Entering the kingdom of God is by obedience to the will of God. Moreover,the new birth is evidenced by obedience and not lip service.“Not everyone who say’s to me, Lord Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven.” “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves,” (Jam. 1:22).
Personal Prayer: In obedience to His Word and His will, I will make it. Lord I am weak, but I know through my weakness, You are made perfectly strong. Even though the Devil has taken dominion over certain areas of my life ,I willingly resist Satan’s strongholds over my mind, will, body and spirit. In Jesus name, I bind all the evil roots to my flesh. I release my will to You, Jesus. I let my flesh die and ask You to fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I shall live for You and with You forever and forever.
“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: He came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said unto 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? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again,” (Jn. 3:1-7).
Jesus is talking about an inner spiritual transformation from being transformed from your flesh, into His spirit. No one can enter into the kingdom of God, except by this new birth, or what is called being born again of the Spirit. So how do you make that initial entrance into His kingdom to become transformed by and into His Spirit? It’s easy.
(Matt. 10:32),“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.” Confess what? . . . That Jesus Christ is the Son of God. (I Jn. 4:15), “Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.””Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein,” (Mk. 10:15).
This means we enter as a child, as someone just born, and new. We have just become born of His Spirit, and we are New in Him. We must learn step by step as He teaches and leads us, and as we progress we grow from a new born baby to an adult, wiser in Him. We start off as a beginner and advance slowly into a progressive complete fullness of His Spirit.