We sometimes forget who things are being said to. Jesus said “you must be born again” to a Pharisee.
A man who is considered a righteous man. A man whom had followed the Law of Moses from young. A man who had every right to “enter God’s good books”.
Jesus told him “You, Nicodemus, must be born again”. Born again? He said “I am an old man, how can I go back into my mother’s womb?”
Jesus told him, “Feel the wind, you cannot understand it, but you feel it”.
You have no control over the wind but you feel it when it comes.
The lesson is simple. There is nothing you can do to be “born again.” It has nothing to do with human effort. It has nothing to do with his obedience to the Law of Moses.
No matter how you obey, you cannot return to your mother’s womb. You can control who becomes your son. You cannot control who are your parents.
There is nothing you can do to be born from above.
You cannot control the wind. It decides when or who will be born again. It controls you. It embraces you. It moves itself around you. It loves to be with you. It loves you.
I am sorry.
Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit. I should say “He loves you”. I should have said “He decides when or who will be born again. He is in control. He embraces you. He moves himself around you. He loves to be with you. He loves you.”
Nicodemus was also the person Jesus said these words to.
16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Inspired by a song written by Michael Mike Card, “How can these things be”.
“He clings to his own righteousness
Of being good to be blessed
But Jesus speaks of a healing wind
The fact of being born again”.
From the album “John: A misunderstood Messiah”.