Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Many Christians have the notion that if
they accept Jesus He becomes their personal guardian and servant who
will empower them to reach their potential and achieve their personal
goals. They are totally deceived and mistaken. Jesus Christ is Lord.
The kingdom of heaven is about Him, not about you. If you want to
follow Jesus and have eternal life you have to deny yourself, die to
your own ambitions and to the pleasures of sin, become one spirit
with Him and live your life for Him and His kingdom, submitting
yourself to Him and doing His will in all things.
You have to become His sheep. Sheep are
not very intelligent, individualistic, ambitious, nor resourceful.
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. Not many
Christians are His sheep, because they do not hear His voice, nor
follow Him.
They follow other people, churches,
preachers, the world and their own mind. Yet they believe they will
have eternal life. They are only deceiving themselves.
Eternal life depends on our oneness
with Jesus. Jesus explained this in John 15:1-11. “I
am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 
branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and
branch that
bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. 
are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to
in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless
it abides in the vine, so neither 
unless you abide in Me. 
am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him,
he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 
anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries
up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are
you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish,
and it will be done for you. 
Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and 
so prove
to be My disciples. 
as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My
you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have
kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 
things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you,
that your
joy may be made full.”
fruit flows from our obedience to Jesus, firstly our obedience to His
commandments, the words that He spoke and taught, as also recorded in
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. If we obey His words, repent and are
baptized, live holy, according to His commandments, He will disclose
Himself to us, make His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, to dwell in us, to
teach and guide us, to send and use us to do His will as He leads us
every day, not after our own initiative or plans, but after His
guidance and direction. We can read in the book of Acts how the
apostles were led by the Holy Spirit. Without Jesus we can do
nothing, we cannot bear fruit, but we must be dedicated, committed,
available and tuned in to His Holy Spirit, to be used by Him, to do
His will.
professing Christians are preaching, casting out demons, operating
ministries, building churches all on their own initiative. They are
busy with dead religious practices. Churches is big money and big
business and many are using the gospel and the Bible to enrich
themselves. They do not know Jesus, neither are they following Him.
They are not led by the Holy Spirit. Jesus spoke about those when He
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 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?’ 
then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; 
Matthew 7:21-23. Most preachers today, do not know Jesus. Their
ministry is just a job. They work for a church and they get paid a
salary. They do not follow Jesus Christ, neither are they part of His
have to become ONE with Jesus through our relationship with Him,
being led by the Holy Spirit, in order to do His will and be part of
His kingdom.
real is your relationship with Jesus? Are you one of His sheep? Do
you hear His voice and do you follow Him? Are you grafted into the
true vine and are you bearing fruit through your obedience to Him?
Are you ONE with Jesus?
Jesus bless you.

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