“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.” (5:1)
This is the third characteristic that John mentions of one who is born again. They believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed one of God. This is not a mental assent, or an agreement with a set of values, or teachings. To believe is to be wholly and utterly persuaded. It is a total commitment, body, soul, spirit and mind to all the truths of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. Though there may be times when such belief is under attack by all the despising and disputing of the world, the one who believes cannot doubt, neither can they be shaken. It is a sure and solid foundation in our lives. Though Satan may tempt us to despair, this foundation is something, if we are born of God, that we will stand firm upon for all eternity. This powerful conviction forms a bedrock in our lives when we are born again.
PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that what we believe about You, is real, powerful and eternally true.”