Journey to Jerusalem Day 17
Friday, March 13 John 3:1-8
1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Physical birth. It’s one thing I can say for certain that we all have experienced. Everyone. No exceptions. We all have that in common, each one of us was born at a particular time. We also tend to think of our life measured by the days that we live, the places that we have lived or have been, the people we know, the things we have done. We live in a finite, four-dimensional world, constrained by space and time.
Jesus offers us something much more. He invites us into a new birth, a spiritual birth, one which is not constrained by space and time but is eternal, infinite. It is in this spiritual birth that God’s Kingdom is revealed to us, his Word is illuminated to us, the Holy Spirit moves through us.
Faith is alive. We may not know or fully understand how the Holy Spirit works in our lives; we cannot control him – but we can move with him or stifle him.
Jesus invites us into fellowship with him in his Kingdom by the power of the Holy Spirit. In this realm our spirit joins with his Spirit and transcends time and space in ways we cannot comprehend. We are impacting the Kingdom of God in ways that through our own endeavors would not be possible, but only through the Spirit.
Thus, our whole being is opened to the supernatural dimension of life, fitting us for our inheritance, life everlasting with Christ Jesus our Lord. This is the life Jesus promises to us – so much more than the here and now.
Let your heart come alive to the spiritual rebirth that Jesus has given to you and see His glorious Kingdom.
Lord Jesus, come cleanse my heart and give me new life in Your glorious Name. Amen.