Saturday, November 4, 2017

Salvation is Not Easy STRIVE HARD

Salvation is not an easy
matter as so many people have been led to believe. Nobody will get
into heaven just because they believe in Jesus Christ and because
they confess His Name. Somebody asked Jesus whether those who are
being saved are few, and Jesus said: "Strive hard, for straight
is the gate and narrow is the door that leads to life and few there
be that find it. Many will try hard and not be able to enter."
We are warned that we have
to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Jesus said that if
we wish to come after Him, we must deny ourselves pick up our cross
and go after Him every day. We cannot follow after our own ways and
after the rest of the world, and then expect to end up in heaven. We
need to follow Jesus. We need to obey Him. We need to live according
to His commandments. We need to seek His voice and follow Him. We
have to do what is pleasing to Him, or else we will not enter the
kingdom of heaven. It is not an easy matter, it is a matter of
self-denial and self-sacrifice and obedience to Jesus Christ. We have
to obey His words; repent, turn away from sin, turn away from going
after your own ways, and your own desires and go after Jesus Christ.
Stop sinning, be holy, and be baptized in water for the washing off
of your sin, and then go after Jesus. Seek the baptism in the Holy
Spirit, for Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit, Who will guide you
into all truth. Without the Holy Spirit we cannot follow Jesus
Christ, but we have to seek Him. We have to seek the baptism in the
Holy Spirit.
We have to seek that
indwelling Spirit of Christ in us, and we must go after Him every
day. Seek Him with all our heart. If we seek Jesus, we will find Him.
If we seek eternal life we have to go after Jesus. There is no other
way. Nobody will just get into heaven easily. It is a struggle, it is
a walk. We have to follow Jesus Christ every day and do what is
pleasing to Him. His sheep listen to His voice and they follow Him.
If we do not have the Spirit of Christ and if we do not hear His
voice, and we do not follow Him, we do not belong to Him and we will
not enter the kingdom of heaven. Seek Jesus while you can. Follow Him
and obey Him until the very end, or else you will not have eternal
life. Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Stay with
Jesus all the way until the very end.
May Jesus bless you.

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