“Therefore if any man be in Christ. he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold. all things are become new”.( II Corinthians 5:17).”I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:1,2). Just ask Jesus to renew you everyday with the power of the Holy Spirit. When we are born again we become a new person. Things change. We look at things differently. We don’t fit in this world anymore. We have new goals. We have God’s love in our hearts. We see people differently. A story is told of a man in England who accepted Jesus as his Savior and was wonderfully born again. One day a girl he knew came up to him and called him by name and said my dear tis I and he replied yes, but I am no longer I. Some people when they receive Jesus and the baptism of the Holy Ghost experience a tremendous feeling like I did. It was like being under a waterfall of the Spirit and for three days or more I was totally blitzed out by God’s Spirit. In fact I don’t think I have ever come down from being high on the Most High. I didn’t know the Word, not even one scripture, but I knew I wanted to tell everybody about Jesus. Like the song says “Born of his Spirit, and lost in his love. God’s Word doesn’t promise us a feeling when we get saved and filled with the Holy Ghost. Instead the Bible tells us its all by Faith. However I am convinced at some time in your life you will experience a feeling and have spiritual experiences with the Lord and the Holy Spirit. If you have problems with your own life or know someone who is having problems maybe its because they never have been filled with the Holy Ghost after they have been saved. You need to pray for them that they will be filled with the Holy Ghost. I want to get back to that joy, that love, that peace, and happiness of just loving Jesus and walking with him. We can be a new person in Jesus Christ every day. “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30). Ask Jesus to renew you every day. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done. but according to his mercy he saved us by the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Ghost. ” (Titus 3:5). You see getting saved and being filled with the Holy Ghost are two different things. “He said unto them. Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. ” (Act 19:2)
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.