can God not hear us?
Who created our mouth? God.  Can God not speak to us?
God desires to directly teach us.  God CAN and WILL if we seek him with all our heart, soul, and mind.
 
LEARN DIRECTLY FROM GOD:
1)  ASK GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT TO TEACH YOU.
2)  STUDY THE WORD OF GOD.
3)  ASK YOUR QUESTIONS TO GOD FIRST AND SEEK HIM ON THE ANSWERS.
4)  SEEK FELLOWSHIP and ASK QUESTIONS of other Brothers and Sisters who are older in the faith to help you.
5)  BELIEVE ONLY THE WORD OF GOD.
 
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