KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUIT

How many true Christians do you know? There
are not many. True Christians are scarce.

There are many false Christians: They are
the true convertibles, they fit into every situation, they are chameleons, they
change color, they blend into the environment and you find them everywhere.
They talk the same as the rest, they love the world, they have the same
interests, they wear the same tattoos, they dress or shall I say they go half
naked like the rest of the world. They go to the same places, they indulge in
the same pleasures, they are cool, they are with it. They love money, they also
buy on credit and they watch their credit rating. They fight for their rights.
They know all about the newest fashion, the fads, the movies, the videos and
they worship the one eyed god, which is a TV, they have one in each room of
their house but they don’t have a Bible in each room. They know the celebrities
and they love the idols, like the American idol. And you find them in the sport
stadium too and of course they go to church too. They even may have a fish on
the back of their cars, and have a silver cross hanging from a fancy chain
around their necks, between their half naked breasts. They sing like angels,
they dance like stars, all for the Lord.

 Their church officials dress like clowns,
some like angels, long robes and chains, all colors of the rainbow. They all
participate in communion. They pray like Peter and Paul, they preach like
Stephen. They know their bibles, they are bible believing, they even have a
preferred version of their Truth and they judge the world. They proclaim the
“truth”, they wage start holy wars and they curse those who don’t share their
insight. They slander their “brothers” and “sisters”. They “tithe” they sow
their “seeds” into the kingdom of God. Some also observe the Sabbath.

And all of this because they are “saved” or
so they say. They L O V E their church and G O D, not saying which God, but
just don’t talk about Jesus, Jesus Christ. Don’t talk about a relationship with
Jesus. Don’t talk about obedience and righteousness and don’t talk about
lawlessness. WHY? Because they are saved by grace, their sins are paid for
PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE. They live for now and are waiting for the RAPTURE.
They BELIEVE JESUS WILL COME TAKE THEM OUT OF TROUBLE BECAUSE THEY B E L
I E V E.

DO YOU TRUST THEM? DO YOU THINK THEY
HAVE A PLACE IN HEAVEN?

THEN YOU ARE ALSO DECEIVED my friend.

 This is what Jesus said in Matthew 7:15-23 "Beware
of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are
ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not
gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?
17 So
every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good
tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19 Every
tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 So
then, you will know them by their fruits. 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 knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE L A W L E S S N E S S. 

James writes in James1:22-25,27 “But prove yourselves
doers of the word
, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who
looks at his natural face in a mirror; 24 for once he has looked at himself and
gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. 25 But one
who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it,
not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be
blessed in what he does. 27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God
and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself
unstained by the world.”

 Very clearly, which law should we keep? The perfect law of
the Lord in James 2:8 If however, you are fulfilling the royal law
according to the Scripture, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,’ you are
doing well
. 9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and
are convicted by the laws as transgressors. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law
and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. 11 For He who said,
“DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY” also said, “DO NOT COMMIT MURDER.” Now if you do not
commit adultery, but do commit murder, you have become a transgressor of the
law. 12 So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of
liberty. 13 For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy
triumphs over judgment.”

All the Apostles called themselves Bond slaves; they were committed to Jesus
Christ.

You can distinguish a true believer from a fake by looking at their
fruit
. Jesus called us to OBEDIENCE, NOT TO LAWLESSNESS. Paul writes in
2 Corinthians 6:14- “Do not be bound together with UNBELIEVERS; for what
partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light
with darkness? 15 Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a
believer in common with an unbeliever? 16 Or what agreement has the temple of
God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, I
WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM and I WILL BE THEIR GOD AND THEY SHALL
BE MY PEOPLE. 17 Therefore COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE
says the Lord. And DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you. 18 And
I will be a FATHER to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me, says the
Lord Almighty.”

Be separate, serve God, and distance yourself
from such people even if they say they are Christians.
If you are amongst Christians that conduct themselves
in that way, they are part of the world. You are on the wrong side my friend
and you will end up where they will end up in HELL. We must become separate,
come out from there, serve God with a real heart and look into the perfect law
of God. And not become just hearers and believers, but doers. Then we shall
bear fruit and if we don’t have fruit we will be cut off and will be throne in
the fire. That is the truth, that is what Jesus Christ said and that is how we
will be judged, you and me. If we don’t do that we will have no excuse He will
say to us GO AWAY FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTISE LAWLESSNESS. Who were disobedient,
who did not listen, and who did not do. We shouldn’t just be hearers of the
Word but doers. Do what Christ told us, not just believers. Believers
will go to hell because they did not do.
We must take Jesus seriously.
Read the Bible, do what He said. Don’t just quote it and tell everybody what
they are doing wrong, do it yourself, that is what you and me should do. Become
a doer and not just a talker and a judge of other people like many Christians
have the habit of doing
. They think because they judge other people
they are fine, they are not. My friend you are judging yourself also. We shall
be judged the same as we judge others. If we do not have mercy, God will not
have mercy on us. Go to your brother in love and correct him when he is going
wrong and correct yourself and walk in the perfect law of God in obedience
perfectly fulfilling His Word and then we shall bear fruit. We shall be known
by our fruit. Be a true Christian, don’t be a lukewarm Christian that
looks like the world, be separate, come out, bear fruit in keeping with
righteousness
.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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