To become a child of God, it takes you to
1. believe Jesus Christ as the Son of God and the one who died for your sins (believe the gospel),
2. Feel remorse for your sins (Repentance).
3. Born again (Baptism of water and of the Spirit) which leads to salvation.
4. Live a righteous life and bear fruits unto the Lord.
We were once in the darkness and only the word of God which is the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ that made us aware of the darkness we were in.
But through His message ,He gave us the Light that we will come out of the darkness and show forth praises of Him.
Jesus Christ whom GOD sent to this world is the WORD and also the saviour. If you don’t believe Him you cannot be saved.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
If you reject the word of God or if you don’t have faith in the word, you are not wealthy to be a child of God.
When you believe Him, He gives you the power to become the child of God through the blood of Jesus Christ which makes us adopted children.
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Indeed Christ Jesus was the only son but through Him, we are also made sons and daughters as we believe Him.
Believing is having faith in the Lord.
You believing Him means, you understand Him and you have faith in Him.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
After believing the gospel, you feel remorse of the sins you’ve committed.
You humbly consider your ways unjust in the sight of the Lord.
After believing the gospel, then you confess all your sins and accept Him as your Lord and personal saviour.
Jesus Christ, who is the word of God came because of sinners, that they will also get access to the Father and gain the kingdom of God.
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Initially every flesh is corrupted because of sin. Sin is a seed that lives in man. Living in sin means that you are death and you are not a child of God.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Who is the gift of God?
The gift of God is Jesus Christ the saviour.
Every sinner is not alive in the Spirit.
But He sent His only begotten Son that we will become alive.
So repentence is the accepetance of ones mistakes and the regretting of the sins.
Anyone who has not repented has perished.
And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
SALVATION (BORN AGAIN)
You can only be saved when you are born again.
Believing the gospel leads to repentence and repentence leads to salvation.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Salvation means being saved from sins.
This great deliverence is made when your sins are forgiven through the blood of Jesus Christ, when you born of the Spirit.
Jesus Christ told Nicodemus that unless he is born of the Spirit and of the water , he cannot see the kingdom of God.
When you get the Spirit of God, which Jesus Christ sent unto us (the gift of Jesus Christ) you become one with Christ Jesus and God.
Without His Spirit in you, you cannot walk with Him.
For you have to walk in the Spirit who reveals the truth unto us and also teaches all things.
His Spirit gives us and make us posses the personality of God who is Spirit.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Before a man can understand the things of the Spirit, he needs the Spirit. Without the Spirit of God, you cannot posses the character of God.
1 Corinthians 2:13-16
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
How do the Spirit of God gives us the mind of Christ?
He gives us through His personality.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Baptism of the water symbolises that you have died and resurrected with Christ Jesus.
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: