Unlimited: The Kingdom of the Born Again
Feb 17, 2022 1147
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again (John 3:3, NIV).
When the army of the Arameans surrounded Samaria, the prophet Elisha’s servant was terrified. The prophet said to him,
“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them” (2 Kings 6:16).
Then Elisha prayed for his servant, so that the Lord would open his eyes, and this is what happened:
And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha (v.17.)
The Kingdom of God can only be seen, and experienced, by those who have been born again.
We are surrounded and immersed in a spiritual world that exists alongside the physical realm which we inhabit. Like Elisha’s servant, if we could only see the spiritual realities, we would understand why things are as they are.
There are some people who profoundly understand what the Kingdom of God is about, and more than that, they experience it as the bedrock reality of their lives. Then there are those who don’t understand, who laugh at it, and at those who believe in it. Why is there such a difference between these two groups of people?
Jesus’ words give us the answer. The Kingdom of God can only be seen, and experienced, by those who have been born again. – Eliezer Gonzalez
Reflection: Are you experiencing living in the Kingdom of God? How do you perceive it every day? If not, then you need to be born again.