Saturday, September 21, 2019

DANGERS OF CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP


Everything with the ”Christian”
prefix is not necessarily suitable for a child of God. Most people
who profess to be Christians are also not necessarily good company.
The scripture often used by churches to compel believers into
attending church assumes that those who go to church are children of
God. It is written in Hebrews10:23-25
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for
He who promised is faithful; 24and
let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good
deeds, 25not
forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but
encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the
day drawing near.” Very few church goers are serious about
following Jesus. Most church goers can only talk about their church
and pastor, some talk about the Bible, but most cannot talk about
Jesus, because they do not know Him. You will be hard pressed to find
anyone who is serious about following Jesus in a church.
Most of those who seriously follow
Jesus have little time for fellowship with others because they are in
fellowship with Jesus. If you want to be close to Jesus you need to
stay focused on Him during your day while going about your daily
tasks and you have to set aside time to pray and listen to Him. You
cannot afford to waste time watching TV, videos, movies, playing
video games, playing around on social media, listening to the news,
reading novels, practicing hobbies, sports, senseless entertainment,
texting and endless telephone conversations. You do not acquire the
mind of Christ if you are busy with other things. That is also why I
avoid telephone calls and rather reply to emails. Your day can easily
be consumed by telephone calls. We must be tuned in and available for
Jesus. If we are occupied with other things we cannot serve Him and
respond to Him.
Members of the opposite sex should also
not get involved in counseling. Private one-on-one counseling with
the opposite sex is dangerous. Never open the door to temptation.
Many children of God have been destroyed.
You do not get closer to Jesus through
fellowship with other Christians. You will rather get drawn away from
Jesus. You only get closer to Jesus through fellowship with Him. If
we seek Jesus, we find Him. If we draw closer to Him, He will draw
closer to us. We only become like Jesus through fellowship with Him.
We build our fellowship with Jesus through prayer, spending time
alone praying, speaking to Jesus from our heart, in our own words. We
get in tune with Him if we read His words, the words that He spoke
and commanded, the red letter words in some Bibles, in Matthew, Mark,
Luke and John, pondering those words, having them in our mind,
obeying them and living in obedience to them. If we obey Jesus,
repent of sin, are baptized in water, stop sinning, live holy and
seek Him in prayer He will come and dwell in us, in our spirit. He
will give of His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, in us to teach and guide
us. We must hunger and thirst for Him and He will satisfy us with
constant awareness of His presence. He will disclose Himself to us
and reveal things to us about Him, the kingdom of heaven, about the
future. He will teach us all things. That is His promise to those who
seek His fellowship and obey Him. We will only know the mind of
Christ, His plan for us if we live in close fellowship with Him. We
can only be fruitful for His kingdom if we remain in Him, in
fellowship with Him.
Many Christian believers have
fellowship with other believers but they have no fellowship with
Jesus. Jesus warned that He will say to many Christians: “Go away I
never knew you, you workers of lawlessness.”
Do not allow
fellowship with other believers to distract you from Jesus. The only
fellowship that we need is with Jesus, because it is only when we are
in fellowship with Him that we can bear fruit for His kingdom and be
pleasing to Him. Use your time wisely, have fellowship with Jesus and
build your relationship with Him. Follow Him, every day, until the
end and you will have life.
May Jesus bless you.

Friday, September 20, 2019

DO YOU HAVE THE WORD IN YOU?


”The Word became flesh and made His
dwelling among us.” John 1:14. Jesus Christ is the Word if
God.  “The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL.”
The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.” 1 Corinthians
15:45. Jesus Christ is the second Adam. Jesus gives of His Spirit,
the Holy Spirit, to dwell in those who have received Him and who OBEY
Him. The born-again children of God are a temple of the Holy Spirit,
Jesus, who dwells in them. They have the Word of God IN them.
Many people profess to be Christians
and they have Bible knowledge in their heads, but they do not have
Jesus in their hearts. They do not have the Word of God in them.
The Bible is not the Word of God. It is
the Scriptures. Having the Scriptures in your head does not give you
life. You must have the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit dwelling in
you.
The Holy Spirit is implanted in you
when you RECEIVE Jesus. We read in James 1:21 “Therefore, putting
aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility
receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.”
Bible study and indoctrination cannot
change you into a child of God. Jesus changes you when you receive
and obey Him. You are born again of the Spirit of God, and the Word
of God comes and dwells in you. That is the reality of Emmanuel,
Christ dwelling among and in those who have RECEIVED Him and who
FOLLOW and OBEY Him. They are His sheep. They listen to His voice and
they follow Him. It is through communion with Jesus, that we become
like Him, through prayer and obedience, not through Bible study.
The modern church is dead. They have
Bibles, doctrines, preachers and facilities, but they do not have the
Word of God in them. Jesus does not dwell in them. Jesus is the
Spirit. He gives LIFE to those in whom He dwells.
Do you have the Word of God in you?
Does Jesus dwell in you?
May Jesus bless you.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

GO AFTER JESUS SEEK HIS GUIDANCE


We are called, not just to believe in
Jesus, but to go after Him and follow Him. We cannot follow after
Jesus if we do not first repent from going after sin and our own
plans and desires. If we wish to follow Jesus and have eternal life
we have to deny ourselves, lay down our own plans and ambitions and
put our whole life into obeyance to Jesus.
Before we can follow Jesus, we have
accept Him as our Lord and Master and commit to obey Him, to live
according to His commandments and instructions, His words as recorded
in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The elementary commandments are: to
repent of all sin, be baptized in water, to live holy and to seek the
baptism in the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is essential to our
relationship with Jesus. Jesus said of the Holy Spirit: ”He will
guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own
initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will
disclose to you what is to come. 14“He will glorify Me, for He
will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.” John
16:13-16.
Many believers never obeyed the
elementary commandments of Jesus, and have not received the Holy
Spirit, that is why they are not led by Him, and cannot follow Jesus
to do what is pleasing to Him. They do not have a real relationship
with Him.
Those who have received the Holy Spirit
must go after Him, seek His guidance in all things, in prayer,
waiting on Him for guidance and direction. He will speak to them in
their spirit. In all things, we must seek and follow His guidance.
The apostles and first followers of Jesus were led by the Holy
Spirit.
The Holy Spirit, is Christ in us. We
are a temple of the Holy Spirit, but few believers are led by the
Holy Spirit. Most are just religious. Christ does not live in them.
They are living their lives for their own pleasure. They are
believers, but not children of God. “Those who are being led by the
Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” Romans 8:14.
Have we advanced beyond the first
principles of being a Christian? Have we received Jesus, repented,
been baptized in water, received the Holy Spirit? Are we being led by
the Spirit of God? Do we go after Jesus every day to seek and follow
His guidance? Are we fruitful, obedient children of God?
May Jesus bless you.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

GOD IS NOT LIMITED BY THE BIBLE


God is omnipotent, indescribable,
unpredictable, beyond understanding, indefinable ALMIGHTY. The Bible
testifies of the greatness of God, but it cannot limit nor contain
God. Many believe and declare that the Bible is the final authority.
That is not true, neither is that verse recorded anywhere in the
Bible.
Jesus Christ is the final authority.
All power and all authority belongs to Him, in heaven and on earth
and nobody nor anything dictates to Him what He can or cannot do,
neither what He will or will not do. He speaks and He manifests
Himself in whichever way He chooses. His sheep hear His voice, they
recognize His hand. They understand what He is telling and teaching
them because they know HIM, they have His Spirit in them and they
follow Him.
Many believers only trust in the Bible.
They have read about Jesus in the Bible, but they do not know Him and
most of them have not received His Spirit, the Holy Spirit. They do
not know Jesus. They are limited by their knowledge and understanding
of the Bible and therefor they seek to limit God by their
understanding. They want to verify everything with scriptures from
the Bible, and if they do not find a Bible verse they reject it. If
Jesus speaks to them they would want a Bible verse to verify what He
said. They refuse to accept nor follow the guidance of the Holy
Spirit. They rather want a scripture.
The truth of the matter is that most
Christians are not really Christians because they do not know nor
follow Jesus. They are Bible believers that follow an ideology. They
do not obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, His words and commandments
as they were also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Because
they do not obey Jesus, they demonstrate that they do not believe in
Him and therefor He has not revealed Himself to them so that they can
know Him. Therefor they have also not received the Holy Spirit. They
have no real relationship with Jesus.
Knowledge and understanding of Jesus
and the kingdom of God only comes through revelation of the Holy
Spirit that Jesus gives in those who seek and obey Him, not through
Bible study or through the testimony of others. The Holy Spirit
verifies the scriptures and gives understanding of the scriptures.
Discernment of the Holy Spirit is given by the Spirit, not by testing
the Spirit against the Scriptures. Divine Knowledge and understanding
is IMPARTED, GIVEN by the Holy Spirit, it is not attained by Bible
study. The Holy Spirit functions in the realm of the supernatural,
the divine, and gives WISDOM to the BELIEVING, those who walk by
FAITH, not by sight and human understanding.
“Those who are being led by the
Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” Romans 8:14.
Have we truly
come to know Jesus? Are we born again of the Spirit of God? Have we
received the Holy Spirit and are we walking in unison with Jesus,
being led by the Holy Spirit, or are we carnal believers that
function on the level of the natural?
May Jesus bless you.



Monday, September 16, 2019

DO YOU HAVE THE SPIRIT?


Many believers claim to have received
the Holy Spirit, that Jesus promised to those who seek to obey and
follow Him. It is however not clear how the Holy Spirit manifests in
their lives because very little if any of the workings of the Spirit,
as foretold by Jesus are present in their lives.
Before Jesus was crucified He said to
His disciples: “But
I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if
I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I
will send Him to you. 
8“And
He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and
righteousness and judgment; 
9concerning
sin, because they do not believe in Me; 
10and
concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no
longer see Me; 
11and
concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
12“I
have many more things to say to you, but you cannot
bear 
them now. 13“But
when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the
truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He
hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to
come. 
14“He
will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose 
it to
you. 
15“All
things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes
of Mine and will disclose 
it to
you.” John 16:7-14.
After Jesus was crucified, before He
ascended to heaven He commanded His disciples to go to Jerusalem and
wait for the Spirit. We read about it in Acts 1 & 2. The Holy
Spirit was given on the day of Pentecost. Those who received the
baptism in the Holy Spirit not only spoke in tongues, but they went
forth, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God under guidance of
the Holy Spirit, with signs and wonders.
They were not operating on their own,
by their own initiative. Having received the Spirit of Christ, they
had Christ in them. They were following His guidance, going where He
sent them, speaking His words, being taught by Him.
Modern Christianity is Letter based,
Bible based, doctrine based with little if any working and
manifestation of the Holy Spirit. In which way are the lives of those
who claim to have receiver the Holy Spirit impacted, and how are they
impacting the world around them? Are they only laying claim to some
experience of have they RECEIVED Jesus. Is Christ in them? Is Jesus
living in them and being manifested through them?
Many do have spirits in them, evil
spirits, lust, greed, religious spirits, rage, jealousy, hatred,
immorality, pride, murder, homosexuality, and many more, even though
they call themselves Christians.
The Spirit of Christ does not cohabit
with evil spirits. Our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Do we
have the Holy Spirit?
May Jesus bless you.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

SIMPLE CHILDLIKE FAITH


We live in a world that is more
literate than it has ever been in history, more people can read and
write than ever. More people have Bibles than ever but very few have
any knowledge of God nor understanding of the kingdom of God. The
world is full of innovations, 7schemes, procedures, technologies,
theories, remedies and explanations for everything under the sun, but
it has never been as confused, deceived and hopelessly lost as it is
in this age.
Modern day Christianity has many Bible
teachers and highly educated preachers with qualifications earned
from prestigious universities, but there are few, if any, men and
women of God. That is why they are powerless, inconsequential, they
have no impact on the world, empty talkers, powerless sinners. They
cannot even overcome their own flesh. They do not understand the
kingdom of God, because they have not and cannot receive it. They are
puffed up, arrogant and proud. Jesus said: "Truly I say to you,
whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not
enter it at all." Luke 18:17.
25At that time Jesus said, “I praise
You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these
things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them
to infants. 26“Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in
Your sight. 27“All things have been handed over to Me by My
Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone
know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to
reveal Him.” Matthew 11:25.
The modern day Christianity is Bible
based, based on the dead letter, not on revelation of Jesus Christ
through faith and childlike acceptance of Jesus and obedience to His
words. They are for ever learning, studying and never coming to the
knowledge of the truth because they refuse to accept and obey Jesus.
You cannot bypass Jesus Christ.
Doctrines, Bible studies and human wisdom will not bring you into the
kingdom of God. You have to humble yourself before Jesus, obey Him,
His words and commandments as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and
John; repent and be baptized, stop sinning, be holy, seek Him with
all your heart and He will REVEAL Himself to you. You need a
revelation of Jesus, not knowledge and endless teachings. You need to
be taught by Jesus, through your relationship with Him.
Accept and OBEY Jesus without doubt and
reservation. Fully trust Him and He will reveal Himself and the
Father to you. Those who are wise in their own estimation will not
receive the mysteries of the kingdom of God, because they lack simple
childlike faith.
May Jesus bless you.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

JESUS WANTS TO HELP YOU


Without Jesus it is impossible to enter
the Kingdom of Heaven. Without Jesus there is no hope of eternal
life. Jesus said: ”Without Me, you can do nothing.” Jesus came to
save the world. We read in John 1:10
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the
world did not know Him. 11He
came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive
Him. 12But as
many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of
God, even to those who believe in His name, 13who
were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will
of man, but of God.”
Very few RECEIVED Jesus. The religious
Jews had Him crucified, and even after He was resurrected and
ascended to heaven FEW believed in Him and RECEIVED Him. Even today,
some BELIEVE in Jesus but very few RECEIVE Him, very few become
CHILDREN OF GOD.
Most professing Christians believe in a
CONCEPT or IMAGE of Jesus but they do not get to KNOW Jesus, for
real. The message preached in churches is to believe IN Jesus for
salvation but it omits the vital requirement of RECEIVING Jesus, and
so the vast majority of believers do not HAVE Jesus and do not have
the hope of eternal life.
It is of no use to believe in Jesus if
we do not ACCEPT His words and commandments, and do not obey Him.
Jesus wants to give us eternal life, and He wants us to inherit the
Kingdom of Heaven, and He will help us to enter but then we have to
follow and obey Him. If we do not ACCEPT Jesus as LORD and do not
RECEIVE Him to unconditionally follow and obey Him until the end, we
will not inherit the Kingdom of God. To be saved and stay saved is
not a once off occurrence but a journey that we have to undertake,
for the rest of our lives, until the very end. It is not a journey
with a Book, a new doctrine, a Bible, a church, or a group of people,
it is a WALK with Jesus, every day, until the end.
Most professing Christians believe in
the Bible and in the doctrines that they have developed from it, but
they do not believe in Jesus of the Bible, because they never
RECEIVED Him. Their reality is their Bible and their church, their
church leaders, the church doctrines, things that they can see, hear
and sense with their physical senses, but they do not SEE, HEAR nor
EXPERIENCE Jesus. They are carnal people, they were never BORN AGAIN
of the Spirit of God. They are not God’s children. God’s children
are led by the Holy Spirit. They HEAR His voice. “Those who are
being led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” Romans
8:14. Jesus can only help you if you receive Him, His Spirit and if
you FOLLOW and OBEY Him. If you follow after people, preachers,
doctrines, books, teachings, you will not enter heaven. Jesus said to
the Pharisees: “You
search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal
life; it is these that testify about Me; 
40and
you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.” John
5:39. 
It is exactly the same with most professing
Christians. They think they have eternal life by studying their
Bibles, but they refuse to RECEIVE, FOLLOW and OBEY Jesus, and that
is why they will PERISH.
Are we following Jesus? Have we
received Him and are we receiving His help and guidance?
May Jesus bless you.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

COME OUT OF THE SINFUL IMMORAL CHURCHES


Those who are born again children of
God are the Body of Christ, the temple of the Holy Spirit. We read in
1 Corinthians 6:19,20 19Or do you not know that your body is a temple
of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that
you are not your own? 20For you have been bought with a price:
therefore glorify God in your body. It is written in 1 Peter 2:9
“9But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY
NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that
you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of
darkness into His marvelous light;”
Sadly, the
overwhelming majority of modern day churches are not holy. They are
full of sinners, immorality, fornication, they are worldly, a
dwelling place of demons. Their members are not the Body of Christ,
nor are they a temple of the Holy Spirit. You recognize them by their
rotten fruit. They are not a place where any born again child of God
would fit in or feel welcome, because. A real follower of Jesus WILL
NOT ASSOCIATE WITH THEM.
Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 “
I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral
people; 10I did not at all mean with the
immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or
with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. 11But
actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother
if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a
reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a
one. 12For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not
judge those who are within the church? 13But those who are
outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.”
The modern day “church” has fallen so far that you have to REMOVE
YOURSELF from them, not associate with them.
They are believers, but not followers
of Jesus. They are not fit for fellowship with a true follower of
Jesus. What Paul wrote about unbelievers now applies to the church
going believers. He wrote: “14Do not be bound together with
unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness,
or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15Or what harmony
has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an
unbeliever?
16Or what agreement has the temple of
God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God
said,
            “I WILL DWELL
IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM;
            AND I WILL
BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
      17“Therefore, COME
OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the
Lord.
            “AND
DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN;
            And
I will welcome you.
      18“And
I will be a father to you,
            And
you shall be sons and daughters to Me,”
            Says
the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.
Come out of the immoral sinful
churches, and follow Jesus. If you stay in the immoral sinful
churches and follow the hirelings you will perish. Be holy and Jesus
will accept you, speak to you and guide you. Follow Jesus, not the
wolves, the preachers in the reprobate churches. Follow Jesus and be
part of His flock. His sheep hear His voice and they follow Him and
He gives them eternal life.
May Jesus bless you.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

What YOU MUST DO to have ETERNAL LIFE


There are many false doctrines and lies
around this subject, deception that will take may believers to hell.
Many false gospels are being preached. There is only one gospel that
leads to eternal life and that is the WORDS and COMMANDMENTS of
Jesus. It is vitally important that we make sure tha4t we obey the
exact words of Jesus and do not follow one of the many false gospels
that are being preached.
Jesus Christ is the final judge of all
men and He alone will decide who will have eternal life. He
personally delivered the words of eternal life, that will save those
who obey them. The words of Jesus were recorded in the gospels,
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the red letter words, in some Bibles.
Those who reject Jesus and disregard His words are already judged.
The gospel of Jesus is the gospel of
the kingdom of God. Jesus said:” The Law and the Prophets were
proclaimed until John; since that time the gospel of the kingdom of
God has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.”
Luke 16:16. He was referring to John the Baptist. John the Baptist
came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, 2“Repent,
for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 3:1. Then
Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea and all the district
around the Jordan; 6and
they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they
confessed their sins.” Matthew 3:5,6.
Not only did
Jesus preach the gospel of the kingdom. He subjected Himself to it.
He had no sin, but he was also baptized by John the Baptist. He
practiced what He preached and demonstrated how those who believe in
Him, should live. Jesus did nothing on His own initiative. He came to
do the will of the Father. After He was crucified and resurrected,
before He ascended to heaven, He also commanded His disciples to go
to Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit, that was given on the day
of Pentecost, so that they would also, like Him, be led by the Holy
Spirit, to be able to do the will of the Father.
It is the same gospel that Peter
preached on the day of Pentecost as is written in Acts 2:38,39.
“Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be
baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your
sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39“For
the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off,
as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”
Jesus said:”FOLLOW ME.” He promised
ETERNAL LIFE to those who become His sheep and follow Him. The gospel
of the kingdom of God is: RECEIVE/ACCEPT Jesus. REPENT and be
BAPTIZED. Turn from sin, sin no more, then be baptized in water, as
Jesus and His disciples were also baptized. Live your life in
obedience to the words and commandments of Jesus. For those who obey
Him, He promised the Holy Spirit, to come and dwell in them, to teach
and guide them, the very same as He was directed by the Father.
We can only FOLLOW Jesus and have
eternal life if we are BORN AGAIN of water, through water baptism,
and of Spirit, through the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Jesus said:
My sheep hear My
voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 
28and
I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish;“ John
10:27,28. There is no talk of going to church, or reading the Bible,
or listening to other people, preachers etc. His sheep do not follow
strangers. We read in John10:
4
“When
he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep
follow him because they know his voice. 
5“A
stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because
they do not know the voice of strangers.” He gives them
eternal life because they FOLLOW HIM.
Most
professing Christians are not His sheep. They might believe in Him,
but they do not follow Him, because they are not born again, do not
know Him and therefor do not know His voice. They follow after
strangers, preachers, churches, false prophets, deceivers. They
believe they have salvation and will have eternal life, but they are
deceived, by false gospels.
Seek
Jesus for yourself. Obey the gospel of Jesus Christ. RECEIVE Him,
REPENT AND BE BAPTIZED, live according to His words and commandments.
Ask Him to baptize you in the Holy Spirit, so you can be BORN AGAIN,
KNOW HIM, HEAR HIS VOICE and follow Him. Pray, speak to Jesus. He
will speak to you, in your spirit. “Those who are being led by the
Spirit of God, they are the children of God.” Romans 8:14. They
follow Him and He gives eternal life to them.
May
Jesus bless you.

Monday, September 9, 2019

MORE JESUS


The kingdom of God is about Jesus
living in us who belong to Him and follow Him. If Jesus is living in
us we will be like Him, the world will see Jesus in us. What we do,
how we act, speak, react and the things that interest us show what is
inside of us. Many Christians are worldly. There is no difference
between them and the world, the unbelievers. Others are full of
religion. Some are full of demons. Most of them are full of
themselves. A tree is known by it’s fruit.
You cannot educate a person to become a
child of God. No amount of Bible study, preaching, indoctrination,
coaching or motivation can change a sinner into a saint. At heart
that person will remain a sinner and what he is will be manifested in
his deeds, his life style. You need to be born again to become a
child of God. You need to be born again to enter the kingdom of
heaven.
Jesus will only come into your life and
make you new, born again, if you RECEIVE Him. “But as many as
received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of
God, even to those who believe in His name, 13who were
born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of
man, but of God.” John 1:12,13. You need to INVITE Jesus into your
life and RECEIVE Him as you Lord and Master. You will only become
like Him if you submit to Him, and -obey His words and His
commandments.
Many believe in Jesus. Some receive
Him, but then turn away from Him. They reject His words and
commandments. Some become very religious, but they never become like
Jesus, because they are not of Him.
If we are of Jesus and follow Him, He
will be seen in us. We will be seeking more of Jesus, Himself, in
prayer and devotion, in obedience to His words and commandments. It
is though our relationship with Jesus, having received Him and His
Holy Spirit, living in communion with Him, that we will be changed
into His likeness.
Are we seeking MORE of Jesus, more
revelation, hearing His voice, receiving His approval, being changed
to be like Him? If we want more of Jesus, we need to spend more time
with Him, in prayer. We need to stay connected, tuned in, listening,
obeying following or else we will not be able to bear fruit for His
kingdom.
Many Christians
are fruitless and ready to be cut off and burned. There is no Jesus
in them. Without Jesus we can do nothing. Is Jesus in us?
May Jesus bless you.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

REPENT - THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND


The kingdom of God is at hand. Jesus,
the King is coming, to judge the world and to execute judgment on all
the unrighteousness of men. Since the days of John the Baptist, the
world has been warned to repent and prepare for the Coming of Jesus.
John the Baptist warned:” His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He
will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His
wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable
fire.” Matthew 3:12.
The first time Jesus came to save the
world. The next time He will come to judge the world. The only way to
enter the kingdom of God and have eternal life is to be born again.
No sinners will enter heaven. Jesus came to save sinners, make them
new inside, born again, to be holy children of God that obey Him.
Jesus Himself delivered the words of
eternal life, which are His words, the words that He spoke and His
commandments. Those who disregard and disobey Jesus will perish. His
words were recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Jesus said:”He
who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent
Me. 45“He who
sees Me sees the One who sent Me. 46“I
have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who
believes in Me will not remain in darkness. 47“If
anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him;
for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48“He
who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges
him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. 49“For
I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent
Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to
speak. 50“I
know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I
speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me” John 12:44-50.
The gospel of Jesus is plain and
simple, easy to understand. It is condensed in these verses that
Jesus commanded His disciples: “Go therefore and make disciples of
all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son
and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching
them to observe all that I commanded you;” Matthew 28:19,20. Also:
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16“He
who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has
disbelieved shall be condemned.” Mark 16:15,16.
Jesus did never and will ever reject
anyone who comes to Him. He did not judge even the biggest sinner. He
healed the sick and delivered the demon possessed, but He commanded
them to GO SIN NO MORE. All those who believed and REPENTED were
baptized in water, by Jesus’ disciples. Repent does not mean to
admit you are a sinner, it means to TURN AWAY FROM SIN, SIN NO MORE.
“Without holiness no one will see the Lord.”
Jesus gives the New Life to those who
believe in Him, repent and are baptized. They are born again, they
become children of God, who live in obedience to Jesus’
commandments. He also promised to give the Holy Spirit, in them to
help, teach and guide them, but they must stay in OBEDIENCE to Jesus,
living holy and righteously, bearing fruit for the kingdom of God.
Jesus is coming and He will judge every
man according to their DEEDS. Even in the days of John the Baptist
there were some who came for baptism but they had never repented,
they were still practicing sin. “But when he saw many of the
Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You
brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to
come? 8“Therefore
bear fruit in keeping with repentance;” Matthew 3:7,8. Baptism
without repentance is senseless. Many born again Christians go back
to unholiness and sin after being baptized. If they do not repent,
they will perish.
Many preachers, church leaders and
evangelists, are living in sin. Jesus called them false prophets.
“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.
      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 7:15-23.
Many Christians are not ready. They are
not living in communion with Jesus, because they are worldly and in
sin. Their fruit is bad, they are bad trees. The kingdom of God is at
hand. Jesus is coming to judge the world, but judgment will start
with His children, the Christians. The apostle Peter wrote: “For it
is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and
if it begins with us first, what will be the
outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18AND
IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL
BECOME OF THE GODLESS MAN AND THE SINNER?” 1 Peter 4:17,18.
Jesus is coming. Are we ready?
Repent before it is too late and bear
fruit in keeping with repentance. Be a good tree, because bad trees
will be cut down and burned, even though they were born again
believers.
REPENT – THE
KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND.
May Jesus bless you.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

DO NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR LIFE


To worry is destructive, counter
productive and can lead to disaster. Worrying does not solve anything
That is why Jesus commanded us not to worry about our life. The
unbelievers, including unbelieving Christians, are destroyed through
worrying.
The storms of life will come against
all of us, but if we do not act on the words of Jesus, we will be
like a man who built his house on the sand, the storm will come
against that house and destroy it because it has no firm foundation.
We can make our best plans, and do all we know to prevent disaster,
hardship and loss, but only Jesus can save, deliver and heal us.
We have to put our trust in Jesus, and
therefor we must OBEY Him, to experience His protection, deliverance
and provision. The moment that you start worrying, satan has disarmed
you and you are at his mercy to steal from you, rob you and destroy
you.
When people get a pain, they often run
straight to the doctor, which will cost them money. The doctor might
send them for tests and scans, which cost even more money. They
trust the doctor for a diagnoses, which is often wrong, which leads
to further actions, treatments, surgeries. Do not trust them to go
for the cheapest remedy. As long as you can pay, or generate funds to
pay, they will do anything to treat you, often unnecessary. If you
die in the process, they will not lose, they will get their money
from your estate and your loved ones who are left behind, will be
impoverished. Certainly, there are good doctors, but most people are
selfish and only care for themselves. In any business a customer who
can pay is a potential to make money. Doctors and hospitals have
bills to pay. They will gladly take your money. Your sickness will be
paying for it. If you put your trust in man, you will be destroyed.
It is written:” This is what the LORD says:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in
mankind,
who makes the flesh his strength
and turns his heart from the LORD.
6He
will be like a shrub in the desert;
he will not see when prosperity comes.
He will dwell in the parched places of
the desert,
in a salt land where no one lives.”
Jeremiah 17:5,6.
Jesus said: “For this reason I say
to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you
will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what
you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than
clothing? 26“Look
at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather
into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are
you not worth much more than they? 27“And
who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his
life? 28“And
why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the
field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29yet
I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself
like one of these. 30“But
if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today
and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much
more clothe you? You of little faith! 31“Do
not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we
drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32“For
the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father
knows that you need all these things. 33“But
seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things
will be added to you.      34“So
do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each
day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:25-34.
What should the believer do? When the
storm comes, DO NOT WORRY. Trust in Jesus. Run to Jesus. Ask His
guidance, seek His will, seek His help. Pray, wait on Him. Refuse to
worry. Praise Jesus, while you wait on Him. Keep your focus on Jesus.
Jesus is greater than everything. He can and will answer our prayer.
May Jesus bless you.

Friday, September 6, 2019

USING GOD’S GIFTS FOR PERSONAL GAIN



Most churches and many preachers are using the Bible, the gospel of Jesus Christ and even the gifts of the Holy Spirit for personal gain, while deceiving, exploiting and robbing believers. People are lured to churches using the gospel of Jesus Christ with the promise of eternal life for all who believe. Bible scriptures are used to convince them to believe that they will have eternal life if they confess to believe in Jesus. Bible scripture is also used to compel believers to submit to, serve and financially support the church or the ministry. Some receive and exercise spiritual gifts of healing, miracles and deliverance, casting out of demons in the name of Jesus. Those manifestations are used to attract people and increase church membership, which translates into increased revenue for the church and it’s operators.
Many people are deceived by the operation of these churches and believe that they are indeed fulfilling the will of God. The real indicator of the presence and approval of God lies in the fruit. Without holiness, no one will see the Lord. Modern day churches are known for tolerance, prosperity, inclusivity, not for holiness, repentance and obedience to Jesus. Jesus said: “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.
There are many churches in the world today, many mega churches, impressive ministries with millions of members and supporters, but their fruit is rotten. There is no holiness. They have no impact on the world. They are worldly, sinful, filled with sinners, homosexuals, fornicators, adulterers, liars, cheaters, warmongers, robbers, pedophiles, lovers of money and pleasure. That is not the church of Jesus Christ, His bride. They have no part in His kingdom. They profess to know Him and believe in Him, but He will deny and reject them, because He does not know them.
Do we know and follow Jesus, and does He know us?

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

WITHOUT LOVE ALL IS IN VAIN


Many Christians serve and obey Jesus
out of fear and duty. They pray, witness, read the Bible, do charity
and give financial support because they fear not obeying the Lord’s
commandments. Many support churches and pay tithes because they are
told that they are robbing God and they will lose blessings if they
don’t.
Jesus requires that we obey Him out of
love, not out of fear or duty. We read in John 21:15 “Jesus said to
Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more
than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love
You.” He said to him, “Tend My lambs.” 16He said to him
again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love
Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He
said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” 17He said to him the third
time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was
grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?”
And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I
love You.” Jesus said to him, “Tend My sheep.
Many believers love their sin, worldly
friends, fun, entertainment, TV, cellphones, holidays, fleshly
pleasures, hobbies, even their pets, more than Jesus. Their obedience
to Jesus is a burden to them. To pray is a duty. Many fast because
they think they can move God to listen to their prayers by their
sacrifice of food, but they have no desire for Jesus. They do not
fast to take time to pray, meditate and get closer to Jesus. Many
want Jesus to speak to them, but they have no desire for Jesus, they
just want to use Him as a fortune teller to direct them to
prosperity.
Doing charity out of duty is not
pleasing to the Lord. We need to have compassion and really care.
Preachers sometimes pray for people for healing, but they do not
really care for the sick. Jesus felt compassion for the sick and
afflicted. If we do not have real compassion our charity, offerings
and prayers are hollow, meaningless.
If we pray out of duty, without love in
our hearts to Jesus, our prayers are void, selfish and meaningless
and we must not expect to receive anything.
Jesus said that He will disclose
Himself to those who love Him. We read in John 14:21 “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.” Obeying the Lords words and commandments, without
love, is in vain.
Many think they will have eternal life
if they believe in Jesus, and obey the gospel, repent and are
baptized in water. Some even receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit,
with speaking in tongues, but they do not stay with Jesus and keep on
obeying Him, because they do not love Him.
We can fool ourselves and we can fool
other people, but we cannot fool Jesus. We can say that we love Jesus
but He knows our true feelings. If we really love Jesus, we will
gladly serve Him from our heart, every day. We will pray, wait on
Him, listen to Him, follow and obey Him.
Do we really love Jesus or are we
practicing religion?
May Jesus bless you.

Monday, September 2, 2019

LIFE in your Relationship - Being BORN AGAIN


Eternal life is in our relationship
with Jesus. If we do not know Him and have no relationship with Him,
then we have no hope of eternal life. Without Jesus, we can do
nothing.
Jesus calls us to follow Him, so that we can have eternal
life. Jesus said:"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and
they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never
perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand." John
10:27,28.
Jesus calls us into relationship with Him, communion
with Him, a constant fellowship. He says:"Follow Me." How
shall we follow Him, whom we cannot see, nor hear?
God is spirit.
Jesus is the Life Giving Spirit. We are spirit but we have to be born
again of the Spirit of God to enter the kingdom of heaven. Jesus
said:" unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of
God." John 3:3. and " unless one is born of water and the
Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6“That which is
born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is
spirit." John 3:5,6.
Jesus gives New Life to those who
RECEIVE Him. They are BORN AGAIN. "12But as many as received
Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to
those who believe in His name, 13who were born, not of blood nor of
the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God." John
1:12,13.
Those who are BORN AGAIN come into COMMUNION with
Jesus. He speaks to them in their SPIRIT, they HEAR Him, they are His
sheep. They become CHILDREN OF GOD, and as children of God, they have
to obey the RULES of God, which are the words and commandments of
Jesus as they were also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The
Holy Spirit, that Jesus gives in those who are BORN AGAIN speaks the
same rules and reminds the children of God of the words of Jesus.
Even if they do not have a Bible the Holy Spirit teaches them the
same rules, the same words and commandments of Jesus. The LAWS of
God, the commandments of Jesus are written in their hearts.
Through
the Holy Spirit, that He gives\gfvb to dwell in them, Jesus
COMMUNICATES with them, teaches them, guides them, comforts them.
Through His Spirit living in them they are in communion with Him, a
real LIVING relationship, through constant prayer and spiritual
interaction. They follow and obey Jesus because they LISTEN to Him.
They are in a LIVE, REAL RELATIONSHIP with the Living God, Jesus
Christ.
That is what 99% of Christianity does not understand nor
practice. They are practicing DEAD RELIGION and therefor they PERISH,
because they do not know nor follow Jesus.
It is our relationship
with Jesus, through the guidance and interaction of the Holy Spirit,
that makes us children of God and brings us into His kingdom. "Those
who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are the children of
God." Romans 8:14.
Church, Bible study, church activities,
fellowship with other Christians, those things are NOT fellowship
with Jesus. They are for the most part distractions from a real
relationship with Jesus.
The authenticity of our relationship with
Jesus depends on our communion and interaction with Him through the
Holy Spirit that He makes to dwell in those who love and seek
Him.
May Jesus bless you.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

ARE YOU A GOOD CHRISTIAN OR DO YOU REALLY LOVE JESUS?


There are many good Christians in this
world but many of them will not enter heaven because they do not love
Jesus. They love being good Christians. They love their image of
being a good Christian, they like doing things for Jesus but they
have no desire to be with Him, to know Him, to hear from Him.
The
good Christians are like Martha that we read of in Luke 10:38-42.
"Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a
woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39She had a sister
called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His
word. 40But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she
came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has
left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.”
41But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are
worried and bothered about so many things; 42but only one thing is
necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be
taken away from her.”
Only one thing is necessary, and that is
to be with Jesus. Why? Because if we are with Jesus, we will tend to
His words. We will do what He asks us to do and be able to serve Him.
We will learn from Him. We will truly get to know Him and He will
know us.
Martha was so out of touch with the Lord that she started
telling Jesus to correct Mary, while Mary was doing what was pleasing
to Jesus. Martha was a workaholic, a perfectionist. She might have
been more concerned about the dust on the floor than the filth in her
heart. She might have even asked the Lord to wipe His feet before He
came into her house the next time He came around. Martha was more
concerned about her image and correctness, than about being pleasing
to Jesus. She might have been telling Mary to mind her posture and
dignity, not sit on the floor at the Lord's feet. Martha did not
realize it, but she was a hypocrite. She was self centered. Notice
her self righteousness and selfishness. She says:“Lord, do You not
care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then
tell her to help me.”
Good Christians are poor servants of the
Lord, because they are concerned about many things, but not concerned
about serving the Lord and catering for His desires. They are
concerned about being right and proper. They are concerned about
their ministry, their image, what other Christians might think or say
of them. Good Christians are more concerned about what the Bible
says, or what they believe it says, than about hearing from Jesus and
doing what He says. They are busy people, hard working,
perfectionists, working for the church, working for the Lord,
studying the Bible, giving money to the church, teaching and
correcting others, doing charity, serving others, but they are not
pleasing to Jesus. They are more worried about other things than
about their relationship with Jesus, just being with Him, waiting on
Him, listening to Him, and being taught by Him.
Good Christians do
not have love. They might say that they are doing things out of love,
but they love their perfection. They do not love Jesus, nor their
fellow men.
Jesus calls us to follow Him, be with Him, obey Him,
serve Him, be taught by Him and to do His will. He want us to love
Him, spend time with Him, love others, and therefor bring them to
Him, so that they can also experience Him. He does not call us to be
good Christians.
Are we good Christians or do we really love and
serve Jesus? Let us spend time with Jesus and ask Him to search our
hearts and show us how He sees us. Let us learn from Him, then we
will be pleasing to Him.
May Jesus bless you.

Friday, August 30, 2019

DO NOT ABANDON YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS


Many believers accept Jesus, but very
soon they abandon their relationship with Him. Some were never taught
to work on their relationship with Jesus. They were told that they
only need to believe in Jesus and then they will have eternal life.
“Everyone who calls on the Name of
the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13. Jesus saves from sin. He
pardons our past sin and give us a new beginning. He makes us a child
of God, if we repent and accept Him. He gives us the hope of eternal
life and the hope to inherit the kingdom of heaven. However, we only
have the hope of eternal life as long as we stay with Jesus and obey
Him. Jesus needs to know us.
If we go back to sin and living worldly
lives Jesus warned that He will deny us. Being religious, going to
church, reading your Bible, even preaching, working for the church,
casting out demons in the name of Jesus and doing miracles in His
name, will not ensure our salvation. Jesus said: “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
 MEYOU
WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS
.’
“ Matthew 7:21-23.
Jesus only gives eternal life to those
who follow and obey Him. He said:
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 
28and
I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one
will snatch them out of My hand.” John 10:27,28.
Practicing
religion is not a relationship with Jesus. Our relationship with
Jesus is through prayer and walking with Him, hearing His voice,
following and obeying Him. We grow and maintain our relationship with
Jesus through constant communion with Him, in our spirit, through His
Spirit that He makes to dwell in us, if we obey Him. Sin and
disobedience breaks off our communion with Jesus, our connection with
Him. Repentance and obedience restores our communion with Him. The
moment we willfully sin, we separate ourselves from Jesus, and we
stay separated until we repent and go back to Him. We have to
maintain our relationship with Jesus through holiness and obedience,
always seeking and doing His will. He will guide us, if we FOLLOW
Him, but we have to seek His guidance.
Jesus
gives His Holy Spirit in those who obey His words and commandments,
and He guides them by His Spirit. Many believers do not obey the
words and commandments of Jesus as they are recorded in the gospels,
in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They refuse to repent and be
baptized and live holy. How will they then receive and obey the Holy
Spirit? That is why many believers never receive the Holy Spirit.
Others have received the Holy Spirit, but they do not obey Him. They
follow their own mind and their own lusts, not Jesus. Others follow
after other people, preachers and churches. They have abandoned their
relationship with Jesus and they will perish in hell if they do not
get back to Him, restore their relationship, and follow and obey Him
until the end.
How
is our relationship with Jesus? Do we obey His words and
commandments? Have we repented and been baptized in water as Jesus
commanded? Are we living holy and righteously? Do we pray and seek
Jesus? Have we received His Holy Spirit dwelling in us? Do we hear
Him, listen and obey, follow Him? Is our relationship with Jesus
growing. Most importantly: Does Jesus know us, and is He pleased with
us?
Is
our relationship with Jesus well and alive or have we abandoned Him?
Are we really following Jesus or are we busy with lip service and
religion?
May
Jesus bless you.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

THE LOVE OF JESUS


The love of Jesus is expressed in these
words: “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his
life for his friends. “ John 15:13. Jesus laid own His life to
save the whole world from hell and damnation. He is a friend to
everybody. He loves and cares for everybody and it is not His will
that any perish. He gives eternal life to His friends, but not
everybody is His friend. Jesus said:” “You are My friends if you
do what I command you.” John 15:14.
Jesus invites everybody to become His
friends, to follow and obey Him, to become His sheep. Jesus said: ”My
sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I
give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one
will snatch them out of My hand.” John 10:27,28.
“Everyone who calls on the name of
the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13. Jesus will not reject anyone
who calls on Him. He accepts everyone who calls on Him and receives
Him, forgives their past sin and makes them a child of God, born
again of the Spirit of God. He gives them Life and Hope, of eternal
life. They become His sheep. It is His desire and His will for them
to inherit the kingdom of heaven and have eternal life. He will do
everything to help them to enter heaven, but they need to OBEY Him,
stay with Him and endure with Him until the end, to have eternal
life.
Many of His sheep stray and go away
from Him. They disobey Him, follow after people and the world. They
go back to sin. Many disobey His commandments, His words and
commandments as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Many refuse
to be baptized in water, as Jesus commanded. Others love the world,
the things of the world and the pleasures of sin. Some go after their
own ambitions and desires. Others regard the acceptance of the world
and of other people higher than the approval of Jesus. They enjoy the
company and fellowship of friends and other people, more than
fellowship with Jesus. They love entertainment, TV, videos, movies,
food, parties and the lust of the flesh. They have no desire for
Jesus, they avoid and ignore Him, never pray nor seek Him, have no
communion with Him. Some are religious, always studying, reading the
Bible, busy with church, evangelizing, preaching, but they are not
living holy, they have no communion with Jesus. Jesus warned: ”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.
Jesus loves His sheep. He goes after
the stray sheep multiple times, to call them back to Him. He will
accept them back and forgive them, if they repent and come to Him. He
will never reject them, no matter how far they have fallen. He
endlessly loves them, but He will never force them to follow Him. He
will never hold them back if they do not want to stay with Him.
Many times I backslid, went away from
Jesus, fell into sin, and came back to Him. For many years I led a
life of falling and getting back up, and falling again. Every time
Jesus took me back. Jesus never gives up on us. For years I went away
from Jesus and lived a godless life, even though I knew Jesus well.
Because Jesus cared for me, He laid obstacles in my way. He chastised
me. He took my first wife away. She died after a car accident. I
became a widower, with two little boys, one 3 years old, the other 9
months. He sent me a good woman to be my wife and help me bring up
my children. Eventually I got the message and repented. Jesus took me
back. I was in shame for how far I had fallen and I wanted to follow
Jesus with all my heart. It was a hard road to get back and follow
Jesus. It came with many obstacles, hardships and pain.
I had much to learn. I never realized
how narrow the road really is. I thought I was living a good
Christian life, and then on July 28, 1998 I had a heart attack. I
died and I found myself on my way to hell. I knew I was not coming
back. I left my body and I was drawn down a deep dark black hole. I
pleaded with Jesus to let me come back, to warn the world, that Jesus
is alive and hell is real. Jesus allowed me to come back, and then I
had to learn about what Jesus really requires of us. He requires
discipleship, holiness, utter obedience to Him.
I learned that the gospel preached in
churches is all lies, just to believe in Jesus for salvation. I
learned that the only way to eternal life is to obey the words of
Jesus, His words and commandments as also recorded in Matthew, Mark,
Luke and John. I learned that those who disobey Jesus will perish,
those who refuse to repent and stop sinning, those who refuse to be
baptized in water, as He commanded, those who do not seek Him. I
learned to hear His voice, to listen to Him and follow Him. I learned
obedience through much suffering.
I learned how much the world has been
and is being deceived by churches. Churches are misleading the
believers. They are not making disciples of Jesus, they themselves do
not know Jesus. They do not preach the words and commandments of
Jesus, neither do they follow and obey Him. Churches are a scam. They
are leading the multitudes to hell.
Jesus loves us and He reveals the truth
to those who seek Him. He gives His Holy Spirit in those who love Him
and therefor obey Him. He discloses Himself to those who obey Him. He
corrects and disciplines every child that He accepts, because He
wants us to inherit His kingdom. He works perfection in every child
who follows and obeys Him, so that we can share in His holiness,
because without holiness no one will see the Lord.
Jesus wants us to follow Him, walk with
Him, listen to Him, learn from Him and serve His kingdom. He wants to
teach and guide us and give us understanding, but we need to stay
close to Him and OBEY Him. We are only His friends who will have
eternal life if we do what He commands.
May Jesus bless you.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

YOU MUST WORK OUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS


It requires hard work and dedication to
build and maintain any good relationship. Our most important
relationship for this life and for eternity, is our relationship with
Jesus. The quality and reality of our relationship with Jesus, will
determine whether we spend eternity in heaven with Him, or away from
Him in hell.
Jesus warned:“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. Jesus was not talking about
unbelievers, He was talking about believers who were practicing
lawlessness, sinning. Even though they were casting out demons,
performing miracles in the name of Jesus, they were practicing sin,
and therefor Jesus would deny them, reject them.
Disobedience to Jesus and sin separate
us from Him. Jesus said: “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.”
“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
14:21,23,24.
The commandments of Jesus are His
words, the words that He spoke as also recorded in Matthew, Mark,
Luke and John. By obeying His commandments we prove that we love
Jesus and He promised to disclose Himself to those who obey His
words. He promised His Holy Spirit to come and dwell in the one who
loves and obeys Him. He will lead and guide them in all things and
will be with them for eternity.
Jesus will never leave us, nor forsake
us. He will always be with us, but if we sin and disobey Him, we go
away from Him. Our sin separates us from Him.
We need to seek Jesus, spend time in
prayer with Him, meditate on His words, always have Jesus on our
mind. Worldly hobbies, friends, things of the world, sports, TV,
entertainment, movies, video games, the lust of the flesh, will draw
us away from Jesus.
We need to decide what is more
important to us, Jesus or other things. The quality of our
relationship with Jesus depends on us. If we are not serious and do
not love Him above all things, we are not worthy of Him, and He will
deny us. Spending time with Christian friends, fellowship with other
believers, attending church, Bible study and reading Christian books,
listening to Christian music, all of that, is not fellowship with
Jesus. Those things do not build our relationship with Jesus. It is
the time that we spend with Him, doing the things that He tells us to
do, that keeps us in communion with Him.
Jesus said: “My sheep hear My voice,
and I know them, and they follow Me; 28and I give eternal life
to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out
of My hand.” John 10:27,28. We need to be listening, hearing and
following Jesus.
Each of us must work out and build our
own relationship with Jesus. Nobody else can do it for us. We must
keep it alive, vibrant, real, all the time, until the end. We must
not allow our relationship with Jesus to slip. It must get stronger,
more intimate, lasting until the very end. Only those who endure and
stay faithful until the end will enter the kingdom of heaven.
If you have
slipped or were not serious enough, repent, go back to Jesus, get
serious and fix your relationship with Jesus, and keep it right. Do
not wait until you die and it is too late. Today is the day of
salvation. Seek Jesus today, while He still may be found. Tomorrow
may be for ever too late.
May Jesus bless you.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

DO NOT ASSUME - LISTEN OBEY AND FOLLOW JESUS


Jesus has one word for those who
believe in Him. He says: ”Follow Me.” Many believe in Jesus but
few are willing to follow Him and that is why so few will have
eternal life. Jesus said: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them,
and they follow Me; 28and I give eternal life to them, and they
will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.”
John 10:27,28.
Many believers never become followers
of Jesus, they never become sheep, they do not hear His voice, He
does not know them and they will not have eternal life. We have to be
born again of the Spirit of God, to become His children, His sheep
who hear His voice and follow Him.
We have to receive the Holy Spirit,
that the world, the unbeliever cannot receive. Jesus gives His Holy
Spirit in those who believe in Him and therefor obey His commands and
teachings. Those who disobey Him, will not receive His Spirit, they
will not be born again and they will not become His sheep. Jesus
commanded His disciples to make disciples, He said: “Go therefore
and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of
the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to
observe all that I commanded you;” Matthew 28:19,20.
The disciples of Jesus followed Him
until death. They physically followed Him until He was crucified,
resurrected and ascended to heaven. Before He ascended He commanded
them to wait in Jerusalem, for the Holy Spirit, Who was given on the
day of Pentecost, as we read in Acts 1&2. After receiving the
Holy Spirit, they were led by the Holy Spirit. They made disciples
who also received the Holy Spirit and were led by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus never changed. He still guides
His sheep. They hear His voice because they are born again and have
received His Holy Spirit. Most believers today have never been born
again, some have and have received the Holy Spirit but they do not
LISTEN, OBEY and FOLLOW and never get to know Jesus, neither does He
know them.
The Christendom has been deceived to
become religious, but most believers never become disciples, through
lack of understanding of the truth. If we are serious about eternal
life, we have to become disciples, who listen to Jesus and follow
Him. We must be led by the Holy Spirit.
The true children of God are led by the
Holy Spirit, not by other saints, or by their own interpretation of
the Bible. They listen to His voice and they follow Him. They do not
follow after, idolize or accept the guidance of preachers, prophets
or other men and women of God. They do not read the words of Jesus in
the Bible and assume Jesus has told them to do so. Just because Jesus
told the rich ruler to sell all his possessions, give it to the poor
and follow Him, does not mean he told you to do the same. Maybe you
are not a rich young ruler. Jesus told Peter to walk on water. Does
that mean He told you to do so? Many assume things from reading Bible
verses and listening to other believers. When things do not work out
as they expected, they blame Jesus. Do not assume things and them
blame God for your foolishness. You will only have yourself to blame.
Jesus did not tell the thief on the cross next to Him, to get down
and be baptized. Do not assume that you don’t need to obey Jesus
and be baptized in water.
Jesus does speak. His sheep hear His
voice and they obey Him, because they follow Him. Most believers do
not hear His voice, because they are not His sheep. Others ignore Him
and rather assume their own thoughts and doctrines, because they do
not want to follow Him. These are the words of God to Saul, king of
Israel: "For rebellion is as the sin of divination, And
insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have
rejected the word of the LORD, He has also rejected you from being
king." 1Samuel 15:23. Jesus does not tolerate rebellion and
disobedience. If we do not willfully follow Him, we cannot be His
disciples. If we do not follow and obey Him, we cannot expect to have
eternal life.
Do not assume, listen, obey and follow
Jesus, until the end.
May Jesus bless you.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

REPENT AND BE BAPTIZED or Perish


Before you can receive the Holy Spirit
of Jesus Christ, you first need to repent and be baptized. We read in
Acts 2 the words of the apostle Peter on the day of Pentecost:
Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized
in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you
will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39“For the promise
is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as
the Lord our God will call to Himself.” Acts 2:37,38.
To repent means to feel or express
sincere regret sorrow or remorse about one's wrongdoing or sin. Some
people never find repentance, like Esau, who despised his birth right
and lost it. We read in Hebrews 12:15 “See to it that there
be no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own
birthright for a single meal. 17For you know that even
afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected,
for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with
tears.” Many people despise the grace of God that leads them to
repentance and later when they wish to repent they do not have the
chance. Some believers never repent, they just keep on asking
forgiveness and keep on going back to the same sins. Their hearts are
hardened and God gives them over to a reprobate mind, because they
love sin and hate righteousness, and so they perish in their sins.
True repentance results in turning from sin and living in holiness.
If a person has not repented it makes no sense to be baptized.
We read in Matthew 3:1 “Now in those
days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,
saying,2“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Verse 7 “But when
he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he
said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the
wrath to come? 8“Therefore bear fruit in keeping with
repentance; 9and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves,
‘We have Abraham for our father’; for I say to you that from
these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.10“The axe
is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that
does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
      11“As
for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming
after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals;
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12“His
winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His
threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He
will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
Where there is no
fruit of repentance, there was no repentance and it makes no sense to
be baptized.
Jesus commanded that
all those who wish to follow Him be baptized in water. We read in
Mark 16:15:16 Jesus said to His disciples “Go into all the
world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16“He who has
believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has
disbelieved shall be condemned.”
Without repentance
and water baptism there is no salvation, just condemnation. Neither
will such persons receive the Holy Spirit. The apostle Paul wrote in
Romans 8:9 “if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he
does not belong to Him.”
Many believers think
they have salvation, but they never repented. They are living in sin.
They are not holy. Others were never baptized in water and most never
received the Holy Spirit.
Without the Holy
Spirit, we have no communion with Jesus. Modern Christianity has
Bibles, doctrines and churches but no Spirit, no Jesus.
Have you repented
and been baptized? Did you receive the Holy Spirit? Are you born
again of the Spirit of God and are you living in communion with Him?
Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are the children
of God. Are you a child of God.

May Jesus bless you.