Born Again in Christ
I Corinthians 10:13 13. I believe that when you are born again, you become new creations in Jesus Christ. I am the Apostle and the writer of the Book. I am also a minister of the Gospel to all churches in the world.
My heart goes out to the multitudes who struggle with their life circumstances.
When a person gets born again, he has the nature of Christ dwelling in him; the sin nature is passed away, the carnal nature renewed to become a part of a believer.
He now has motives, good thoughts, and a whole new set of desires. He wants to do good for others, to be a blessing and honor to his parents, brothers, and sisters, and to be a contributor to the kingdom of God.
He has afresh become callused to their needs, as he readjusts his priorities to be more and more like Christ.
He now has a different set of priorities
People who get born again, as we call it, don’t look forward to working, so they put their trust in God, and they quit doing the things they used to do.
He has a different set of values
People who become born again have different values, the same as Christ. They are also called to the same heights of holiness as Christ Himself.
His priorities are now a bit different from before
People who become born again, as we call it, now put God and others first, before themselves.
We now have afresh a spirit of boldness, that we run after first place, to be the highest peak in our own life, that we throw away all other preferences for a given purpose.
I overlook nothing in the person of Jesus.
He now has a different set of emotions
No man is an island, all mankind needs Jesus, all the world is a congregation, the church is the body of Christ.
I cannot exclude others from my church, nor be selfish towards them. For I would then have the wrong priorities, my emotions would be misplaced.
His relationship with other Christians is very important to Him
He values their friendship more than the member of another church.
If a person does not have a true relationship with Christ, he is yet a stranger unto this fellowship.
Every Christian should take a quality relationship with Jesus on a personal level. This will eternalize him in the sight of God, and bring him into a godly life, which is a life of love and service to others.
I have often heard it said that a person can not be a minister if he does not have ministry experience.
He has to have a ministry mentality
Having a ministry mentality means that the servant does not put himself first, and does not wish for what he has to offer, but works without desire for reward.
I am not speaking of tangible things such as office tools and furniture, but of spiritual things that pertain to our lives, and call upon the ministers to assist in carrying out His work in the earth, in the air, in the sea, and tables.
ministerial faculty (for the purpose of this article) means people who have been called into the ministry.
He has no time for people
A minister, being called to carry out God’s work on the earth needs a certain amount of time for the purpose of ministry.
He is therefore available to serve the Lord at any given time. He may be busy doing something else, busy with his own ministry, busy with responding to other people’s needs, busy with housework, busy with welfare activities and household chores, and boring. But he is still ready to respond to the call to carry out God’s work in the earth, in the air, in the sea, and in our hearts.
There should be a balance
A minister is a steward of the mysteries of God. They are invited to all parts of the Gospel.
They do not neglect the gleaned – the parts about which they do not hear as much. The more they hear, the more they minister.
The mystery is not the same as secrets and some people think that a minister is supposed to be a liar. Closeness is the better camp.
That is why morale is important: a sense of belonging in the Church, of being scrutinized by Christ, of cherishing the souls of fellow Christians, of preparing to impact our world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, not resting in preaching an evangelistic message and thereby losing focus on our primary function.
“My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8)
People should listen to preachers who have experienced the ascension and believe that the spirit is willing to guide them to the right people when the Lord leads them.