Jesus, A Teacher Of Heavenly Things

John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

We are “earthy”. Paul used this descriptive word in I Corinthians 15:47 for Adam, the first man, and for us, Adam's descendants. I am earthy… and so are you, and so was Nicodemus, the man Jesus was talking with in this verse. But Paul then said, “the second man is the Lord from heaven.”

When Jesus said, “And no man hath ascended up to heaven,” he wasn't speaking of Enoch or Elijah. He was speaking of any person who may have visited heaven to be educated in heaven's realities.

In the USA many great presidents, politicians, lawyers, and business men and women have graduated from Ivy League universities like Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. But… not one has ever attended the University of Heaven! Nicodemus might have had the greatest education in the Jewish world, but he had never sat at the foot of heavenly Mt. Zion and listened to God. But Jesus, the Son of God, walked the eternal hills.

Jesus was there when the morning stars first glimmered, and the sons of God shouted for joy. And here He was sitting with Nicodemus, and Nicodemus had no idea. Nicodemus came to talk about earthy things. Temporary at best--mostly meaningless. Come to think of it, that's what I generally talk to Him about--earthy things--and He is so patient. I must listen more intently.

There has never been a teacher like Jesus. Listen to Him.

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