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Important message Jesus gave Nicodemus
The important message Jesus gave Nicodemus. You ministers need to read this very carefully if you are at all concerned about your own salvation.
Jesus was telling Nicodemus things that were very important but why did Jesus say what He did? The first thing we need to do is read the account and then we can go through the wording as we read and find what Jesus was really stating to Nicodemus. (My comments will be in parentheses.) (There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
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.” Jesus understood that this man was not only one who represented all the Sanhedrin and Pharisees but he was coming in order to ask for salvation for them all as we understand here.) "Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”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?” (Some people try and say that Jesus did not mean a literal birth but this scripture absolutely shows Nicodemus understood it to be a birth.) Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ( Notice here that the birth is both of water (Baptism) and to become spirit. In the next scripture Jesus goes on to note the difference in being flesh and being spirit.)
Then Jesus states; 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.” Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?" (In other words the Pharisees and Sadducees were rejecting Jesus and working against Him and then we read.)
(Here it is proven out as Jesus tells Nicodemus "Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. I am sure you think it is important to understand that Jesus was telling Nicodemus that he has not been close to God even though he was a spiritual teacher in Israel. This is true today.)If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. (And this scripture denotes the Hellenistic LIE of going to heaven after death. ) Then Jesus states: "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up. (This statement is also proof that the cross symbol that is perpetuated in the Christian religion cannot be anything but a pagan god because the serpent that was raised in the wilderness during the time of Moses was raised up on a pole. It also shows that just like looking upon the serpent in the wilderness and being heald we can look up on Jesus and receive eternal life because of the eternal blood sacrifice of the Lamb of the Holy Father because the lamb has taking on all of the sins of the world and as the Most Holy High Priest will in the future Place those sins on the scapegoat (The serpent) and then cast him into outer Darkness.)
Then the most important point stated here..... "that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." (At this point Jesus is telling Nicodemus what he came to find out and that is the Pharisees and Sadducees needed to stop going against Jesus and believe the message the Holy Father sent Him to bring. Jesus was telling them to take their crowns of Authority off their heads and place them at His feet. They simply could not give up their crowns of authority and later reached the point where they had to murder the messenger for fear of Jesus ruling the world at that time.)
(Yes because they crucified Jesus knowing who He was and also a trial full of lies and a night of being beaten beyond recognition they; The Pharisees and the Sadducees, rejected this admonition Jesus gave to Nicodemus. Yes the reason they rejected this way to salvation into the kingdom of God is because if they allowed Jesus to be the high Priest they would have to give up their seat of authority and power over the people along with the tithes the people were paying them from their livestock and produce; and it continues to this day in these hierarchical churches of men. They are just like the great Sanhedrin who do not want to give their crown of authority over to Jesus the holy Messiah. The question is do YOU want to continue following them or do you want to start moving closer to Jesus? following Jesus has Absolutely Nothing to do with Rank but Everything to do with Moving Closer to Jesus and the Holy Father and begin worshiping Him in Spirit and in Truth for He is the Spirit of Truth.
Timothy M. Youngblood
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