Monday, 25 October 2021
Collaborating with Jerry Miller 9
What does it mean to have a "born again" experience? Yeshua had to explain it to Nicodemus (John 3:1-21). John 3:3 Yeshua answered him, "Amen, amen I tell you, unless one is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God." That born from above experience enables our spiritual vision. It births something new inside each of us. That "something" is not given after we die a physical death, it's not something we have to wait for. It is life from above that we already have in us.
The message last Saturday was from 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. Any casual observance will lead us to conclude the world is becoming more evil day by day. This "flood" of evil will wash away the unsuspecting. We see it, but we don't have to believe it. It is not our reality in Yeshua.
Rabbi Trail: While giving the message on Saturday, I had a "brain freeze" in which I forgot to make this point. A rabbi wrote an article I read recently in which he said, "We don't know why God allows evil to exist." I want to disagree with this (currently anonymous) rabbi. God allows evil to exist so that we will know how good He is. Think about it. End RT.
We can't live by sight. What we see in this world is Satan's kingdom. God is love. 1 Corinthians 13:7-8a (Love) it bears all things, it believes all things, it hopes all things, it endures all things. Love never fails. God doesn't see what is now, He sees into eternity. Romans 4:17b God ... gives life to the dead and calls into existence that which does not exist. When we take on godly vision, there is no room for discouragement.
We need to be aware and remain aware that God is on the throne. This is the victory of Yeshua's kingdom. Right now, in the midst of the growing darkness, we, the people of God walk in the light. Isaiah 2:5 Come house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of Adonai. There is a blessing for those who do ... Psalm +89:16(15) Blessed are the people who know the joyful shout, They walk in the light of Your presence, Adonai.
You may be asking, "Is this for me?" Isaiah 9:1(2) The people walking in darkness will see a great light. Upon those dwelling in the land of the shadow of death, light will shine. The light of Yeshua has shined on us. Receive it and keep the faith.
Rabbi Michael Weiner,