You Must Be Born Again!

Joshua Aaron – He’s Coming Again (Official Music Video) Jerusalem

Joshua Aaron sings of the truth of the return of Christ in this video. The return of Christ to earth occurs in two stages; we will discuss both. It is important that the contents of this article be understood. There are eternal consequences for those whom do not understand the details that lead to the return of Christ. Consider all parents. Consider all children. Consider all whom are living in our world.

I. Christ will return in the air to catch up His saints (not Catholic designated) from the earth. He will then take with Him, those whom have been born again, to the Presence of God The Father (This will happen prior to the time of the Tribulation. Those, whom will not have been born again, will remain on earth to undergo the persecution of the anti-christ and the judgments of God. As will be explained in this article, those whom have been born again have been made righteous through the new birth, “spiritually as righteous as Christ.” Those whom have not been born again are defiant toward Christ and are unrighteous. The tribulation is designed to judge sin and to draw unrighteous people to accept Christ as their Messiah, their Lord and Savior, with the unrighteous unborn again people of Israel being the primary focus of the tribulation; they are God’s chosen people! (Deuteronomy 7:6; Jeremiah 30:7; Daniel 9:20, 24-27). By no means will born again people of the world remain on earth to suffer from the horrors of the tribulation. So, yes! You must be born again!

Note: All verses in this article come from the New American Standard Bible, 1995 Translation, unless otherwise noted.

John 14:1-6 New American Standard Bible

Jesus Comforts His Disciples – The Catching Up Of The Born Again Believers In Christ

1 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And you know the way where I am going.” 5 Thomas *said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” 6 Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

vs 3: “I will come again and receive you to myself; where I am, there you may be also.” (Christ, God The Son, is in the Presence of God the Father in the third heaven; that is where born again believers in Christ (Jew and Gentile) will be taken by Christ, when He comes in the air, catches them up and carries them away.)

vs 6: “I am the way and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me.” (It is true that only by faith in Christ that we have access to God the Father. The explanation here is that, Christ will physically take born again believers in Christ to the Presence of God the Father. No other, “supposed deity,” has made such a claim. Other supporting scriptures are 1 Cor 15:50-54; 1 Thes 4:13-18.)

II. Christ will return physically to stand on the earth, at the end of the tribulation. Then, He will judge sin and deal with Jews and Gentiles whom are still alive at the end of the tribulation as to their eternity. Jews and Gentiles, whom will not have come to know Christ as Messiah during the tribulation, will be taken to judgement; they will experience immediate death and will be resurrected at the end of the millennium to stand before the great white throne judgment; from there, they will be cast into the lake of fire, which burns forever and ever. For those Jews and Gentiles, whom will have come to know Christ as Messiah during the tribulation (being born again), they will be left behind to enter the thousand-year millennium/kingdom age, where they will rule and reign with Christ. After the time of the millennium, all born again believers in Christ will enter the eternity of the “new heaven, new earth, and new Jerusalem” in the Presence of God.

References: The return of Christ to Earth at end of tribulation (Zech 14:1-16; Matt 24:29-30; Mark 13:24-27; Luke 21:25-28; Jude 14-15; Rev 19:11-21). Angels will gather all Jews, “the elect,” (saved and unsaved) from all of the world (Matt 24:31). The day and time of the second coming of Christ to Earth is unknown (Matt 24:34: no such statement is made about the John 14:1-6 catching up of the saints of Christ). One Jew will be taken to judgment, the other Jew will be left to enter the kingdom (Matt 24:40-41).

III. In order for any to be caught up to heaven, as in John 14:1-6, or whether they are allowed to enter the millennium, “they must have been born again.”

A. When we see Christ, we will be like him (1 John 3:2) 2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.

B. When we have been born again, we can not be unborn. God created our born again spirit; no one can undo that spiritual creation, not even us.

John 10:27-30

27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

IV. Consider the seriousness of whether someone has been born again, or has not been born again. The clearly stated requirement for anyone to enter the kingdom of God is, “you must be born again,” (John 3:3). To be born again is to have your spirit made as righteous as the Spirit of God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), must inhabit the spirit of each person who is caught up in John 14:1-6, or who is allowed to enter the Kingdom in Matthew 24-25. There must be a belief in Christ as Lord and Savior; there must also be a new birth. Consider John 3:3, 3-8 3:16-18:

3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (We must be born again)

8“The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (God’s Holy Spirit creates the born again Spirit)

16“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18“He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (If we believe we have been born again; if we have been born again, we believe.)

V. Until we have been born again, our spirit can not dwell within the Spirit of God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). Unless we have been born again, we can not reside in the Kingdom Age, or in the eternal state of the new heaven, new earth and new Jerusalem. Those whom have been born again will be given resurrection bodies and souls at the time of “the catching up,” to accompany their spirits that have already been born again, and are in the Presence of God (2 Cor 5:8). All of us, whom have been caught up to be in the Presence of God the Father (John 14:1-6), will have a “body, soul, and spirit,” having no flaw.

VI. Let’s consider the events that takes place after we have been born again.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. (When we are born again, we are a new creature, as it relates to our spirit).

2 Corinthians 5:21 21 “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (When we are born again, because of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, our spirit becomes as righteous as the Spirit of Christ.)

Colossians 1:27 “to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Our hope of eternal life with Christ is to have the Spirit of Christ dwelling within our spirit.)

1 John 1:5 “This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” (In order for our spirit to dwell within the Spirit of God, we must have a spirit that is as pure as the Spirit of God.)

John 14:20 “In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.” (Christ explains the indwelling of the Spirit (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), in the spirit of born again believers; and the spirit of born again believers in the Spirit of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).

John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” (God’s Holy Spirit will teach Godliness to all of whom have been born again, those whom have the Holy Spirit dwelling within their spirits.)

John 15:26 “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me, 27 and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning. (The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Christ.)

John 16:5 “But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ 6“But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7“But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. 8 “And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; 11 and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. (For those whom have the Spirit of God dwelling within their spirits, there is a constant teaching of righteousness by the Holy Spirit; “concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.”That teaching go out from the born again believer to those whom will come in contact with them, the believers.)

VII. The benefits of being born again are that the believer’s born-again spirit dwells within the Spirit of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). The Holy Spirit constantly teaches the born again believers of Godly things. When Christ catches up the born again believers, they will be taken to the Judgment Seat Of Christ to receive rewards. Next, they will go to the Marriage of the Lamb, as the Bride of Christ. At the end of the tribulation, Christ and the Bride will return to earth at the Battle of Armageddon, to judge sin and to set up the Kingdom of God. Of those whom were left behind from the catching up of the saints (Jews and Gentiles), those which live through the tribulation, they will be judged as to those which will be taken to judgment, and those whom will be judged to enter the kingdom (A judgment is a judicial finding. Not all judgments end with guilty verdicts.). While in the Kingdom, the born again believers will take part in the Marriage Supper Of The Lamb, along with the Old Testament saints and the tribulation saints. During their time in the Kingdom, the believers will rule and reign with Christ for the thousand-years. No more judgments are ahead for the born again believers. Their next stop is the eternal state of the new heaven, new earth and New Jerusalem, where they will spend eternity in a state of purity, “forever.” (2 Cor 5:10, Rev 19:7-8; Rev 19:9; Rev 19:11-21; Rev 20:4-6; Rev 21:1-3; Rev 21:22-27).

VIII. WARNING. Revelation 20:15 “And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” (The judgment for those whom are not born again is to spend eternity in the lake of fire.). This is a serious situation that is all too often overlooked and minimized, as to its severity, in sermons and lessons. In order for anyone to believe in Christ, they must have been exposed to the Word of God which is contained in the Holy Bible. There is a caution however, as to those whom have not been born again, in relation to detractors.

A. In this article we have discussed the need for all, including parents and children, to be born again, so that they will be able to spend their eternity in the Presence of God. In my next article, I will address the things that Satan uses to prevent us, our children, and all whom are alive in our world, from being born again.

B. The seriousness of the tribulation should not be discounted, lessened, mocked or denied. Consider the following video, as to the effects of the tribulation. Please disregard any dates that are indicated and any small children that may be shown in the video. The false prophet types of “religious” leaders will continue to preach false truths of the events that will clearly be taking place…still trying to “spiritualize” visual truth. Fake news will continue to report the obvious judgments of God, of which they had denied, and will continue to deny that they are actual judgments of God. Ungodly political leaders will finally find their places of prominence in their “total world rule,” only to be short-lived. There will be no opposition to: abortion, same-sex marriage, “no borders,” or to the demonization of Israel. The ungodly forces of humanistic: “fake news, governments, academia, education, entertainment and new world order affiliated corporations,” will rejoice, because no truly Godly forces will be present on earth to oppose their Satanic goals. Truly, the earth dwellers will continue to oppose God…even to their deaths (Rev 3:10; 6:10; 8:13; 11:10; 13:8, 13:14; 17:8). Those that find themselves left behind, and coming under the tribulation judgments of God, will experience a time of cataclysmic disorder that will be greater than that which was present, even during the time of the worldwide flood of Noah (Matthew 24:21).


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You Tube Data – Joshua Aaron

Joshua Aaron
Published on Sep 8, 2014

Filmed with Joshua, his daughter and friends in Jerusalem, Israel during the 2014 Gaza – Israel war “Operation Protective Edge”.

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