Thursday, December 7, 2017
Salvation Not by Good Works but By Obedience to Jesus
Salvation is not by good works. We cannot earn salvation by doing good works but if we believe in Jesus Christ we have to obey Him, and we have to do the works that He prepared for us to do. Many people confess Jesus Christ with their mouths but they refuse to serve Him.
Jesus said:"Why do you call me Lord, Lord and you do not what I say?" If we follow Jesus Christ then we must bear fruit. Jesus said that:"Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, will get cut off and burned", and we cannot bear fruit if we do not remain in Christ, if we do not remain in His will. We have to do what Jesus commands us to do. If we are truly born again and we have received the Holy Spirit, then the Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth. He will also guide us into fruitful work for the kingdom of God. He will guide us into the works that Jesus prepared for us to do. If we do not obey the Holy Spirit and bear fruit, do those works, serve Jesus Christ, then we are not part of His kingdom; we will get cut off and burned. If we refuse to serve Jesus and refuse to obey Him, then He is not our Lord and we are not part of His kingdom and we will get cut off, we will perish, we will end up in hell.
Nobody will have anything to boast about if they enter the kingdom of heaven. It is only through obedience to the Master, Jesus Christ, that we have any hope of entering into His kingdom.
Are we following Jesus Christ under the guidance of His Holy Spirit, and are we performing the works that He requires of us? Are we serving the Master and building His kingdom under the guidance of His Holy Spirit?
May Jesus bless you.