NIC AT NIGHT 06-05-24

Rejoice in the Lord always and Again I say rejoice! I know there are some reading this message right now that have had conversations with the Lord that they didn’t want any of their non-believing friends to know about for fear that they might look stupid in their eyes. Today is reassurance day; keep reading and be blessed.

Today’s Prayer

Father, just as a potter must have moist and flexible clay to shape his vessels, You need us to be pliable if You are to mold us according to Your will. Help us to yield ourselves completely to You; mind, will and emotions. “Melt us, mold us, fill us, use us; Spirit of the Living God, fall fresh on us.” Only then can we go forth, in the name of the Father, to celebrate His sovereignty; in the name of His Son, to proclaim His message; and in the name of the Holy Spirit, empowered to serve. In JESUS’ name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Jesus and Nicodemus

John 3:1-21

1 After dark one evening, a Jewish religious leader named Nicodemus, a Pharisee,

2 came to speak with Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are proof enough that God is with you.”

3 Jesus replied, “I assure you, unless you are born again, you can never see the Kingdom of God.“

4 “What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”

5 Jesus replied, “The truth is, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.

6 Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven.

7 So don’t be surprised at my statement that you must be born again.

8 Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.“

9 “What do you mean?” Nicodemus asked.

10 Jesus replied, “You are a respected Jewish teacher, and yet you don’t understand these things?

11 I assure you, I am telling you what we know and have seen, and yet you won’t believe us.

12 But if you don’t even believe me when I tell you about things that happen here on earth, how can you possibly believe if I tell you what is going on in heaven?

13 For only I, the Son of Man, have come to earth and will return to heaven again.

14 And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so I, the Son of Man, must be lifted up on a pole,

15 so that everyone who believes in me will have eternal life.

16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

17 God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.

18 “There is no judgment awaiting those who trust him. But those who do not trust him have already been judged for not believing in the only Son of God.

19 Their judgment is based on this fact: The light from heaven came into the world, but they loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil.

20 They hate the light because they want to sin in the darkness. They stay away from the light for fear their sins will be exposed and they will be punished.

21 But those who do what is right come to the light gladly, so everyone can see that they are doing what God wants.“

Quote of the Day

God hedges in His own that He may preserve them, but oftentimes they only see the wrong side of the hedge, and so misunderstand His dealings. It was so with Job (Job 3:23). Ah, but Satan knew the value of that hedge! See his testimony in chapter 1:10. Through the leaves of every trial there are chinks of light to shine through. Thorns do not prick you unless you lean against them, and not one touches without His knowledge. The words that hurt you, the letter which gave you pain, the cruel wound of your dearest friend, shortness of money–are all known to Him, who sympathizes as none else can and watches to see, if, through all, you will dare to trust Him wholly. ~Mrs. Charles E. Cowman~







Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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