_________________________________________So Mario, you talk about being born again of the water and Spirit, but you can't tell us how you were born again, ...copy and paste is easy isn't it? Gene
LOL. Gene, it is not all talk. I look back now and I can see how God was moving on my behalf even before I knew Him.
Please don't be offended if my walk sounds personal: but our walk should be personal to us all.
Beloved, I was "born again" the night the Lord God "showed" me all the sins I had ever committed. I knew then that He was
God, for no one else could know those things in me, but myself. It seems as real as I am writing you right now; as if I had a
direct line to God, and I told Him that I knew that I was going to hell...literally. I guess I "manned up" to my sins, and told
God that I deserved my punishment. I told Him that had I known that He was real, not that I wouldn't have sinned, but
perhaps I wouldn't have sinned so much! I told God that He could take my life that night and send me to my punishment; for that was what I deserved. And I said, "Before You take my life and send me to "hell". I want You to know one thing: I regret having offended You. Now do whatever you want with me" I expected God to take my life...and He did. But instead of
sending me to hell, the Lord God put me to sleep in an instant: I felt this very light "something", like a veil, descend and
covered me, and I lay down to sleep. And the Lord God gave me a dream of the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus.
I awoke from that dream, crying: and the only thing I knew was that Jesus died for my sins, and yours also. And that's what
I would testify. That the Lord Jesus had died for my sins, and the sins of the whole world. I was born again: it was given to
me to see my condition before God: and the kingdom of God was being revealed to me; but I was not not saved...yet.
I began my walk, but I was not told to stop. And I am walking still.