Posts Tagged ‘Message’

 Recently we celebrated the Passover with the kids at Spofford. We made it a Time to remember Jesus and what he’s done for us. It was great seeing the kids automatically start sharing how Jesus was helping them with different emotions and behaviors. It was a lot of fun sitting with them and passing around matzo bread and grape juice. None of them have ever had matzo bread before so when they ate it they all thought it was pretty gross. Everyone thought it tasted like burnt toast. It was a lot of fun seeing their reactions as well as being able to talk about what Jesus did with his disciples and how the Passover was pointing to what Jesus was going to do for us.

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This is a little revelation the Lord laid on my heart. Rebirth.

John 3, There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

In the days of Noah the earth was flooded and completely covered in water. It was 10 months that the earth was covered in water which was a form of baptism. The earth was being made new. When a child is formed in the womb the baby spends 10 months in the water of the womb and is birthed through water. This child also takes on the Image of its parents. We have been called to be born again. Through the first man Adam we have been born in the flesh from the dust. Now Through the second man Christ Jesus who is the Lord from heaven we are to be born of the Spirit. Being baptized is like our first act of faith going into the water to be born again of the spirit of God. It’s as though we are entering into the womb of the spirit and being born from the water of the womb of the Spirit. By this act we are taking on the image of Christ.

Some may question the need to be baptized and I see that unless we are reborn we can’t be with God. It is necessary to let flesh die and spirit be born. 1 Corinthian 15:46-49. Flesh is first then spirit so if we are born of flesh we must then be rebirth of Spirit then having both we can be with God we then will reflect the image of God. Jesus who is fully God was born of flesh and was baptized in water and in the Spirit. A rebirth is necessary to put on the image of Christ so that we may be with him in the end.

Look at it this way; it was through water Noah was called from a world of wickedness, then through water Moses led the Children of Israel out of Egypt to the promise land, and through water we are called to follow Christ.