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The Triple Medication
1 - The Birth from God (3)

The new birth does not only mean forgiveness of our trespasses, and a new nature; yet there is something greater; It’s God, Who, in our new birth of Him, becomes our father. “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1). There is nothing that can comfort us and encourage us during our pains, sickness or loneliness and estrangement, more than our awareness of this new genealogy. What relieves the believer is not only that his sins are forgiven and his eternity is ensured, but also his becoming child of God.

How great our awareness of God’s love and companionship is during our sufferings, but the greatest is our awareness that we have the right and authority.  What is this authority? “But as many as did receive him to them he gave authority to become sons of God -- to those believing in his name” (John 1:12).

There are too many verses giving the Promise “Fear Not” as for example “Fear not, for I am with you” (Isaiah 41:10), a great verse but all religions declare that God is with us. But the most favorite verse to my heart is “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine” (Isaiah 43:1). It has a meaning deeper than the “company”. Therefore when I enter into troubles and pains and do not know why this happens to me, I know and I trust that I am His child and I am precious to His heart. And also within the new birth I have a new relationship with the Lord enabling me to say: “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,  nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”(Romans 8:38, 39).

Dear reader, do you know how does the New Birth give us comfort and confidence? Maybe you don’t comprehend what is going on with you and maybe you do not know where your pains are going to end, and what is the cause of pain, but as long as you are sure and certain that you are His son and you are precious to Him, you will be able to bear the pain.

Brother, When you experience this new relationship with God, He becomes, not that God who is far, high, arrogant and tyrannical, but a close father to you: “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” (Galatians 4:6).  Thus you can speak with Him trusting He loves you and you will have no doubt in Him. He knows your circumstances as well as your name: “I have even called you by your name; I have named you (Isaiah 45: 4).  And you will experience “In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the Angel of His Presence saved them; In His love and in His pity He redeemed them; And He bore them and carried them All the days of old” (Isaiah 63:9).

That was the first treatment which is to experience the Birth from God, then the problems of sin and separation from Him will be solved; your nature will change, and you will become His child.

What a blessing when I am certain that I am His child, precious to His heart, my eternity is guaranteed, and my nature from inside is unbreakable despite all kinds of pressures that I might envisage.

Brother, now you can say to the Lord: I am now not a person who worships you only, but I am your son and you have changed my nature from inside. What’s inside me is greater than my pains, so even if I break, only the outer ceramic layer will break allowing the light to radiate from it, nevertheless the interior treasure will never get lost.

Magdy Samuel

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