Born Again
{What does it mean to be born?}

  "And there was a male of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Yahudim. This one came to Yahushua by night
   and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher who came from El, for no one is able to do these signs You do
   if El is not with him.” Yahushua answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a person is born again, he
   is unable to see the reign of El.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How is a person able to be born when he is old? Is he able to
   enter into his mother’s womb a second time and be born?” Yahushua answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a
   person is born of water and the Spirit, he is not able to enter into the reign of El. That which has been born of the flesh
   is flesh, and that which has been born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.
   The Spirit breathes where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it
   goes. So is everyone who has been born of the Spirit" Yahuchanan 3:1-8.

There are two sides to everything: male and female, positive and negative, good and bad, the righteous and the unrighteous, the truth and deception (illusion of the truth), the real Savior and the false saviors, the true belief (wheat) and the counterfeit religions (weeds). Likewise, there is counterfeit salvation, which is the salvation the religious world preached, and there is the true salvation, which YAHUWEH offers through His Name; of whom only few shall obtain, for many are called but few are chosen Acts 2:21/ Acts 4:10-12.
Take Versace-bag for an example. There are two kinds of Versace's bag: the original, made in American, prize $1800.00, which last for ages, but only few can afford it: the rich (in faith). And there is counterfeit (imitation) Versace-bag, made in China, prize $80.00, life expectancy: one year, affordability: to all people, including the poor (in faith), the unfaithful, and the lukewarm.

Note: being Born-again is different from being Saved or rescued. Born-again and Redemption are two distinctive progressive aspects of Salvation. For a person to be born-again (converted), he must be saved (rescued) first.   

To understand what it means to be born-again, first, one has to understand the meaning of true salvation. Second, one has to understand what he is been save from? Thirdly, who is the Savior? Why do you need salvation? Afterwards, the meaning of born-again, and what a person has to do to be born-again? Now, let us consider the true salvation.  

What is Salvation

It means to be rescued from the realm of this world, and from all wrong-doing by the Savior.
It also means to be forcefully rescued from the danger of hell-fire, which comes from being disobedient to the Word of El, into the path to heaven.

Note: Sin is disobedience to the commands of El. Sin separates us from our Maker. However, salvation restores us to a right relationship with Him, marred by sin. The Scripture tells us that the wages of sin (disobedience) is eternal death; but the gift of El is eternal life through Yahushua Messiah, our Master Romans 6:23.   

What are you been saved from?

YAHUWEH the Creator sent His precious Word made flesh Yh 1:1-14 to the earth, given Him the Name above every other name Phi 2:9, which is His Name Yh 17:12; on a mission to rescue the elects from the world and from sin  Yh 17:3-26

So, the answer to the question is: Yahushua the Messiah came to save (rescue) the elects from the realm of this world and from all wrong-doings, which leads to hell into the road to heaven.

Info: The preeminence of the system of this world was given to Satan, to rule over all the descendents of Adam, who will not submit to the Name and the Word of El Luke 4:6. Moreover, it was given to Satan to test the elects to see if they would succumb to his temptation or overcome as willed by El Rev 3:8-12/ Matt 4:3-11. YAHUWEH regards the system of this world as realm of the beast, because from the fall of the first adam, 6000 years ago, the world and its culture wars and exalts its ways above the ways {commands} of El. Therefore, anyone who participates in the culture of this world is under the realm and influence of disobedience. For that reason, Yahushua the Messiah was sent by Almighty El to rescue the elects from the system of this world. Then, the conversion of those Yahushua rescued is placed in the hand of the Qodesh Spirit Acts 2:1.

Yahuchanan 17:11- 17: 

the Messiah prayed, "And I am no more in the world, but these {elects} are in the world, and I come to You. Qodesh Father, guard them in Your Name which You have given to Me,
so that they might be one, as We are. When I was with them in the world, I protected them in Your Name which You have given to Me, and I watched over them, and not one of them perished except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be completed. And now I come to You. And I speak these words in the world, so that they may have My joy completed in them. I have given to them Your Word, and the world hated them because they are not of this world, as I am not of this world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You keep them from the wicked one. They are not of the world, as I am not of the world. Set them apart in Your truth - Your Word is the truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also sent them into the world."

Info: for a person to be saved means that YAHUWEH already selected him from the foundation of the world to be among the rescued. YAHUWEH fore-elected few among the seeds of Adam to be saved, as HE selected Noah and his family among all the people of the world to be saved from the flood.

Why did YAHUWEH select only few to be saved?

YAHUWEH is Eternal. HE is in the end as much as HE is in the beginning. From the fall of first adam, HE had already foreseen those who will meet His salvation requirement and chooses them, as a male sees a maiden that meets his desires as wife, and chooses her to be his helpmate and bride Yh 17:6-10/ Yh 6:37/ Matt 24:22.
And the reason the elects were chosen was: they hunger and thirst after righteousness and truth, and are willing to forsake all the things of this world: father, mother, brothers and sisters, friends, houses, customs of this world, materialistic lifestyle, acceptance and the admiration of people, to follow the Truth and the Lamb of YAHUWEH wherever He leads them Gen 12: 1-4/ Rev 14:1-5/ Luke 14:26-33/ MatthYahu 19:27-30/ Yh 5:39-44.

Who is the true Savior?

YAHUWEH is the Savior, and besides Him, there is no other Savior YeshaYahu 43:11. YAHUWEH and His Word are one Yh 1:1. Thus, His Word is the Savior and Eternal Life Yh 12:50. Furthermore, the Name of YAHUWEH is the Savior Acts 2:21.
The Name, the Word and the Spirit are One and intertwine.
Calling upon the Name of YAHUWEH is the invitation of the Spiritual Presence of YAHUWEH; and when HE comes, HE saves. For this reason, YAHUWEH commanded and said, "Do not use My Name in vain" meaning {do not invite My Presence or attention without a meaningful purpose}.

The Word made Flesh
2000 years ago, at the appointed time of El Dani'El 9:24-25, YAHUWEH Almighty sent His Word on earth
, given Him a flesh, in order to bear the sins of the elects and shed His blood for them Yh 1:1-14/ Yh 10:1-30. And the Word became flesh; dwelling among us. And YAHUWEH gave Him His Name: the Name above every other name; that the Word may rescue the elects from the system of this world through His Name Yh 17:11-12, because salvation is impossible without the Name of YAHUWEH Acts 4:10-12/ Acts 2:21.
And the Name of the Word made flesh is Yahushua, which means {YAHUWEH is Savior Yesha 43:11, or YAH saves Acts 2: 21, or salvation in no other person or name besides the Name of YAHUWEH Acts 4:12}.

It is the Name of Yahushua that saves. For that reason, the master of deception trails behind Yahushua the Messiah when He came on earth 2000 years ago and waited for Him to depart to heaven, in order to plant the counterfeit name Matt 13: 24-30/ Yh 5:43/ Matt 24:4-5 of the Roman-Germanic savior Esus, to deceive the entire world Rev 12:9 that are already perishing because they rejected the love of the truth 2 Thessa 2:8-11.

In Yh/Yahuchanan 5:43 Yahushua the Messiah said, "I have come in the Name of My Father and you do not receive Me, if another (savior) comes in his own name, him you would receive."

Yahushua Messiah also admonished His followers in MatthYahu 24:4-5 and said, "Take heed that no one deceive you. For many shall come in My Name, saying, 'I am MessiYah, and they shall deceive many."

Why do you need salvation?

Every person born in this world needs salvation. From conception, even in our mother's womb, we became corrupt and  deceitful Psalm 51:5. In Genesis 6:5 the Creator said this regarding us, "the imagination of people's heart are continually evil at all time."
Everyone runs after his or her own selfish gain. None seek after YAHUWEH, not even one. Yahushua the Messiah, when He, being perfect and blameless of iniquity, was called good Master, replied and said, "None is good except the Father in heaven" MatthYahu 19:16-17.
The truth is, as soon as a person enters this world through conception, he instantly becomes a sinner, thus, requiring the Savior to rescue him from sin and from the realm of disobedient through the Name of YAHUWEH. For that reason, the righteous race does not celebrate birthday: the entrance of a sinner into this world. However, the elects celebrate with heaven when a person is redeemed from this world and are born-again into a new creation Luke 15:4-32.

This present earth is a prison camp where the first adam and his descendents were sent in order to be purified from all disobedience Gen 3:23-24. Furthermore, it is place we (the earth people/ adamus) are incarcerated in order for Satan to trial our faith through persecution Luke 4:1-13/Matt 10:22; providing us an opportunity to overcome or be overcame through the lust of the world Rev 3:8-12/ Rev 13:5-8/ 1 Yh 2:15-17.
Info: the New Covenant believers are called Yahudim; the elects, students of Yahushua, or spiritual Yisra'El.
Yisra'El means overcame princes of El. Rev 3:8-12 said that those who overcome the pressure of this world by enduring through the Word of El and by not denying the Name of El, the Almighty will give the right to bear His Name Rev 22:4 and the name of the heavenly city: New Jerusalem or Yahusalem (YAHUWEH eternal city of peace).

What does it mean to be Born-Again?

                                                                  {Luke 22:31-32}
And the Master said, “Simon, Simon! See, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat; But I have prayed for you, that your belief should not fail. And when you have converted, strengthen your brothers.”

Here, in this incident, Simon Peter was already saved or rescued from the world Yh 17:14, and has been one of the twelve emissaries of Yahushua Messiah, nevertheless; he was not converted (born-again) yet. More so, after the departure of the Messiah to heaven, the same Peter went back to his old career 'fishing' Yh 21:1-7, not realizing that his new career is 'fisher of people.' However, his conversion finally took place on the day of the visitation of the Qodesh Spirit, on the Feast of the Weeks Acts 2. Since then, he took his rightful place to become the caretaker of the New Covenant Congregation and fisher of people as Yahushua Messiah assigned to him Yh 21:15-17

Yahuchanan 3:1-8
"And there was a male of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Yahudim. This one came to Yahushua by night
and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from El, for no one is able to do these signs You do if El is  not with him.” Yahushua answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he is unable to see the kingdom of El.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How is a person able to be born when he is old? Is he able to enter into his mother’s womb a second time and be born?” Yahushua answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he is not able to enter into the kingdom of El. That which has been born of the flesh is flesh, and that which has been born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again. The Spirit breathes where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who has been born of the Spirit."

Definition of Born-again

It is a spiritual rebirth of a person (awakening of the spirit), opposite to the physical birth everyone experience Galatians 5:16-26.
Born-again is also a total conversion of a previously saved believer to a full-fledged minister and emissary; well indoctrinated in the teachings of the belief.

When a person is born-again (returning to the spirit-person El original intended for creating Adam: to become a spiritual son and a royal priest to El), heavens enjoy. The heavens do not rejoice when a person is newly born (birthday), because we are all conceive in sin. The arrival of a sinner into the sinful world is not something to celebrate. However, when a person returns to His Creator for restoration of spiritual relationship as the Maker originally intended, heaven celebrates his home coming Luke 15:6-32.
That is why the Messiah said in Yh 3:6, "That which has been born of the flesh is flesh, and that which has been born of the Spirit is spirit." No flesh can please El. HE is a Spirit, and those who serve Him must serve Him in truth and in spirit.

                                                                 The Spirit - versus - the Flesh
                                                                          Galatians 5:16-26
And I say: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not accomplish the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh. And these are opposed to each other, so that you do not do what you desire to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. And the works of the flesh are well known, which are these: adultery, whoring, uncleanness, indecency, idolatry, drug sorcery, hatred, quarrels, jealousies, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, murders, drunkenness, wild parties, and the like – of which I forewarn you, even as I also said before, that those who practice such as these shall not inherit the kingdom of El. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trust-worthiness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are of Messiah have impaled the flesh with its passions and the desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. 

The term "born-again" could be grammatically defined as transformation of something to the opposite, e.g. converting bad to good.

                                                                                           Conversion from  

                                          the child of disobedience ......into......   the child of obedience 
                                          citizen of this world        ......into......   the citizen of New Jerusalem
                                          unrighteous race            ......into......   the righteous race of Yahudim  
                                          the seed of Cain             ......into......   the seed of Ab'El
                                          sons of Satan                ......into......    the sons of YAHUWEH 

How can a person become Born-again?

The total conversion and renewal (born-again) of an individual is in the hand of the Qodesh Spirit of YAHUWEH.
Yahushua Messiah or {the Name of Yahushua} is responsible of saving an individual, but the Qodesh Spirit is in charge of conversion of the same individual. To whom He sees fit to be converted, He comes in and inhabits the person; assuming total control of that individual. However, this is what He requires from all He will come and dwell with for a renewal of spirit - a full surrender to the will of El. For that reason Yahushua the Messiah said, "The Spirit breathes where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who has been born of the Spirit."
However, for a person to be rebirth or born-again by the Qodesh Spirit, he must be saved by Yahushua's Name first, before the Qodesh Spirit looks to see fitness of conversion for that individual.

What shall a person do to be saved?

In order to be born-again you must be saved first: that is, you must be rescued from sin and from the system of this world. And here's the way to be saved.

The Almighty YAHUWEH will not force anyone to return to Him, as the father did not force his prodigal son to come back to him Luke 15:11-32. Whoever returns to YAHUWEH, returns at his own free will, because the cost of salvation is too great Matt 10:16-42. For if a person is not willing to lose everything in this present life, including his own life, to gain it back afterwards, in the life to come, he is not fitted for the kingdom of heaven. Salvation is not for the weak or for cowards, but it is for those who are willing to be impaled on the tree, or be thrown into fire like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, or Peter and Paul.
To be truly saved according to the ways of YAHUWEH, not as the kind of salvation the religious world offers or preaches, but according to Almighty's specific requirements, which has to be met, in order for an individual to become part of His heavenly Household; here are the requirements of redemption. If you wish to enter life eternal, count the cost: 

The 1st requirement: {recognition of your sin}
You must recognize and admit the errors of your ways, and your need for a Savior. For only when a person is sick that he requires a doctor, but if you said you have no sin, then, you do not have a need for a Savior. Yahushua the Messiah came to rescue sinners but not the religious folks- who have already created their own righteousness and a name for their salvation- outside the designated Name of Yahushua, YAHUWEH Himself ordained and given to us whereby we must be saved Acts 2:37-40. You must admit that you are a sinner, and must be willing to repent from all your wrong-doing. For he who claims that he has no sin causes his sins to remain within him, for all have sinned Roman 5:12.

The 2nd requirement: {acceptance of the Name of YAHUWEH and Yahushua the Messiah}
You must accept the Name{Person} of YAHUWEH as the Creator of heaven and earth, and the Name of Yahushua as the Messiah and Savior Yh 1:12/ Yh 17:3. Hence, by receiving the Name of YAHUWEH the Creator and Yahushua the anointed Messenger from YAHUWEH, you must reject the names of the deities of this world, and let their names not be heard from your lips Ex 23:13. YAHUWEH whose Name is set-apart, will not tolerate the worship of any other name besides His own Name Exodus 20:2-3/ MatthYahu 4:10

The 3rd requirement: {forsaking all}
. You must abandon all the traditions, customs, and the ways of this present world. Yahushua Messiah came to rescue the elects from the system of this world, given them the authority to overcome the world, for He overcame the world for them. However, you must learn the custom of New Jerusalem, which includes the 7th-day feast, New Moon festival, Passover,
the Feast of the Weeks, and how to become a royal priest unto YAHUWEH YeshaYahu 66:21-23
. You must abandon your biological father, and never again to call any one on earth father, because YAHUWEH has adopted you as son when you are born-again. Also, You must forsake your mother, brothers and sisters, friends and biological family members, for you will inherit a new family - among those who guard the commands of YAHUWEH and are called by His Name Luke 14:26-33/ MatthYahu 12:47-50. 
. You must give up houses or owning of houses, for it is an indication of treasure on earth. For where your treasure is, your heart will be as well. Royal priests are not allowed to own land treasures on this earth Matt 6:19-21, because we are sojourn and emissaries on earth Yh 17:18. YAHUWEH is our only portion and inheritance Numbers 18:20-24/ Acts 2:44-47/ Matt 19: 27-30.
. You must forsake your own life: your desires, your goals, your dreams, your own pleasures to embrace the Will of your Father in heaven; that is - take up your stake and continue the Father's business, which Yahushua the Messiah left in care of all believers Yh 17:1-26. And the Father's business is that we may live according to His Will, and shine His light as ambassadors and witnesses that HE is who HE is YeshaYahu 44:8/Matt 5:39-48, also to make known His Name and His influence to the world- as a witness to all. 
Whoever seeks to save his life in this present world will lose it in the life to come, and whoever loses his life now for the sake of the kingdom, will gain it back in the life to come MatthYahu 10:39.  
. You must relinquish titles of prestige. You must renounce your crown of earthly achievements. And you must reject or shun the admiration, approval and praise of people, only YAHUWEH your Father shall you seek to please and His approval. Your inheritance in the kingdom is that you will be hated by all people for the sake of the Name of YAHUWEH and Yahushua Matt 10:22/ YeshaYahu 66:5. The world hated Him first, before the people of His Household. So, you too will be persecuted, and shall be called Beelzebub as well. Therefore, if the world hates you, rejoice, for it is in your gain 1 Peter 2:21/ 1 Peter 4:14, if the world mocks you, rejoice, for it is crown, for they persecuted the righteous people before you.
If you seek the approval of people and are loved by the world, then the love of YAHUWEH is not in you at all. In this wise, you must aggressively reject the praise of people, for it sprouts selfish pride in oneself. Shun approval of people, for they are vanity. However, you shall seek only the approval of YAHUWEH and please Him alone; your reward will comes from Him Yh 5: 39-47

The 4th requirements: {water immersion}
You must be immersed in the water in the designated Name of Yahushua the Messiah, for the remission of your sins. Immersion is a sign of public denunciation of the system of this world; grafting into the Household of YAHUWEH, among those who are called by His Name. After water immersion, you shall be prayed over for the immersion of Spirit of Fire Acts 2:38

The 5th and final requirements:
As a new believer, you are required to undergo a diligent training to know and understand the ways of YAHUWEH, and what it takes to minister within His governance. Yahushua Messiah spent three complete years training His tamid (students), secularly called disciples, and testing their ability to continuing with His teachings and spreading His message cross the border when He is gone back to heaven Luke 10:1-17/ Yh 8:31.
You are required to know and obey all the commands of YAHUWEH Rev 22:14, and observe His qodesh festivals Ex 23:12-33.  
And when you're born-again, you're required to guard {meaning: watch over, keep, protect, preserve, defend, observe, secure} the set-apart Name of El from being profane, and His commands from being added nor removed from Deut 4:1-2


Strive to enter through the thorny and hard-pressed path, for that is the path to heaven. For broad is the way of the religious entertainment houses, which leads to eternal death, and many enters through it.

Yahushua Messiah asked, if He returns on His second coming, will He find anyone saved; anyone who continued in His Name and His commands. For He knew as soon as He departs to heaven Dani'El 9:26-27, Satan will plant a look-alike Faith or a counterfeit Faith (weed vs wheat Matt 13:24-30), which will overpower the belief He had established upon the foundation of His Name Dani'El 7:23-28/ Rev 13:5. And if He prolongs His return, no one on earth will be saved, including the elects Matt 24, because of excessive pressure of the system of this world and the false religious practices which wars and exalts itself  above the commands of YAHUWEH. However, it is a challenge for the righteous elects to overcome, as Noah overcame all the influences and pressure of the people of the old world. Even as Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and Dani'El, among his people, were the only few who overcame the pressure of the king, although their fellow country people all bow down to the golden image Dani'El 3. More so, Yahushua the Messiah, who also overcame the pressure of this world and death, despite coming from heaven- the abode of light, did not waver to embrace the pain of death- in order to become the source of salvation for those who obey Hebrews 5:8-10. Therefore, His suffering paved a trail and serves as an example for righteous-elects to follow His footsteps. So, pick up your stake, embrace your appointed suffering and overcome the influence and pressure of the society and religious deceits around you, if you would enter into everlasting life Rev 3:8-12/ 1 Yahuchanan 5:2-5

This I said, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than anyone to be saved in this present world; 2000 years after the first coming of the Messiah. It will be easier to swim around the Atlantic Ocean non-stop in one day than for a person to be saved in this present world. The road to salvation is unattainable; however, what is impossible for us, is possible for El; for those who call upon the Name of YAHUWEH shall be saved.  

COUNT THE COST                
Imprisoned for lack 
   of Knowledge