Topic: Entry Permit Established – Higher Everyday by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi | Date: Sunday, May 27,2018.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
The online Oxford English dictionary I has simply defined “visa’ as a stamp or mark put on your passport by officials of a foreign country that give you permission to enter (their country). In other words, a stranger needs a visa as a permit to enter a foreign country. Nicodemus. a Jewish leader, secretly came to Jesus in the night to obtain the only permit to the heavenly country. He must have been tired of his self-righteous religious activities like fasting. washing of hands. burning of incense. memorization and recitation of Mosaic laws. which could not stop him from committing sin.
He came sincerely to be set free from sin. The answer he received from the Lord Jesus then is still the answer for all sinners today. The Christian youths who are taught that infant baptism, confirmation, church attendance, singing in the youth choir, etc. without the new birth experience will qualify them for heaven are deceived. A sa sinner, repent and surrender your life to Jesus to obtain the visa to the kingdom of God.
Challenge: Genuine conversion is the only permit to heaven.
Prayer: Oh God, help me to retain my visa to heaven in Jesus’ name
Quote: Repent and surrender your life to Jesus