Saturday, September 10, 2016
Strength for the road ahead
If you decide to follow Jesus Christ then you enter a war zone because satan and all his demons will come at you to try and distract you.
You will be persecuted from all sides and you will need strength for the road ahead. That is why Jesus Christ promised the Holy Spirit baptism to those who want to follow Him. They will need that strength for the road ahead, they will need the power to overcome; but very few believers want to overcome. Many of them believe the lies of Satan that they will be raptured out of trouble that they can carry on living in sin as long as they
believe in Jesus, and then before the tribulation comes Jesus will come and snatch them away, take them out of trouble before the wrath of God comes on the unbelievers. That is a lie from
satan. Believers like that lie. They do not want Jesus, they do not want holiness and they do not want the Holy Spirit, they do not want the power for the road ahead.
When you talk about the Holy Spirit baptism believers run away
because they think that they will just be snatched away from trouble, Jesus will fetch them. They are deceived and they will perish. There is only one way and that is to be righteous and holy, to obey Jesus Christ; turn away from sin, repent be baptized and seek the baptism in the Holy Spirit; come and drink of that Water because without that Water of the Holy Spirit, that strength that comes from Jesus every day, you will not make it.
Eternal life is for those who endure with Jesus until the end, those who overcome; overcome the flesh, sin and the world, and who endure with Jesus Christ in holiness. He is not coming for believers who live in sin, believers who do not care for Him and believers who do not want Him, neither do they want is Holy Spirit. You can take a horse to the water but you cannot make him drink. You can point people to Jesus and tell them the
truth but you cannot force them to follow Jesus, you cannot force them to drink of the living water that Jesus offers to all those who wish to follow Him; all those who wish to come after Him.
Have you received the baptism in the Holy Spirit? Are you filled with the Spirit? Do you drink from the fountain of Life every day? Do you eat of the Bread of Life every day? Do you hear from Jesus? Are you filled? Are you equipped to stand against satan, or are you also deceived and you believe that Jesus will come and fetch you because you believe in Him?
Jesus said:"Why do you call me Lord, Lord and you do not what I say?" If we do not obey Jesus, obey His teachings, His commands, repent, be baptized, be holy, we will perish. No sinners will enter into the kingdom of heaven. If you do not want the Holy
Spirit, the power that He gives to those who thirst for righteousness and for the Spirit of God in them, if you do not
have that, if you do not want that you will perish. There's only one way; humble yourself before Jesus seek Him with all your
heart and come and drink of that water of life that He offers to those who want eternal life, to those who are willing to deny themselves, pick up their cross and follow Jesus Christ until the very end.
May Jesus bless you.