Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” John 3:3
The term “Born Again” is used a lot by many Christians, but what exactly does that mean? Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader, totally misunderstood the concept of being “Born Again” Nicodemus was looking at it in a literal perspective instead of a spiritual one. As Jesus says Spirit gives birth to spirit.
To get a better understanding of the concept of being “Born Again” , look to the cross. Jesus took on the wages of all our sins and paid the price of death. Then after 3 days he was resurrected to live eternally, this is the same concept we should apply to ourselves when becoming “Born Again”
When you truly accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and repent of your sins, you are forgiven and your old self dies. Once your sinful old self dies, you will become transformed by The Holy Spirit, hence becoming “Born Again” When you look at pictures of Christ on the cross, think of that as your old self on that cross. Because it was our sins that put him on the cross.
Once you truly become a disciple of Christ, you are becoming “Born Again”. By The Holy Spirit you are starting to see and think holy as God would approve. Your old self is dead and gone and your new self has been resurrected in Jesus Name Amen