Jesus Christ calls us to obedience, righteousness and holiness. He calls us to follow and obey Him, to be children of God. He does forgive our past sins if we repent and if we are baptized in water, but if we keep on sinning we will perish.
If we follow Jesus Christ we must OBEY Him, we must be holy and righteous as he is holy and righteous. We must TURN from going after our own desires, our own plans and our own ambitions and we must seek the kingdom of God. Jesus Christ is King, He is Lord and He is Master. If we seek His kingdom we seek to DO His will and we have to OBEY Him to be pleasing to Him and to be part of His kingdom. If we stumble and sin and then truly repent He forgives our sins but if we deliberately sin then He will PUNISH us, He will chastise us to correct us so that we can share in His holiness. If we refuse to accept His correction, His chastisement, then we will GET CUT OFF AND BURNED. Jesus warned that ever branch in Him that does not bear good fruit will get cut off and burned. Because He loves and cares for us He chastises us if we do wrong and if we stray, to bring us back, to teach us obedience but if we refuse to accept His correction we will perish.
Jesus corrects us and disciplines us in many ways. He might speak to us through sickness, through circumstances to turn us from our wicked ways and to bring us back to Him. He requires of us, not only that we live holy and righteous but that we bear fruit, that we do the works that He prepared for us. If we are not living for Jesus and if we love the world and the things of the world then we cannot be of His kingdom. He will discipline us and He will draw us back unto Himself but if we refuse, if we persist in our wicked ways and if we persist in going after our own endeavors, our own ambitions, He will cut us off because if we do not submit to Him and do not seek to please Him then we cannot be part of His kingdom. We have to SERVE Him as Lord and Master.
There is not such thing as just believing in Jesus for salvation. That is a LIE. We have to OBEY Him. Jesus said:”If you love Me, keep My commandments.” He said:”Why do you call Me Lord, Lord and do not what I say?”
Many believers refuse to OBEY Jesus. They refuse to be baptized in water. They refuse to FOLLOW Jesus. They refuse to go where He sends them. They refuse to do what He tells them to do. They are not fit for the kingdom of God and if they continue in their wicked ways they will get cut off.
Many Christians who have professed to have followed Jesus all their life are very sick, terminally ill at old age. They have cancers, incurable diseases, they are bed ridden because Jesus wants them to repent of their wrongful ways. Many who know the way did not teach their children the WAY. There and many parents who know Jesus Christ and they know that to live in immorality is WRONG but they do not reprimand their children. They APPROVE of wrong things to have the favor of their children. The whole world is IMMORAL. So if their children are immoral and if they live in fornication and in adultery then the parents approve of it. They go along with it. They do not reprimand their children and then the wrath of God comes on them because they do not only approve of wrong, but they allow those children, who are often grown to do their sinful deeds in THEIR OWN homes, in the parent’s house. The CURSE of God is on the house of the WICKED.
If we call ourselves followers of Jesus Christ and Christians, we have to be HOLY and RIGHTEOUS. If we put shame on the name of Jesus through our deeds He will judge us and many people are being judged because although they know the truth they do not obey it. The judgment of God is coming on them so that they can repent but many do not understand it and they do not repent, they DIE and they PERISH, they go INTO HELL.
We are required to live holy and righteous and in obedience to Jesus Christ or else we are not fit for His kingdom. We cannot live our lives to please ourselves, we have to DIE to self and LIVE FOR CHRIST or else we are not fit for His kingdom and we will perish, we will get CUT OFF.
Follow Jesus, OBEY Him, be righteous, be holy and DO what is pleasing to Him until the very end or you might get cut off, you will perish. Obey Jesus Christ and LIVE.
May Jesus bless you.