Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” John 3:3
Nicodemus, who was a Pharisee, came to Jesus in private and told Him that He has to be a teacher from God. Jesus did not acknowledge the truth in that statement, but did say that a person must be born again in order to see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus was confused at that statement and Jesus tells Him what it means.
A lot of people all over the world want to see the kingdom of God. Different people have different views on what God’s kingdom may look like, but the desire is there all the same. The majority of people believe that if they work hard enough, they may get to see God’s kingdom.
Jesus made it very easy to see the kingdom of God, yet very impossible for a man to do on his own. All a person must do is be born again. Just as with Nicodemus, many might think that means a physical rebirth, however, it does not. This is a spiritual rebirth.
Think of a little new-born baby. When a new baby is born into this world, he is born with no bad past history and no personal sin. He is clean before God. The baby has no preconceived ideas or thoughts. His total trust is in the parents and there is no fear, only love and trust.
Later on people bring in sin, fear, hate, and other wrongs. They are no longer pure and clean before God.
When a person comes to Christ Jesus and repents of his sin, Jesus is willing to remove that sin. The person becomes as though physically reborn again. He is now clean with no sin or darkness in his life. The spirit is now just like when he was born as a baby and is pure before God.
You have to make that choice for yourself. If you are like many people, you want to see the kingdom of God someday. In order to do that, you also must be born again.
Allow God to change your heart, mind and spirit. Allow Jesus to cleanse you from all sin and make you pure before God. Become like a little new-born baby before God.
Are you ready to see the kingdom of God?
Are you born again?
I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will allow Jesus to cleanse you from all sin; that you will be able to stand pure before God; and that you will be reborn again in your mind, heart, thoughts, actions and spirit.