First and foremost the epitome of all things that is worth while is the new birth one can receive in Christ Jesus! Jesus Himself declares that except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God. A startling and sobering statement that the Son of God places upon our willingness to receive Him by faith as our Savior!
This eliminates all could have, should have or ought to have don it. How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation? He cannot and will not! Jesus said, “you must be born again!” Jesus saves to the uttermost all who come to Him! Whoever comes to Him, He will in no wise cast out. Jesus calls us ‘newborns’ in I Peter 2:2.
By faith one recognizes that he is a sinner and needs a savior. In faith, he asks Jesus to forgive his sins and be his savior! Godly sorrow works repentance and God by His merciful grace births the dead in trespasses and sins into a new and living creature. (II Corinthians 5:17).
When Nicodemus came to Jesus (John 3), he did not meet a preacher who hummed and hewed or beat around the bush what the condition of entering Heaven was. He told him straight out; (paraphrase) You must have a new birth. The condition in your life is that you are dead in trespasses and sins. It is no an earthly birth but a spiritual birth. It comes from Heaven above and is given by God the Father.
John 1:12 reads, “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the Sons of God!! That whosoever calls upon Him shall be saved (Romans 10:13). He tells us that ‘He that cometh to me, I will in no wish cast out. (John 6:37).
The clearest statement that leads to the new birth that even a child can understand is, “That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” For with the heart man believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture says, whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed. O glory to God that He is not like men. He can be trusted. Numbers 23:19 assures us that what He has promised, that He will do. God is not a man that he should be, neither, a the son of man that He should repent. Hath He said, and shall he not do it? Or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good? He won’t shame us by telling us that He will save us but then turn away from us! Heaven and earth will one day pass away from us, but His word will still be standing! Hebrews 6:13 and I Peter 1:25 confirms His unquestionable faithfulness. For when God made promises to Abraham, because He could swear by none greater, He swore by Himself (Genesis 22:16).
In conclusion, verses 13 and 19 of Hebrews 6 stamps forever upon our heart the magnificent reliability of God. It is impossible for God to lie, and we have this hope that is steadfast for our souls. An anchor that is steadfast. Praise be unto God! Please become new in 2022.