Faith

Signs that you have been Born Again

April 25, 2022

 To be born again is to have the Holy Spirit transform our hearts from indifference and hostility toward God to a love of God and a desire for righteousness and holiness. The only way one can come to God and experience what it means to be “born again” is through repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ; read John 14:6.

1. Born Again Christian: The Birthmark of Confession


The first is the birthmark of confession, described in 1 John 5:1: “Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.” Before you can have assurance of salvation, you have to believe and be saved. You have to confess Jesus Christ as Lord. Some people assume they are saved because they grew up in a Christian culture, or they have gone to church all their lives, or they have been baptized, or they have tried to live a good life. Yet they’ve never distinctly and personally confessed Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.

The Bible teaches that we are sinners, separated from God by a sinful nature. We can never earn, buy, or climb our way into heaven. By our own efforts or goodness, we can never be saved. That’s why God became a man who lived a wholly righteous life, died on the cross, shed His blood for us, and rose from the dead. He paid our penalty, took our judgment upon Himself, and He offers us the opportunity to be born again.


2. Born Again Christian: The Birthmark of Change


If the first birthmark is our confession of Christ as our Savior and Lord, the second is a changed life, as we see in 1 John 2:29: “Everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.” When Jesus truly saves us, it makes a difference in how we think, act, speak, and conduct ourselves. The Bible says, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

As we begin learning to practice righteousness, our habits change. We will not be sinlessly perfect while we’re on this planet; but if we’re Christians, we need to behave like Christians. If we say we’re saved but nothing has changed about us, something is wrong. We are not saved by good works, but we are saved for good works, and the Gospel is a transforming agent in our lives.


3. Born Again Christian: The Birthmark of Compassion

Those who are truly saved also bear the birthmark of compassion. How can you know that you are a Christian? By what you believe, by how you live, and by whom you love. Love is a recurring theme in 1 John, and the apostle leaves no doubt about how it permeates the lives of true Christians. “Beloved,” he wrote, “let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. . . . We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren” (1 John 4:7; 3:14).

Do you love your brothers and sisters in the family of God? Those who are truly saved are those who enjoy and bless the household of faith, the family of God.


4. Born Again Christian: The Birthmark of Conflict



A fourth sign of being truly saved is conflict. According to 1 John 5:4, “Whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” The word overcome implies a struggle. We’re faced with an adversary whom we must overcome. Our adversary is identified in 1 John 2:14 as the wicked one: “I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one.” John went on in the next verses to say: “Do not love the world or the things in the world. . . . For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world” (1 John 2:15-17).

When you’re genuinely born of God, you’ll be growing to be an overcomer as you deal with the temptations around you—the world, the flesh, and the devil. You may not be victorious over every temptation every time, but you’ll make progress in gaining more victories and losing less battles as you grow stronger in Christ and in the power of the abiding Word of God.


5. Born Again Christian: The Birthmark of Conduct


That leads to the final point I want to make: We can see evidence for the validity of salvation in our desire to conduct ourselves in a way that pleases God. According to 1 John 3:9, “Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.”

If we’re not careful, we might interpret this verse to teach that anyone who is born of God never sins. That would conflict with other passages in the Bible that describe us as fallible and often failing.

In 1 John 3:9, the word for sin is a present active infinitive and it describes a continuous action. John is not saying that whoever sins once is not born of God. That would disqualify all of us. It would certainly disqualify me. But John is saying, in effect, “Whoever keeps on willfully sinning, violating God’s law with stubborn disregard and ongoing wickedness, cannot have assurance of salvation.”

If we are truly saved, we will grieve over our sins, confess them, and seek God’s grace to do better.

Bible Study: Holy Spirit

March 27, 2022

MY JOURNEY, Exactly a year ago same week (holy week of 2021)

I was going to talk about my deliverance more in detail from the past year, but I was still studying more about my situation and about my healing and my journey. For the past months, most of you may have known based from my IG post, that I found salvation in Jesus Christ. I have been very open about it on my blog and also on my social media. That is the power of being set free from our bondage that holds us back. I will and forever be grateful to Jesus for giving me this chance to SEE HIM CLEARLY, despite everything that was holding me back from praising HIM, Jesus still is ALIVE and is WORTHY TO BE PRAISED! I offer my whole entire life to my savior and my Lord, Jesus Christ. 




THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS

The name of Jesus is the most powerful name there is. God gave Jesus the "name that is above every name" (Philippians 2:9). Why is this name so powerful? It is because of the sacrifice He made—through living a perfect life, dying a sinner's death, and being resurrected. Jesus made a way for all of humanity to be saved and made right with God: "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved" (Romans 10:13; cf. Acts 4:12). The literal name "Jesus" is not inherently powerful; it is powerful because of Jesus Christ, the person, God incarnate, who made a way for our salvation. When we talk about the name of Jesus, we are talking about Jesus Himself, His character and the things He does. - compellingtruth.org

After 3 months since my deliverance, I had shaven my head and that was the very first time I felt the urge to read again my bible. To my surprise, as I opened the Bible, I was lead to see these pages. 

HERE ARE SOME BIBLE SCRIPTURES ABOUT HOLY SPIRIT

The Promise of the Holy Spirit ( John 14: 15-30 )

The Work of the Spirit ( John 16: 4-15 )

Sorrow will turn into Joy ( John 16: 16-24 )

The Coming of the Holy Spirit ( Acts 2: 1-13 )

Prayer for deliverance from Enemies ( Psalm 59 )

Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit ( Acts 10: 44-48 )

Life in the Spirit ( Romans 8: 1-17 )

The Works of the Flesh and the Fruit of the Spirit ( Galatians 5: 16-26 )

Glorify God in Body & Spirit ( 1 Corinthians 5: 12-20 )

Soul Food: Husband's Duty

March 26, 2022




If we claim to Love God but don't love each other our love is nothing but meaningless 
“Love is the joy we get from God when we put His benefit and the benefit of another person before our own."


Al Bequilla Cabañog May you continue to be a blessing to others just as you are a blessing from God to me and your children 


I thank you for putting our benefit and God 's benefit first before your own benefit everyday.

You've been through hell with me but you rose up against everything we have been through because of your faith in me and Jesus. I wouldn't be here if were not for you. ðŸ™ðŸ™ðŸ™

You led to me to my new destiny with Jesus. Thank you pa! I love you 



Posted on Facebook July 24, 2021


Revealing a New Life in Jesus ( I Shaved My Head ) Life Update

July 7, 2021








Hi, my brothers and sisters in Christ! A life update over here. I chopped my mane! 
Thankful for all the support and love I have received so far. I first posted about it over on my Facebook profile and I got a lot of mixed comments and reactions.

As you may all know, I have been into praising and worshipping Jesus at home and praying our rosary with my husband together with my mom. It is spiritual for me and at the same time, it is very liberating.

Here is that part of the post I had over my FB


Here is the entire caption from this post:

Venturing into the unknown
Grabeh i never thought i would do this.
My faith made me do it.
My kids were shocked but im.still their momma
I almost cried when it finally set in that my hair was being shaved!! Faith can move.mountains


A lot of my friends were wondering about this sudden change so I had to answer all their questions in a separate post, I felt that it was the perfect way to share my story with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I have never gone bald in my life before! This experience was my first time and one for the books. I felt really anxious that time and fear went over me but I felt that I need to do this because this is what is in my mind and my heart desires me to do. To fully serve Jesus, we really have to humble ourselves in praise and worship. After a couple of months of praying and worshipping Jesus because of my mental illness, I felt that I was so lost and found myself in the dark. 

Here is my short answer to all their questions:

Hello my brothers and sisters in Christ! I will answer you in this post since dghan jud ang ga wonder about me going bald.
JESUS HAPPENED TO ME
Since the onset of my depression episode after holy week i will never forget it started around MARCH 24th and the diagnosis of my BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) - a severe mental illness , APril mga first week after na sa holy week. Me and my husband together with my mother, have been praying. and devoting my time sa pag dayeg ug pag worship sa balay and pag rosary every day. it was because my psychologist invited me to a GGB fellowship and there it revealed to me that yes I was in a very dark place. I realized that Jesus is my only savior. I ALMOST COMMITTED SUICIDE because of my depression and I DONT WANT to go back there again. I was depressed for a week or so.
Through worship songs and prayer (AUTHENTIC FORM OF PRAYER) like talking really to Jesus the holy spirit nikunsad cya nako because after months of praying and worshipping my inner child ni gawas cya ug ni forgive cya ... MY healing started with FORGIVENESS sa akong trauma. sa mga tawo nga naka cause sa akong TRAUMAas a child. Then nibaot jud sa point on the second month sa among pagcge ug worhsip prayer, niabot na sa point nga mag tan-aw ko sa akong self sa mirror i still feel that im "worldy" and i dont like what i am seeing i felt nga naka hinder ang akong wavy curly hair sa akong devotion - - so i decided to cut if off.
JESUS happened to me and my life is not the same now. I AM RENEWED because of his MERCY and GRACE and His LOVE.
I am so thankful for JESUS siya ra jud ang naka save nako cya ang nag hatag ug light nako sa akong darkness. HE SAVED ME.
so mao to cya i will leave you with this bible verse JOHN 12:35 -36
35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36 Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.
- Thank you to all the people who have showed their love and support ingun c Jesus "Go and Speak" im the LIVING PROOF that HE IS ALIVE. JESUS IS ALIVE AND HE WILL SAVE YOU!





Song Review and my Reflection: SHOW YOU THE CROSS by Matty Mullins

July 1, 2021

FORGIVE THEM AND ACCEPT JESUS AS YOUR "ONLY" SAVIOUR.
WHAT THE CROSS REALLY SHOWED ME IS SACRIFICE AND FORGIVENESS.
When I was young we would pray the rosary with our whole family. every time I would recite the fifth mystery of the Joyful mysteries, I would wonder why "Losing and Finding Jesus at the Temple" belonged there -- in the JOYFUL MYSTERY. I never quite understood and it never resonated much too until this age when I am already 34.



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