John Ch 3 verse 3 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
This might seem a harsh statement that Jesus gave to Nicodemus but basically, he was saying to him, it didn’t matter how regularly he went to the temple or what standing he had, if he hadn’t made a sincere commitment to God and said sorry to God for the things he’d done wrong in his life he wouldn’t be accepted in.
He needed to accept the Holy Spirit into his life and be baptized in water as an outward sign. He needed to repent, a word which isn’t too popular these days, but unless you are humble and are truly sorry to God you cannot enter the Kingdom of God. Good works and being a nice person don’t cut it with God. He looks at your heart and he knows if you’re genuine or not. You can’t con God, you might be able to pull the wool over the local vicar or pastor of the church, but God knows if you’re being honest with him or not.
God wants people who are loyal to him, truly believe in him, and want to follow him. If there is someone out there who wants to know Jesus and wants to give their life to him, here’s a little prayer to help you.
Dear Lord Jesus, I ask you Lord to please forgive me of all of my sins, and even the ones I feel so ashamed of that are hidden and no one knows about apart from you. I ask Lord that you will help me and heal me in these areas. Lord Jesus, I ask will your Holy Spirit change me into a new creation and help me give my life to you today. Enter in Lord, and change me into a follower of you, so that I have a personal relationship with you from now on.