Friday, April 22, 2011
Why was something so horrific "good?" To our minds there was nothing good here.
A violent horrible death for an innocent.
Jesus has to be who he said he was, the son of God.
Only deity could survive this to even make it to the hill.
because a Holy God cannot look on sin.
Jesus said, You must be born again.
When and why did He say that?
There was a man of the Pharisees (the teachers of the law) named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night (why at night? did he wish to ask in secret?) 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.
That which is born of flesh is flesh, and that which is born of Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born again,"
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.
So is EVERYONE who is BORN OF THE SPIRIT. John 3:1-8
For thousands of years the way to God had been blocked. Jesus was making all things new. He made a way for us to have abundant life, a new life, knitted to Him, grafted to Him, new in Him that we may join in and be a part of His kingdom.
That my friends is why we call this Friday---GOOD.