He brought us forth by the word of truth

The story of when Nicodemus asked Jesus is well known: “How can I, being an adult, be born again?” And is that the Bible has always insisted on what is the new birth, new creature, be born again, etc. Remember something very important, we are heirs of the Adamic sin, but, Christ claimed us at a very high price, which is to die for our sins and exactly that is what makes us born again.

The Bible says:

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

James 1:18

What is the word of truth? The gospel is the word of truth, Jesus is the word of truth, and is that there is no other truth that can be done to free men, so Jesus said: “And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32). What truth does Christ refer to? He refers to Himself, there is no other name under heaven where we can be saved except in the name of Jesus. Our Lord has been given a name that is above all names for every knee to bow and confess that He is the Lord.

Men create institutions to help people to leave the vices, but we must understand something and it is the spiritual, there are bonds in men that only God can set free and this is achieved when Christ comes into our lives and is there where He makes new creatures, born again by His Holy Word.

We are more than privileged that His Holy Word has made us born again and that is why we enjoy the greatest delight: “Belonging to the body of Christ”.

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  1. He brought us forth by the word of truth
    Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures. James 1:18

    Since our spirit, our soul, is contaminated by sin from birth, we are prone to do bad works. So we need to be purified, as the Lord Jesus Christ said, we need to born again by water and the spirit. Water is a symbol of purification, that is needed so that our spirits, which are dead by sin, may live again and be purified, and therefore enter the Kingdom of God.

    “Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” ( John 3:5)

    Jesus teaches, his people, that we need to be baptized by water, which is a signal of purification of our sins by the shedding of his blood on the Cross, the blood of the new covenant.

    All the children of God have been born again with the Word of truth. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Word who was since the beginning, as the Gospel of John tells us: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1

    Every good perfect gift comes down from the Father of light, so we are blessed by Him to be the first fruits of his Spirit.

    We are creatures of Christ, spiritually revived by the Word of truth and the power of the Holy Spirit… “created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2: 10)

    May we, then, press on toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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