Saturday, August 19, 2017

Go to the SOURCE





There is only one way to
be saved, to have salvation, to have eternal life, and that is to go
to the source of that salvation, and the Source of that salvation is
Jesus Christ alone. The person, Jesus Christ, there is no other.
There is no other way to have salvation but through Jesus Christ. We
read in Hebrews 5:8 "Although He was a Son, He learned
obedience from the things which He suffered, and having been made
perfect He became to all those who obey Him, the SOURCE of eternal
salvation. Jesus Christ alone is the way. There is no other way to
have salvation. There is no other path to follow. You cannot find
salvation through any other person, not by going to church, not by
reading your Bible. You have to go to Jesus and you have to obey Him,
because He is the source of eternal salvation for those who obey Him.
What did Jesus command?
Jesus said:"Follow Me." What we need to do is to, turn to
Jesus. Turn away from sin, turn away from our own ways, turn away
from all other ways, turn away from following after other people and
ideologies, and go to the Source, go to Jesus and obey Him. Repent,
turn away from those things, turn away from sin, ask Jesus
forgiveness, and He will grant us forgiveness. But then we have to
obey Him, be baptized in water, as He commanded, and He promised that
He will give His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, in us to teach us and to
guide us. Jesus Christ Himself, will come and dwell in us. He will be
with us. He will reveal Himself to us. He is the Source. There is no
other source, there is no other way to have eternal life. Have you
come to the Source, Jesus Christ, and are you staying with the Source
of eternal life of salvation? Or have you turned away from Jesus?
Only Jesus can help us. Only Jesus can give us the baptism in the
Holy Spirit. Only Jesus can give us Salvation, nothing and nobody
else. We have to go to Jesus. There is no person in this world, no
other mediator, no other person that we can speak to, that can save
us.
Go to Jesus. As Jesus said
to the Pharisees who were looking for salvation in the scriptures, He
said:"You diligently search the Scriptures in there to find
eternal life, but you refuse to come to Me to have life." Jesus
Christ the is the way and the life and the truth, He is the source.
If we want life, we must go to the Source and we must stay with the
Source until the very end of our lives. If we go away from Jesus we
will perish. There is only one way, go to the Source, Jesus Christ.
May Jesus bless you.


Friday, August 18, 2017

A Real WALK With Jesus



The only way to have
salvation eternal life is to follow Jesus Christ, to be in a real a
walk with Him. How does that come about? If we hear the gospel of
Jesus and we believe, we have to obey Him, repent, turn away from
sin, and accept Jesus into our life as our Lord and Master. We have
to pray, plead His forgiveness for our past sins, and commit to
follow and obey Him for the rest of our lives. If we do that, He
forgives our past sins and He writes His laws in our heart, His
commands, His requirements, so that we know what He requires of us,
how we should, live in holiness and in righteousness. And then we
have to further obey Him, be baptized in water for the washing off of
our sins.
Jesus promised to give His
Holy Spirit in us, to teach us and to guide us, every step of the
way. Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are the
children of God. If we do not have the Holy Spirit and we do not
follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we cannot walk with Jesus, we
cannot follow Him. We need to obey Him, repent and be baptized, so
that we will be born again of water and of the Spirit of God, but
then we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit. We need the power and
the guidance of the Holy Spirit, because without Jesus we can do
nothing.
The Holy Spirit is the
Spirit of Christ. He is the Comforter and we cannot follow Jesus and
do what is pleasing to Him, if we do not have the Holy Spirit, if we
do not follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Many believe in Jesus
and they think they have salvation but they do not have the Holy
Spirit, neither do they obey the guidance of the Holy Spirit. They
have no relationship with Jesus. Many are preachers and other
believers who go out in the streets and they witness, they preach and
heal the sick in the name of Jesus. They cast out demons, and Jesus
said that many of those will stand before Him and He will say to
them:"Go away I never knew you you workers of wickedness,"
because these people did not follow Jesus. They were not led by the
Holy Spirit, they had no relationship with Jesus. We need to be
filled with the Holy Spirit and follow the guidance of the Holy
Spirit, because the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, and if we do
not have the Spirit of Christ, we do not belong to Him. We cannot
follow Him and we cannot be pleasing to Him.
Jesus promised the Holy
Spirit to each and every one who believes in Him and who obeys Him,
who repents and is baptized in water. The Holy Spirit will remind us
of the commands of Jesus, the words that He spoke, as they are also
recorded in the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. You don't need
a Bible to follow Jesus you need, the Holy Spirit, because the Holy
Spirit will be with us forever; but we have to obey Him. Many have
Bibles and they have read the words of Jesus in the Bible, but they
do not obey them. Those who have the Holy Spirit are constantly
reminded, convicted by the Holy Spirit. Te Holy Spirit prompts them
and speaks to them, reveals to them the will of God, reveals to them
whether they are pleasing to Jesus or not, The Holy Spirit guides us
into all truth, tells us about things to come, guides us in all
things.
We cannot follow Jesus
without the Holy Spirit. We need a real relationship with Jesus,
which only can be had, by the indwelling Holy Spirit and us following
the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Have you been born again? Did you
repent were you baptized in water and have you received the
indwelling Holy Spirit of Christ in you? Do you follow and obey Him?
Do you truly know Jesus or will Jesus also say to you go:"Go
away I never knew you, you worker of wickedness," because you
did not do the will of God, because you had no relationship with Him.
We need the Holy Spirit to teach and to guide us. The Spirit of
Christ will guide us into all truth. We cannot follow Jesus by
following after other sheep, other Christians, other followers of
Jesus. We cannot follow Jesus by reading the Bible. We need to be led
by the Holy Spirit to please Him, to get to know Him for real, to
follow Him and to enter His kingdom.
Have you received the Holy
Spirit? Do you follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit and is your
walk, your relationship with Jesus Christ real?
May Jesus bless you.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jesus Requires OBEDIENCE



Jesus Christ requires
obedience from those who believe in Him. Many think that if I just
believe in Jesus they will have salvation. Others think that if they
go to church, belong to a church, give to charity then they have
salvation. Jesus said:"If you love Me, obey My commands"
and Jesus commanded that we repent, be baptized in water, and then He
promised His Holy Spirit to come and be with us, to guide, us to
teach us.
Those who disobey Jesus
will not have eternal life. Those who disobey Jesus are not suitable
for His kingdom. Jesus is Lord, we must serve Him and obey Him or
else we will not enter His kingdom. Those who disobey Jesus will
perish.
May. Jesus bless you.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bible Believers do not Understand





This generation has
embraced knowledge because they believe that knowledge is power, but
they lack understanding. The Bible of believing Christians of this
generation have embraced knowledge of the scriptures but they have
rejected Jesus Christ, therefore they lack understanding. They do not
understand the kingdom of God and they cannot understand that Jesus
Christ is God. They wrestle with the scriptures, they keep on
studying and they keep on learning but they never come to the
knowledge of the truth, yet they are very quick to offer an
explanation or their interpretation of the scriptures. They are
deceived and lost, they do not understand, but Jesus Christ gives
understanding to those who accept Him.
Jesus Christ was also
rejected by the Pharisees who were the Bible believers of the time.
Jesus did not fit into their interpretation of the scriptures. They
did not understand that He was the Messiah that they were expecting,
because they did not accept Him. They rather clung to their
scriptures. They could not understand the kingdom of God. We read in
Matthew 11, they came to Jesus and asked Him about John the Baptist.
We read from verse 12: "Jesus said:From the days of John the
Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and violent
men take it by force for all the prophets and the Law prophesied
until John and if you are willing to accept it John himself is Elijah
who was to come. He who has ears to hear let him hear." and
Jesus goes on and He talks about that unbelieving generation, verse
16: "But to what shall I compare this generation it is like
children sitting in the marketplaces who call out to the other
children and say:"We played the flute for you and you did no
dance we sang a dirge and you do not mourn, for John came neither
eating nor drinking and they said:"He has a demon." The Son
of man came eating and drinking and they say:"behold a
gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and
sinners," yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.'
They did not accept Jesus
Christ because He did not fit into the picture that they had in their
mind from studying the scriptures. We read further verse 20"
"and then He began to denounce the cities and which most of his
miracles were done because they did not repent what do you Chorazin.
Woe to you Bethsaida, for if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and
Sidon, which occurred in you then they would have repented long ago
in sackcloth and ashes, nevertheless I say to you it will be more
tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. And
you Capernaum will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will
descend to Hades for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which
occurred in you it would have remained to this day. Nevertheless I
say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in
the Day of Judgment than for you." They did not believe in
Jesus. They do not accept Him they saw the miracles that Jesus did
and yet they rejected Him. They do not believe in Him.
The very same with this
generation. They believe in the Scriptures and they look for
salvation in the scriptures, but they reject Jesus Christ and
therefore they cannot see nor understand the Kingdom of God. They
cannot understand that Jesus Christ is the King of the kingdom of God
and that we have to serve Him to be part of His kingdom. But these
things are hidden. The truth is hidden from those who are wise in
their own estimation, from the Bible believers, those who look for
salvation from their own intellect, them from those who think that
they have the power of knowledge. We read further Jesus said in verse
25: "at 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. Yes Father, for this
way was well pleasing in Your sight. 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." Bible believers do not understand the
kingdom of God. They do not understand that they have to know and
serve the King, Jesus Christ. They occupy themselves with the
scriptures. They are forever looking for new interpretations of the
scriptures, looking for new prophecies to decipher, instead of going
to Jesus and receiving wisdom from Him, because He gives to those who
believe in Him and who ask Him.
As the Apostle John also
wrote in 1st John 5:20. Listen carefully! "And we know that the
Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may
know Him, who is true, and we are in Him, who is true, in His son
Jesus Christ, this is the true God and eternal life." That is
who Jesus is, Jesus is God and He reveals Himself to those who
believe in Him, those who seek Him,those who ask Him. He gives wisdom
and understanding to those who come to Him like little children. And
those who seek wisdom in the scriptures and in the writings and
interpretations of other people, it remains closed to them. They do
not understand, and sadly they never get to know Jesus, and they will
end up in hell because just like those cities that rejected Jesus,
they reject Jesus Christ Himself. They do not know Him. They do not
have His Spirit, they do not have understanding, because they reject
the truth, they reject Jesus Christ.
Understanding does not
come from various studies and from knowledge gained from reading, it
comes from Jesus Christ. He gives understanding to children, to
babes, to the uneducated, to those who believe in Him, those who ask
Him. If you ask Jesus He will give you understanding. Many keep on
reading the Bible without understanding, they have various
interpretations and various theories. That is why there are so many
churches. That is why there are so many Bible students with different
ideas and theories, but they have no knowledge of God. They do not
have the Holy Spirit because the Holy Spirit is ONE, Jesus is ONE,
there is only one truth and Jesus will reveal that truth to you if
you seek Him and you believe Him. If you just ask Him He will give
you understanding.
May Jesus bless you.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bible Believers are NOT Christians they are LOST



Bible believers are not
Christians. They are not disciples of Jesus Christ. They do not
follow Him. They occupy themselves with the scriptures, with the
Bible. They have no relationship with Jesus Christ, they have no fear
of God. They manipulate and apply the scriptures to their own insight
and their own liking. They have a fabricated for themselves an image
of God which they can manipulate as it pleases them. They do not know
Jesus Christ because they're not interested in knowing Him. To them
their Bible is their way to salvation and they are lost. They are
deceived. They cannot please God because without faith it is
impossible to please God.
Those who are being led by
the Spirit of God they are the sons of God. The Bible believers deny
Jesus Christ, they were the ones who crucified Him, because they had
no fear of Him, they did not recognize Him. Bible believers do not
know Jesus Christ. If they did they would fear Him, they would get
their guidance from Him and they would serve Him, they would obey Him
but they don't. They justify themselves from the scriptures. If we do
not have the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit, then we do not belong
to Him. If we do not follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit we cannot
please Him. If we are not led by the Holy Spirit we are not children
of God. Bible believers are not children of God, they are deceived.
Have you met Jesus Christ
of the Bible? Do you know Him? Do you fear Him? Do you serve Him? Do
you get your guidance from Him or do you run to your Bible? Do you
look for scripture or do you look for Jesus? Is Jesus Christ your
life? Is He the center of your life or is your faith based on your
Bible? Because then you are lost. Get to know Jesus Christ. Seek Him
until you find Him. His sheep hear His voice, they listen to Him.
They follow Him. They do not listen to strangers, they are not led by
the scriptures. They are led by the Holy Spirit. They know Jesus and
He knows them. They know His voice. Do you know His voice? Do you
listen to Him? Do you fear Him? Do you follow and obey Him?
May Jesus bless you.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Blessing of Suffering



God is good to all His
children. When we accept Jesus Christ and are born again we become
children of God, and God takes care of us. He teaches us His ways and
one of the ways in which He teaches us His ways is through His
discipline. He often uses suffering to teach us His ways.
The purpose of suffering
is to test us to see what is in our heart. Are we serious about
Jesus? Are we serious about obeying Him, following Him and living
according to His words. He also uses suffering to humble us and to
give us understanding. God used suffering to test Job, and when he
was in his distress his wife said to him:"Why don't you curse
God and die." Job never sinned against God and proved that he
was faithful and true to God. God used suffering to discipline the
children of Israel. We read in Deuteronomy 8:3 "He humbled you
and let you be hungry and fed you with manna which you did not know,
nor that your fathers know that He might make you understand that man
does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that
proceeds out of the mouth of God."
We often become arrogant
because we do not understand that it is the hand of God that supports
us, and that keeps us alive. It is good that we develop ourselves,
that we work hard, but when we become proud and arrogant and we think
that it is by our own power that we are gaining wealth and that
things are going well with us, then God often closes all the doors.
All our plans fall to pieces. In spite of our talent, our experience,
our education, things don't work out. We might lose our job, our
business might fall to pieces and then we realize that even with our
best effort we are not able to contain everything. We are not able to
live our lives the way that we wish, because without God we can do
nothing, without Jesus we can do nothing.
The medical profession has
its place and medicine has its place but when God puts a sickness on
you where medication cannot take the pain away, the doctor cannot
help, then you realize that there is a Power that is greater than all
of this, and this is what God does with His children. Many of them
are going through suffering and they do not understand why. They are
children of God, they are serious about God, but they are in
suffering. their lives are falling to pieces, but they do not
understand that they are being tested. Am I faithful to Jesus? Do I
really trust Him, or do I trust in myself more than Him? Is Jesus my
Healer or do I trust more in medication and in the doctor? Do I have
other idols? God is testing me. We become so proud, we think that we
can control our destiny, that we can make our lives, we can build our
own fortunes, and then God destroys our plans everything falls to
pieces. How do we react? Do we curse God? Do we go against God, or do
we see His hand in this? Do we humble ourselves before Him and
say:"Lord, Thy will be done."? Because all His ways are
loving kindness. He cares for us and He will never leave us. He will
never forsake us and therefore He often uses these severe methods,
severe suffering to bring us to our senses, to test us, to try us, to
humble us, to give us understanding, that life comes from Him.
All good things come from
Him. Without Jesus we can do nothing. How do we react to suffering?
How do we react to the test, to the discipline that He puts us
through? Do we become hateful and resentful toward God and show what
is in our heart that we are not serious about Him that we are selfish
and arrogant? Or do we humble ourselves and say:"Lord teach me
Thy ways." Do we become humble before Him and do we gain
understanding? It is the will of God that we learn understanding,
that we learn that man will not live from bread alone, that man will
not live from his own endeavors alone. If the Lord does not build the
house it is in vain that those build it work on it. If the Lord does
not guard the city in vain does the guardman watch because, God keeps
us safe. It is Jesus that determines our life and we need to learn to
understand that is the discipline that God is putting on us, the
suffering that He is putting us through, is it teaching us wisdom?
Are we being proven to truly love Him and trust Him? Are we allowing
ourselves to be humbled by Him and are we learning to trust in Him in
all situations so that we can know that without Him we can do
nothing, but nothing is impossible with Jesus Christ. He can do all
things. Let us submit ourselves to the Master let us listen to Him
when He speaks to us. Let us accept His discipline and learn from
Him. Let us gain understanding and allow Him to change us and to mold
us into His likeness so that we can fit into the kingdom of God. He
we started the good work in us will complete it if we stay with Him,
if we submit to Him and allow Him to form us and to make us so that
we can be to His glory.
May Jesus bless you.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Beware of the FALSE Gospel of Jesus Christ that is preached



The false a gospel of
Jesus Christ that is being preached in the world today will take
countless souls to hell. It is fruitless to believe in Jesus Christ
for salvation if we do not obey His words. The gospel of Jesus
Christ, the gospel that saves is the words that Jesus spoke, the
words that Jesus delivered when He walked this earth, as they are
also recorded in Matthew Mark Luke and John.
If we believe in Jesus for
salvation but we do not obey His words, then we are only fooling
ourselves, because Jesus said, if we love Him we will obey His
commands. Jesus said that not everyone that says to Him "Lord,
Lord" will enter into heaven, but those who do the will of His
Father. The words that Jesus spoke were the words of the Father,
those were the words of eternal life, and we can only have eternal
life if we live by those words, if we obey them. Those who disobey
Jesus Christ will perish even though they believed in Him.
If we truly believe in
Jesus we will do what He commanded. Jesus said:"Follow Me."
He commands us to repent, not only of sin but of living a senseless
life that centers around ourselves. We have to live for the kingdom
of God and obey the King, Jesus Christ Himself. We have to live
according to His words. He said:"repent and be baptized."
We need to turn away from sin, turn away from living for ourselves
and our own desires, and live in obedience to Jesus. We have to die
to sin, die to earthly desires, in order to live for the kingdom of
God. Go and read the words of Jesus in the gospel for yourself and
you will learn that He requires absolute obedience, absolute
dedication. He said if we wish to come after Him, if we wish to have
eternal life, we have to deny ourselves pick up our cross every day
and follow Him. We have to obey His words.
Many people ask: Now what
is this cross of Jesus that we have got to pick up? If we obey Jesus
and live according to His words then we will suffer much persecution,
we will have to give up many things in life, we will have to forsake
the pleasures of this world and we will have to live our lives in
such a way that we obey the words of Jesus. If we go after Jesus,
obey His words, repent and be baptized, and live a life that is
pleasing to Him, then we will be changed into His likeness. We will
become
like Him, but if we want
to be like the world, like the newest trends, and go after the things
of the world, we will be distracted and we will not follow nor obey
Jesus, we will end up in hell.
Many people have been
deceived by the false gospel that is preached in this world, a gospel
of tolerance, a gospel that we cannot stop sinning. We have to make
up our minds if we want eternal life. We have to go after Jesus with
all our power. It will not be easy. If we live according to the words
of Jesus, we will suffer persecution, we will suffer rejection, we
will have to deprive ourselves of earthly pleasures. We cannot go
after the pleasures of the world and expect to be part of the kingdom
of God. The sinful pleasures of this world lead to death and we have
to stay away from those. We have to reserve ourselves for Jesus and
live for Him. Jesus promised that if we obey His words, if we live
according to His words then He will reveal Himself to us. He will
come and dwell in us. He will give His Spirit in us. He will speak to
us. He will guide us, He will teach us. If we do not have the Spirit
of Christ in us, Jesus with us, and us with Him, then we do not
belong to Him and our faith is in vain.
We can only be pleasing to
Jesus if we obey Him, and we need to have His Spirit guiding us,
teaching us. We need to obey His Spirit. He will tell us how to live,
where to live, what to do, but we have to ask. We have to go after
Him, but first we have to obey the gospel of Jesus Christ; we have to
commit to live according to His ways, to submit ourselves to Him,
repent and be baptized, turn away from sin and earthly desires, and
desire earnestly to go after Jesus. Then He will reveal Himself to
you, but if we turn away from Jesus, if we allow ourselves to get
distracted, then we will go away from Jesus and we will not enter His
kingdom.
Only those who endure with
Jesus until the very end, stay with Him, only they will enter into
the kingdom of heaven. The way of the cross, the way of following
Jesus, is not easy, it is difficult. Very few will follow that way.
It is a way of persecution, rejection of pain and suffering. It is a
way of deprivation. It is not an easy way, but it is the only way to
enter into the kingdom of God, and we have to stay with Jesus, to
stay on that way because without Jesus we can do nothing. As long as
we follow Jesus we will endure suffering, rejection, pain, we will
change to be like Him, more and more, until the very end. If we do
not stay with Him we will become conformed to this world and we will
end up in damnation.
Are we walking on the
narrow road? Are we focused on Jesus? Do we know Him for real? Are we
really serious about the kingdom of God, or have we become a victim
of the false gospel that is preached in this world? Because that
gospel is a gospel without Jesus Christ. It talks about believing in
Jesus but it does not obey Jesus. It is a waste, it is a lie, and it
will lead countless people to hell. Are we following Jesus on the
narrow way every day, or have we been deceived and are we going our
own way? Have we strayed like sheep? We have to stay with the Good
Shepherd. Stay with Jesus until the very end to have eternal life. Go
and read the words of Jesus in the Gospels. Pray and ask Jesus to
make those words to come alive to you, to engrave them in your mind,
in your heart, and ask Him, Holy Spirit, to remind you of those words
all the time, and obey Him. Obey that prompting of the Holy Spirit
when he warns you and convicts you, and calls you back onto the
straight and narrow road. If we do not stay with Jesus on that road
until the very end then we will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Most believers will be
disappointed, disillusioned, but it will be forever too late when
they find out that they were deceived and they will not enter the
kingdom of heaven. Be serious with Jesus. Seek Him with all your
heart. Obey His words, and He will reveal Himself to you. You will
know Him for real and you will walk with Him. He will talk with you.
If you obey Him and stay with Him, He will lead you and guide you
until the very end. He will give you eternal life. Jesus Christ is
the only way. Follow him until the very end.
May Jesus bless you.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Listen and Learn



Jesus Christ calls us not
only to believe in Him but to listen to Him and to follow Him. If we
obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, His words that He spoke; if we
repent and are baptized in water and we seek Jesus with all our
heart, He will give His Holy Spirit in us to teach us and to guide
us. He is our Teacher, He is our guide, He is our constant companion.

Jesus calls us to listen
to Him and to learn from Him. Most believers never get to know Jesus
Christ. They do not know His voice, they do not follow Him. His sheep
hear His voice they listen to Him and they follow Him. They are
taught by Him. Jesus calls us to listen to Him to hear from Him so
that we can get to know Him.
Most believers never get
to know Jesus, they never get to know His ways and they will be very
disappointed and they stand before Him in judgment and He says:"Go
away I never knew you." Jesus is calling us to come close to
Him, for His Spirit to dwell in us, so that we can be in fellowship
with Him. Have you obeyed the gospel of Jesus Christ? Have you
repented and been baptized, and have you received the indwelling Holy
Spirit? Do you listen to the Holy Spirit and are you're being taught
by God? It is His will that we learn from Him, not from others. His
sheep do not listen to strangers, they listen to Him. Are you
listening to the good Shepherd? Do you follow and obey Him and do you
learn from Him?
May Jesus bless you.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Never give up





We must never give up on
going after Jesus and doing what is pleasing to Him. This world is
full of quitters and losers and hell will be full of losers. There
will be many people in hell that once followed Jesus Christ but they
got distracted, they gave up. Eternal life is for those who endure
with Jesus until the very end.
We will have many
distractions and stumbling blocks. We will have a much difficulty in
this life. If we want to succeed we have to stay focused on Jesus and
keep going. If we stumble we need to repent, get up get back to
Jesus, get back to doing what is pleasing to Him. What matters is not
how you started but how you finish. Those who wish to enter the
kingdom of heaven will have much tribulation. They will be tempted
and tried but it is only those who stay with Jesus until the very
end. It is a lonely road, it is a difficult road. It is a road that
you can only complete if you go with Jesus Christ. They are not many
people on that road, so do not look to other people but stay focused
on Jesus. If you stumble today, then repent, get on your knees, ask
Jesus forgiveness and get back to following Him. We need to follow
Jesus one day at a time. Do not worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will
have enough of its own trouble and tomorrow will take care of itself,
if we just stay with Jesus. Remember, practice makes perfect, but
there are no prizes for losers or quitters.
We need to stay focused on
Jesus, never give up. If you pray and things do not work out as you
expected, just trust in Jesus. Keep on trusting because He is
faithful. We need to learn to trust in Jesus, even though things look
impossible, because He is the God of the impossible. It is impossible
to find the entrance into heaven by ourselves, but if we follow Jesus
and stay with Him, He will guide us every step of the way. If we
quit, then we have given up. Jesus said:" He who puts his hand
to the plow and looks back is not worthy of Me. We need to keep on
going, never give up follow Jesus, endure with Him until the very
end, because Jesus said those who endure until the end they will be
saved. Don't give up. Follow Jesus today and every day until the very
end, one day at a time.
May Jesus bless you.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Don't Celebrate You are NOT saved YET



Many Christian believers
have been led to believe that they are already saved and that they
have a guarantee of salvation. Therefor these people have become
arrogant and they look down on other people, on unbelievers. They
themselves boast that they are saved even though they do not live
different lives from other people. The truth is that nobody is saved
yet.
Those who have accepted
Jesus and who believe in Him, those who obey His words and have been
baptized in water, have received the Holy Spirit, and who are led by
the Holy Spirit, who follow Jesus Christ, they are being saved. They
are not saved yet. They have to follow Jesus Christ until the very
end to be saved. Nobody is finally saved until they endure with Jesus
Christ until the end.
I read from Luke 13: 23
"And someone said to Him: Lord are there just a few who are
being saved? And He said to them: Strive to enter through the narrow
door, for many I tell you will seek to enter and will not be able."
This is a warning that Jesus gave. Nobody is saved yet. The door is
narrow and very few will find it. Jesus is faithful. He will not
leave us, but we need to stay with Him and follow and obey Him until
the very end. We need to be led by the Holy Spirit and bear good
fruit, we need to serve Jesus and do what He requires of us.
The writer of Hebrews also
wrote this warning in Hebrews 3. Listen carefully: Hebrews 3:1
1 Therefore,
holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the
Apostle and High Priest of our confession; 2He was faithful to Him
who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house. 3For He has
been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the
builder of the house has more honor than the house. 4For every house
is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. 5Now Moses
was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those
things which were to be spoken later; 6but Christ was faithful as a
Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our
confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
7Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says,

   “TODAY
IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE,

8DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME,

   AS
IN THE DAY OF TRIAL IN THE WILDERNESS,

9WHERE YOUR FATHERS TRIED Me BY TESTING Me,

   AND
SAW MY WORKS FOR FORTY YEARS.

10“THEREFORE I WAS ANGRY WITH THIS GENERATION,

  AND
SAID, ‘THEY ALWAYS GO ASTRAY IN THEIR HEART,

  AND
THEY DID NOT KNOW MY WAYS’;

11AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH,

‘THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST.’”

12Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an
evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. 13But
encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called
“Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the
deceitfulness of sin. 14For we have become partakers of Christ, if we
hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,

15while it is said,

“TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE,

DO NOT
HARDEN YOUR HEARTS, AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME.”

16For who provoked Him when they had heard? Indeed, did not all
those who came out of Egypt led by Moses? 17And with whom was He
angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies
fell in the wilderness? 18And to whom did He swear that they would
not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19So we see
that they were not able to enter because of unbelief.”

The children of Israel
that followed Moses out of the bondage in Egypt went through the Red
Sea and into the wilderness. They sinned against God, they disobeyed
Him as we read here in verse 18: "And to whom did He swear that
they would not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient? So
we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief." If
we believe in Jesus we must obey Him. We must follow Him until the
very end. We are His house, we are His people, if we hold fast onto
Him until the very end, if we endure with Him until the very end.
Many believe in Jesus.
Many confess Jesus, many believe that they are saved, but very few of
them ever start following Jesus. Very few of them obey Jesus? Most
believers are like the children of Israel, they did not want to
listen to God. They said to Moses:"You go up the mountain and
speak to God and tell us what God says." Believers don't want to
listen to Jesus, they don't want to be led by the Holy Spirit. They
want to go to church and they say to the preacher: "You got
listen what God says, you can tell us and then we do it. They never
do it. Many preachers do not even listen to God, but the people go
astray because they do not follow Jesus.
Nobody is saved yet, dear
friends. We have to follow and obey Jesus, we have to be led by the
Holy Spirit. We read in Romans chapter 8:14 the Apostle Paul
writes:"Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are
the children of God, they are the sons of God." If we are not
led by the Holy Spirit, and if we do not have the Holy Spirit, then
we do not belong to Jesus and we are not His. Many have received the
Holy Spirit, they speak tongues. Some of them heal the sick, they
cast out demons, and they will stand before Jesus and He will say to
them:"Go away I never knew you." They might have received
His gift but they never followed Him. They never stayed with Him
until the very end. Many people wrongly believe that if they have
received the baptism in the Holy Spirit and they speak in tongues
that they have a guarantee of salvation. That is not true. Jesus
promised the Holy Spirit to all those who believe in Him but he
promises eternal life to those you stay with Him until the very end.
Many born-again, Holy
Spirit filled believers will end up in hell because they did not
endure with Jesus until the end. Many believers think that they are
saved. They boast in their salvation but they do not follow nor obey
Jesus. Many of them live in sin. They are conformed to the world.
They do not obey the words of Jesus. They are not led by the Holy
Spirit, still they believe then they are saved, but they have no
relationship with Jesus. That is the desperate situation that most
believers are in and they do not even realize it.
We need to go after Jesus,
look after our relationship with Him and make sure He that He is
pleased with us. We need to hear from Him, His sheep hear His voice,
they listen to Him and they follow Him. Very few believers know the
voice of Jesus. They just listen to the preachers, and they follow
their own mind. They read the Bible and they take whatever scriptures
they like and apply it to their liking, but they have no relationship
with Jesus. They think that they are saved, they believe that when
they die they will have a place in heaven. They won't. Jesus will say
to them:"Go away I never knew you." Dear friends, if our
relationship with Jesus is not real and alive, if we do not follow
Him every day, if we do not hear from Him ,if we're not led by the
Holy Spirit then we have no hope of salvation, and we have turned
away from Jesus, we are lost. We have to follow Jesus until the very
end. Those who have started the journey with Jesus and who stay with
Him, they are being saved; but many of those that think that they
are saved are not on that road. They are on the broad road to
destruction and yet they believe that they have salvation. They go to
church, they sit in church and they say Amen and Hallelujah and they
praise the Lord, and they are so boastful, they are so happy. They
refer to the outsiders as lost, but they themselves are lost because
they are not following Jesus Christ. They are deceived. That is the
situation with most of the church today. They are lost and deceived
and they are not following Jesus Christ. They have an illusion of
salvation but they do not know the Savior, they do not know Jesus.
They do not follow Him. They don't want to follow Him because they
think they have a ticket to heaven, they have a guarantee of
salvation.
Dear friend, how's your
relationship with Jesus? Do you know Him? Do you follow Him? Do you
hear from Him? Are your being saved or are you just deceived and on
your way to hell? Make sure today. Go on your knees and speak to
Jesus. Get serious before it is too late, because once you die, it is
forever too late. Today is the day of salvation. Speak to Jesus
today, and hear from Him, every day. Ask Him: "Lord am I still
in your way? Lord please guide, me please teach me." It is not
about your church attendance or your Bible knowledge or your faith,
it is about your obedience to Jesus, your relationship with Him. If
you have none, you don't know Him and He will turn you away. Make
sure today that you are right with Jesus and stay right with Him
until the very end. Nobody else can do it for you. You and I need to
look after our own salvation and stay with Jesus until the very end.
May Jesus bless you.