Monday, May 14, 2018
Christians In Name Only
Most people are Christians in Name only. They are not following nor living for Jesus. They are not born again, they are just religious and fooling themselves, comparing themselves with themselves and with other fake Christians.
I was also like that but many years ago the Holy Spirit convicted me and opened my eyes to my foolishness. I decided to live for Jesus and to obey Him and immediately I changed. I was in corporate business, in a senior management position, doing very well for myself and the business, but I changed. Very soon I was called in by my boss and he asked me what was wrong with me, I was not the fun guy any more. I was working harder than ever but I did not participate in
the parties, bribes and customer entertainment any more. I was told that I had changed too much and my boss demanded that I immediately resign and leave the company premises.
We were faithful, active church members, but I did not fit in with the church any more. I recognized all the falseness and worldliness in the church and when I started talking about it the pastor asked me to leave the church.
If you really follow Jesus and live to please Him, you do not fit in with the world any more. Friends leave you and closest family reject you. You become parsona non grata, unwanted and unacceptable. If you fit into the kingdom of heaven, you fit out of this world.
Not many people followed Jesus. He chose twelve disciples and one of them betrayed Him, with a kiss. To follow Jesus is a lonely road. You will be rejected, persecuted and hated by the sinners, epecially by the false Christians and the religious hypocrites. What they did to Jesus, they will do to you also, if you truly follow Jesus.
If you obey Jesus, repent and be baptized in water, live holy and righteously, He will give His Holy Spirit in you to teach and guide you every step of the way, but you have to stay with Him.
You will be tested and you will be tried. Only those who overcome, stay faithful to Jesus and endure with Him until the end, will be saved.
Are you a true follower of Jesus or are you a Christian in name only?
May Jesus bless you.