Friday, April 12, 2019


Many people believe in Jesus and even
call themselves Christians, but they have never met the risen Jesus.
They believe in Jesus based on reading the Bible or through the
testimony of other people. They are merely believers, not followers
of Jesus. They cannot follow Him because they do not know Him. Most
of these people are sinners and they cannot stop sinning and be holy.
They are in bondage of sin. They are not children of God, because
they were never born-again. If you meet Jesus, you will be a changed
The apostle Paul persecuted the
followers of Jesus, but then he met Jesus and he was totally changed.
He was born-again. Paul met the resurrected Jesus, after He had risen
from the dead. We read in Acts 9:1-6 “1Now Saul, still breathing
threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the
high priest,2and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at
Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and
women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3As he was
traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly
a light from heaven flashed around him; 4and he fell to the
ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you
persecuting Me?” 5And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” And
He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting, 6but
get up and enter the city, and it will be told you what you must do.”
You can read the rest of Acts 9 to see
what further happened. Paul went on to follow Jesus, suffer much
persecution for Him, received many revelations from Him and died as a
martyr. He also wrote most of the New Testament books.
If you meet Jesus and accept Him, you
will also be born-again. You will be changed to be like Jesus, if you
follow Him. You will not be like Paul, you will be like Jesus and you
will do the works that Jesus prepared for you to do. You will be the
person that Jesus wants you to be.
If you meet Jesus and accept Him, you
will obey Him and do as Paul did. Paul prayed, humbled himself before
Jesus, and he was baptized in water and filled with the Holy Spirit..
Paul did not go back to his old life. He started witnessing,
proclaiming Jesus. If you have met Jesus and accepted Him, repented
and were baptized in water, received the Holy Spirit and are serious
about having eternal life, you will follow the guidance of the Holy
Jesus is the only way. There is no
other way to have salvation. You have to meet Him, know Him follow
and obey Him, to 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” John 10:27,28.
Go on your KNEES, humble yourself before Jesus in prayer. Call out to
Him to SAVE you FROM YOUR SIN, to set you free from the bondage of
your sin. The wages of sin is death. Your past sin will cause you to
end up in hell, if you are not forgiven and delivered of the bondage
of sin so that you can sin no more and be holy. Without holiness no
one will enter heaven, without holiness no one will see the Lord.
Call out to Jesus to take away the
guilt of your past sin and to save you from your sin, to make you
free from the bondage of sin. Jesus said:”Truly, truly, I say to
you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. “And the
slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain
forever. “If therefore the Son shall make you free, you shall
be free indeed.” John 8:34-36.
If you are serious about following
Jesus and having eternal life, you will meet Jesus, right there on
your knees. Then you need to follow Him. Turn from sin. Don't go back
to any sin. Sin no more. Be baptized in water for the washing off of
your sin and ask Jesus to baptize you in the Holy Spirit that He
promised to those who obey Him. The Holy Spirit, Christ in you, will
guide you into all truth IF you LISTEN to Him. You will become one of
Jesus' sheep, who HEAR His voice, but you have to FOLLOW HIM until
the end to have eternal life.
If you keep on LISTENING, OBEYING and
FOLLOWING Him, you will have the HOPE of eternal life, but if you
turn from Him, ignore Him, go back to sin and follow after your own
desires and lusts, you will perish.
Have you met Jesus? Have you been
CHANGED? Did Jesus set you free from sin? Are you born-again? Are you
following Jesus?
Many have met Jesus. They were
born-again but they turned away from Jesus. They did not follow Him.
They went back to sin and their previous lifestyle. They got
entangled in sin again. They are worse sinners than before they met
Jesus. We read in Hebrews 6:4-8 “4For in the case of those who have
once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have
been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5and have tasted the
good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6and then have
fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance,
since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to
open shame. 7For ground that drinks the rain which often falls
on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it
is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; 8but if it yields
thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and
it ends up being burned.“ Are you one of those? There is still
hope, dear friend, if you repent and go back to Jesus, but do not
delay, or you will get cut off and burned if you do not bear fruit of
Many have become self-righteous,
religious, pharisees. They are church goers, preachers, pastors,
evangelists. They are doing religion. They do not follow Jesus. They
are busy with their own ministries. They are bad trees that bear bad
fruit. Most church folks are like that. They are SINNERS, they are
NOT HOLY. 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
LAWLESSNESS.’ “ Matthew 5:21-23.
We cannot follow Jesus if we do not
KNOW Him and OBEY Him. We cannot follow Him if we follow our own MIND
and other people. We have to be CHANGED, BORN-AGAIN, filled with the
Holy Spirit, submitted to the Holy Spirit and following His guidance.
We cannot be like the world and the unbeliever. We have follow Jesus
every day, until the end. That is the only way to have eternal life.
Meeting with Jesus once, does not save
you and keep you safe. You have to STAY with Him, HEAR from Him and
FOLLOW Him, until the end.
Have you become one of His sheep? Do
you LISTEN to His voice and follow Him every day? Do you still have
the hope of eternal life?
May Jesus bless you.

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