Sunday, April 1, 2018

Do not be distracted

Salvation is about following and obeying Jesus Christ. Jesus is alive. He gives His Holy Spirit in those who obey Him and wish to follow Him. Without Jesus we can do nothing. Just believing in Jesus is not enough. We have to obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, His words as also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Repent and be baptized in water. Stop sinning, live according to the words of Jesus, seek Him with all your heart and He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit. He will give His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, in you to teach and guide you but you have to go after Him. Stay focused on Him and do not allow yourself to be distracted. Follow Jesus, the guidance of His Holy Spirit. Those who are being led by the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit), they are the children of God.

Many believe in Jesus, but they do not obey Him. Most of them never received the Holy Spirit. Few of those who did receive the Holy Spirit follow His guidance and that is why they will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Many seek and receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit but once they have received the Holy Spirit baptism, they think they are saved and guaranteed of going into heaven when they die.

We have to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, every day and not allow ourselves to be distracted from going after Him, staying focused on Jesus, in constant prayer, always having Jesus on our mind throughout every day. If we allow ourselves to be distracted we will stray from Jesus and get drawn away from Him and from doing His will.

satan will try everything to distract you and destroy your relationship with Jesus. There are many things that can distract us, friends, family, work, internet, media, social media, the news, politics, cellphones, hobbies, religion, church activities, studies, TV, movies, temptation... the list is endless. We have to stay focused on Jesus and be led by the Holy Spirit or else we cannot bear fruit for His kingdom, we cannot be pleasing to Him and we will not enter His kingdom.

The Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth, but we have to follow Him. He will guide us in all aspects of life; work, studies, marriage, raising our children, discipline, relationships, friends, where to live, what to wear, what car to buy, witnessing for Jesus, bearing fruit for His kingdom, everything. We have to live our lives for Jesus and His kingdom, always pray and seek His guidance in all things, even the smallest of things. He will give us wisdom and understanding, of all things.  Nothing is more important than our relationship with Jesus and our obedience to Him.

Do not allow yourself to be distracted from Jesus. Do not spend your time on your cellphone or in front of the TV. Spend time with Jesus, in prayer, meditation, waiting on Him, listening to Him, praising and thanking Him for His goodness, always focused on Jesus. Always have Jesus on your mind. Jesus is the only way, stay with Him until the very end.

May Jesus bless you.

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