Daily Devotion  Monday, 30 January 2017

Receiving illumination


When Jesus taught Nicodemus about being 'born again', He identified three distinct elements of the new birth. He said a person must be 'born from above', 'born of water' and 'born of the Spirit' in order to see and enter the kingdom of God. What does it mean to be born to see the kingdom of God?

When an unbeliever responds to the gospel message their human spirit, or identity, is regenerated and renewed by the Holy Spirit so that they can see the kingdom of God. Jesus said that a person who receives this capacity has been 'born from above', or 'born to see'. When a person has been born from above, the eyes of their spiritual sight are 'illuminated' and they see the kingdom of God. They also see a way forward in life that is no longer bound by their flesh. Their perspective and decisions are no longer based on the information accumulated through their natural senses, and then processed by their fallen mind and its agendas. Having become spiritual, they can discern and eagerly pursue all that God has prepared for those who love Him. The apostle Paul described this spiritual sight as the ability to 'know the things freely given to us by God, who is Spirit'.

When a child is born into a Christian family that is part of the kingdom of God, they are already born from above and have the spiritual capacity to receive illumination. The danger for a child who grows up in a Christian home is to reach their young adult years without learning how to receive, and respond to, illumination. When Jesus explained the subject of illumination, He described the human spirit as 'the eye [spiritual sight] of the body'. He said, 'When your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light'. Significantly, He proceeded to say, 'Then watch out that the light in you is not darkness'.

References :  
Joh 3:5 Tit 3:5 1Co 2:9, 12. Joh 4:24 Luk 11:34-35
 
Daily Proverb : Further Study :
John 3 Proverbs 30

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