“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
Your dead shall live; Together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust; For your dew is like the dew of herbs, And the earth shall cast out the dead.
Isaiah 26 NKJV
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. John 15:1
Another great revelation giving to us by Jesus Christ, he is the vine and God is the “husbandman”. Meaning there is no way to connect to God without Jesus Christ, he is the only truth, life, and way. If a branch is not connected to the vine it dies, this is the same for us if we reject Jesus as our Lord we will also perish
God is described as husbandman, the original word husband actually means “Master of House”. Jesus is describing God as the master of all things, for its not our will be done but his
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. John 15:2
Jesus taught us you would know a good person by the fruit they bear, when we continue produce corrupted fruit eventually we will be cut off. Why? It’s the same principle with the vine, when you have dying branches you cut them off to keep the rest of the vine healthy.
The second principle is just as we would prune branches to grow healthier ones, God sometimes allows us to go through struggles and circumstances to make us stronger and healthier in our faith
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. John 15:3
Jesus is the living Word and through him we are cleansed by his righteous blood. Understand what Jesus is trying to reveal to us and you will have eternal life
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. John 15:4
Its not our will but God’s will. Sometimes we try to be a Christian but create our own agenda, this will not work. If your connected to the true Vine, Jesus Christ, then you must rely on God to be our provider. When we trust in God we will then produce the good fruit of Jesus Christ Amen
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
When we wake up in the morning this should be our anthem, today is the day God has made. Because honestly we don’t know what tomorrow holds, we don’t even know if there is going to be a tomorrow. Instead of always looking in the future we need to focus on the present!
Every day is a gift from God, we can’t take any day or any moment for granted. When we learn to appreciate and be thankful, God will want to bless you more, because we are grateful and humble in the presence of God
Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. Psalm 118:25
When we understand that God is our defender and our provider, we can live in peace. If your involved in a battle or struggle don’t try to fight it alone, call upon The Lord and you shall be saved! The word beseech means urgently, this psalm we are urgently calling upon God to save us and deliver us
Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. Psalm 118:26
When we approach God in the name of Jesus we are blessed, remember Jesus taught us whatever we ask in his name, God will give it to you. Because of Jesus we are truly blessed and a great reason to declare This is The day and we will rejoice in Jesus Name Amen
He will swallow up death forever, And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces; The rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; For the Lord has spoken.
Isaiah 25 NKJV
At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot. Isaiah 20:2
God commanded the prophet Isaiah to walk around naked and barefoot. Why did God do this? What can we learn from this? God was using Isaiah as a sign, a warning against Egypt of what is about to happen to them.
The purpose of me sharing this story is to think about the devotion and dedication Isaiah has to God. Many people, even today, like to call themselves prophets, but how many people are willing to sacrifice everything they have to serve The Lord? How many of us are willing to walk around “Naked and Barefoot” if God had called us to?
And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia; Isaiah 20:3
For three years Isaiah walked around naked and barefoot, do you think he caught anyone’s attention? I’m sure most called Isaiah a fool and mocked him, but think about the revelations God had shown Isaiah due to his obedience. Isaiah wrote many prophecies about our Lord Jesus Christ about 700 years before he was sent.
So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. Isaiah 20:4
Eventually the Egyptians were lead into captive, barefoot and naked, exactly the same way Isaiah walked around. Talk about a direct sign from God! Just as when Noah was building the Ark and everyone mocked him , the same was with Isaiah
So whats my point? My point is take notice to Isaiah’s dedication and obedience to God, even when he was asked to do the unthinkable. To the temporary thinker they probably believe Isaiah lived a foolish life but to the Eternal thinker, we know Isaiah was blessed in Jesus Name Amen
Then the moon will be disgraced And the sun ashamed; For the Lord of hosts will reign On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem And before His elders, gloriously.
Isaiah 24 NKJV
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Recently me and my wife had just undergone a huge victory, a victory that couldn’t be possible without some divine intervention. The odds were definitely stacked against us and by human logic it seemed naive or ignorant to even think we would stand a chance of victory. However, our God is a just God, and when you stand against corruption and evil, our God will stand on our side
Just like this scripture said, whatever is meant for our harm God will use for our good. People try to attack us with lies and slander, but the truth always comes out. And when people keep digging their holes with lies eventually they fall into them. But put your trust in God and he will make it work out for your good!
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. Romans 8:29-30
Just like God glorified his Son Jesus, he will also glorify you in due time if you remain faithful to his will and purpose. As Jesus said what does it profit to gain the whole world and lose your soul? Don’t buy into the lies and corruption of this world, because its all temporary and quickly failing
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
When you stay righteous in God , he will stand for you. And when the creator of the Heaven and The Earth does stand for you, who can stand against you? There is no greater power in the universe then our Heavenly Father, let him fight for you in Jesus Name Amen
The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; So he shall open, and no one shall shut; And he shall shut, and no one shall open.
Isaiah 22 NKJV