Monday, November 14, 2016
The ESSENCE of Salvation
The essence of the hope of salvation is our relationship with Jesus Christ. If we do not know Jesus Christ for real and we do not have a real relationship with Him, then we have no hope of eternal life, we have no hope of salvation. It all depends on our daily relationship with Jesus Christ, our walk with Him.
How real is our relationship with Jesus? Our relationship with Jesus Christ only becomes real when we put our faith into action and our faith in Jesus comes into action when we obey His words. Jesus said: "Why do you call me Lord, Lord and you do not what I say." Jesus said:"The one who loves Me is the one who obeys My commands." If we obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, then He will reveal Himself to us, we will know Him for real, but we have to obey His words; we have to obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, the words that He preached, that He personally delivered to this world. The words that Jesus spoke are recorded in the Gospels Matthew Mark, Luke and John. Jesus commands us to repent and to be baptized in water, to obey His commands, and then we will be made new inside, we will be born again of the Spirit of God. That only happens if we obey Him. Jesus Christ promised the Holy Spirit to come and dwell in those who obey Him. They will live in communion with Jesus Christ. They will know Him for real. They will hear His voice and they will follow Him every day.
Very few people who call themselves Christians have that relationship with Jesus Christ. Many Christians keep themselves busy with the Bible; they occupy themselves with end-time prophecy, they run after preachers, they listen to the revelations of men, but it does not bring them closer to Jesus. We need to have a personal revelation of Jesus Christ every day. We need to have a real relationship with Jesus. If your relationship with Jesus is not real you have no hope of salvation, even though you believe that you are saved. The only way that we will know Jesus for real is if we truly believe in Him and therefore obey His words, seek Him with all our heart, and He will reveal Himself to us. We have to maintain that relationship every day until the very end.
How real is our relationship with Jesus Christ? It is a walk, it is a relationship, it is not a philosophy. It is all about whether Jesus Christ knows me and whether I truly know Him, whether I serve Him as Lord and as Master and whether He approves of me; and the only One who can tell me whether He is pleased with me, is Jesus Christ Himself. He can speak. Seek Jesus with all your heart and He will reveal Himself to you. It is to know avail to seek Jesus with other people, to seek Him in the Bible, or in other places. You can only hear about Him from other people, you can only read about Him in the Bible but you need to seek Jesus for yourself. If you go on your knees and you cry out to Him and you seek Him with all your heart. He will reveal Himself to you. Seek Jesus and make sure that your relationship with Him is real; today and every day until the very end. It is a walk it is a relationship. Seek Jesus now.
May Jesus bless you.