Saturday, October 11

Two Days

We sing a song in my girl Sunday School class,
that goes like this.....
Happy birthday to you,
everybody needs two.
How many have you?
Happy birthday to you.
In other words,
if you've had the physical birth,
you then need the spiritual.
Before you are saved,
you only HAVE the physical birthday.
The one your body enjoys.
The part of us that opens
presents and eats cake.
But we're more than just flesh.

John 3
 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.
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 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.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh;
 and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee,
 Ye must be born again.
After you ARE born again,
you then begin to enjoy two birthdays.
The physical, and the spiritual. 
The physical birth is kept track of....
so is the spiritual.
Revelation 21:27
And there shall in no wise enter into it
 any thing that defileth,
 neither whatsoever worketh abomination,
 or maketh a lie:
but they which are written in the
 Lamb's book of life.
Most of us have a birth certificate.
We'd also better have our name in the
Lamb's Book of Life.
I was once a sinner, but I came
Pardon to receive from my Lord
This was freely given and I found
That He always kept His word.

There's a new name written down in glory
And it's mine, oh yes, it's mine
And the white-robed angels sing the story
"A sinner has come home!"
There's a new name written down in glory
And it's mine, oh yes, it's mine
With my sins forgiven I am bound for Heaven
Never more to roam

I was humbly kneeling at the cross
Fearing not but God's angry frown
When the heavens opened and I saw
That my name was written down!


In the Book 'tis written, "Saved by Grace,"
O the joy that came to my soul!
Now I am forgiven, and I know
By the blood I am made whole!

Mark 8:36
For what shall it profit a man,
 if he shall gain the whole world,
 and lose his own soul?

There is nothing more important.
Nothing more important in the whole wide world,
than being born again.
Eternity is a long, long, time....
Life on this earth is NOT long.
time without an end
 a state that comes after death and never ends
In this life on earth,
we deal with numbers.
The national debt.
Our checking account.
How many miles our car has.
How far it is from point A to point B.
How much we weigh.
What year we were born.
Gas prices.
Math class.
But can we ever fathom eternity?
Because with something without end,
it means that after we've multiplied the national
debt a thousand times, you can do it a thousand
times more, then again.
Count the grains of sand on the beaches
of the oceans.....and the stars in the sky......
then do it a billion times more.
That's why the spiritual birth,
is so important.
Revelation 20:15
 And whosoever was not found written
 in the book of life
was cast into the lake of fire.
for eternity; for always; endlessly;
 at all times; always ·
 Informal a period of time
 that seems to have no end



Rebecca said...

Preach it, Michelle :)
We sing it:

Happy Birthday to you,
Only one will not do.
Born again means salvation.
How many have you?

Michele McEntire said...

I will make your little song, verse two.