Friday September 13, 2013

This story is kind’a like an old hat. It fits well, it’s comfortable, yeah, yeah, we’ve heard this all before, let’s get on with the point. For SDAs especially is this true. They think themselves to be “rich in spiritual discernment, when they are blind, poor, and wretched,” No. 23, page 12.

Every one must be born again.

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. John 3:1-7

What is spirit?

The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63

And again.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:1-5

I understand, this is scary stuff for most SDAs. Mostly because we were taught to be afraid of the Spirit, in all forms. I know, I was one for fifty years, fourth generation, on the church board, all that. I understand what’s happening in your mind right now. Yet, you—must be born again.

You want to be born again? You must be born of the Spirit; meaning that you must be born of the words that Christ speaks; which words are spirit and life for all men. These words are Christ, in Spirit. These words are the flesh of Christ. We eat his flesh and drink his blood that we, through his words that we have eaten, might have light from Christ for our life.

I’m using other words to force other nerve paths in our brains. This forces us to see Christ’s words differently than before. This is the meat of God’s word, the Bible. It is not the surface meaning of Christ’s words. Nicodemus asked a surface question about a man going back into the womb in order to be born again. This is about listening to God’s definitions of his own words to understand what he meant when he said Spirit, Word, Life.

Being born again is choosing to believe God’s definitions of his words, or, having faith in them to the point you are acting upon those definitions as fact. This causes you to study more and more of his words, learning more and more of this language of Heaven, the songs of the angels, the songs of deliverance from Satan’s power, the meat of God’s words.

The milk is still there. Every word of the milk and meat is pure.

My doctrine is pure, Job 11:4

My prayer is pure. Job 16:17

The commandment of the LORD is pure, Psalms 19:8

Every word of God is pure: Proverbs 30:5

And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 1 John 3:3

If the milk were not pure we could not grow into the meat. But of course, that is a big part of the problem with the SDA church, their milk is spoiled, rotten, “full of vomit and filthiness.” They can not grow from that milk. They must get the pure milk of the KJV Bible and then they can grow naturally into the meat.

In the milk of the word God makes plain, on the surface, his definitions. If this were not so it would be next to impossible for any to be saved. Milk is good and proper food for babies. But if the baby does not gain weight, does not grow, something is wrong! Alarms should be ringing!!

When a baby is born it is weighed. Then it is weighed again… often. If there is a miss in growth, or weight on the chart, immediately a bell rings! Now we weigh that baby every day! We want to know what is happening.

Most will not grow into the meat. Their milk sours and they, like the pig, returns to their slop.

For the true people of God, they are on that strait and narrow path, all the way to the City. Learning, growing, eating the flesh and drinking the blood of Christ, God’s words spiritually discerned.

God Bless your study

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