Saturday, September 21, 2019

DANGERS OF CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP


Everything with the ”Christian”
prefix is not necessarily suitable for a child of God. Most people
who profess to be Christians are also not necessarily good company.
The scripture often used by churches to compel believers into
attending church assumes that those who go to church are children of
God. It is written in Hebrews10:23-25
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for
He who promised is faithful; 24and
let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good
deeds, 25not
forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but
encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the
day drawing near.” Very few church goers are serious about
following Jesus. Most church goers can only talk about their church
and pastor, some talk about the Bible, but most cannot talk about
Jesus, because they do not know Him. You will be hard pressed to find
anyone who is serious about following Jesus in a church.
Most of those who seriously follow
Jesus have little time for fellowship with others because they are in
fellowship with Jesus. If you want to be close to Jesus you need to
stay focused on Him during your day while going about your daily
tasks and you have to set aside time to pray and listen to Him. You
cannot afford to waste time watching TV, videos, movies, playing
video games, playing around on social media, listening to the news,
reading novels, practicing hobbies, sports, senseless entertainment,
texting and endless telephone conversations. You do not acquire the
mind of Christ if you are busy with other things. That is also why I
avoid telephone calls and rather reply to emails. Your day can easily
be consumed by telephone calls. We must be tuned in and available for
Jesus. If we are occupied with other things we cannot serve Him and
respond to Him.
Members of the opposite sex should also
not get involved in counseling. Private one-on-one counseling with
the opposite sex is dangerous. Never open the door to temptation.
Many children of God have been destroyed.
You do not get closer to Jesus through
fellowship with other Christians. You will rather get drawn away from
Jesus. You only get closer to Jesus through fellowship with Him. If
we seek Jesus, we find Him. If we draw closer to Him, He will draw
closer to us. We only become like Jesus through fellowship with Him.
We build our fellowship with Jesus through prayer, spending time
alone praying, speaking to Jesus from our heart, in our own words. We
get in tune with Him if we read His words, the words that He spoke
and commanded, the red letter words in some Bibles, in Matthew, Mark,
Luke and John, pondering those words, having them in our mind,
obeying them and living in obedience to them. If we obey Jesus,
repent of sin, are baptized in water, stop sinning, live holy and
seek Him in prayer He will come and dwell in us, in our spirit. He
will give of His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, in us to teach and guide
us. We must hunger and thirst for Him and He will satisfy us with
constant awareness of His presence. He will disclose Himself to us
and reveal things to us about Him, the kingdom of heaven, about the
future. He will teach us all things. That is His promise to those who
seek His fellowship and obey Him. We will only know the mind of
Christ, His plan for us if we live in close fellowship with Him. We
can only be fruitful for His kingdom if we remain in Him, in
fellowship with Him.
Many Christian believers have
fellowship with other believers but they have no fellowship with
Jesus. Jesus warned that He will say to many Christians: “Go away I
never knew you, you workers of lawlessness.”
Do not allow
fellowship with other believers to distract you from Jesus. The only
fellowship that we need is with Jesus, because it is only when we are
in fellowship with Him that we can bear fruit for His kingdom and be
pleasing to Him. Use your time wisely, have fellowship with Jesus and
build your relationship with Him. Follow Him, every day, until the
end and you will have life.
May Jesus bless you.

Friday, September 20, 2019

DO YOU HAVE THE WORD IN YOU?


”The Word became flesh and made His
dwelling among us.” John 1:14. Jesus Christ is the Word if
God.  “The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL.”
The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.” 1 Corinthians
15:45. Jesus Christ is the second Adam. Jesus gives of His Spirit,
the Holy Spirit, to dwell in those who have received Him and who OBEY
Him. The born-again children of God are a temple of the Holy Spirit,
Jesus, who dwells in them. They have the Word of God IN them.
Many people profess to be Christians
and they have Bible knowledge in their heads, but they do not have
Jesus in their hearts. They do not have the Word of God in them.
The Bible is not the Word of God. It is
the Scriptures. Having the Scriptures in your head does not give you
life. You must have the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit dwelling in
you.
The Holy Spirit is implanted in you
when you RECEIVE Jesus. We read in James 1:21 “Therefore, putting
aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility
receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.”
Bible study and indoctrination cannot
change you into a child of God. Jesus changes you when you receive
and obey Him. You are born again of the Spirit of God, and the Word
of God comes and dwells in you. That is the reality of Emmanuel,
Christ dwelling among and in those who have RECEIVED Him and who
FOLLOW and OBEY Him. They are His sheep. They listen to His voice and
they follow Him. It is through communion with Jesus, that we become
like Him, through prayer and obedience, not through Bible study.
The modern church is dead. They have
Bibles, doctrines, preachers and facilities, but they do not have the
Word of God in them. Jesus does not dwell in them. Jesus is the
Spirit. He gives LIFE to those in whom He dwells.
Do you have the Word of God in you?
Does Jesus dwell in you?
May Jesus bless you.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

GO AFTER JESUS SEEK HIS GUIDANCE


We are called, not just to believe in
Jesus, but to go after Him and follow Him. We cannot follow after
Jesus if we do not first repent from going after sin and our own
plans and desires. If we wish to follow Jesus and have eternal life
we have to deny ourselves, lay down our own plans and ambitions and
put our whole life into obeyance to Jesus.
Before we can follow Jesus, we have
accept Him as our Lord and Master and commit to obey Him, to live
according to His commandments and instructions, His words as recorded
in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The elementary commandments are: to
repent of all sin, be baptized in water, to live holy and to seek the
baptism in the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is essential to our
relationship with Jesus. Jesus said of the Holy Spirit: ”He will
guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own
initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will
disclose to you what is to come. 14“He will glorify Me, for He
will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.” John
16:13-16.
Many believers never obeyed the
elementary commandments of Jesus, and have not received the Holy
Spirit, that is why they are not led by Him, and cannot follow Jesus
to do what is pleasing to Him. They do not have a real relationship
with Him.
Those who have received the Holy Spirit
must go after Him, seek His guidance in all things, in prayer,
waiting on Him for guidance and direction. He will speak to them in
their spirit. In all things, we must seek and follow His guidance.
The apostles and first followers of Jesus were led by the Holy
Spirit.
The Holy Spirit, is Christ in us. We
are a temple of the Holy Spirit, but few believers are led by the
Holy Spirit. Most are just religious. Christ does not live in them.
They are living their lives for their own pleasure. They are
believers, but not children of God. “Those who are being led by the
Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” Romans 8:14.
Have we advanced beyond the first
principles of being a Christian? Have we received Jesus, repented,
been baptized in water, received the Holy Spirit? Are we being led by
the Spirit of God? Do we go after Jesus every day to seek and follow
His guidance? Are we fruitful, obedient children of God?
May Jesus bless you.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

GOD IS NOT LIMITED BY THE BIBLE


God is omnipotent, indescribable,
unpredictable, beyond understanding, indefinable ALMIGHTY. The Bible
testifies of the greatness of God, but it cannot limit nor contain
God. Many believe and declare that the Bible is the final authority.
That is not true, neither is that verse recorded anywhere in the
Bible.
Jesus Christ is the final authority.
All power and all authority belongs to Him, in heaven and on earth
and nobody nor anything dictates to Him what He can or cannot do,
neither what He will or will not do. He speaks and He manifests
Himself in whichever way He chooses. His sheep hear His voice, they
recognize His hand. They understand what He is telling and teaching
them because they know HIM, they have His Spirit in them and they
follow Him.
Many believers only trust in the Bible.
They have read about Jesus in the Bible, but they do not know Him and
most of them have not received His Spirit, the Holy Spirit. They do
not know Jesus. They are limited by their knowledge and understanding
of the Bible and therefor they seek to limit God by their
understanding. They want to verify everything with scriptures from
the Bible, and if they do not find a Bible verse they reject it. If
Jesus speaks to them they would want a Bible verse to verify what He
said. They refuse to accept nor follow the guidance of the Holy
Spirit. They rather want a scripture.
The truth of the matter is that most
Christians are not really Christians because they do not know nor
follow Jesus. They are Bible believers that follow an ideology. They
do not obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, His words and commandments
as they were also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Because
they do not obey Jesus, they demonstrate that they do not believe in
Him and therefor He has not revealed Himself to them so that they can
know Him. Therefor they have also not received the Holy Spirit. They
have no real relationship with Jesus.
Knowledge and understanding of Jesus
and the kingdom of God only comes through revelation of the Holy
Spirit that Jesus gives in those who seek and obey Him, not through
Bible study or through the testimony of others. The Holy Spirit
verifies the scriptures and gives understanding of the scriptures.
Discernment of the Holy Spirit is given by the Spirit, not by testing
the Spirit against the Scriptures. Divine Knowledge and understanding
is IMPARTED, GIVEN by the Holy Spirit, it is not attained by Bible
study. The Holy Spirit functions in the realm of the supernatural,
the divine, and gives WISDOM to the BELIEVING, those who walk by
FAITH, not by sight and human understanding.
“Those who are being led by the
Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” Romans 8:14.
Have we truly
come to know Jesus? Are we born again of the Spirit of God? Have we
received the Holy Spirit and are we walking in unison with Jesus,
being led by the Holy Spirit, or are we carnal believers that
function on the level of the natural?
May Jesus bless you.



Monday, September 16, 2019

DO YOU HAVE THE SPIRIT?


Many believers claim to have received
the Holy Spirit, that Jesus promised to those who seek to obey and
follow Him. It is however not clear how the Holy Spirit manifests in
their lives because very little if any of the workings of the Spirit,
as foretold by Jesus are present in their lives.
Before Jesus was crucified He said to
His disciples: “But
I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if
I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I
will send Him to you. 
8“And
He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and
righteousness and judgment; 
9concerning
sin, because they do not believe in Me; 
10and
concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no
longer see Me; 
11and
concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
12“I
have many more things to say to you, but you cannot
bear 
them now. 13“But
when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the
truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He
hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to
come. 
14“He
will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose 
it to
you. 
15“All
things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes
of Mine and will disclose 
it to
you.” John 16:7-14.
After Jesus was crucified, before He
ascended to heaven He commanded His disciples to go to Jerusalem and
wait for the Spirit. We read about it in Acts 1 & 2. The Holy
Spirit was given on the day of Pentecost. Those who received the
baptism in the Holy Spirit not only spoke in tongues, but they went
forth, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God under guidance of
the Holy Spirit, with signs and wonders.
They were not operating on their own,
by their own initiative. Having received the Spirit of Christ, they
had Christ in them. They were following His guidance, going where He
sent them, speaking His words, being taught by Him.
Modern Christianity is Letter based,
Bible based, doctrine based with little if any working and
manifestation of the Holy Spirit. In which way are the lives of those
who claim to have receiver the Holy Spirit impacted, and how are they
impacting the world around them? Are they only laying claim to some
experience of have they RECEIVED Jesus. Is Christ in them? Is Jesus
living in them and being manifested through them?
Many do have spirits in them, evil
spirits, lust, greed, religious spirits, rage, jealousy, hatred,
immorality, pride, murder, homosexuality, and many more, even though
they call themselves Christians.
The Spirit of Christ does not cohabit
with evil spirits. Our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Do we
have the Holy Spirit?
May Jesus bless you.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

SIMPLE CHILDLIKE FAITH


We live in a world that is more
literate than it has ever been in history, more people can read and
write than ever. More people have Bibles than ever but very few have
any knowledge of God nor understanding of the kingdom of God. The
world is full of innovations, 7schemes, procedures, technologies,
theories, remedies and explanations for everything under the sun, but
it has never been as confused, deceived and hopelessly lost as it is
in this age.
Modern day Christianity has many Bible
teachers and highly educated preachers with qualifications earned
from prestigious universities, but there are few, if any, men and
women of God. That is why they are powerless, inconsequential, they
have no impact on the world, empty talkers, powerless sinners. They
cannot even overcome their own flesh. They do not understand the
kingdom of God, because they have not and cannot receive it. They are
puffed up, arrogant and proud. Jesus said: "Truly I say to you,
whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not
enter it at all." Luke 18:17.
25At that time Jesus said, “I praise
You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these
things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them
to infants. 26“Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in
Your sight. 27“All things have been handed over to Me by My
Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone
know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to
reveal Him.” Matthew 11:25.
The modern day Christianity is Bible
based, based on the dead letter, not on revelation of Jesus Christ
through faith and childlike acceptance of Jesus and obedience to His
words. They are for ever learning, studying and never coming to the
knowledge of the truth because they refuse to accept and obey Jesus.
You cannot bypass Jesus Christ.
Doctrines, Bible studies and human wisdom will not bring you into the
kingdom of God. You have to humble yourself before Jesus, obey Him,
His words and commandments as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and
John; repent and be baptized, stop sinning, be holy, seek Him with
all your heart and He will REVEAL Himself to you. You need a
revelation of Jesus, not knowledge and endless teachings. You need to
be taught by Jesus, through your relationship with Him.
Accept and OBEY Jesus without doubt and
reservation. Fully trust Him and He will reveal Himself and the
Father to you. Those who are wise in their own estimation will not
receive the mysteries of the kingdom of God, because they lack simple
childlike faith.
May Jesus bless you.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

JESUS WANTS TO HELP YOU


Without Jesus it is impossible to enter
the Kingdom of Heaven. Without Jesus there is no hope of eternal
life. Jesus said: ”Without Me, you can do nothing.” Jesus came to
save the world. We read in John 1:10
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the
world did not know Him. 11He
came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive
Him. 12But as
many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of
God, even to those who believe in His name, 13who
were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will
of man, but of God.”
Very few RECEIVED Jesus. The religious
Jews had Him crucified, and even after He was resurrected and
ascended to heaven FEW believed in Him and RECEIVED Him. Even today,
some BELIEVE in Jesus but very few RECEIVE Him, very few become
CHILDREN OF GOD.
Most professing Christians believe in a
CONCEPT or IMAGE of Jesus but they do not get to KNOW Jesus, for
real. The message preached in churches is to believe IN Jesus for
salvation but it omits the vital requirement of RECEIVING Jesus, and
so the vast majority of believers do not HAVE Jesus and do not have
the hope of eternal life.
It is of no use to believe in Jesus if
we do not ACCEPT His words and commandments, and do not obey Him.
Jesus wants to give us eternal life, and He wants us to inherit the
Kingdom of Heaven, and He will help us to enter but then we have to
follow and obey Him. If we do not ACCEPT Jesus as LORD and do not
RECEIVE Him to unconditionally follow and obey Him until the end, we
will not inherit the Kingdom of God. To be saved and stay saved is
not a once off occurrence but a journey that we have to undertake,
for the rest of our lives, until the very end. It is not a journey
with a Book, a new doctrine, a Bible, a church, or a group of people,
it is a WALK with Jesus, every day, until the end.
Most professing Christians believe in
the Bible and in the doctrines that they have developed from it, but
they do not believe in Jesus of the Bible, because they never
RECEIVED Him. Their reality is their Bible and their church, their
church leaders, the church doctrines, things that they can see, hear
and sense with their physical senses, but they do not SEE, HEAR nor
EXPERIENCE Jesus. They are carnal people, they were never BORN AGAIN
of the Spirit of God. They are not God’s children. God’s children
are led by the Holy Spirit. They HEAR His voice. “Those who are
being led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” Romans
8:14. Jesus can only help you if you receive Him, His Spirit and if
you FOLLOW and OBEY Him. If you follow after people, preachers,
doctrines, books, teachings, you will not enter heaven. Jesus said to
the Pharisees: “You
search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal
life; it is these that testify about Me; 
40and
you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.” John
5:39. 
It is exactly the same with most professing
Christians. They think they have eternal life by studying their
Bibles, but they refuse to RECEIVE, FOLLOW and OBEY Jesus, and that
is why they will PERISH.
Are we following Jesus? Have we
received Him and are we receiving His help and guidance?
May Jesus bless you.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

COME OUT OF THE SINFUL IMMORAL CHURCHES


Those who are born again children of
God are the Body of Christ, the temple of the Holy Spirit. We read in
1 Corinthians 6:19,20 19Or do you not know that your body is a temple
of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that
you are not your own? 20For you have been bought with a price:
therefore glorify God in your body. It is written in 1 Peter 2:9
“9But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY
NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that
you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of
darkness into His marvelous light;”
Sadly, the
overwhelming majority of modern day churches are not holy. They are
full of sinners, immorality, fornication, they are worldly, a
dwelling place of demons. Their members are not the Body of Christ,
nor are they a temple of the Holy Spirit. You recognize them by their
rotten fruit. They are not a place where any born again child of God
would fit in or feel welcome, because. A real follower of Jesus WILL
NOT ASSOCIATE WITH THEM.
Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 “
I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral
people; 10I did not at all mean with the
immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or
with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. 11But
actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother
if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a
reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a
one. 12For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not
judge those who are within the church? 13But those who are
outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.”
The modern day “church” has fallen so far that you have to REMOVE
YOURSELF from them, not associate with them.
They are believers, but not followers
of Jesus. They are not fit for fellowship with a true follower of
Jesus. What Paul wrote about unbelievers now applies to the church
going believers. He wrote: “14Do not be bound together with
unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness,
or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15Or what harmony
has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an
unbeliever?
16Or what agreement has the temple of
God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God
said,
            “I WILL DWELL
IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM;
            AND I WILL
BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
      17“Therefore, COME
OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the
Lord.
            “AND
DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN;
            And
I will welcome you.
      18“And
I will be a father to you,
            And
you shall be sons and daughters to Me,”
            Says
the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.
Come out of the immoral sinful
churches, and follow Jesus. If you stay in the immoral sinful
churches and follow the hirelings you will perish. Be holy and Jesus
will accept you, speak to you and guide you. Follow Jesus, not the
wolves, the preachers in the reprobate churches. Follow Jesus and be
part of His flock. His sheep hear His voice and they follow Him and
He gives them eternal life.
May Jesus bless you.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

What YOU MUST DO to have ETERNAL LIFE


There are many false doctrines and lies
around this subject, deception that will take may believers to hell.
Many false gospels are being preached. There is only one gospel that
leads to eternal life and that is the WORDS and COMMANDMENTS of
Jesus. It is vitally important that we make sure tha4t we obey the
exact words of Jesus and do not follow one of the many false gospels
that are being preached.
Jesus Christ is the final judge of all
men and He alone will decide who will have eternal life. He
personally delivered the words of eternal life, that will save those
who obey them. The words of Jesus were recorded in the gospels,
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the red letter words, in some Bibles.
Those who reject Jesus and disregard His words are already judged.
The gospel of Jesus is the gospel of
the kingdom of God. Jesus said:” The Law and the Prophets were
proclaimed until John; since that time the gospel of the kingdom of
God has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.”
Luke 16:16. He was referring to John the Baptist. John the Baptist
came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, 2“Repent,
for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 3:1. Then
Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea and all the district
around the Jordan; 6and
they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they
confessed their sins.” Matthew 3:5,6.
Not only did
Jesus preach the gospel of the kingdom. He subjected Himself to it.
He had no sin, but he was also baptized by John the Baptist. He
practiced what He preached and demonstrated how those who believe in
Him, should live. Jesus did nothing on His own initiative. He came to
do the will of the Father. After He was crucified and resurrected,
before He ascended to heaven, He also commanded His disciples to go
to Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit, that was given on the day
of Pentecost, so that they would also, like Him, be led by the Holy
Spirit, to be able to do the will of the Father.
It is the same gospel that Peter
preached on the day of Pentecost as is written in Acts 2:38,39.
“Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be
baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your
sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39“For
the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off,
as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”
Jesus said:”FOLLOW ME.” He promised
ETERNAL LIFE to those who become His sheep and follow Him. The gospel
of the kingdom of God is: RECEIVE/ACCEPT Jesus. REPENT and be
BAPTIZED. Turn from sin, sin no more, then be baptized in water, as
Jesus and His disciples were also baptized. Live your life in
obedience to the words and commandments of Jesus. For those who obey
Him, He promised the Holy Spirit, to come and dwell in them, to teach
and guide them, the very same as He was directed by the Father.
We can only FOLLOW Jesus and have
eternal life if we are BORN AGAIN of water, through water baptism,
and of Spirit, through the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Jesus said:
My sheep hear My
voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 
28and
I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish;“ John
10:27,28. There is no talk of going to church, or reading the Bible,
or listening to other people, preachers etc. His sheep do not follow
strangers. We read in John10:
4
“When
he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep
follow him because they know his voice. 
5“A
stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because
they do not know the voice of strangers.” He gives them
eternal life because they FOLLOW HIM.
Most
professing Christians are not His sheep. They might believe in Him,
but they do not follow Him, because they are not born again, do not
know Him and therefor do not know His voice. They follow after
strangers, preachers, churches, false prophets, deceivers. They
believe they have salvation and will have eternal life, but they are
deceived, by false gospels.
Seek
Jesus for yourself. Obey the gospel of Jesus Christ. RECEIVE Him,
REPENT AND BE BAPTIZED, live according to His words and commandments.
Ask Him to baptize you in the Holy Spirit, so you can be BORN AGAIN,
KNOW HIM, HEAR HIS VOICE and follow Him. Pray, speak to Jesus. He
will speak to you, in your spirit. “Those who are being led by the
Spirit of God, they are the children of God.” Romans 8:14. They
follow Him and He gives eternal life to them.
May
Jesus bless you.

Monday, September 9, 2019

MORE JESUS


The kingdom of God is about Jesus
living in us who belong to Him and follow Him. If Jesus is living in
us we will be like Him, the world will see Jesus in us. What we do,
how we act, speak, react and the things that interest us show what is
inside of us. Many Christians are worldly. There is no difference
between them and the world, the unbelievers. Others are full of
religion. Some are full of demons. Most of them are full of
themselves. A tree is known by it’s fruit.
You cannot educate a person to become a
child of God. No amount of Bible study, preaching, indoctrination,
coaching or motivation can change a sinner into a saint. At heart
that person will remain a sinner and what he is will be manifested in
his deeds, his life style. You need to be born again to become a
child of God. You need to be born again to enter the kingdom of
heaven.
Jesus will only come into your life and
make you new, born again, if you RECEIVE Him. “But as many as
received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of
God, even to those who believe in His name, 13who were
born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of
man, but of God.” John 1:12,13. You need to INVITE Jesus into your
life and RECEIVE Him as you Lord and Master. You will only become
like Him if you submit to Him, and -obey His words and His
commandments.
Many believe in Jesus. Some receive
Him, but then turn away from Him. They reject His words and
commandments. Some become very religious, but they never become like
Jesus, because they are not of Him.
If we are of Jesus and follow Him, He
will be seen in us. We will be seeking more of Jesus, Himself, in
prayer and devotion, in obedience to His words and commandments. It
is though our relationship with Jesus, having received Him and His
Holy Spirit, living in communion with Him, that we will be changed
into His likeness.
Are we seeking MORE of Jesus, more
revelation, hearing His voice, receiving His approval, being changed
to be like Him? If we want more of Jesus, we need to spend more time
with Him, in prayer. We need to stay connected, tuned in, listening,
obeying following or else we will not be able to bear fruit for His
kingdom.
Many Christians
are fruitless and ready to be cut off and burned. There is no Jesus
in them. Without Jesus we can do nothing. Is Jesus in us?
May Jesus bless you.