12 But to all as have received him, those who believe in His name, He has given the right to become sons of God,7 [When you receive the Light and Word in your heart as Jesus speaking to you and revealing the things of God to you, you have received Him and identified Him as Jesus. From the Word of the Lord within: "When you are sure that he who is speaking to you is Christ, you have received Him. You are a son when Jesus appears in your heart to guide you."]
13 Children born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God.
3 Then Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you that unless a man is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God."
4 Nicodemus said to 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?"
5 And Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you that unless a man is born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.1
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell from where it comes, and where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."
|1 Peter 1:23|
23 To be born again, not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, by the word of God that lives and lasts forever.7 [The Bible does not live and last forever, but Christ, the Word of God, does live and last forever.]
|1 John 3:9 |
9 Whoever is born of God does not commit sin, for his seed [Christ] remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.5 [To be born again, you must be crucified, which destroys all desires to sin in you. As a new creature you are then raised to heaven by Jesus who shows you the Father, and then you belong to Jesus and the Father. Once you are in the Father's hand, you are protected from ever sinning again. "We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; instead God protects the one he has fathered, and the wicked one does not touch him." 1 John 5:18.]