Born From The Beginning

Yochanan (John) 3:3-8

I guess it’s been over a dozen years since I addressed this passage, but since different regions of this whole wide world and individuals thereof, have their way of extracting terms from this passage{1}, i.e. Born Anew, Born From Above (👈🏼 my long-time 2 preferences), “Redeemed”, and the long time term usages in the Western World and Most Westerners, of Born Again, and I just recently saw a photo post on a Social Media Site (can’t remember which one), I thought it was long past due for me to do it AGAIN (excuse the “pun”)

{1} It Could Depend On What The Given Translation(s) Use, As Well.

3. Y’shua answered and said to him, “Amen, amen³² I say to you, that if a man is not born from the beginning,³³ he is not able to see the Kingdom of Elohim.”

4. Niqodemus said to him, “How is it possible to enter the womb of his mother the second time and be born?”

5. And Y’shua answered and said to him, “Amen, amen I say to you, that if a man is not born from water and spirit,³⁴ he is not able to enter into the Kingdom of Elohim.

6. The thing, which is born from flesh, is flesh, and the thing, which is born³⁵ from spirit, is spirit.³⁶

7. Do not marvel that I have said to you that it is necessary for you to be born from the beginning.

8. The wind³⁷ will blow where it desires, and you hear its voice. But you do not know from where it comes or to where it goes. Likewise is everyone who is born from spirit.”

✏Textual Notes✏:

{32} Here is the first of the “Double Amens.” When two of the same words appear together in Hebrew or Aramaic it is a “double amplifier,” meant to sharpen our spiritual focus. Y’shua uses a double “amen” here to point to a very deep matter that requires us to be in “prayer mode” to understand and receive his teaching. Please see footnote on Yochanan 6:26 in AENT Bible.

{33} Literally, “from the start” as Adam who was born into perfection without sin. This refers to the Ruach haKodesh birthing the “image of Elohim” (perfection) into the Neshama (spirit of man). The term “born again” can be rather misleading as though being born once more, or a “rebirth” rather than experiencing the indwelling of the perfection of YHWH. See Genesis 1:27; 6:9; 17:1; Deut 18:13.

Another handicap of the term “born again” is that many are told that they are “born again” when they accept certain theologies or become part of a Christian denomination, or get on a “religious high.” But then, some are informed that they’re not “born again” when they disagree with the teachings of the religious status quo.

The term “born again” has become a religio-political term that is used to judge souls and/or manipulate them into subjection to various religious hierarchies. Many followers of Mashiyach experience a series of “born anew-like” experiences as from “faith to faith” (Romans 1:17). However, you have confidence of being “born anew” when your soul thirsts for righteousness and follows in the footsteps of Mashiyach, observing Torah, and living to please Master YHWH.

This is evidence that you’ve entered into Covenant with YHWH which is established in Mashiyach’s blood. See Appendix, Born from the Beginning in the AENT Bible.

{34} Rukha can mean either “Spirit” and “Wind”; in this context the Spirit is the proper translation. (PY).

{35} Khabouris has an isolated beyt here, between the words “which is born” and “from.”

{36} B’midbar/Num. 14:24; Ezekiel 11:19; Isaiah 66:5-14; Zech 7:12.

{37} In this wordplay, Maran (Master) Y’shua demonstrates the dual meaning of the Aramaic word “Rukha.” (PY).

– AENT 2008-2016:5th Edition, p. 263.

LEGEND: AENT = Aramaic English New Testament

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“Scripture taken from the Aramaic English New Testament. Copyright 2008. Used by permission of Netzari Press.”

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