Saturday, July 21, 2018
You Have To FOLLOW Jesus Not Just Believe
To be a Christian means to be a FOLLOWER of Jesus, not just a believer. You have to FOLLOW and OBEY Jesus to have the hope of salavation.
Most professing Christians do not follow Jesus. They do not obey His teachings and commands, they do not know His voice, they do not hear Him, therefor they cannot follow Him; they are LOST.
To be a Christian, a born again child of God you must be led by and follow the guidance of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit. We read in Romans 8:9 " if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him." and further in verse 14 " all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God."
Most professing Christians do not have the Holy Spirit and they are not children of God, because they do not follow Jesus. They are like the rest of the world, they follow after other people, celebrities, popular opinion, the media, church leaders, friends, famous people, their own mind, common sense, ideologies and teachings of men, false Bible teachings. They follow after their own lust and sinful desires, they disregard the commands of Jesus, His ways and His teachings. They choose to believe lies, rather than to seek the truth and to listen to their conscience that God has given in them.
You need to be born again of water and the Holy Spirit to enter the kingdom of God, and you must FOLLOW the guidance of the Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of Christ.
Jesus gives His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, to dwell in and guide those who OBEY Him. The gospel of Jesus Christ is recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Obey Jesus. Repent, turn away from sin, stop sinning, be baptized in water for the washing off of your sin, sin no more. Live holy, live according to the words of Jesus and He will give His Spirit in you as He promised: “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."John 14:23,24. Jesus clearly said that those who do not obey His words, do not love Him. They love their own selfish, sinful, worldly ways and they do not believe in Jesus. Christians who not stop sinning and who do not seek and follow His guidance are on their way to hell, they are lost.
Are you following Jesus, dear friend? Have you received the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit and are you following His guidance?
May Jesus bless you.