The world is full of fakes. Not only do we have a fake news and fake churches, fake gospel. We also have fake Christians, people who do not know Jesus Christ. They talk about their relationship with Jesus Christ, but they have no relationship with Jesus. So their relationship is a fake relationship. If you ask them whether they know His voice, and whether they follow Him, they will tell you that He speaks through the Bible.
They have no relationship with Jesus, they do not know Him. They do not serve Him, they do not fear Him. If they knew Him then they would serve Him, with fear, with utter respect. But they are fake Christians, they are not disciples of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ does not speak through your preacher, neither does He speak through your Bible. He speaks through His Spirit. Those who are being led by the Spirit of God they are the children of God. God speaks by His Spirit; He speaks directly to those who know Him. Jesus said:”My sheep hear My voice, they listen to Me, and follow Me.”Those are the ones who have a real relationship with the Living God, with the King of kings and the Lord of lords. They are children of God, they are the ones who are born again, who see the kingdom of God, because they have been born again. They hear the Master’s voice, because they know the Master. They listen to Him, they obey Him and follow Him. Their business is to do the will of God, because they have a real relationship with a living God. He speaks to them, He guides them, He teaches them, He gives them understanding. They are not of this world, they are all the kingdom of God, because they follow the Master, they are in a real living relationship with the Living God. They serve their Master, Jesus Christ.
Most preachers do not know the voice of Jesus. I have asked many and they say:”No, He doesn’t speak.” They just don’t know Him. Very few people have a real relationship with Jesus Christ, with the Living God, and that is what Jesus called us for, that is why He sent His Holy Spirit to be in us, to be with us, to teach us, to guide us, into all truth, to tell us things to come, but very few are interested. Many do not know. Many had bad examples, many have been deceived by religious people, who themselves were lost. Jesus Christ is the only way; without Jesus we can do nothing. Jesus warned that in that day many will say to Him:”Lord, Lord we prophesied in Your Name, we healed the sick” and He will say to them:”Go away, I never knew you, you workers of wickedness.” They never knew Him, they never followed Him. Many have had guidance from the Holy Spirit, but then they have fallen-away, they have gone after people. They are not following Jesus.
Professing Christians go to church, they follow after their pastor. They are not following Jesus Christ, they are in relationship with the pastor, and the church, and in fellowship with other deceived believers, but they have no relationship with the Living God. They are lost. There is only one way, and that is Jesus Christ. He is the way and the truth and the life. Those who follow him are not in darkness. Obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, that which is recorded in the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Repent, stop sinning, fall on your knees before Jesus Christ, and plead Him forgiveness of your past sins, with remorse. Turn away from your sins, be baptized in water, and seek Jesus with all your heart. Ask Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit, so that His Spirit will come and live in you, guide you, teach you. You will be in a real relationship with the Living God, but you have to go after Him everyday. Seek Him, follow Him, stay with Him. There’s only one way to have life and that is to be in a real relationship with the Living God.
Dear friend, do you have a real relationship with Jesus Christ? Because that is what He wants with us, and from us. He wants to dwell with us and in us. He wants to have fellowship with us, but as long as we ignore Him. As long as we are occupied with other things, we will never have a real relationship with the Living God. Get serious. Seek Jesus with all your heart. Obey His gospel, His words, and He will reveal Himself to you. You will get to know Him for real, and you will have a real relationship with the Living God.
May Jesus bless you.