Today's verses are John 8:23,24: "He said to them, 'You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.'" My child, my listeners continued to be carnal, not being able to understand my spiritual teaching. When I told them where I was going they could not come, they insanely concluded I was going to try and kill myself.
They were from below. What does this mean? They were of the natural world. They were bound by their natural, worldly thinking. They could not understand the deeper, spiritual truths I was trying to give them. I am from above, from God my Father in heaven. I am following his will for my life. I am only speaking his truth. If people cannot understand my teachings, it only proves their carnal minds.
The key phrase I used here in this spiritual teaching is "I am he." It's yet another example of my claim to deity. I intentionally used the term my Father used with Moses at the burning bush to describe his name ("I am who I am"). As I previously said, "I am the bread of life" and "I am the light of the world". My Father and I are one. I am his name. We share the same nature.
My listeners clearly understood this claim. However, their minds were so carnal that they didn't understand my true meaning. They couldn't understand the spiritual meaning behind what I was trying to say.
Can you? Is your mind carnal or spiritual? When you read my Word, does your heart leap with excitement over what I'm revealing to you? Or is there mere dulness and boredom of heart? Does prayer excite you? Or is it mere duty? Can you hear my voice? Or is your mind filled with static?
Those who set their minds on the the things of the flesh, live according to the flesh. To set your mind on the things of the death is death. But those who set their minds on the things of the Holy Spirit live according to the Spirit. To set your mind on the things of the Spirit is life.
That's why you must first be born again. You must be born of my spirit in your heart and mind for spiritual revelation to come to you. It's not an option to understand my teaching. The eternal truths of my Father's kingdom cannot be revealed to you unless you are born again.
Therefore, seek first my Father's kingdom. Make the doing of his will the master passion of your life. Be transformed in your life by the spiritual renewal of your mind. Set your mind on things that are above. Other parts of your life will be added as your seek first my Father's kingdom.
Be born again. Let your mind's spiritual seeking transform your entire life. And you will never die in your sins.
You can trust me today.