He Shall Show It Unto You…
How do we do something that we have never seen done before? How do we swim, ride a bike, walk, talk or anything else in our life if we have never seen it done before? Can we pull it off? Can we do something, anything, by simply reading a book about how to ride a bike or swim or walk?
What if we did read a book about how to live but never saw any of the works described in the book done by another person? Would we be able to do it? What if we read these incredible stories about how to live, then attempted them ourselves? What if we failed? Should we try again? What if we did try again and we had a little success, found encouragement in our flash of success and tried it again to discover even more success?
When do we begin living our lives in this manner based on what we learn from the teachings of the Holy Bible? When do we begin modeling our life after the life of Jesus Christ? When do we begin attempting to do as He, our Lord and Master, has taught us? When do we attempt, fail and try again and again and again, until it works? When do we stop looking for reasons to fail and seek, first, reasons to succeed? Ask, first, for Guidance on how to succeed? Knock, first, upon the door of Wisdom that is the Mind of Christ?
When we step into the world of “higher education” what is one of the main requirements? Dedication, being open to new ways of learning, perhaps being willing to walk away from your family, friends and abandon your comfort zone in order to experience a new life. Does this sound about right? Why is learning the ways of living through Jesus Christ any different? Why wouldn’t we abandon our old life to start a new life in Jesus Christ?
Too much pain!!
As Nicodemus is talking with Jesus about the works that Jesus has been doing, Jesus tells Nicodemus that only those that are born again can see the kingdom of God. If Nicodemus can see what Jesus is doing, the works He has done, Nicodemus has been born again into Jesus Christ. Otherwise he, Nicodemus, would not see the works that Jesus has done as being from God, he would see them as a parlor trick or magic.
Nicodemus said 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? ~ John 3:4 KJB
If we are “born again” are we not as little children? When we are born, we are called little children, would not the same apply to those who are “born again”? We think yes. Yes, little children are we that are born again in the Spirit of God.
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. ~ John 3:5-6 KJB
It is in this born again that we can do all things through Jesus Christ. It is by the Holy Spirit that His power flows through us and provides us strength and wisdom to make it happen.
I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now. Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come. He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father has are Mine: therefore said I, that He shall take of Mine, and shall show it unto you. ~ John 3:12-15 KJB
When the Spirit of truth comes to us He will bring all things from the Father, which belong to Jesus, and all truth shall be delivered to us. Does this mean we will know how to use it or what to do with it? We will if we have seen it done before, otherwise, we may have to make several attempts before it comes together. Do not be discouraged. We should not turn our back before the works are made manifest. Jesus Christ is not shaking His head nor leaving us lost. Immanuel, God with us, is there to ensure our success, period.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.