Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Discipleship TODAY Ep 8 The PROOF of Faith

Discipleship requires FAITH. Without
faith it is impossible to please God, without faith it is impossible
to follow Jesus Christ. If you do not really believe in Him you will
not OBEY Him and you will not get to know Him.
Many people say that they believe in
Jesus Christ for their salvation but they do not know Him because
they do not OBEY Him and you will not get to know Jesus Christ if you
do not OBEY Him. You have to ACT on your faith. You have to OBEY Him
because you BELIEVE in Him. If you believe and obey Him, if you
REPENT, turn from your wicked ways and from serving yourself, turn
away from sin and accept Jesus as your Lord and Master and you are
BAPTIZED IN WATER then He REWARDS you with the baptism in the Holy
Spirit, His very own presence IN you, WITH you, you will get to KNOW
Him for REAL. But if you do not ACT on your faith, if you do not OBEY
Him, if you do not REPENT and STOP SINNING He will not come into your
life, you will not get to know Him. Your FAITH has to be PROVEN by
your ACTIONS, your DEEDS. Faith without works is DEAD. If you do not
follow and obey Jesus Christ, you DO NOT BELIEVE in Him, you do not
know Him, you do not belong to Him and you do not have salvation.
If you do not FOLLOW Jesus then you
prove that you do not believe in Him because Jesus said:”Whoever
wishes to come after Me must DENY himself, pick up his cross every
day and come here follow Me. You can only follow Jesus Christ if you
have obeyed the gospel of Jesus Christ, if you have REPENTED, been
BAPTIZED IN WATER, been filled with the Holy Spirit because then only
can you HEAR HIS VOICE and then only can you follow Him.
Many people accept Jesus, they are
baptize in water, some of them receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit
but they never start following Jesus Christ because they did not
really BELIEVE. If you BELIEVE you will GO AFTER Him, you will OBEY
Him, you will LISTEN to Him, you will HEAR Him. He will SEND you, you
will GO where He sends you, you will leave everything behind on HIS
WORD, on what He has SPOKEN to you – faith comes by the HEARING of
the WORD OF GOD, it is when Jesus SPEAKS to you, when He CALLS you,
when He SENDS you that you BELIEVE and you ACT and you DO and you GO
where He sends you and you are REWARDED by His INTERVENTION. You SEE
the hand of God moving miraculously, you see lives being changed, you
see people get to know Jesus Christ for REAL, you see how God
provides when He sends you, because He is God ALMIGHTY. He does not
work by human methods, He is GOD! When He sends you He goes with you
but you have to OBEY Him, you have to FOLLOW Him and if you are not
willing to go by His WORD, that which He TELLS you, which He COMMANDS
you to do then you did not BELIEVE or you were UNWILLING but you
PROVE that you do not really BELIEVE Jesus Christ .
The world will know that we are His
disciples because we BEAR THE FRUIT, we are LIKE Jesus, we do HIS
WORKS, we GO where He sends us and Jesus Christ reveals Himself TO
us, IN us THROUGH us and to those who truly BELIEVE!
Do you truly BELIEVE? Are you bearing
fruit? Without Jesus we can do nothing. We can only do the works of
God if we BELIEVE, LISTEN, HEAR, FOLLOW and OBEY Jesus Christ because
then we do HIS WORKS, not natural works, not that which the "church"
does. We are not building churches, we are building the kingdom of
God because we truly bring people to the knowledge of Jesus Christ!
They KNOW Him for REAL, they FOLLOW Him and they OBEY Him and thereby
they PROVE that they BELIEVE, they PROVE that they are disciples of
Jesus Christ.
Is your faith proven? Can the world SEE
that you are a FOLLOWER an OBEDIENT disciple of Jesus Christ? Or are
you a FAKE? Are you just a church goer and a person who confesses
Jesus but does not really know Him? Do you KNOW and follow Jesus? Do
you truly BELIEVE?

May Jesus bless you.   

No comments:

Post a Comment