Monday, July 9, 2018

Your Salvation Is Determined By

Your salvation is determined by your relationship with and your  obedience to Jesus Christ.

Many profess to believe in Jesus but they do not know Him, nor obey Him. They have no relationship with Him.

Jesus said:"  21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ Matthew 7:21-23.

Many are preachers, with big churches and huge followings. They prophecy in the name of Jesus, they cast out demons and they perform miracles, but Jesus will reject them and turn them away, because they practice lawlessness, they are sinners and they do not obey the commands of Jesus. Those who followed them and believed that they had salvation, will also be turned away by Jesus, because they followed after men, they never knew nor followed Jesus Himself. Most church people are in that situation.

Those who are serious about following Jesus, seek His fellowship and approval. They obey His words, as also recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; they repent of sin and of going after their own sinful selfish desires. They live holy and are baptized in water as Jesus commanded. They seek communion with Jesus, through prayer, and He gives His Holy Spirit in them to teach, comfort and guide them in all things. They live for Jesus and His kingdom, and the Holy Spirit guides them into fruitfulness for the kingdom of God. He guides them in every aspect of their lives because they seek His guidance and approval. They grow every day in their knowledge of and realtionship with Jesus. They are His sheep. They hear His voice and they follow Him. They follow the Savior and they obey Him.

Jesus said that:"those who endure until the end, will be saved." We must follow and be faithful to Jesus until the end, to have salvation. Those who turn away from Jesus will not enter His kingdom. Many believe they have salvation because they confess to believe in Jesus, but they do not know, nor follow Him. They will not enter heaven, if they do not repent and obey the truth, until the end.

How is your relationship with Jesus? Do you obey Him? Are you following Him every day?

Do not be deceived by the wolves in the churches, that promise people salvation, which they themselves do not have. They will get cut off and burned.

Jesus warned:"“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16“You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17“So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18“A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19“Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20“So then, you will know them by their fruits. Mattthew 7:15-20.

Do not be deceived, dear friend. Jesus Christ is the only way. Your salvation depends on your relationship with Him. Turn to Jesus. Obey Him, Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Do not look to other people, follow Jesus, seek His guidance and approval. Secure your relationship with Jesus and stay with Him until the end.

May Jesus bless you.

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