Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Big Mistake Most Christians Make
Many people hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and they believe, they respond and they accept Jesus Christ, they commit to follow Him for the rest of their lives and they are touched by the power of God. The experience the peace and the joy that Jesus Christ gives to those who accept Him.
Many of them are immediately delivered from addictions and from bondage, from sin. They experience the joy of salvation, but these people do not stay with Jesus Christ, they become religious, they become church members and Bible scholars . They seek the fellowship of other Christians and the acceptance of men and they turn away from Jesus Christ. They do not keep their promise and very soon they go back to their sin. They become entangled again and the end of this people is worse than the beginning because they get into worse sin, they get into worse bondage. It is all because they have turned away from Jesus Christ, they became distracted.
Without Jesus Christ we can do nothing. Without Jesus Christ there is no life, there is no peace, there is no hope. These people lose Jesus Christ, they become slaves to sin again and then when they want to turn back to Jesus satan starts preaching to them, starts quoting them Bible verses. The devil tells them that Jesus Christ doesn't want them any more, that they have overstepped the mark, he quotes them passages like Hebrews 6:4 onwards:"For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame. 7For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; 8but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned."
If we turn away from Jesus Christ and if we are fruitless then we are close to being cursed, close to being burned, but we have to go back to Jesus Christ. We have to repent and turn away from our wicked ways. Most Christians never turn back, They continue in their wicked ways and many of them try to justify their sin with Bible verses. They believe that once saved is always saved. But Jesus Christ said that if we do not bear good fruit we will get cut off and burned. Do not let the devil lie to you and prevent you from going back to Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is our only hope for eternal life. There is also no such thing as "once saved always saved." It is only those who endure with Jesus Christ and stay with Him , who follow Him until the very end, it is only they who will be saved. We need His fellowship, we need His approval, not the approval of other people, not the acceptance of other Christians. We need to be pleasing to Jesus Christ. we need to follow Him, obey Him and stay with Him until the very end.
If you have fallen away from Jesus Christ, if you are backslidden, if you have gone back to your previous lifestyle, to sin, REPENT, get back to Jesus Christ and live your life to please Him, SIN NO MORE and Jesus Christ will accept you. Bear fruit in keeping with repentance and you will experience His fellowship and His approval. Get back to Jesus, don't wait!
May Jesus bless you.
Posted by Jan Boshoff (Justice) at 6:12 AM
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Amen! May Jesus bless youReplyDelete
although the truth of these realities are hard to swallow at times, I myself though I'm only 23 right now have experienced this and the Hebrews verse has been burned into my head but when I turned away I had limited knowledge of scriptures, I dealt with the consequences years after I had turned my back, entangled in all kinds of things. But we cannot make excuse for sin, we do have to turn back to Jesus. What you said helped lift a old burden off of me and I thank you for it. I don't like easy-believing because it is life or death at stake ya know, but after becoming familiar with God revealed in scripture after looking at the world we all live in, I am now coming to a greater understanding of this all encompassing grace available to us and having my faith strengthened and I'm trying to fight off all the lies about my life being a sham despite turning from my sins and longing for his embrace. He's showed me many positive signs, spoken to me in many interesting and tender ways. I think if I were a fruit I'd be a coconut or something because sometimes I've been hard headed, but ya know "It's good for a man to bear the yoke in his youth". Just wanted to say that this helped and I thank you. many stumbling blocks in the way of us all the time.ReplyDelete