Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
Jesus answered and said unto him, "Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."
Maybe you are familiar with the passage from the book of John. One of my personal favorites. I don't want to say it's obligatory to bear witness to the truth of spiritual birth--- but if the truth is inside of you and you do not speak it, then how can you be true? We are at spiritual warfare with the flesh favoring, it is imperative to reveal the progressive nature of our birth. The reality is that we are surrounded on the outside by the kingdom of flesh and are unmercifully bombarded by vanity-loving who would declare themselves kings of this temporal domain to appease their own puritanical hypocrisy. Now more than ever, the only royalty we need serve is the prince of peace. If you aren't in service to the spirit, you are more than likely serving the flesh. The only alternative to these is that you are the one being waited on by the servants, which means you are the enemy.
Flesh and false idols are in a loathsome harmony. Picture the Nazis chanting "hail Hitler" and storming through once placid villages, ransacking homes and tearing families apart, then stripping the Jews and ordering them to "take showers" in gas chambers, leaving few alive--all in haunting precision and orderly unison under the chain of obedient command. This is why instilled or slowly learned obedience is so hazardous to the human race. Where else in everyday life do we find sequences like this? Maybe not nearly as morbid, but inspect it for what it is. People watch the news night after night to stay informed. Why? Is there any good news lately? Or does General Electric, the mother of NBC, not want to share the knowledge that someone has discovered a breakthrough in free solar power to illuminate an entire household without the use of a light bulb? Why on earth would they want to throw that invention in a vault and pay off enough people not to broadcast such an affordable solution to the energy crisis? Look carefully at this website and all of the services offered http://www.ge.com
Why I am targeting GE? They are charging us for the fucking light. Who was it that made the whole 'Let there be light' statement? I'm sure for the life of me, I cannot recall. Maybe I am wrong. Maybe it isn't GE I need peel apart. Perhaps it's the socialistic obedience it in the way people in the crowd sing a particular song together, never knowing why they sing, other than because they rehearsed the words over a hair brush as a child? Or could it be the similarity found in the way loyal citizens pledge to the flag or sing the national anthem at sporting events? All too often, in these subtle ways, the will of the idol becomes unanimous with the will of obedient servant---sometimes known as "countrymen" other times considered "fans." The self-entitlement and self-glorification agenda of the person on the pedestal, has a bad habit of pervading the fan's belief that said famous figure is entitled, can do no wrong, or is deserving of unreasonable privileges based on name, appearance, or credentials. Like a child that is tempted by candy from a stranger, the fan is lured in with the incentive of what most people in this world crave the most: Acceptance. Slanted strokes of recognition from the person dancing on the pedestal.
Fame fools the famous into thinking there is not enough to go around. In fear of this limey shortage of zenith seconds, the greedy spirited want nothing and no one to detract from their own spotlight and are often unwilling to share or give proper credit where it may be due. Many of the false idols I am talking about here are casualties of the "me" generation. If they do not gain the obedience from the follower that serves the "me" in ego, they dispose of them like used condoms. Regrettably, some of these followers have been so brainwashed by the media over the years, they are now nebulously convinced that a transient thrill under the shadow of the pedestal, is worth compromising or avoiding the whole truth. Instead of speaking up for universal principals, they promote a single persona, all the while, fanning further idolatry, simply because they do not want to become the next used condom in the trash can or risk being cast out of the castle of pretty singing sculptures.
If you find yourself unsure if you have been dazzled or wooed by the wrong person or cause, ask yourself why it is you are loaning your support. It is a loan, you can cancel it and shred the contract at any time. Is the loan in service to the spiritual or the flesh? Does it glorify an image or the truth? The idols demand that their worshipers keep a separate identity from their stoneware, where as the formless truth wants to be your identity, making you a spirit and sacrament of the truth. By making an identity as a fan of so-and-so, imagine what you could be missing....you could be missing a chance to foster a formula for independence.
So where does the Jesus man come into play here? EVERYWHERE! In the dictation, Jesus is insinuating that he is not going to heaven, as the grieving so say of their lost loved ones --'they went to heaven.' Jesus is revealing that he was already in heaven before, but only he came down and entered into the flesh after preexistence in the celestial plane. He shares these heavenly things so we may awaken to being the heaven born. Slightly frustrated, he speaks almost disdainfully of the worldly where the people accept his interpretation of the world with little to no skepticism--because humanity can see ingest things of the world through the five simple senses. Many reject his recollections of heaven because the thought alone exists on a frequency of oddly different sense. We are summoned to to adjust our behavior, to clean out the temple of any evil that hinders our own harvest.
This particular parable is also hinting at psychic powers and telepathy if we so choose to read deeply enough between the lines. While the turmoil in Germany was brewing, the Jesus-loving psychic, Edgar Cayce, gave a reading which implied even Hitler had the chance to use his power for goodness---if he made the choice to serve the people rather than exterminate them. Hitler was not born as evil, he had a conscious to choose to employ his position for the betterment of all, or employ darkness. The dark nature of his supremacy, free will, and a need to be praised by his peers, messed it up for a lot of good people. Even if the idols of today are not killing others, if they have power and are fallacious to any degree, they are a danger to society.
Speaking of "deeds being reproved," Jesus makes a direct reference to karmic justice. A deed with impure motives is bound by admonition and will be addressed by the authority of karma. The flow of the speech becomes an aqueduct of provisional acceptance of spirit by becoming one with Him, thereby breaking the cycle of bad karma and replacing it with salvation protected under the law of grace. We are all laboring to give birth to the mother spirit. The labor takes place cooperatively with God so we may achieve being born again, this the only door that opens to true cleansing from within. Turning the knob is a portal to the timelessness of true grace.
Furthermore, He is instructing us not to concern ourselves with the evildoers because they hate God--therefore they hate us and they will continue to hate for the sake of hating anything that confronts their bad behavior. Evil is a cancer, when given places like the Internet to breed, it only spreads faster. Jesus is saying he does not want the black veins to encumber anyone being delivered or prevented from manifesting wonders into the world. Baptism by fire and water is advised because water restores spiritual radiance and the fire burns away the falseness. This is why Jesus says he came to set the world on fire.
Mother Mary was selected to be the holy mother not only because she was an Aquarius, capable of stabilizing Jesus with her detached yet humanitarian qualities, but Mary was also chosen because she was pure in spirit, the best candidate to house and rear the spirit born. Mary Magdalene was also praised and favored because she had become pure in spirit and sought spiritual understanding, away from her extracurricular activities. Magdalene is the surviving exceptional example, not just of His unconditional forgiveness, but of being born again because she had been tainted by the evil dark energies that Jesus was weeding and casting out. Demons made Mary sick, demons from which she had essentially caught as result of consorting with carnal bound. The other secret here Jesus wants us to dissect, has to do with the notion that by surrounding ourselves with Idols or carnal craving, our chances of becoming more like them are increased indefinitely. We are vulnerable to irreverently falling further fixated and profanely contaminated by the finite flesh. Unless we are trying to heal the others by being a living example, we are putting ourselves in jeopardy of merging over and over with a mirage.
We have to be so wary and guarded because the flesh and spirit are at odds with the other, squabbling until they find a way to immutably coexist. In the end, the spirit will be victorious after the need for experiences in flesh dissolves completely. Ask any recovering addict and they will admit how easy it is to swan dive off of the wagon. Souls are the same--some returning to the physical again and again with little breathing room because they love the inhaling the flesh more than the spirit. The spirit knows it is (I am) and should become solely AND SOBERLY spiritual. A byproduct of relevance is the internal warring so many teenagers and young adults go through as their psychic abilities begin to develop. Because they are conditioned to deny or categorize something as "occult" or stack a gift under the label of supernatural, in result, it is viewed as being more unnatural than what is generally accepted as natural, normal, and/or healthy. A battle between the programed mind and the suppressed spirit ensues as the individual tries to come to terms with the integral role of divine birth. Teenagers almost have to deprogram themselves after being exposed to the various schools of thought over the years. The education system commonly, but quietly, demands the spiritual or religious be excluded from the curriculum. In the exile of the spirit from public school, students are under exposed to spiritual subjects. A daily yoga routine meshed into physical education courses could very well be the remedy to prevent school shootings...you never know...we should at least rally our school system to experiment with theorized solutions.
In conclusion to these seeds of thought, the gist of what the Jesus man is saying in the scripture is--Here, I showed you what you are truly made of (spirit) I provided you with the right way and will be a medium for you to have God-- either you believe this promise of heaven born inside of you, you believe I have come to share this gift in the Spirit of Truth--or you don't believe. You cannot have the kingdom of God if you neglect the munificence of God or postpone "entering" into holy alliance in order to perpetuate evil in the world. If you do not believe the kingdom of spirit is born inside of you, you are pledging to the flesh, which is death, and are only condemning yourself by falling further into the cycle of darkness. As the wind blows, make a ready home for the spiritual birth to manifest inside of you because you know not when the wind shall blow inside of you.