How you ever attended a large event such as a concert, or a pro athletic or college game, you probably figured out quickly that you must first have a ticket for that particular venue. And because of the counterfeit craze happening today, tickets now have logos and holograms embedded on the paper.

In the same way, unless a person is born again by God’s Spirit and have His mark on you (Ephesians 1:13-14), he or she cannot be admitted into heaven. The Bible calls it salvation. Unless you are born of God’s Spirit you cannot enter into heaven. In day five of “The Prepared Witness” you will learn the value of understanding this kingdom principle.

Day Six

The Conversion Formula

 John 3:3-7 3“Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?”  5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.” (NASB)

Focus: I learned in a preaching course that salvation formula was when a person’s desire for change was greater than the desire to stay in their current sinful condition.

The message also must contain the promise that God will make a person His child the moment the individual believes in Jesus Christ by faith (John 1:12). Scripture communicates that the person is born again, according to John 3:5–7.

This means every person must be born twice to get into heaven —the first time physically, by the biological parents, and the second time spiritually, by the Spirit of God the moment when the individual asks God to forgive his sins and invites Jesus to come into his heart.

To read more of Day Five in “The Prepared Witness” go to to order a copy. And to learn more about biblical conversion, get a copy of  “Breaking the Evangelism Code.” Also available on

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