This may seem like foolishness to the world but Jesus taught the truth on how to have eternal life and see the kingdom of God.
Can someone return to their mothers womb and be born a second time? No. But we can surrender to Christ, become sealed with the Holy Spirit and have a new birth into the spiritual everlasting.
There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
Nicodemus saw the power of God emanating from Jesus Christ. He knew that the signs and miracles that Jesus was performing could only be from God above. Nicodemus wanted eternal life but he was stuck focused on the natural (physical birth) – Jesus however wanted to open his eyes to the supernatural (spiritual birth).
Everyone who is born, is born of water only – we are born into flesh and if this is the only birth we’ve experienced we will die in our flesh and then be thrown into the lake of fire to die eternally in the second death.
But everyone who is born of water and spirit will experience the physical death alone – the second death cannot touch them.
14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
If you want to have your name written in the book of life so that you may see the kingdom of God, you must be born again. The second birth is the birth of a new spirit. This birth comes only from the Holy Spirit who is sealed within us the moment we surrender to Christ and trust in His word.
13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
Everyone has a future. For those who are born only once – the future is death. For those who are born twice, of water and of spirit – the future is eternal life.
1 Corinthians 15:50
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.
This is why we must be born again. If we remain flesh alone, then we are merely passing away.
We have this one life to surrender to Christ and be born again. If we are not born again by the Holy Spirit then we are doomed to whither and perish with all physical things. This world and everything in it will one day be gone and only that which is spirit will remain.
But if we are born twice, we will die only once. I urge you to surrender to Christ today. If you will, the second death has no power over you. Instead you will be resurrected into a glorious inheritance with Jesus Christ.