If you want to follow Jesus and have eternal life you have to SACRIFICE YOUR WILL to Jesus Christ, your own desires, your own pleasures, your own ambitions, you have to give it all up and submit yourself to Jesus Christ and DO what He tells you to do. You have to live in obedience to Him.
Jesus said:”Whoever WISHES to come after me must DENY HIMSELF, pick up his cross every day and come here follow Me.” You DENY YOURSELF, you don't go where you want to do, you don't DO what you want to do, you SUBMIT yourself to Jesus. You deny yourself your own pleasures, your own desires, your own ambitions and you go after Jesus Christ, you DO what He tells you to do. You become a servant, a slave, to the Kingdom of God. Jesus said:”Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the other things will be added unto you.” Do not worry about the things of the world. Do not worry about what you will eat, what you will drink, where and how you will live, go after Jesus Christ and He will guide you. He will tell you which job to do. It might not be the job of your choice, He might put you into a job that will utterly humble you but because you follow Jesus you DO what He tells you to do, because you have accepted Him as your MASTER.
If we are not willing to sacrifice our will, to DENY OURSELVES and to utterly submit to Jesus, He cannot be our LORD, He cannot be our MASTER and if we reject Him, if we disregard Him then He will also disregard us, He will REJECT us! He will say to us:”Go away I never knew you, you worker of wickedness, go away, you would never follow Me, you would not go with Me.” If we are not willing to submit to Jesus right now in this life and follow Him until the very end then we will have no business with Him when we come to the end of this life because then our life will END.
Are we willing to submit to Jesus and LIVE? Do we truly want eternal life? Do we want Jesus Christ?
May Jesus bless you.
I guess I will just sacrifice all my desires in GOOD way that is NOT sin. I guess I will just worship God all the way until I die or rapture me. Is that what you meant, Jan?ReplyDelete
Yes, dear friend, Jesus bless you.Delete