In John 3:3, Jesus plainly tells Nicodemus, "I
tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born
again." Again in John 3:5-7 Jesus says, "I tell you the truth, no one
can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.
Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should
not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.'
Now the Pharisee Nicodemus could not understand this at
first as he responded to Jesus, John 3:4 "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!
And so it is. There are things revealed to us by Jesus that
we never knew before. We are born once in the flesh with an eternal (carnal) spirit from our
physical earthly birth. This spirit lives forever. If this spirit is born
again from above into the Holy Spirit of Almighty God, it lives together
with God (for all its eternal life). All of us know about our physical
bodies as the flesh part is plainly
seen. As a newborn infant comes to be in the flesh on this earth, so too a
newborn infant can be born of the Holy Spirit from above within each and every
one of us. This second birth is from above and occurs in the Spirit. It is
not seen by earthly eyes. Yet it is real non-the-less.
Those who are born once die twice. Our first birth in flesh
and carnal spirit terminates in the death of the flesh, and the carnal
spirit is considered dead already even from birth because it is without the
life of the Holy Spirit. Our eternal carnal spirits remain dead for all
eternity if not born again from above in the Holy Spirit of God Almighty.
You see, life is God living in us. Without Him, there is no life. The
miserable, painful eternal existence of all carnal spirits cast into the
eternal lake of fire (hell) will never have experienced life. Their
existence will forever be void of the one and only True Living God, God of
Those who are born twice
die once. Born the first time in flesh/carnal spirit, then born again from
above in the Spirit of God bringing life for the first time to an existing
carnal spirit. These die only the first death of the flesh. And even then
only to be reunited with a perfect body in heaven.
Non-believers will die in the flesh (their first death) and
at the Great White Throne (Last) Judgment their earthly carnal existing spirit will be cast
into the Lake of Fire (second death) where there will be wailing and
gnashing of teeth for all eternity. This is real.
Many would have you think that the carnal spirit is consumed by the fires
of hell and do not feel the pain for long. This is however not true. The
very same word in the bible that describes God as an eternal being having no
end is the very same word used to describe the eternity of their suffering,
pain, wailing and gnashing of teeth in hell never finding a moments peace.
They read the words in the bible that those in hell are "utterly consumed"
thinking that like wood in a fire, they are "used up" and no longer exist.
They fail to see the "whole" picture. The scriptures also refer to the fires
of hell saying that "the fire is never quenched." Eternal means,,, eternal.
If the carnal spirits existence in hell is not eternal, then so too God must
not be eternal. But we know that God IS eternal, just as eternal as the fate
of those carnal spirits cast into the eternal lake of fire.
Believers who die in the flesh will die no more as their
Spirit is the Spirit of God and will live forever with Him in heaven. The
Spirit of God lives forever and those whom have received it are born again
into eternity at the appointed time to be rejoined with a body only this
time one that is uncorruptible and unperishable.
The moment we accept Jesus into our hearts and believe in
Him and what He did for us, His Holy Spirit comes to live within our body.
From that moment on our lives are changed. If we were sincere about our
belief, we are instantly born again in the Holy Spirit from above.
Not Want Anyone To Perish -2Peter
Our Lord wishes that no one will perish.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his
promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting
anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
In Ezek. 18:23 God asks: "Have I any pleasure at all that
the wicked should die... ?" He makes provision for all so that no one has to perish except by their
own choice or lack thereof. Jesus died for the whole world. IF everyone
believed, everyone would go to heaven. Unfortunately, even though Jesus died
for ALL, not all will accept His free gift of eternal life. Jesus wishes
that no one shall perish. But many will as they arrive at the end of their
earthly life without ever having accepted the Truth about Jesus Christ. Once
dead in the flesh, it is too late to choose for then no faith will be needed
as all will become seen.
I am saddened by the doubting Thomas' of the
world who require undisputable proof by demanding to "see" God, THEN they
would believe. If they would only open their eyes and minds, they would
"see" undisputable proof everywhere in creation. How obvious our Lord is to
me. The more learned I become, the more obvious He appears.
the whole world. He created man for His good pleasure. We are His creation
and it is His way for His creation to play out. God expects us to come to
Him via faith and no other way. Faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things unseen. This is His way. It is not ours to choose or
demand. The ressurected Jesus said to his apostle Thomas, "You have seen and
believe, blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe."
those still living, the "window" of opportunity to be saved by faith will
end. The dispensation of grace will have yielded to the resuming
prophetic program so that it once again will reign. NOW is the time to
choose Jesus Christ as your Lord and Master. What a Wonderful Master to
It is not complicated. Believers to heaven, non-believers to hell.
There is no mercy for the evil one and his followers. One can either
follow Jesus or not. All who are not with Him are against Him. Even those
who are neutral are against Him. The bible tells us so.
Guarantee your inheritance in heaven
Make your choice before the time has passed. It is soon to pass. Assure
yourself that it is not sooner than you think. Guarantee your inheritance in
heaven by believing that Jesus is who He claims to be, the everlasting Son
of God who died our death for our sins and has resurrected from the dead to
eternal life yearning for ALL of us to be with Him into eternity. □
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