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Just What Do You Mt'an, . BORN AGAIN?
the sound thereof,
but
canst not tell whence it cometh,
and whither it goeth: so is everyone that is born of the
Spirit" (John 3:8).
You cannot see wind. Wind is compared to spirit.
It
is
INVISIBLE.
That's why mortal
FLESH,
as we now are,
cannot
SEE
the Kingdom of God. Those who inherit it
will
be
spirit - normally invisible to eyes still human.
Energy of an A-Bomb?
Jesus was comparing also the
POWER
of one
born
of
the Spirit to that of wind. A scientist of the U.S. Weather
Bureau, Dr. J. Murray Mitchell, Jr., Research Climatol–
ogist, said that the energy of one average hurricane is
much greater than an A-bomb such as destroyed Hiro–
shima. I am quite certain that no human claiming to have
been "born again" in this human life is capable of exerting
a tiny fraction of that kind of energy. But - as I shall
show in this article, one when he
becomes
spirit will have
that kind of
POWER!
Not While Flesh and Blood
The Apostle Paul made clear that the Kingdom of
God is something a human may
INHERIT,
but not in
THIS
AGE -
not while he is composed of material flesh. He
may, now, become only an
HEIR,
not
YET
an inheritor!
"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot
inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption
inherit incorruption"
(I
Cor. 15:50).
Leading up to this verse, Paul had made it very clear.
"The first man is of the earth, earthy [human]: the
second man is the Lord from heaven [- a divine Goo
Being]" (I Cor. 15:47).
This is what Jesus was saying to Nicodemus. He was
of the earth, earthy - human - he was flesh, not spirit.
He was born of the flesh, so that's what he was -
FLESH.
When one is born of the Spirit, he will
BE
spirit. Paul
is
here explaining the same truth.
But we cannot
HE
spirit in this present age.
THERE IS A TIME ELEMENT CONCERNED WITH BEING
HORN AGAIN!