Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Many profess to be Christians and confess that they believe in Jesus.
They are confident that they have salvation and they say they trust
in Jesus but when tribulation comes and when the storms of life come
against them, their faith is shattered. When trials and temptation
come against them they are powerless, they give in and are
defeated,without hope and without direction..
fall because they never truly learned to trust in Jesus. Their faith
was based on hearing from other people, preachers and even from true
followers of Jesus. Their faith might have been based on Bible
verses. However, they never applied what they heard and learned. They
never OBEYED the teachings and commandments of Jesus, as they were
also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Jesus had delivered the sermon on the mount He said: 24“Therefore
everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be
compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25“And the
rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed
against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded
on the rock. 26“Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not
act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the
sand. 27“The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and
slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”
Matthew 7:24-27.
is only when the believer OBEYS the words and commandments of Jesus,
that his faith comes into ACTION. Faith without works is dead. Faith
without action proves nothing. Faith only grows with practice.
Practice makes perfect. The faith of many is weak and therefor fails,
because it was never practiced, tested and proven. Your faith muscles
only develop with training and continued practice. If you are lazy or
unfaithful you become weak and vulnerable, and will surely be
destroyed by the enemy.
believers are like those who love to go to the gym to watch others
train. They love to watch Christian movies, and listen to the
testimonies of others, but they themselves never become active
followers of Jesus. They have many versions of the Bible and great
libraries of Christian books, writings, tapes and paraphernalia. They
are involved in endless conferences and Bible studies. They are into
Christian fellowship and church, house church and worship. All those
things might be very pleasant and religious. They might have an
appearance of godliness but they are unfruitful and useless if they
never start obeying and following Jesus.
a Christian and having eternal life is about one thing only, and that
is to be one of Jesus‘ sheep, who hear His voice, who is known by
Him, and who follows Him. Jesus said: 27“My sheep hear My voice,
and I know them, and they follow Me; 28and I give eternal life to
them,” John 10:27. It is about OBEDIENCE, TRUST and OBEDIENCE
all the way until the end.
you are not willing to repent, turn away from all sin, turn from
following after your own ambitions, plans and desires, how can you
follow Jesus? If you are not even willing to be baptized in water, as
Jesus commanded, how will you obey Him in greater things? If you do
not trust Jesus more than your own abilities, your own mind, your own
interpretation of the Bible, how will you trust Him when He speaks to
you? How will you follow Him if He calls you? If you trust more in
psychology than in Jesus, how will you follow Him? If He speaks to
you, will you run to the psychologist and tell him you are hearing
voice, or will you say:”Speak Lord, Your servant is listening?
comes by the hearing of the Word of God. " Will you BELIEVE and
EXERCISE your FAITH when you HEAR Jesus speaking to you? His sheep
hear His voice and they follow Him. Are you one of His sheep?
Jesus speak to you? He will if you are serious about following Him.
If you call out to Him to save you from your sins and accept Him, to
be your Lord and Master, He will save you. He will wipe out your past
sins, and empower you to become a child of God. He will make you NEW
inside, BORN AGAIN with the HOPE of ETERNAL LIFE, if, you OBEY Him,
TRUST Him and stay with Him until the end.
you OBEY the teachings and commandments of Jesus, He will disclose
Himself to you, He will reveal Himself to you, speak to you and guide
you. We read in John 14:21 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
you OBEY Jesus, repent, are baptized in water and live in obedience
to His Words and Commandments (as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke
and John), He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit, He and the Father
will come and dwell with you. He will speak to you, guide you, teach
you, you will come into fellowship, communion, with Him. You will
become His sheep, who HEAR His voice and are able to follow Him.
believers never get that far in their relationship with Jesus. They
stay spiritual infants, that never grow to maturity. They FALL, they
are destroyed by satan. Their house comes crushing down because they
did not build on the firm foundation, OBEDIENCE to the Words and
commandments of Jesus They believed the false gospels that are
preached in churches. They built their house on the sand.
you STAND? Will your faith hold? Will you overcome the evil one?
Will you ENDURE with Jesus until the end? Are you one of His sheep,
who HEAR His voice and FOLLOW Him every day? Without Jesus we can
do nothing. Are you WITH Jesus?
you stand, or will you fall?
Jesus bless you.

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