“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked. John 3:9
Many times when we read the Bible or hear what God has done, we say “How can this be?” Well don’t feel bad, Nicodemus, was a high priest of Israel who had great knowledge of the scriptures, yet he struggled to understand what Jesus was teaching him. Give him credit as he was actually willing to listen to Jesus, as he met Jesus at night so the other Pharisees wouldn’t see him
What Jesus was revealing to Nicodemus was nobody can enter Heaven unless you are born again. Nicodemus to this as being physically born again, but as Jesu revealed we must be spiritually born again through the Holy Spirit
“You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? John 3:10
Jesus became concerned because the Pharisees are the high priests of Israel, and if they don’t even understand the concept of becoming “Born again” how are they going to save anyone? Even today when we look at our modern day priests of big churches, are they delivering the correct message of God? Are they preparing the church for judgment day?
Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. John 3:11
I think this scripture is interesting because it’s a confirmation of the Trinity, the oneness between the Father, Son , and Holy Spirit. Jesus said “we” speak of what “we” know. This statement confirms Jesus is speaking of God and not himself.
I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? John 3:12
Many question why didn’t Jesus reveal more about Heaven or Hell? Well this statement makes it pretty clear, we couldn’t understand it even if he did. Jesus spoke in parables to try and get people to understand God, but still people have a hard time grasping his truth.
So next time you see what God has done and say “How can this be”? Remember its because our God is an awesome God and nothing is impossible in Jesus Name Amen