4.6. Born Again!!! – New Testament Predictions of the Kingdom – Part 4 of 9


Verse for Today:

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

3 In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”

4 “How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!”

5 Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.'” – Jn 3:1-7

A new baby is always exiting, scary and all mixed feelings by the parents. If it is your first born, mom and dad are exited but know that their lives are about to change dramatically. We could not have kids, tried for about 10 years. We went through KI, in-vitro and multiple tries to adopt a baby. Finally we found an agency in Wellington to help us. When you have your first meeting they say you are now pregnant, because you Will get your baby between 9 and 12 months. It was so exiting and scary at the same time. Will we be disappointed again? After a few months you have to write a sociological evaluation when they ask you in 10 different way if you want to commit suicide. At the end of that session when we were about to leave I told our social worker that now I am ready to commit suicide after that test. 🙂

They call you a week in advance and send you a picture of the baby; to find out if you are happy with your child. Then a week after that you go and pick up your child. For us obviously she was born that day. She was four months old at that time because a cangaroo mother has been looking after her for us.  The reason being you have to give the father 90 day to decide if he wants he’s child.

What joys and ovation. Amorie which is a Afrikaans version of Amore, which means love in French came into our lives. She has been born of water into the physical world for us.

So here we have someone being reborn, that is a second time into the spiritual world and that also happens through water and a added bonus the Holy Spirit. That is the way you then enter the kingdom.

So clue no.16 – Kingdom entered by new birth — by water and the Spirit.

Prayer for today:

Lord I want to be part of your kingdom. So, I must be reborn through the water and the Spirit whatever that might mean at this stage. Help me to find out what that means. Help me to live for your eternal kingdom and not get side tracked by the worldliness.

Amen.

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