9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”
10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?
11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.
Nicodemus only had eyes for this world. He was desperately trying to understand the words of Jesus from his own perspective. Verse 11 tells us that we only speak that which we know and we only testify what we have seen. So until the Word of God becomes real to someone they will not be able to understand what that Word is teaching them. This is why people of a different faith have so much trouble converting to Christianity: they are speaking what they know and testifying what they have seen.
Jesus wanted Nicodemus, and all people of all ages, to understand His words. His words alone are true words. However, since we are of this earth we only see through the glasses of this life. Jesus wants us to take a look at His teaching from His point of view, through heavenly glasses, as it were.
Then in verse 13 Jesus tells us why His witness is true, He came down from heaven. His witness, that is, what His eyes have seen, is different from ours for He has seen what He is talking about. When it comes down to faith and to belief we all place our faith in something. We follow someone’s teachings, some church’s view of life. Jesus wants us to look at life through His glasses. He wants us to trust His words for they are true and come from a different perspective. We cannot see Jesus’ perspective so we have to accept it by faith as being true. Do you?
Tonight is our prayer and Bible study. Tonight is more important than yesterday. We will be looking at Psalm 2 for a few minutes. If you have questions about the elections, read Psalm 2.
Pray for one another. Pray for a friend named Sande. Pray for the work at Victory Homes. Pray for our children in school and our young adults in college. Pray for Friday night’s movie outreach. Pray for people to come and for people to be saved.
Have a great day in the Lord,