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Through my studies I have confirmed for myself the explanation I was taught in the pass on the doctrine of being “born again”, it is in harmony with what the Scriptures (The Word of YaHVeH) teaches.
In Yahvchanan/Yohn chapter 3 verses 3 you can read what Yahshua Mashiyach said:
Yahvchanan 3:3: Yahshua answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom/mam-la-kah of YaHVeH.
This word “see” in the Greek is “eido”, “I’-do” and it can mean literally and figuratively.
From E-Sword Strong's Concordance the Greek for "see" is:
i'-do A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know: - be aware, behold, X can (+ not tell), consider, (have) known (-ledge), look (on), perceive, see, be sure, tell, understand, wist, wot. Compare G3700.
What I understand Yahshua my Rabbi is saying is that in order for you to look upon The FATHERS Kingdom you must first have the seed implanted in your mind to be aware that YaHVeH has a Kingdom. You have to be capable in your heart (mind) to know that YaHVeH’s Kingdom (government) is a real and literal Kingdom before you can literally see it (enter into it).
As I was driving to work one day (as I do five days a week) a thought came into my head about the subject of being “born again”. Two verses came to mind. The first verse I have already quoted Yohn 3:3. The other that came into my head was Revelation 12:2:
Revelation/Raz Galah/Secrets Revealed: 12:2: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
The Woman in Revelation 12 having the child is obviously not a virgin, she has been impregnated by the FATHERS Kodesh Seed.
How much clearer can you get than that! I knew this, I was taught this, but it never sunk in until I looked into it myself. It is totally clear to me now. The virgin bride of Mashiyach is YaHVeH’s Ekklesia/Called Out/Moed/Assembly. The Moed of YaHVeH is symbolized to be a woman:
Revelation: 12:1: And there appeared a great wonder in shamayim; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
We, the FATHERS Moed will not be “born again” until we are changed from corruptible to incorruptible:
1Corinthians: 15:51: Observe, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In the pass it was always explained to us that we were in the womb not yet born. I heard the ministers I was of the fellowship with at the time teach this often, but I have never really absorbed it until now. I know I’m slow, but I didn’t know how slow in the ruach until now.
There are other scriptures to back this understanding up:
1Cointhians: 15:35: But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?
Have you ever seen a picture of a child being formed in the mother’s womb? I have. Click on link and observe the process: Slideshow: Fetal Development Month by Month. The beginning stages of the baby (fetus) looks nothing like when the infant is born. This is a marvelous, wonderful analogy Yahshua has given us. He knew we would one day have the technology to look into the mother’s womb and take pictures. We are being formed in the womb of the woman and when we are born the body we have now will be totally different from the body we will have when we are born into the Kingdom of the FATHER:
1 Corinthians: 15:37: and that which you sow, you sow not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it might chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
1 Corinthians: 15:38: But YaHVeH gives it a body as it has pleased HIM, and to every seed his own body.
Remember Yahshua had a new body:
Mark/Yahvchanan-Makabi: 16:12: After that He appeared in another form to two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
1 Yahvchanan: 3:2: Beloved, now are we the beniym of Elohiym, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.
Read this article to understand the difference between the woman having the child, and the child being born: