New birth is a common language in church and many people say that indeed they have had the new birth. Some indeed have been conceived by God and became new creatures, others still struggle to be born of God.
When we thing about birth, immediately comes to our mind a little baby isn’t it? That’s why in Scriptures we can find reference about being born of God, the new birth, as it is written in the gospel of John 3.
So the point I want to make, is that the main characteristics of a baby are the ones that one must have if indeed wants to be born of God.
- Total dependance of his parents
That’s why some can’t be born of God!…They still rely on their self-suficiency. There must be a total surrender to God.
One must live in holiness, strive to be pure of heart, mind, eyes, body, etc…whilst there’s no purity the new birth cannot occur.
It’s really easy to correct a child due to their innocence. They are humble and accept correction. The other way around (Pride) is a really hindrance for those who want to be born of God.
I’m sure there are other characteristics we will find, however I think that these one are really important to ponder, if there’s a true desire to be have the new birth.