Thursday, September 10, 2015
Learn New Ways or you will PERISH
Jesus Christ calls us to a NEW WAY of living, HIS WAY. His way is the only way to salvation, to live by the commands of Jesus, to OBEY what He commanded and what is also recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Many believers claim salvation because they believe in Jesus Christ but they do not obey His words and they do not live HIS WAY. They have never learned HIS WAYS and therefor they will perish.
We have a warning as written in the book of Hebrews chapter three. I read from verse 7:
"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."
Many believers claim to have salvation , they claim to believe in Jesus but they keep on SINNING, they keep on DISOBEYING Jesus Christ. They never learn His WAYS and therefor they will perish. If we keep on sinning and keep on disobeying Jesus Christ, His commands as also recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, we will perish. If we keep on disobeying the Holy Spirit that warns us to stop sinning, to be holy, to turn away from evil, to turn away from our own ways, we will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
The ways of Jesus are different from the ways of the world. We have been taught the ways of the world since we were babes but we have to LEARN the NEW WAY, the JESUS WAY if we want eternal life, or else we will not enter His kingdom. We have to LISTEN to and OBEY the Holy Spirit Who speaks to us. We have to OBEY the words of Jesus, repent, be baptized in water and seek the baptism in the Holy Spirit and He will guide us by His Spirit. We have to LISTEN to and OBEY His Spirit and LEARN HIS WAYS or else we will not enter His kingdom.
The children of Israel were saved from slavery but they kept on disobeying, they kept on sinning and in His wrath God swore that they would not enter His rest. They perished in the wilderness. Exactly the same most believers will perish, they will end up in hell because they never learned the ways of Jesus Christ. They keep on studying the Bible but they do not obey Jesus Christ. They do not really believe His words. They do not live according to His words. They keep on sinning, they keep on disobeying Him and therefor they will perish.
We have to learn his ways and walk in His ways to enter His kingdom. Let us take heed to this warning and learn His ways or else we will perish even though we were once saved He will vomit us out of His mouth and we will perish if we do not learn HIS WAYS and walk in HIS WAYS.
May Jesus bless you.