The Bible teaches us that there is a pivotal day in each of our lives that changes everything. Jesus taught this to Nicodemus in the third chapter of the book of John. Nicodemus came to Jesus and asked him how can someone be a part of the kingdom of God. Nicodemus had ever seen anything like Jesus was doing and he wanted to be a part of it.
You see, Nicodemus was a Pharisee which meant he knew the Jewish religion better than anyone else. He memorized the Bible, knew all the laws, knew all the rules, and he was trying to figure out how to live this Jesus kind of life.
Jesus answered him with something so theologically powerful and startling. He stated that Nicodemus would need to be born again. He was telling him that being born again is like having a new birthday. You have the day that you were born, and you have the day that you were born again.
It's a transformational thing where the Bible prophesied about it in Ezekiel 36:26. God says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
God softens our heart. He creates in us a brand new, clean heart.
Today, the first thing you have to do is you've got to be born again. You've got to give your heart to Jesus. You've got to start over. When you get born again, you start from scratch in God’s kingdom.
We read in Psalm 91:15, “He shall call upon me. I'll answer him. I'll be with him in trouble. I'll deliver him and honor him.” We can have confidence in God’s transformative power that he will hear us when we call.
Jesus was asking Nicodemus to discover why he was born. You can't even begin to understand life if you're not born again. After we know Jesus, life changes; everything changes. You have to be born again.