Updated: Jun 22, 2020
Have you ever wondered if we have lived before? Many of us have pondered that question, have we not? Others have recalled past life experiences and even identified where they were born in this other lifetime they lived. Some have shown evidence supporting the reality of their past life by visiting places they allegedly have never been in this lifetime, even identifying previous homes and people from their past that are still living. Image what that might be like!
As it has been written, truth is eternal! It may remain hidden or ignored for some time; however, it never dies.
I will present evidence that I have found in the Holy Scripture that proves we have lived before. We live many lives and it must be so, due to the fact that our Lord God is just, and loves all of His children the same. Meaning that our Lord God will be fair and impartial to all of His children.
There is some interesting reading in the New Testament that I believe points to rebirth.
In Matthew 16:13-14, it reads: "When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, 'Who do people say that the Son of Man is?'”
“Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” NLT.
Elijah had been dead for 300 years by the time that Christ Jesus asked His disciples this probing question. Does it not make us think why Christ Jesus asked His disciples this question? Was He perhaps trying to get them to ask the question that we are now exploring? Perhaps so! It is without doubt that our Lord Christ Jesus spent many, many hours alone with His disciples around the camp fire early at night or during the day when they stopped to eat at someone’s home, or just along the side of the road they were walking along. They must have spent hundreds and perhaps thousands of hours discussing the things of the spirit and all of the probing questions His disciples must have asked Him. We know of a few of their questions from the Holy Scripture, such as the one above that our Lord Christ Jesus asked His disciples. It must have been an amazing experience to sit around the campfire at night, looking up at the stars while lying flat on your back on a comforter, while listening to Christ Jesus explain the mysteries of our Lord God's creation. Do you not know that they must have wanted to know where all of the star light came from and what planets were, and a thousand other childlike questions?
Now, getting back to the subject at hand, which was the question that our Lord Christ Jesus asked His disciples concerning Elijah! Who were the ‘other’ prophets they were speaking of? Christ Jesus asked His disciples. From the wording the disciples chose, it suggests that some people of the time believed that Christ Jesus was one of the prophets of old. However, how could that be unless they were suggesting that one of the prophets of old was being reborn as Christ Jesus? Why did the people wonder if this was the case, you may ask? Due to the fact that not all Jews of the time, or even the Gentiles were sure of who Christ Jesus really was. Since many Jews did not believe that Christ Jesus was the true Messiah, they still believed He was someone of significant importance, thus they speculated on who Christ Jesus might really be. You see, the Jews and even some of the Gentiles believed that you could be reborn again and again.
I believe the most convincing argument for rebirth is given in Matthew 11:11-15, with Christ Jesus saying the following: “I tell you the truth, of all who have ever lived, none is greater than John the Baptist. Yet even the least person in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he is! And from the time John the Baptist began preaching until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing, and violent people are attacking it. For before John came, all the prophets and the law of Moses looked forward to this present time. And if you are willing to accept what I say, he is Elijah, the one the prophets said would come. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!” NLT.
That says it all, does it not? John the Baptist was Elijah reborn into another body, and our Lord Christ Jesus says that of all those who have ever lived, none of these is greater than is John the Baptist, not even Moses. Is that not something!
So, it seems that our Lord Christ Jesus did believe that we have all lived before. Would that not change the whole dynamics of Christianity if this was widely accepted as truth? Yes, it definitely would!
All of this scripture speaks of a belief by the Jews of the time, and perhaps Gentiles too, that people are reborn, and Christ Jesus affirms that John the Baptist is Elijah reborn!
At the time that Christ Jesus walked the Earth, it had not yet been widely explored. There were millions of American’s living in the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere who had not heard the Good News.
Can we truly believe in a loving Lord God who would allow millions of souls to burn eternally in hell, due to the fact that they happened to be born in the wrong place at the wrong time? I cannot accept that.
Our Lord God created all the heavens, stars, planets, and, in addition, a trillion galaxies, and put them in precise motion; however, our Lord God could not seemingly manage to have a plan of salvation that would encompass every living Soul on Earth? It does not seem likely, does it? Millions upon millions were born, lived, and died before Christ Jesus came to this world, all of who never heard the Good News.
That being said, Christ Jesus died for all of our sins while on the Cross, so that we might be set free from our sins and from Satan's hold on us. Our Lord God is Just and He will give everyone many chances to accept or reject the Good News of their salvation; however, only through rebirth is that possible. Otherwise, many would never know the Good News, since they may not be around when the Good News is preached.
The fault of our being on Earth is our own doing. We have no one to blame for our situation, except for ourselves, since we did not accept that our Lord God is perfect in His love, and loves us more than we can possibly image!
Every Christian accepts that our bodies will die; however, due to the fact that we are spirit, we will live on eternally. And, since we are spirit, we can be reborn into another body, and still be the same person in Mind and Soul.
Accept Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior and leave Satan’s world, forever. If you do not, then you must be reborn yet again into a world under Satan's control until you can lovingly accept our Lord Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior!
This writing was inspired by The Holy Spirit.