Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born againt 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, “Truly, truly, 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 the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit…
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life…
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (John 3:3-6, 16, 18 ESV)
Jesus explains to Nicodemus how a person is saved: he must be born again. In other words, he must be born of the Spirit. Just as a person has no input on his physical birth, so he has no input into spiritual birth. The Spirit blows where he will blow. How do we know where the Spirit blows? We see the affect of the Spirit on people. People who believe in Jesus are people born again by the Spirit of God. How does the Spirit blow? He blows through the faithful sharing of the gospel: preacher to crowd; person to person.
So, has the Spirit blown on you?
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: 1 Sa 23, 1 Co 4, Ez 2, Jn 3