It’s spiritual in nature
And cannot be earned through works;
It cannot be bought by money
And it has no worldly perks.
It’s not a man-made religion
And nothing of the sort,
Since it’s birthed from above by the Spirit of God
And with a sacrifice we’re bought.
As God’s incorruptible seed is sown
An exchange does take place,
And when the Holy Spirit is deposited
Satan’s grip on us is replaced.
It’s a change of heart with a new vision
And the things we once enjoyed,
Are now dull and dim in comparison
Along with the many sins we toyed.
It’s to glorify God in all we do
And to not live to receive credit;
It’s when pride no longer grips our heart
And our soul’s no longer in debit.
It opposes mainstream religion
Since the focus is on Christ,
And His finished work upon the cross
Rather than good works which entice.
Good works are mandatory
But should follow our salvation,
Since we cannot earn God’s favor
But rather called by God’s initiation.
His commandments are not burdensome
And indeed they set us free,
To fulfil God’s plan in our lives
And be all we’re created to be.
Do not allow society
Or the temporary opinions of friends,
To rob you of a glorious eternity
With their rebellion and pretence.
God’s favor is what matters
And nothing will compare,
But we need to humble ourselves indeed
And to be vigilant and aware.
It’s God who saves and is responsible
For our soul in eternity,
And all glory, honor and credit
To Him when our redemption we’ll see.
The new birth is imperative
And let’s never underestimate same,
Since the consequences are dire indeed
If in our sins we remain.
(C) P.B. 2020
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
“having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.” 1 Peter 1:23
“And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.” Acts 19:6
“and they were filled with the Holy Spirit and they spoke the word of God with boldness.” Acts 4:31
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.” 1 John 5:3
“For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8