“Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.’”
We have to accept Jesus and believe who He is and we will receive the Spirit that will give us rebirth. That will come a long with a dying to yourself and a desire to live like Jesus. The light will draw us in because we long for that new and we surrender our desires for His truth.
John 3:18-21 NLT
““There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.””
Believe is a word of action and surrender, if you don’t have that change and release of the old self you have not let go and turn to the Light. When we love our life and what we desire more than our Lord and Savior, we turn from Him because we are exposed to our sin.
This sin is anything that we chose to do that is opposite of what the Word (Bible) says. The light offends us because we want what we want. (This comes in anything you desire more than God.)
When we run to the light and live in His ways, we show people what right living looks like, and they can follow us because we follow Jesus. The light sets us free to be bold and love people like Jesus by sharing His truth even when it is not wanted. Amen