The gospel of Jesus Christ does not make sense to the unbeliever. Many people say they believe in Jesus but they do not follow nor obey Him. They do not obey His words. The words of Jesus are scary. They do not make sense because Jesus tells us not to defend ourselves but to turn the other cheek, and then people say: What if somebody attacks you, or your wife, or your family? Will you just stand by? If you truly follow Jesus Christ, He will guide you in and through that situation. He will be with you, but if you don’t trust Him and you look for excuses not to obey Him, then you will not see the power of God working in your life.
Jesus says: “Deny yourself pick up your cross and come here follow Me.” If you follow Jesus and if you obey His words then you will gain understanding, but most believers will never have any spiritual perspective, spiritual understanding, because they do not trust nor follow Jesus Christ. They just believe in Jesus and they quote some Bible verses to prove their salvation, but they have no relationship with Jesus Christ. They say that his gospel is not practical, it is not practical to do what Jesus commands and therefore most professing believers do not really follow Him. They are not believers. They believe something else, they believe an ideology. They do not believe in Jesus and they do not trust Him. They do not obey Him. When you tell believers that we must be led by the Holy Spirit and not trust in our own understanding, not trust in our own interpretation of the Bible, then they call it heresy, because they do not know Jesus. They do not trust Him. They trust in their understanding of the
scriptures and therefore they will never gain spiritual perspective, they will never really get to know Jesus Christ, because they never really believed.
If you truly believe in Jesus Christ you must obey Him. You must obey His words, the gospel of Jesus Christ as also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. You have to do what he commanded and then you will gain spiritual perspective. You will see how the hand of God moves. Jesus Christ will guide you and He will teach you and He will answer your prayers, in His way and in His time. He will give you understanding, in His way, not the way that you think. He will not answer the things that you want to know in the way that you ask them, because His thoughts are higher than our thoughts, His ways are higher than our ways. We cannot bring God down to our level, and we will not go up to his level if we do not trust and obey Him, because it is only when we trust in Jesus and we obey what He says that we gain spiritual perspective, spiritual understanding. It is only then that we truly get to know Jesus Christ and that we understand the kingdom of God, the will of God and that we truly get to know His ways.
Are you learning from Jesus Christ or do you trust in your own understanding? Do you doubt Jesus or do you obey the gospel of Jesus Christ? Are you gaining spiritual perception through your walk with Jesus Christ.
May Jesus bless you.