WHAT THE WATER OF THE NEW BIRTH MEANS

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The Word of God is the "water" referred to in John 3:5, as proved in Eph. 5:26; John 6:63; 15:3; 17:17; 1 Pet. 1:23; Jas. 1:18. When one believes the Word of God that he is a sinner, that Christ died to save him from all sin, that if he confesses his sins to God and turns from sin with a whole heart and believes the gospel, he is conforming to the Word, then the Holy Spirit will transform his life by the power of the Word of God and the blood of Christ. The moment one does this he is saved and born again. He must believe it and walk accordingly. He must begin reading the Bible and praying to God. He must begin to walk and live in the Spirit and conform to the Word of God as he receives the light (1 John 1:7; John 8:31, 32).

"a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Tim. 2:15).
 
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More on the Water;

Ezekiel 36:25
I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.

John 13:8
“Never shall You wash my feet!” Peter told Him. Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me.”

Titus 3:5
He saved us, not by the righteous deeds we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of new birth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:11
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Maybe the water is the Holy Spirit and the washing is the blood of Jesus.
 
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John 3:5 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.

hear we have be born of water and the spirit, meaning, not of natural birth, for Nicodemus already had this birth and he was told he had to be born again of both water and Spirit. NOT WATER BAPTISM all O. T. saints were saved and born again without water baptism (Heb. 11; Rom.3:23-25; Heb. 9:15; Rom. 4; Gal. 4:29; Jas. 2:23; Ps. 32:5; 103:3; Lk. 1:70; Acts 3:21; Dt. 32:18; 2 Pet. 1:21). They all had the Holy Spirit, gifts, and many blessings without water baptism (Ps. 51:12; 1 King 3:12; 4:29-34; Num. 11:17-29; Acts 3:21; Lk. 1:15-17, 41, 46, 67; 2:25-38; Heb. 11). Many in Christ's ministry were forgiven without water baptism (Mt. 9:1-7, 22; Mk. 5:34; 10:52; Lk. 7:48; 17:19; 18:9-14; 19:1-9; 23:43; Jn. 4:49-53; 7:31; 8:30, 31; 11:45; 12:11,42). Men have been baptized in the Holy Spirit before water baptism(Acts 9:17; 10:44-48; 11:14-18; 15:7-11). Christ was baptized in water without forgiveness of sins (Mt. 3:15-17). It is a mere "figure" (1 Pet. 3:21) and a "witness" (1 Jn. 5:6-10), but not held essential to salvation (1 Cor. 1:13-24; 15:1-5; Rom. 1:16; 10:9-14; Eph. 2:8, 9; Acts 10:43; 13:38, 39; 16:31; Jn. 3:14-18, 36; 5:24; 1 Jn. 5:1) It is only for men who have repented (Mt. 3:2-6; 28:19; Acts 2:38-41; 8:12, 37; 10:43-48; 18:8; 19:4).
WATER IS USED IN A FIGURATIVE SENSE OF SALVATION (Jn. 4:14; Isa. 12:3), of the Spirit baptism (Jn. 7:37-39), and of cleansing by the Word of God (Jn. 15:3; Eph. 5:26), Since men are cleansed and born again by the word (Jas. 1:18; 1 Pet. 1:23), it is clear that being born of water means being born again by the Word of God .
 
4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.

Jesus isn't telling Nicodemus that he has to have a future water birth. Just telling him he has to have a physical birth and a spiritual birth.

This was to the response of Nicodemus saying that he can't enter his mother's womb a second time.
 
Born of water, born of woman first.
At some point repenting and turning to Jesus for salvation through the calling of the Holy spirit would be the second birth. Washed by the blood of Jesus. Thus born of the spirit.

A dumb country boy's understanding anyway.
 
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Born of water, born of woman first.
At some point repenting and turning to Jesus for salvation through the calling of the Holy spirit would be the second birth. Washed by the blood of Jesus. Thus born of the spirit.

A dumb country boy's understanding anyway.
Read thread on here, WHAT THE NEW BIRTH IS AND HOW IT IS RECEIVED it goes with this.
 
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