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But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12 NLT
Clandestine meetings aren’t only a part of the plot of a thriller movie, but they are a part of a bigger quest that goes on in the soul of a person on a spiritual journey. The Bible tells the story of a man named Nicodemus who sought out Jesus at night.
Nick launched the discussion with Jesus with a statement that implied there was a greater question. It appeared that God was working through Jesus, but who was he really? Was he the Messiah?
Jesus flipped the conversation and talked about how it was that Nick would discover spiritual truth in the first place. In other words, it wasn’t Jesus who was on trial here. Nick needed to question whether he correctly knew how to discern truth. The implied question in the words of Jesus was whether or not Nick really knew for what he was searching.
To understand his own purpose in the conversation Nick was going to need to come face to face with his spiritual side of life. Jesus said he needed to be ‘born again.’ Nick evidenced his shallow fleshly thinking when he wondered aloud how a man could enter the womb a second time.
Jesus’ answer was profound. He spoke of a duality of life where the physical nature of life coexists with a spiritual side. There is a powerful purpose that comes alive inside when you discover that your body and soul are meant to align your Creation’s plan.
This discovery is a powerful clue to sorting out your true identity and living out your destiny. The second birth reunites you with your Creator, your Father, and you join the eternal family of God. You were created to live in this family and it is through rebirth that you join the family! Are you in?
Week 4, Love People, Day 2, Devo 17