The Bible says it’s the goodness of God that leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4). I think repentance has become a bad word today. If you talk about repenting in the church you’d think you’d just cussed. Some people will bawl crocodile tears and say, Oh, I’m so sorry. I’ll never do it again, Brother Rodney Howard Browne, I’ll never do it again.”
You pray with them and they go right out the door and do it
again. They didn’t repent!
Jesus said, “All that the Father giveth me shall come
to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out”
God doesn’t reject you, He accepts you. Yet there are
ministers who thinking they’re John the Baptist
and they want to knock people over the head all the time
and hope that they’re going to come in and get saved.
Even an old hog has enough brains to know that if
every time he goes to drink from a water trough, a brick
falls on his head – he shouldn’t drink there anymore. And
people wonder why no one wants to come to church. It’s
because the preacher beats them up.
The Bible says it’s the goodness of God that leads
to repentance. The Bible also says, “Whosoever shall call
upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).
God will not cast anyone away.
You may say, “Brother Rodney, I’ve had it with
that person. I’m as the end of my rope with that person.”
The end of your rope is the beginning of God’s rope.
Where your grace ends, God’s grace begins. Where your
mercy ends, God’s mercy begins. Where your love ends,
the love of God begins.
Some Christians are a terrible advertisement for the
Lord Jesus Christ. In actual fat, I wouldn’t send some
Christians to help someone on the brink of suicide. The
man’s standing at the top of a 30-story building about to
jump off. You send some believer there and the man will
take one look at them and say, “That’s it. I thought there
might be hope, but now that I look at his face I know
there’s no hope.”
Too many Christians are walking around looking
like a bomb hit them. “I’m saved, Brother Rodney Howard
Browne.” Saved from what?
“I’ve been in the Way for forty years.” It’s
time you got out of the way so we can move one.
Some people believe 1 John 1:9 is for the sinner.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins.” That’s not written to the sinner; it’s written to
the Church. If a 40-year-old sinner had to confess his sins,
he’d have a lot of sins to confess. It would take him
another 40 years to confess his sins. It’s for the believer to
confess his sins.
God doesn’t find out about your sins when you
confess them. Some people think when they go to God and
say, “Lord, I’ve sinned,” God says, “My, I didn’t know
that.” God is not surprised by your sin. He’s waiting for
you to confess them so He can forgive them.
Sin separates. You watch people who were on fire
for God and suddenly they get into an area of deception and
they open themselves up to sin. The devil knocks them in
the head and they go into an area of sin and then they stop
going to church.
Romans 10:8, 9 says, “But what saith it? The word
is nigh thee, even in they mouth, and in they heart: that is,
the work of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt
confess with they mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe
in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou
shalt be saved.”
God wants you to run to Him, not from Him. If you
confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, believe in your
heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
That is what gets us born again.
For with the heart man believeth
unto righteousness: and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture sayeth,
Whosoever believeth in him shall not be
For there is no difference between
the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord
over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the
name of the Lord shall be saved.
How then shall they call on him in
whom they have not believed? and how
shall they believe in him of whom they
have not heard? and how shall they hear
without a preacher?
And how shall they preach, except
they be sent? as it is written, How
beautiful are the feet of them that preach
the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings
of good things!
But as many as received him, to
them gave he power to become the sons of
God has a plan for your life. Accept Jesus today,
come as you are, and allow Jesus to come into your heart.
Pray this prayer right now:
Father, I come to You in the precious name of
Jesus. Lord, You said in Your Word that if I confess with
my mouth Jesus is Lord and I believe with my heart that
God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. So Father, I
confess right now Jesus Christ is my Lord and my Savior.
Lord Jesus, come into my heart. I repent of all my
sins. Wash me in Your precious blood and cleanse me of
all my sin. I turn my back on the world. I will serve You
from this day onwards. Thank You for changing my life.
What It Means to be Born Again
Foundation Scripture: John 3:16
1. Needs to be a greater understanding of the New Birth.
a. 2 Corinthians 5:17
b. A New Creation
c. Colossians 1:13
2. My Name is Written Down.
a. Luke 10:17-20
b. Proverbs 14:12
c. Luke 16:19-31
3. The New Birth Brings Change.
a. John 3:1-4
b. John 3:5-21
c. 1 Peter 1:23
d. 1 John 3:14
e. Romans 10:8-10
Prayer to accept Jesus as Your personal Lord and
Father, I come to You in the precious Name of Your
Son Jesus. Lord You said in Your Word, that if I confess
with my mouth that Jesus Christ is my Lord and my Savior
and I believe in my heart that God has raised Him from the
dead that I will be saved.
I make the decision today to surrender every area of
my life to the lordship of Jesus. Jesus come into my heart take
out the stony heart and put in a heart of flesh. I turn
my back on the world and on sin-I repent and I put my trust
in You-I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I would like to
thank You for dying on the cross for my sin and shedding
Your blood for me so that I might be forgiven of my sin.
Thank You that You rose from the dead and that one day
You are coming back for me.
I confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh ad
the He is my personal Lord and Savior-thank You Lord
Jesus for saving me. I accept by faith the free gift of
salvation. Amen (so be it).
If you just prayed that prayer, I would like to
welcome you into the family of God- your sins are forgiven this
is the good news of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
You are now a child of God and you will live with Him
forever. I encourage you to do several things to get to
1. Read your Bible and pray every day (talk to Jesus about
everything in your life).
2. Find a Bible-believing church that believes in the
lordship of Jesus Christ.
3. Be around strong believers that will encourage you in
your walk with God and lift you up.
4. Tell someone around you of your new- found faith and
joy that only Jesus can bring.
5. Use this book and my other books and tapes to help you
in your new walk with God.