This short video is a personal testimony of Robert Maasbach . In 1979, while in a coma and lying in a hospital bed with his neck broken in two places, Robert had a vision and saw the gates of heaven open wide. Bright light was radiating upon him that felt like wind. As he was about to enter through the gate, he looked around and saw multitudes standing in darkness. Watch the video to hear the rest of his dramatic encounter with Jesus Christ.
Jesus claimed to be God. He claimed to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life and that no man can come to God the Father or enter the Kingdom of God unless they enter in the authority and power of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Jesus says that all men must be born again if they want to see the kingdom of God. But what does this mean?
"Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again." “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”" John 3:1-8
We can see from this passage that Jesus is speaking of a spiritual rebirth; a spiritual renewal or re-generation. The Bible teaches that all men are born in a sinful condition. Sin is like a virus that secretly works in our lives and tarnishes the spiritual image in which man was originally created by God before man's rebellion against God in the Garden of Eden. As a result of one man's disobedience, sin entered the world and affected all of humanity.
The Bible teaches that " ... the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
"So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man.
I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:45-55
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