For those familiar with the Bible, Nicodemus is the “man who came to Jesus at night”. He was an important man of the Jewish society (John 3:1ff).
People were talking a lot about Jesus. There was no better way to separate fact from rumour than to talk with Jesus personally.
Perhaps Nicodemus was afraid of what his peers, the Pharisees, would say about such a visit, so he came after dark (maybe the evenings are better for
I wonder sometimes, how many people have only heard the rumours about
Jesus…never attempting to get to know the Son of God.
Jesus went straight to the point, “I tell you the truth no one can see the king-dom of God unless he is born again” or from above (John 3:3).
I other words, Jesus was telling him that the spiritual life is not a matter of personal achievement but it is God’s direct intervention; it is God’s restora-
tion work; it is the result of God’s Holy Spirit taking over one’s life.
Apostle Paul summarised well this principle. He wrote, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2).
Dallas Willard writes, “Becoming a Christian doesn’t mean becoming a nicer version of ourselves or getting involved in the local church. Although those things may happen, focusing on such things misses the point. The life from above is a completely different kind of life…”
It is a new life indeed. The Bible says, “If anyone is in Christ the new creation has come, the old has gone…” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Becoming a Christian means being restored to the initial creation of God that which allowed the first humans to have a continuous and complete rela-
tionship with God – enjoying God’s presence 24/7.
Jesus came so that everybody who believes in him may have eternal life. Make time to meet Jesus…seek him…you’ll be set for eternity.