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Prayer: Lord Christ, we hand our hearts and minds to You. We ask that you humble us and soften our hearts in order that we may grow closer to the garden that is Your word, Your truth, Your life, Your love, an abundance of all these things that will strengthen our spiritual shield of faith.
Post: In John chapter three we learn a lot. Jesus had been working mentally and spiritually very hard in order to grab the attention of the pharisees.
- “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God, and taking the consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.” Then Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”>
He had that attention and one of them, Nicodemus, was softened and ready for the master to teach him (or maybe he was sent as a spy). When Nicodemus came to Jesus it was by night, in secret so he probably was coming on his own accord in order to gain spiritual wisdom. The message that so perfectly sums up the gospel was given to Nicodemus. An immense amount of knowledge was passed from Jesus to Nicodemus that night.
What an incredible honor for Nicodemus to have received such knowledge from the Son of God. The love of Christ continues to abound in Nicodemus’s life as before Jesus leaves for Galilee John goes into Judea teaching all the people the same message.
Note the tense of that particular script: “has” is present tense. We are not running around heaping up merit for ourselves in order that we have this everlasting life after death only, but that we may have it presently. Because Jesus came to give us life, and to give us life more abundantly.( Post on The Abundance of Life ) Because as we believe, our old man who is living a dowie form of life dies and, we are risen with Christ.
We shed the partial truths the world teaches us about life. These are the laws of death that unbeliever’s live within. Believers can live true life above the laws of sin and death. We live in The Son, The Prince of Peace, The Son of God, The Bridge that brings us from living death to, true life away from God’s wrath.
This post is dedicated to John Hilbers who is sick. Let us pray all together that it be in The Father’s will that he be humbled and healed.