Thursday, May 24, 2018
Most Christians are just religious but they do not know the Lord. They do not recognize who Jesus is, He is God. They have been deceived by various doctrines of demons and teachings of men.
Even some of the disciples did not recognize Jesus as God.
We read in John 14:6 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
7“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.”
8Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10“Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. 11“Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves. 12“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. 13“Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14“If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it."
15“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
16“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you."
18“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19“After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. 20“In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21“He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.” 22Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?” 23Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. 24“He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me."
Most believers do not know Jesus, they do not know His voice. They do not see Him because they do not keep His commandments and therefor He has not disclosed Himself to them.
How will Jesus disclose Himself to them? By His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, that the world, the unbeliever, and those who disobey Jesus, cannot receive.
We read further in John 14:25.
25“These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 26“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
The apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:4,5.
" 4There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
There is only one Lord, His Name is Jesus Christ.
The apostle John wrote in 1 John 2:23 "Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also."
There is one Spirit, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ.
God is ONE, He is Lord, He is the Father, He is the Son, He is the Spirit.
Most Christians believe in a God that is far away, somewhere in heaven, but Jesus is Emmanuel, "God with us." They do not know Him and that is why they do not know His Name is Jesus, they do not recognize Him as Lord. They do not experience Him and they do not follow Him because they do not obey Him. He reveals Himself to those who obey His commandments and they know Him for real.
Embrace Jesus, obey His commands, His teachings. Repent and be baptized. Seek Him with all your heart and He will come and dwell with you, in you and you will know Him for real. Jesus is Lord.
" At the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:10,11.
Do you know The Lord, Jesus Christ?
May Jesus bless you.