John 3:12-17 The Living Bible
12 But if you don’t even believe me when I tell you about such things as these that happen here among men, how can you possibly believe if I tell you what is going on in heaven? 13 For only I, the Messiah, have come to earth and will return to heaven again. 14 And as Moses in the wilderness lifted up the bronze image of a serpent on a pole, even so I must be lifted up upon a pole, 15 so that anyone who believes in me will have eternal life. 16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.
Jesus spoke these words to Nicodemus, who couldn’t wrap his mind around the concept of being born again. Nicodemus and as many of us must understand that this new life is what Ezekiel described in his book, chapter 37 verse 12: “…Thus says the Lord God: Behold I will open your graves and raise you from your graves …”
I believe these words of truth without question. Therefore, I live my life now without fear of death. How about you?