The gospel of Jesus Christ is about discipleship. The only way to have eternal life is to become a disciple of Jesus Christ. Jesus commanded His disciples to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, teaching them all that He taught and commanded them. Those who believe the gospel of Jesus Christ must obey Him and become disciples or else their faith cannot save them.
To be a disciple of Jesus Christ means to obey His commandments, to do what He commanded; to repent of all sin and to repent of going our own way, to go after Him, to be baptized in water and to obey His words and then He will reveal Himself to us. He will come and dwell with us and in us. He will give His Spirit to teach and guide us. Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are the children of God. If we do not have the Spirit of Christ then we do not belong to Him and we are no children of God, and we do not have the hope of salvation. If we do not follow Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life, then we will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
It is about being a disciple, a follower of Jesus Christ, being a disciple. It does not just mean to give away everything that you have and become homeless. It is about following Jesus Christ and it is for everyone who believe, whether they be a child, a man, a woman, we are called to be disciples of Jesus, to live in relationship with Him, to obey Him; to be led by the Holy Spirit so that our life will be determined by Him, by His guidance.
Jesus guides and teaches every individual, every sheep, every person, every disciple, who follows Him. If we are not led by the Holy Spirit, we have a no relationship with Jesus Christ. If we just believe in Him, then that faith cannot save us. We have to become disciples, we have to obey Him, get to know Him, follow Him. He will reveal Himself to us, we will know Him, He will guide us, He will teach us. He has a purpose with each and every disciple, every follower. That is what He calls us for, to bear fruit for His kingdom, and we can only bear fruit if we remain in Christ, if we are led by the Holy Spirit, not if we are just believers, or if we belong to a church or an organization. We need to belong to Jesus. We need to follow Jesus. Our relationship with Jesus must be real, or else we do not know Him and when we get to the end, He will say to us:”Go away, I never knew you.”
The gospel of Jesus Christ is about discipleship. He is calling each and every one of us to become a child of God, a disciple, who follows and who obeys Him. Have you become a disciple of Jesus Christ? Do you know Jesus? Do you know His voice? Do you follow Him, or are you just a believer who is deceiving yourself? Take the gospel of Jesus Christ seriously. Go and read His words in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and obey Him. Repent, be baptized in water, seek Him with all your heart. Pray,call out to Him. Live according to His words and He will reveal Himself to you. You will get to know Him and you will be able to follow Him. You will become a disciple.
Have you become a disciple of Jesus Christ?
May Jesus bless you.