St. John 3: 1 - 9 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.Nicodemus came to Jesus by night so his friends would not see him Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
Jesus told Nicodemus that he must be born again. Nicodemus asked him how could he be born. In order to be born again, we must be born of the Spirit and the water baptism in Jesus name. Nicodemus was born of his mother,
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Every birth requires water. Natural or spiritual. To be born of the Spirit we must be filled with the Holy Ghost. Water baptism is required for a spiritual birth. When we were born of a woman , that is flesh.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?Jesus told Nicodemus ye MUST be born again.
Again means it is not a natural birth , but a spiritual birth. That includes water baptism in Jesus Name. Not in the titles of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. but in the Name of Jesus . There is no other Name whereby man must be saved..
Matthew 28 18 - 20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Saved means deliverance, to be rescued, to be freed from slavery. Jesus told man to baptise in the Name only. Titles refers to anyone, but our Savior is Supreme, the Only True and Living God. So it is very important that we use His Name, because His Name is Anointed, and has Dominion over any other names . Whosoever calls on the name of Jesus shall be saved. The Name is powerful and has dominion in heaven and on earth, beneath the earth and in the worlds to come. We do not express or preach the Name of Jesus often as we need to because it breaks yokes and undo heavy burdens. It brings liberty to the captive and sets the oppressed free. We speak a lot about titles when we should be speaking more on the name of Jesus. The Jews told Peter not to preach in the Name. The devil does not care about using titles, but the Name Of Jesus is what frightens him.
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 19 : 1 , 2 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them repent and be baptized everyone of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost!
When we are born again, we have power over the advasary( the devil ).This is why we must use the Name of Jesus often . In order to become a witness, we must be born again. You cannot witness that which you have not experienced.
Acts 2:37 - 38 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.On the day of Pentecost,
Peter became very bold after receiving the Holy Ghost. Remember he denied Jesus three times before the cock crowed, but once he was filled with the Holy Ghost on the inside, he no longer denied Jesus our Lord. Repentance is to become godly sorry of our former living. It causes us to turn and follow Jesus with a clean heart. Jesus said if you love Me, keep my commandments. We should never be baptised until we have a repentant heart. Many people are baptised just because they know it is the right thing to do , but yet the heart is not broken. When you are born again, everything becomes new. Your ways, your activities, your speech and your thinking.
Mark 16 : 16 - 18 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
These signs shall follow those which believe . They will cast out devils, lay hands on the sick and they shall recover, and they shall speak with new tongues. That is a heavenly language. As the Spirit Speaks (gives the utterance) & not as man teaches. If one teaches, how to speak he is in error. God is a Spirit, therefore we must worship Him in Spirit and in truth. We do not need any graven image, no crosses, no statues of Mary or any of the apostles. We must worship Him in Spirit. We cannot touch and move the Spirit like we can objects. So all we need is the Holy Ghost and the true word of God. The Spirit will reveal itself to us, So many people error by having graven images to remind them of their savior. All we need is the Holy Ghost. Walk in the Spirit and we will not fulfill the lust of our flesh. God is a jealous God, therefore we should not ever pray to or worship angels, nor images, nor anything made by man. When a baby is born, he must cry or make a sound. If not, we know there is something wrong. It is the same way with a spiritual birth. There must be a sound according to scripture.
John 3: 88 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.