Sunday, August 25, 2019


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.

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