A CONVERSATION BETWEEN JESUS AND NICODEMUS
Jesus, I know you must be from God with all the miracles youve been performing.
Truthfully speaking, no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless he is born from heaven above - born again strictly by Gods doing.
Thats the issue here.
Born again????? Can I expect to come out of my mothers womb a second time????
Its clearly explained in the Scriptures. I thought you were a teacher for all Israel? Was I not clear about being born from heaven above by God???
It says in Ezekiel, God will sprinkle clean water on you and you will be clean. That is to say, He will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you and He will put His Spirit in you.
How can this be???
Like the wind, the work of the Spirit is a mystery, Nicodemus; but truly I say as Ezekiel said, you must be born of water = of the Spirit in the spiritual realm. It is not a physical birth.
Remember the time when Moses made a pole with a bronze snake on it and placed it for all to see so that all who believed and looked at it would not die of the deadly snake bites that were occurring?
So in the same way, the Son of Man, the One prophesied in Daniel and Isaiah to be Messiah/Savior will be lifted up in sacrifice for sins that all who simply believe in Him will have eternal life - be born again into the Kingdom of God by the work of the Spirit from heaven above.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that the one who believes in Him shall never perish in Hell but rather at that very moment he believes be given the free gift of eternal life and most assuredly as a result will enter the Kingdom of God.
Jesus, so what are the works one must do to gain eternal life in the Kingdom of God?
To gain eternal life is impossible for man, but all things are possible with God.
The work one must do to have eternal life is not to work for it at all!!!!!!!
But to simply believe in the One Whom God has sent to save the world is all you must do, nothing more:
A moment of faith alone in Christ alone unto eternal life forever!!!