Jesus Christ never promised anybody easy salvation. Jesus said that:”Whoever wishes to come after Me, must deny himself, pick up his cross every day and come here, follow Me.” He does not expect you to go out of your way to follow Him. He expects you to abandon your own ways, to abandon your own life, your own plans, your own ambitions, and your own desires, to sacrifice yourself, your own pleasures, and to go after Him. Jesus did not promise to spoon feed anybody. He said: “Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself. If you want to go after Jesus and have eternal life, you have to obey Him obey His words, repent, stop sinning, be baptized in water, and seek Jesus with all your heart.
He promised His Holy Spirit to come and dwell in those who seek Him, who obey Him. He did not promise to spoon-feed them, to give them a certificate, to pamper them all the way. Jesus never begged anybody to follow Him. His sheep hear His voice and they follow Him, but they go after Him. Most believers do not hear His voice, because they do not go after Him. They don’t care about Him, they believe the lies that they’ve been told a church, that if they only believe in Jesus, that they will have salvation. That is not what Jesus said. If you believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, that He is God, that He is the final authority, your will fear Him, you will obey Him, you will go after Him, you will seek Him with all your heart, you will abandon your own life, and go after Jesus. You will seek to please Him you will seek to hear His voice. If you don’t hear His voice it is because you are not interested.
Jesus will not come and beg you to follow Him. Jesus said He will reveal Himself to you if you obey His words, if you repent and turn away from your own ways, and if you live in holiness and righteousness, if you seek Him with all your heart you will find Him. But most believers never find Him because they are not interested. They want to be spoon-fed like at church. They want to go there to be served, like at a restaurant, they want everybody to do everything for them, they want Jesus to be there butler, to take care of them, to make them rich, to make them prosperous. They don’t care for Jesus, they don’t care for the kingdom of God. They only care for their own lusts, and for sin, and for the pleasures of the flesh. They have no desire for God, they have no fear of God, they have the knowledge of God, they don’t know His voice and that is why Jesus will say to most believers:”Go away I never knew you, you workers of wickedness,” because they are sinners, they are not holy. They are unrighteous. They are exactly like the rest of the world. Most of them are even more wicked than the rest of the world, they are hypocrites and they think that because they confess Jesus that they will have eternal life. They will be terribly disappointed when Jesus turns them down, when He shows them away, when He says to them:”Go away, I knew you.”
Jesus said:”Narrow is the door and few there be that find it, strive hard to enter the straight gate.” Most believers do not believe that. They believe their pastor and the lies that the hear at church. They do not know Jesus Christ and that is why most believers will end up in hell. They have no knowledge of Jesus Christ. Dear friend, if you want eternal life, if you want to enter the kingdom of God, you have to strive hard, you have to abandon yourself, your own desires, own pleasures and go after Jesus every step of the way, live in holiness and righteousness, and seek Him with all your heart. He will speak to you, He will guide you, if you go after Him. If you don’t care for Him, you will not enter His kingdom. The kingdom of heaven is for those who endure with Jesus, who follow Him until the very end. The rest will be disappointed when Jesus Christ turns them away. Will you be disappointed or are you going after Jesus Christ every day, seeking to hear His voice to serve Him to do is will? Are you serious about the kingdom of heaven? Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, because very few will enter into the kingdom of heaven. Seek Jesus with all your heart and you will find Him.
May Jesus bless you.