First published on Friday, November 30, 2018
Second publishing on Friday,
April 9, 2021
Have you ever wondered if you have lived before? Many of us have pondered that question. Others have recalled actual past life events and even identified where they were born in another life. Some have shown evidence supporting their belief by visiting places they allegedly have never been and identifying people and places from those times.
Perhaps you have heard, Truth is Eternal. The truth may remain hidden or ignored; however, it never dies.
I believe that I have found evidence in the Holy Scriptures that prove we have lived before. We live many lives, and it must be so since our Lord God is just and loves 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 died approximately 870 years before our Lord Christ Jesus walked this Earth, so how could he be Elijah? The disciples' wording suggests that some people believed Christ Jesus was one of the prophets of old. That would mean some of the people of that era believed that our Lord Christ Jesus was Elijah reborn, indicating that they thought that people could die and return as someone else.
Once again in Mark 9:11-13, it reads: Then they asked him, “Why do the teachers of religious law insist that Elijah must return before the Messiah comes?”
Jesus responded, “Elijah is indeed coming first to get everything ready. Yet why do the Scriptures say that the Son of Man must suffer greatly and be treated with utter contempt? But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they chose to abuse him, just as the Scriptures predicted.” (NLT).
Is Christ Jesus inferring that Elijah has already returned to prepare the way for the Messiah? It appears so. Our Lord Christ Jesus is saying that John the Baptist is Elijah reborn. John the Baptist was at that very time preparing the way for the Messiah’s coming.
In Luke 1:15-17, the angel Gabriel explains to Zachariah that he and his wife Elizabeth will give birth to a child, and he is to be named John. “… He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before his birth. And he will turn many Israelites to the Lord their God. He will be a man with the spirit and power of Elijah…” (NLT).
I believe the most convincing argument for rebirth is in Matthew 11:11-15, when Christ Jesus said: “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).
The Holy Scripture above speaks of a belief by the Jews of the time, and perhaps Gentiles as well, that people are reborn and our Lord Christ Jesus affirms that John the Baptist is Elijah reborn!
During the time our Lord Christ Jesus walked the Earth, little was known of the unexplored world. Millions of Americans in the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere never heard the Good News, or perhaps a few did, such as the Jumana Indians of South-Central North America -- Look for my article on the Jumana Indians in my blog posts. Can we truly believe in a loving Lord God who would allow millions of souls to burn eternally in hell, just because they happened to be born in the wrong place at the wrong time? I personally could not.
Our Lord God created all the heavens, stars, and planets and put them in precise motion; however, can we also believe that our Lord God failed to plan for the salvation of millions of people around the world who had never heard of the Good News? The answer is no. Millions were born before Christ Jesus came to this world, all of whom never heard the Good News that our Lord Christ Jesus died for all of our sins on the cross so that we might be set free from Satan.
Our Lord God is just, and he will give anyone many chances, from one lifetime to the next, to accept or reject the Good News of their salvation, and only through rebirth is that possible. Nothing is impossible for our Lord God. Our Creator created all things, except demons which Satan created. The fault is our own since we do not accept the possibility that our Lord God could love us that much. However, our Lord God is perfect in his love, and he loves us more than we can possibly know.
Most Christian accept that our bodies will die, although they are not sure if we 'are' our bodies. Our Spirit lives on, and since we are Spirit, we can be reborn into another body and still be the same person in mind and Spirit, although different in appearance somewhat.
Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and leave Satan’s world forever! If you do not, then you must be reborn yet again until you can humbly accept our Lord Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
Inspired by The Holy Spirit.
Typed by Wayne Hill.