The only way to be Born again!! (My short version of my testimony).

January 29, 2014 by Ophelia   Comments (2)

I was raised, knowing, hearing, and believing all that Jesus has done.. I have had many, (spiritual experiences), throughout my life. I was taught however, the religious beliefs of works, and faith mixed, for my salvation, (which is not possible, to be truly Born again) Romans 4:14.  I went through, so may ups and downs, not feeling good enough, (which none of us are), I always felt If I did more, then I would be right with God. (Impossible)! Well , I had after * Many years, came to the end of me, (about to give up). when I was led to a group, of brothers, and sisters who told me the gospel, now I have heard this may times, but It is God who give us the faith, (opening my eyes) to believe. This time when I heard the gospel, That God sent His son, to die for (ALL) my sins, If I only trust in what He did (ALONE) I would then be sealed with the The Holy Spirit..Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, .......

I then realized, there is nothing I can do or say, to be Born again, only believe, I thought I had been saved the whole time. The Lord does draw us to Him, for we don't find Jesus He has chosen us..John 6:44 No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts and draws him and gives him the desire to come to Me, and [then] I will raise him up [from the dead] at the last day. .I then believed in my heart, knowing I was saved, knowing I was Born again, and trusting in what Jesus did alone! For one to be truly born again, is by faith alone through grace .AMEN!

Ephesians 2:8-9  For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved ([a]delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God; Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law’s demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.]  

Now I am free, to live for Him, guilt free, trusting in His finished work alone, on the cross, and I am made righteous, and right standing with Him, by trusting in Him and  finished work alone. Romans 3:20-22 For no person will be justified (made righteous, acquitted, and judged acceptable) in His sight by observing the works prescribed by the Law. For [the real function of] the Law is to make men recognize and be conscious of sin [[a]not mere perception, but an acquaintance with sin which works toward repentance, faith, and holy character]. But now the righteousness of God has been revealed independently and altogether apart from the Law, although actually it is attested by the Law and the Prophets,Namely, the righteousness of God which comes by believing with personal trust and confident reliance on Jesus Christ (the Messiah). [And it is meant] for all who believe. For there is no distinction,

Now that is AMAZING GRACE!!  Jesus died for (ALL) our sins! There is no one without sin, NOT ONE, If we don't accept this gift,  there will be hell to pay, but  when Jesus died, taking (ALL) our sin upon Him, on the cross, By His blood, We are made clean, through Jesus and Jesus only , We are made righteous.