Friday, March 9, 2018

Knowing the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God

Most professing Christians do not know
what it even means to be a Christian. To be a Christian is to be a
follower of Jesus Christ, a person who listens to Jesus and who
follows Him. Most professing Christians are just busy with dead
religious practices, or they are Bible students. They listen to other
people. They are busy with religion but they do not know Jesus and
that is why Jesus will say to many of them:"Go away, I never
knew you."
Jesus Christ reveals the mysteries of
the kingdom of heaven to those who follow Him, to His disciples.
Jesus did not call believers. He called disciples. The disciples of
Jesus asked Him about the meaning of the parable of the sower and we
read in Luke chapter 8 verse 10, He said to them:"To you it has
been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the
rest it is in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing
they may not understand." Why is it that the disciples were
given to understand the meaning of the kingdom of God while to the
others Jesus spoke in parables? They could not understand what He was
talking about. It is because the disciples had committed to follow
Jesus and they obeyed Him. They were following Him. They repented
from their own ways. They turned away from going after their own
desires, they were following Jesus. They were baptized in water. They
were taught by the Master, and He opened their understanding. He gave
them understanding of the kingdom of God.
Most professing Christians do not have
understanding of the kingdom of God because they don't know Jesus.
They have no real relationship with Him because they have never
obeyed Him. They have never obeyed the gospel of Jesus; they never
repented, when ever baptized in water, and they are not living
according to the words of Jesus. They are not His followers. They are
not Christians. Most professing Christians are not His sheep. They
are goats, they follow their own mind. They study the Bible and they
think that they know everything that there is to be known about God
and the kingdom of God and about salvation, but they know nothing
because they don't know Jesus. They are blind and they don't have any
We only get understanding of the
kingdom of God when we listen to Jesus, when we follow Him, and that
starts with obeying His commands. That starts with obeying the gospel
of Jesus Christ. You have to obey His words. Turn from your own ways,
turn from sin turn, to Jesus. Repent, be baptized, seek Jesus and
listen to Him. If you listen to Him He will teach you. He was the
teacher of His disciples, and He is the teacher of all those who
follow Him, of those who are disciples. He teaches His own sheep. He
guides His own sheep.
Most professing Christians don't know
Jesus. They don't follow Him. They practice religion. They go to
church, they study the Bible, (nothing wrong with a Bible) but you
cannot understand the Bible, you cannot understand the mysteries of
the kingdom of God, if you do not listen to Jesus, because Jesus
gives understanding. We read in 1st John chapter 9 verse
20, the Apostle John wrote:"And we know that the Son of God has
come and He has given us understanding, so that we can know the true
God, and now we live in fellowship with the true God, because we live
in fellowship with His son Jesus Christ. He is the only true God and
He is eternal life." That is Jesus Christ. If we do not live in
fellowship with Him then we cannot have understanding we cannot
understand the mysteries of the kingdom of God.
Most professing Christians do not
understand the mysteries of the kingdom of God, they do not have any
relationship with Jesus Christ. They are practicing religion. They
have false security. They think they are saved and they think they
are going to heaven but they are not disciples, and they are not
following Jesus Christ. They are only fooling themselves.
Have we come to know Jesus Christ
through our relationship with Him, because we have become obedient to
Him; because He reveals Himself to those who obey His words to those
who obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, who repent and are baptized and
who listened to Him, whose seek Him. You cannot follow Jesus if you
do not hear His voice. You cannot know the mysteries of the kingdom
of God if you are not taught by God. You can read the Bible, you can
listen to other believers; you will not understand because it is
given to those who follow Jesus Christ.
Are we following Jesus? Do we truly
know Him and are we living on revelation from Jesus Christ Himself?
Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of
God. Are we sons of God, children of God, or are we only fooling
ourselves. We need to get serious with Jesus. We need to follow Him
and be disciples, if we want to enter the kingdom of heaven.
May Jesus bless you.

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