Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. ( John 3:3-5)
God has a kingdom of His own whose government is run by His decrees, commands or edicts.The words of the King are the laws that govern His people. His kingdom is just right above us, unrecognizable by humans. Nobody can see it nor enter into it except he belongs there.
Jesus spoke about that kingdom, the kingdom of His Father geographically from above us also known as the kingdom of heaven. The kingdom of God is real and may be bigger than our planetary system. It is beyond our imaginations to comprehend it.
The focal point in the teaching of new birth is seeing and entering the kingdom of God. We need to be born again, that is to experience the spiritual second birth brought about by the Spirit of God. Humans has nothing to do with the miraculous delivery. A child is born not of his will nor effort but by his or her mother’s joy and painful ordeal.
If there is no kingdom of God, there is no need to be born again. The existence of the kingdom of God is more important than the mechanics of new birth. Shall we need to be baptized in water before we see the kingdom of God? Do we need to be filled with the Spirit to enter the kingdom? Denominations have different opinions on the interpretation on how to be born again. God will speak to your heart how to be born again based on the words of Jesus Christ. Let us not make a doctrine on individual and personal experiences.
The kingdom of God is for everyone regardless of nationality or language. It is ridiculous and untrue to claim that the kingdom of God is for the westerners only or for just the people of the Middle East. Our Father knows all languages. He even knows the dictates of our hearts. The road is narrow but it is not exclusive or closed society for the rich and fortunate. Ethnic wars are senseless and merciless. We pray to God and Father for His kingdom to come.