“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” John 3:3
Okay now, pretend for a moment that you have the chance to speak directly to God. This is exactly where this man named Nicodemus was standing. He was not aware of it yet, because it’s clear he viewed Jesus as a teacher; but in reality he was in the very presence of God in the flesh. And Nicodemus said to Jesus; “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
What would you ask God if you had this same opportunity? What is the most important thing that you need to know for all of life? God has the answer for you right here, right now.
Now your answer to my question is far less important than the response that Jesus gives directly to you through Nicodemus.
“I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God …
unless he is born again.”
An imperative statement demands immediate attention or action; an unavoidable obligation or requirement; an all important necessity, it’s a matter of life and death. And Jesus was speaking emphatically and with utmost concern when He began by saying “truly, truly.” Jesus was imperative, not speaking merely as a good teacher, but rather with absolute authority as the author and creator of truth in all things.
Now what does being “born again” mean? Jesus makes the complex simple here, so that you and I can easily understand. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again. The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
What is the most important decision you can ever make?
You need to be “born again” of the Holy Spirit.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.” John 3:16-17
Are you still not sure HOW being “Born Again” Is for YOU? Believe In Him and have eternal life. Pray for His forgiveness and victory over your pride and sinfulness and believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior. It is that simple. And do not allow man-made religions and the teachings of men to come between you and your Creator.
Pray !!! – Now — “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7
“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God … These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:1,13
And His Spirit will come to you and abide within you.
“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17
And this is the most important thing …
you need to know for all of your life.
Absolute Eternal Truth
Grace and Peace to you my friends,
Bob West – Geezerdust.com©2020