By: Tim Sader
No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.
Last week we learned what Jesus said about us asking the Lord for things and knowing our requests are heard by Him. Not only does He hear us when we seek Him He answers all requests in accordance to His will and so we get exactly what we needed. What we ask for is what we get and if we seek in the Lord we will find what we were seeking and if we knock on the door of heaven it will be opened to us. We must understand the Lord is Lord of all so whatever we are in need of He can and will be faithful to supply all our needs. God gives what we ask of Him because He is a good God that loves us and He wants us to have good things. Even our own fathers in most cases love us and would only give us good things so of course we know our Heavenly Father will give us good gifts. God has so much to offer us from His riches in glory He has shown man His love for them in the great things he has done and by sending to us Christ His Son. We could receive no greater gift!
Christ was sent to us from heaven and was born as a man so He could be tempted in every way but never sin and than being sinless he took all the sins of the world on Himself so we can be saved. InJohn 3:10-15 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” Here Jesus just told Nicodemus about becoming born again but he does not understand the concept and questions Christ. Being a teacher Jesus was a bit taken back by Nicodemus not having more knowledge of the spirit of man and how this is possible. Christ openly gave testimony of who he is while reading scripture and they had already seen Him do miracles but still they questioned and would not accept those things. After all they heard and witnessed on the earth already could not make them believe so how can He explain heavenly things to them when they could not see it with their own eyes. The Lord only had gone into heaven so only He had a heavenly perspective and for Him to show He had power from heaven He did miracles to bring heaven to us so we would believe he is the Son of God. Than just like Moses lifted the snake in the wilderness to give life Christ after showing He was from heaven had to be lifted up upon the cross so he could be a sacrifice for our sins and give us eternal life.
Now if we believe in the Son for what He has done for us we are born again and the spirit takes over and we get a heavenly perspective in Christ. John 3:31-36 says, “The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.” Christ is the one who is above all, He is the only begotten Son of God and we are from the earth and without Christ all we know is of the earth. Christ being above all has made testimony of what heaven must be like many would not accept Him but those who do accept believe Christ and know that God is true. Christ spoke the word of God as it was revealed to Him and He was often moved by the Spirit to do good because in the Spirit there are no limits. We to now have been born of the Spirit by believing in Christ so the limitless Spirit is in us so we now are on the earth but our new perspective is heavenly since the spirit belongs to Christ. If we believe in Christ eternity is our reward, we no longer belong to the earth and we been placed in the hands of Christ who loved us enough to die and replace our sins. Be sure you have not rejected this gift of salvation believing in Christ is the road to eternal life but rejecting this only leads to wrath and a few wasted breaths.
I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding a weekly or bi-weekly group discussion at my church if you’d be interested in attending let me know. The church I attend is MorningStar in Fort Mill, SC you can view School of the Spirit meetings by going to www.morningstartv.com and register for free then watch Friday for School of the Spirit at 7pm EST and Sunday at 9 and 11am EST by clicking the watch live tab at the top of the web screen. Let the words spoken and the message spread into your area share it with friends, loved ones and local believers to spread revival across the nation and around the world. Also for those who don’t already forward the torch to others feel free to forward it to everyone on your buddy list, lets reach more people than ever before with its message. Share it with your churches if you feel lead to. Thanks I pray the Lord will continue touching each of your lives. All of what Christ did he did so we would believe in who he said he was. He told us not to take his word for it but to believe in what he did according to the will of his father who showed him what to do.
I pray that this message will sink into your hearts and minds this week and if anyone is not a believer my prayer is they will meet the Lord. If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help you do that.
Look out for next Tuesdays Torch found on www.myspace.com/trippy91 or sent from email@example.com this study is written by Tim Sader inspired by The Holy Spirit.
Blessed are you who enter in God’s name—from God’s house we bless you! God is God, he has bathed us in light. Psalm 118:26-27