John 1:12-13 – But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
When Jesus came into the world, the world He created, He was not received or believed in by many of the people to whom He actually was promised. The same is true today. Jesus Christ, true man and true God, came to earth, lived perfectly, died and rose again, so that I would be able to have eternal life with Him in Heaven. Many people hear that as rubbish. They have heard, yet they don’t believe. They haven’t received Him.
a : to act as a receptacle or container for <the cistern receives water from the roof>
a : to support the weight or pressure of : bear
act as a receptacle for God’s Spirit. As you grow to know God more, you will change and
assimilate or become more like Him through your mind and senses. Because you receive Jesus’ Spirit, you are
permitted to enter heaven, you gain admittance. The Lord will be there to greet you, He will meet you where you are. You may
react to in a specified manner, full of power as part of God’s family. When you receive God into your life you accept His Word as authoritative, true, or accurate. You believe in Him.You may have bear some hardships because of your faith. As God makes an impression on your life, you will have a whole new experience. He suffered and died for you so that you may receive all He has for you.