Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Do you really belong to Jesus?

Many profess to be Christians, Children
of God. They say they have given their lives to Jesus, they belong to
Jesus. If we have accepted Jesus then we will obey Him, and be led by
the Holy Spirit. We read in Romans 8:14 “For all who are being led
by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”

We further read in Galatians 5:16-24
“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the
desire of the flesh. 17For the flesh sets its desire against the
Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition
to one another, so that you may not do the things that you
please. 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under
the Law. 19Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are:
immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20idolatry, sorcery, enmities,
strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions,
factions, 21envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like
these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that
those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of
God. 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness,
self-control; against such things there is no law. 24Now those
who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions
and desires. “

Many Christians are quick to say that
they are under grace, not under law, so they keep on practicing sin.
They will perish, because they are following after their sinful
lusts. They are not children of God, they are of satan. We read in 1
John 3:4-10 “ 4Everyone who practices sin also practices
lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. 5You know that He appeared
in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. 6No one
who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows
Him. 7Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one
who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is
righteous; 8the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the
devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this
purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. 9No one who is born
of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot
sin, because he is born of God. 10By this the children of God
and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not
practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love
his brother.”

As is written in Galatians 5:24 “Now
those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its
passions and desires.“ It is obvious that those who practice sin
have not crucified the flesh with it's passions and desires. They do
not belong to Jesus, they are children of the devil.
Do you belong to Jesus, dear friend?
Have you crucified the flesh with it's lusts and desires? Are you
being led by the Holy Spirit?

May Jesus bless you.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, brother, for speaking the truth. The Lord Jesus has shown me the very same things. I try to tell people in the church but they will not listen. Many will say to Him "Lord, Lord..didn't we prophesy, etc..." It is very sad indeed. God bless you.