Saturday, September 21, 2019


Everything with the ”Christian”
prefix is not necessarily suitable for a child of God. Most people
who profess to be Christians are also not necessarily good company.
The scripture often used by churches to compel believers into
attending church assumes that those who go to church are children of
God. It is written in Hebrews10:23-25
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for
He who promised is faithful; 24and
let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good
deeds, 25not
forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but
encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the
day drawing near.” Very few church goers are serious about
following Jesus. Most church goers can only talk about their church
and pastor, some talk about the Bible, but most cannot talk about
Jesus, because they do not know Him. You will be hard pressed to find
anyone who is serious about following Jesus in a church.
Most of those who seriously follow
Jesus have little time for fellowship with others because they are in
fellowship with Jesus. If you want to be close to Jesus you need to
stay focused on Him during your day while going about your daily
tasks and you have to set aside time to pray and listen to Him. You
cannot afford to waste time watching TV, videos, movies, playing
video games, playing around on social media, listening to the news,
reading novels, practicing hobbies, sports, senseless entertainment,
texting and endless telephone conversations. You do not acquire the
mind of Christ if you are busy with other things. That is also why I
avoid telephone calls and rather reply to emails. Your day can easily
be consumed by telephone calls. We must be tuned in and available for
Jesus. If we are occupied with other things we cannot serve Him and
respond to Him.
Members of the opposite sex should also
not get involved in counseling. Private one-on-one counseling with
the opposite sex is dangerous. Never open the door to temptation.
Many children of God have been destroyed.
You do not get closer to Jesus through
fellowship with other Christians. You will rather get drawn away from
Jesus. You only get closer to Jesus through fellowship with Him. If
we seek Jesus, we find Him. If we draw closer to Him, He will draw
closer to us. We only become like Jesus through fellowship with Him.
We build our fellowship with Jesus through prayer, spending time
alone praying, speaking to Jesus from our heart, in our own words. We
get in tune with Him if we read His words, the words that He spoke
and commanded, the red letter words in some Bibles, in Matthew, Mark,
Luke and John, pondering those words, having them in our mind,
obeying them and living in obedience to them. If we obey Jesus,
repent of sin, are baptized in water, stop sinning, live holy and
seek Him in prayer He will come and dwell in us, in our spirit. He
will give of His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, in us to teach and guide
us. We must hunger and thirst for Him and He will satisfy us with
constant awareness of His presence. He will disclose Himself to us
and reveal things to us about Him, the kingdom of heaven, about the
future. He will teach us all things. That is His promise to those who
seek His fellowship and obey Him. We will only know the mind of
Christ, His plan for us if we live in close fellowship with Him. We
can only be fruitful for His kingdom if we remain in Him, in
fellowship with Him.
Many Christian believers have
fellowship with other believers but they have no fellowship with
Jesus. Jesus warned that He will say to many Christians: “Go away I
never knew you, you workers of lawlessness.”
Do not allow
fellowship with other believers to distract you from Jesus. The only
fellowship that we need is with Jesus, because it is only when we are
in fellowship with Him that we can bear fruit for His kingdom and be
pleasing to Him. Use your time wisely, have fellowship with Jesus and
build your relationship with Him. Follow Him, every day, until the
end and you will have life.
May Jesus bless you.

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