Do You Know What Happened to You?

Do You Know What Happened to You?

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).

If you have been born again, the greatest miracle that you can ever experience in this life has happened to you. No healing, no deliverance, no prophecy, no Philip-like translation in the spirit (Acts 8:39-40), no George Müller-like financial provision arriving at the exact moment you need it comes close. It’s greater than what Lazarus experienced. What happened to Lazarus was a pointer, a parable for what happened to you.

That’s why when the seventy-two disciples returned from their tours of ministry and excitedly recounted the signs and wonders that occurred, including the commanding of demonic powers, Jesus said, “do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:20). Why? Because commanding demons can’t touch the joy of receiving everything good forever, which is what the new birth gives you.

Really understanding what being born again means fuels your joy and courage and boldness and your passion to see others receive the same gift.

If those affections aren’t surging in your heart as you think about being born again, then come and bathe in John Piper’s book Finally Alive. Soak in the glories of regeneration. Take an awe-filled dive into the ocean of God’s love for you that caused him to send his Son, Jesus, to die in your place to pay for your sin and then called your name and raised you from the spiritually dead and has given you eternal life--which has already begun for you. Immerse yourself in the refreshing and assuring clarity of how the new birth happens and what are the evidences in your life that it has.

And invite others to join you! Did you know that you can get a case of 48 copies of Finally Alive for a donation of only $129? Just click-through to our outreach case specials at the bottom of this page.

Listen to John Piper express the longing that moved him to write this book:

O that every believer would know the glory of what has happened to him! Do you know what God has done for you and in you? You were ransomed with the imperishable blood of Christ. You were raised with Christ from the dead to an eternally living hope. You were called from death to life like Lazarus, and you saw Christ for the Treasure that he is. You were born again. You received him and were saved (p. 85).

Come, and gaze at the glory.


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Jon Bloom (@Bloom_Jon) is the author of Not by Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith and serves as the President of Desiring God, which he and John Piper launched together in 1994. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Pam, their five children, and one naughty dog.