Friday, December 30, 2016

What it means to give your life to Jesus

Most Christian believers
do not know what it means to give their life to Jesus. To give your
life to Jesus does not mean to say a sinner's prayer and then to join
a church and become religious. To give your life to Jesus means to
commit yourself to Jesus, to live your life in such a way that you
are pleasing to Him. Jesus Christ gave His life so that all who
believe in Him and who obey His words, may have eternal life.
Jesus Christ commanded
that if we believe in Him, that we must follow Him; we must repent
repent of sin and turn away from living our lives to please
ourselves. We must give our lives to Jesus. To give our lives to
Jesus means to obey what He commanded. He commanded that we come
after Him, turn away from sin, turn away from pleasing our own
selves, to die to self, and as a public confession, and in obedience
to Jesus we must be baptized in water, so that the old person that we
were, can be buried in that water and from that water will rise a new
person, who will follow and obey Jesus Christ. Jesus promised His
Holy Spirit to come and dwell in every person who commits to follow
Him, in every person who gives himself to Him and His Holy Spirit,
the Spirit of Christ, Himself, will come and live in us, be with us
to guide us and to teach us. If we give ourselves to Jesus then we
live our lives in obedience to His words.
Firstly, His words as also
recorded in the Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and if we obey
Jesus, repent and are baptized in water and He gives His Holy Spirit
in us, then His Holy Spirit will remind us of those words that Jesus
spoke, as also recorded in the Gospels. Further the Holy Spirit the
Spirit of Christ in us, will guide us into living a life that is
fruitful for the kingdom of God; into a life that is pleasing to
Jesus. It does not mean to join a church, and it does not mean to
become homeless, it means to come into a real relationship with
Jesus, because a wonderful thing happens when we believe in Jesus and
we obey his words. If we go on our knees before Him and we pray and
we commit ourselves to Him to live for Him, to give ourselves to Him,
then a wonderful thing happens in us. He makes us new inside, He
makes us children of God, so that we can see the kingdom of God, so
that we can hear His voice.
We can only follow Jesus
and do what is pleasing to Him, if we hear His voice, if we live in
communion with Him, but if we do not even obey the words of Jesus as
they are recorded in the Gospels, if we do not repent and are not
baptized in water, then we are not serious and we will not get to
know Jesus, because Jesus said:"Why do you call me Lord, Lord
and you do not what I say?" Jesus Christ demonstrated His love
for us by suffering and dying on a cross for the sins of the world,
so that whoever believes in Him, and who obeys Him, will have eternal
life. But we have to demonstrate our commitment to Him by obeying His
words, firstly, repenting,turning away from sin, sin no more ,and
seek Jesus with all our heart in prayer. Our communion with Him is in
prayer, and if we seriously seek Him and go after Him, He will give
His Holy Spirit in us, so that we can sense His presence all the
time. If we sin, and if we stray from Him, He will call us back, He
will convict us, He will discipline us, because He cares for us. But
if we keep on straying from Him, if we keep on turning our back on
Him, then eventually we will perish because without Jesus we can do
nothing. If we give our lives to Jesus, we give ourselves to Jesus,
then we must commit to live our life in such a way that we are
pleasing to Him, and then He will reveal Himself to us. He will guide
us, He will speak to us, but if we still love the world and the
things of the world, then we are not committed to Jesus. If we still
want to live our own way, go after the pleasures of sin, be accepted
by the world, then we are not seeking for the approval and acceptance
of Jesus Christ, then we have not given ourselves to Him. He has
given Himself to us in total; He died for us, and therefore He
expects of us to wholeheartedly dedicate ourselves to Him, and then
He will reveal Himself to us, He will be real to us. It is all about
our relationship with Jesus. Most professing Christians do not know
Jesus Christ. He is not real to them, because they were never
serious. If you're serious with Jesus and you show by your deeds, by
your actions, by your obedience to Him, that you truly want to follow
Him, then He will reveal Himself to you, and He will guide you, He
will teach you, and you will be aware of His presence at all times.
He will never leave you, He will never forsake you, but if you turn
your back on Hm and if you allow sin to come into life, that sin will
separate you from Jesus. If you doubt Him, then you will go into
darkness, and you will go into anxiety, because the Holy Spirit will
convict you, let you know that you are in danger of Hell fire.
There's only one safe
place and that is to be with Jesus, to live your life in such a way
that you can always sense His approval and His presence. Have you
given your life to Jesus? Are you walking with Jesus everyday? Do you
sense His presence and do you know that He is pleased with you.
May Jesus bless you.

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