Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

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What Happens At The New Birth, Part One

The experience that Jesus called being "born again" is so great that it cannot be described fully in just a few words. In just the same way that Jesus has a hundred different descriptive titles, such as Savior, Master, Lord, Prince of Peace, etc., so, his very deeds are so full of meaning that many words are needed to fully describe them. Here is a list of what the Bible says happens to us the moment we are "born again". If you can think of any others, please send them in.

1. We receive the Spirit (Rom. 8:9)
2. We are baptized in spirit (Acts 1:5)
3. God speaks through us with "other tongues" or with "stammering lips" (Isa. 28:11; 1Cor. 14:21-22)
4. God becomes our Father (Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:6)
5. We become children of God (1Jn. 3:1)
6. We are adopted into the family of God (Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:5)
7. We are made joint-heirs with Christ (Rom. 8:17)
8. Our sins are washed away (Acts 22:16)
9. We enter into Christ (Gal. 3:27)
10. Christ enters into us (Jn. 14:23)
11. We are made "new creatures" (2Cor. 5:17)
12. Our souls are redeemed (Rev. 5:9; Tit. 2:14)
13. We become members of the body of Christ (1Cor. 12:13)
14. We are circumcised in our heart (Rom. 2:28-29; Col. 2:11)
15. We are both buried with Christ and risen with him (Col. 2:12)
16. Our old nature is crucified (Rom. 6:6; Gal. 2:20)
17. We are sanctified (Jn. 17:17, 19; 1Cor. 6:11; Heb. 13:12; 2Thes. 2:13)
18. We drink the blood of Christ (Jn. 6:54-56, 63; 1Cor. 12:13)
19. We begin to have communion with God (1Cor 10:16-17; 2Cor. 13:14)
20. We are justified (Rom. 5:9)
21. We are grafted into the vineyard of God (Jn. 15:5; Rom. 11:17-24)
22. We are made a part of "the Israel of God" (Gal. 6:16)
23. We are made a part of God's royal priesthood (1Pet. 2:9 ; Rev. 1:6)
24. We are given a new past (2Cor. 5:17)
25. We are given hope of eternal life (Col. 1:27)
26. We are given the promise of salvation in the end (Rom. 4:13-16)
27. We are made able to call upon God (Zeph. 3:9)
28. We are given access to God (Eph. 2:18)
29. God's law is written in our heart (Heb. 8:8-10)
30. God's love is "shed abroad in our hearts" (Rom. 5:5)
31. We are made witnesses of God (Acts 1:8)
32. We enter into the kingdom of God (Mt. 18:1-3; Rom. 14:17; Col. 1:13)
33. We are made partakers of Christ (1Cor. 10:17)
34. We are made alive to God (Rom. 6:11-13; Jn. 10:10)
35. We are made dead to sin (Rom. 6:11; Rom. 7:4; Rom. 8:10)
36. We become partakers of God's divine nature (2 Pet. 1:4)
37. We are refreshed in spirit (Isa. 28:12; Acts 3:19)
38. We are converted (Mt. 18:3; Lk 22:32)
39. We are made one with other saints (Eph. 4:3; Jn. 17:20-21)
40. We are made "gods" (Ps. 82:6-7; Jn. 10:34-35)
41. We are delivered from the power of darkness (Col. 1:13)

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