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Shared by Apostle James R Winfree Sr,
Brother Nicodemus was a Jewish Religious Leader. He belonged to a group called the Pharisees. These men were experts in GOD'S Law. They felt very strongly that the Jewish people should follow the law, and not become like the non-Jewish people around them. This would seem to be good, but they had become proud in their hearts. They were proud that they were GOD'S chosen people, they were proud that they knew so much about GOD'S Law. They became so proud of their rule-following that they added lots of rules to God’s word. The Pharisees mistakenly Believed that GOD was pleased with them because of all their rules (Matthew 5:20). They judged people by how well they followed all the rules, and they did not have love or mercy in their hearts ( Matthew 23:4, 23 ).
Because the Pharisees were experts in GOD'S Word, they knew that GOD had promised to send the Messiah. But sadly, they did not Believe that Jesus was the Messiah. They expected the Messiah to come in a royal robe, not in swaddling clothes. They thought the Messiah would come and tell them that GOD already accepted them. And, they enjoyed the power they had as leaders. They did not want to bow down to a carpenter’s son. Let’s see what the Bible says about the Pharisee named Nicodemus. Open your Bibles to John 3:1, and read along. If you have a “red letter edition,” then the words that Jesus spoke will be in red ink.
There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus. He was one of the Jewish rulers. He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. We know that God is with You. If He weren't, You couldn't do the miraculous signs You are doing." - John 3:1-2
Ask: When did Nicodemus come to see Jesus? At night. Who can guess why he came at night? Perhaps so that no one would see him. Say: Nicodemus was well-known, and he belonged to the group of men who spoke out against Jesus. Nicodemus did not want the other Pharisees to find out that he went to see Jesus. This may seem cowardly, but Nicodemus was risking his reputation by going to see Jesus, an untrained teacher from Galilee. It took a great deal of courage for Nicodemus to go at all! ( A so many Believers here online thank me for the anointing and Christ powerful gifts He has so very blessed and given me in my ministries )
Nicodemus knew there was something special about Jesus, and he wanted to find out more. Nicodemus probably thought a long time about what to say to Jesus. He started by calling Jesus “Rabbi,” which is the Jewish word for Teacher. Then he admitted that Jesus must have come from GOD.
The Bible tells us that Jesus can read the hearts of men ( Matthew 9:4, 12:25 ). Jesus knew why Nicodemus had come, and He spoke to his deepest need.
Jesus replied, "What I'm about to tell you is true. No one can see GOD'S Kingdom without being born again." - John 3:3
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Nicodemus’ deepest need was to enter the Kingdom of GOD. Jesus told him he must be “Born Again.” The original words used for “born again” can be stated “born from above” (Strong’s concordance). Nicodemus did not understand what Jesus meant by this.
"How can I be born when I am old?" Nicodemus asked. "I can't go back inside my mother! I can't be born a second time!"
Jesus answered, "What I'm about to tell you is true. No one can enter GOD'S Kingdom without being born through water and the Holy Spirit. People give birth to people. But the Spirit gives birth to Spirit. You should not be surprised when I say, 'You must all be born again.' - John 3:4-7
Jesus made it clear that He was talking not about a physical birth, like a baby being born. He was talking about a Spiritual rebirth. This is getting a new life from GOD.
One of GOD'S Prophets, Ezekiel, had once talked about water and spirit. Nicodemus would have known this. Through Ezekiel, GOD spoke to His people when they had sinned against Him. GOD said that one day He would wash away the filth of their sins with water. Then GOD said He would put His Spirit inside of them to guide their hearts to do what is right. Water was a symbol for the forgiveness of sin (John 13:8-11), and the Spirit would give them a new abundant life (John 6:63, Romans 8:11). Jesus also made it clear that this new birth could not come from Nicodemus’ efforts, but it could only come from GOD (John 3:6). In your Bible!
Note to Teacher: “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations. - Ezekiel 36:25-27 In your Bible.
Say: His entire life, Nicodemus had been trained to Believe that he could earn GOD'S approval by following a list of rules. It was very difficult for him to understand that this new life was given by God. Again he asked Jesus, “How can this be?” (John 3:9) In your Bible!
"You are Israel's teacher," said Jesus. "Don't you understand these things? - John 3:10
Additional teaching for older students: Jesus assured Nicodemus that He had full authority to speak about the kingdom of GOD because He had come from heaven (John 3:11-13). He called Himself the “Son of Man,” which was a name for the Messiah that the Jews had been waiting for (John 3:13, Daniel 7:13). In your Bible!
In John 3:14, Jesus reminded Nicodemus of the time when the Jewish people were attacked by poisonous snakes in the desert as a punishment for their complaining against GOD (Numbers 21:4-9). In His mercy, GOD provided a way for His people to be saved from the deadly snake bites. GOD told Moses to make a bronze statue of a snake and hold it up high. Everyone who looked at the snake would NOT die. All they had to do was trust God enough to look, and they would be saved. There was no other way to be saved. Jesus told Nicodemus that in the same way, He would soon be lifted up. Believing in Him would be the only way for people to be saved from the punishment of their sin.
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For GOD so loved the world so much that He gave His One and only Son. Anyone who Believes in Him will not die but will have eternal life. GOD did not send His Son into the world to judge the world. He sent his Son to save the world through Him. Anyone who believes in Him is not judged. But anyone who does not Believe is judged already. He has not believed in the name of GOD'S One and only Son. - John 3:16-18
Everyone is guilty of sinning against GOD. The Bible says that the punishment for our sin is to be separated from GOD and punished forever. This applies to EVERYONE ( Romans 5:12 ). But Jesus had great news for Nicodemus, and for all people. Jesus told Nicodemus that EVERYONE who Believes in Him will be SAVED from the punishment they deserve, and they will no longer be separated from GOD. This is the very reason today I am His Jesus Believe and many I teach here in our Online Love Fellowship Nations Media Church Ministries with Apostle James R Winfree Sr. Amen.
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Apostle James R Winfree Sr, Online Love Fellowship Nations Media Church Ministries.
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