Friday, August 19, 2011

God cannot be intellectualized...He can only be experienced.

Jesus speaking to a man named Nicodemus—"Most assuredly, I say to you, [unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."] (John 3:3 NKJV)

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?" (John 3:4 NKJV)

**Nicodemus: Translation from this standpoint (anyone who intellectualizes God secretly, yet doesn't embrace Him publicly).**

I say to you this! You say within your heart's, 'I have strived on my own to gain all that I have,' yet you yourself! Could never in all your intellect and strength, create your own self.—If there is anything to ponder; ponder this: Where am I going, when I am gone from this life? For no one in and of themselves, are born merely to die.—If you believe this, you are sadly mistaken.

In all your strength to accomplish a life truly of selfishness, show your might in asking God for forgiveness, and show, you can and will overcome what the world says you are. For no one is born into selfishness, but it's the world; indeed sin itself, that has caused you to be as you have become. For in God—Life begets life, but in this world, sin has begotten death.

As the Lord Jesus has spoken, "He who believes in Him [being Jesus] is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God [Whom is Jesus]. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." (John 3:18-21 NKJV)

Look to Whom you were created to be, and not what the world caused you to become. Know this! you weren't alone as you were being created in your mother's womb, and you certainly do not need to be alone when you leave your time on this earth.

As the Lord Jesus has spoken, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water (baptism) and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. [Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'] The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. [So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."] (John 3:5-8 NKJV)

***'So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.'—Man does not know when such is taking place, but indeed will experience it. Glory to God!

I'm praying for you, and for God's Salvation to be announced in and through you, As it is written, "that whoever believes in Him [Jesus] should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son [Whom is Jesus], that whoever believes in Him [Jesus] should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:15,16 NKJV)—Amen. You are loved.

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