Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Bible Reading: JOHN 3: 1-10

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. JOHN 3:7

Necodimus, a man of the Pharisees and a ruler of the Jews: came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that You did, except God be with him. v-1,2
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. v-3

Necodimus was bothered what Jesus said to him. That’s why he asked “how can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? v- 4. He did not understand how to be born again” and even he was an educated man in Israel. So, it is no strange thing if somebody here do not understand also with regards to spiritual matters. Necodimus was just look like the Ethiopian eunuch, a man of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

While reading the portion of the Book of Isaiah the Prophet, he was asked by Philip if he understood what he has reading, he answered “And he said, How can I, except some men should guide me? (Acts 8:27-31).
Dear reader,you might be as one of them who don’t understand this yet and hopefully this time God will illumine your mind and give you understanding with regards to spiritual matters.

When Jesus said to Necodimus Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God, He was telling about the second birth of that same person. He’s not telling about physical birth but spiritual. He added on the 5th verse and He continued saying, 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. and gave a sort of explanation on the 6th verse,”That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”

Some of the so called Christians claimed that the water mentioned of Jesus here means water baptism, but according to Jesus statements He did not mentioned baptism on this verse but rather the flesh. The water He mentioned first was changed to flesh when He said that which is born of the flesh is flesh. As human beings we need to agree that we were born of water and our body has contained so much amount of water.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
In medicine, body water is all of the water content of the human body. A significant fraction of the human body is water. Lean muscle tissue contains about 75% water by weight. Blood contains 95% water, body fat contains 14% water and bone has 22% water. Skin also contains much water. The human body is about 60% water in adult males and 55% in adult females. That’s why the water here is our flesh, our body and if you’ll insist that it means water baptism, I’m going to ask you which of the two comes first before you become a Christian ,( be baptized first then after baptism believe on the name of Jesus then you will be saved? ) So now we must agree that this water mentioned is our physical body.

When Jesus said Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. He means it is a must to be born for the second birth which is a spiritual birth and this will happen when we truly receive Jesus Christ as it is mentioned in the book of John chapter 1 verse 12 and 13.” But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. “ So the second birth or the spiritual birth will occur after receiving Jesus Christ. You’ll become the son or daughter of God.

This is what Jesus said you must be born again because you cannot enter into God’s Kingdom without your second birth which is a spiritual birth. “ In other words if you were born once you’ll die twice, but if you were born twice you’ll die only once.”

After truly receiving and believing in Him the Spirit of God,” In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,”(Ephesians 1:13) You have now the everlasting life through Jesus Christ you had accepted and you will be spending your eternity to heaven after you’ll die here on earth. The book of 1st John chapter 5 verse 13 says, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” And in the book of Romans chapter 8 verse 16 says” The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.”

My friend you must be born again, it is a must because our first birth which is our physical body cannot go to heaven for we were just came from the dust. As the Bible says, “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.(Genesis 3: 19 ) And in the book of 1st Corinthians chapter 15 verse 50 says, “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

So my friend without the second birth happens in your life you will spend your eternity to Hell and that’s eternal also but not eternal life but eternal death. “ For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. ( Romans 6:23 )

My friend I want you to know that I had accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Lord and my Savior on October 24,1982. How I wish before you leave this page you had already assured that you’re 100% sure you would go to heaven after this life on earth through the freely given gift of God ( Ephesians 2:8-9) in Jesus’ most precious name. Amen

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