The false a gospel of Jesus Christ that is being preached in the world today will take countless souls to hell. It is fruitless to believe in Jesus Christ for salvation if we do not obey His words. The gospel of Jesus Christ, the gospel that saves is the words that Jesus spoke, the words that Jesus delivered when He walked this earth, as they are also recorded in Matthew Mark Luke and John.
If we believe in Jesus for salvation but we do not obey His words, then we are only fooling ourselves, because Jesus said, if we love Him we will obey His commands. Jesus said that not everyone that says to Him “Lord, Lord” will enter into heaven, but those who do the will of His Father. The words that Jesus spoke were the words of the Father, those were the words of eternal life, and we can only have eternal life if we live by those words, if we obey them. Those who disobey Jesus Christ will perish even though they believed in Him.
If we truly believe in Jesus we will do what He commanded. Jesus said:”Follow Me.” He commands us to repent, not only of sin but of living a senseless life that centers around ourselves. We have to live for the kingdom of God and obey the King, Jesus Christ Himself. We have to live according to His words. He said:”repent and be baptized.” We need to turn away from sin, turn away from living for ourselves and our own desires, and live in obedience to Jesus. We have to die to sin, die to earthly desires, in order to live for the kingdom of God. Go and read the words of Jesus in the gospel for yourself and you will learn that He requires absolute obedience, absolute dedication. He said if we wish to come after Him, if we wish to have eternal life, we have to deny ourselves pick up our cross every day and follow Him. We have to obey His words.
Many people ask: Now what is this cross of Jesus that we have got to pick up? If we obey Jesus and live according to His words then we will suffer much persecution, we will have to give up many things in life, we will have to forsake the pleasures of this world and we will have to live our lives in such a way that we obey the words of Jesus. If we go after Jesus, obey His words, repent and be baptized, and live a life that is pleasing to Him, then we will be changed into His likeness. We will become
like Him, but if we want to be like the world, like the newest trends, and go after the things of the world, we will be distracted and we will not follow nor obey Jesus, we will end up in hell.
Many people have been deceived by the false gospel that is preached in this world, a gospel of tolerance, a gospel that we cannot stop sinning. We have to make up our minds if we want eternal life. We have to go after Jesus with all our power. It will not be easy. If we live according to the words of Jesus, we will suffer persecution, we will suffer rejection, we will have to deprive ourselves of earthly pleasures. We cannot go after the pleasures of the world and expect to be part of the kingdom of God. The sinful pleasures of this world lead to death and we have to stay away from those. We have to reserve ourselves for Jesus and live for Him. Jesus promised that if we obey His words, if we live according to His words then He will reveal Himself to us. He will come and dwell in us. He will give His Spirit in us. He will speak to us. He will guide us, He will teach us. If we do not have the Spirit of Christ in us, Jesus with us, and us with Him, then we do not belong to Him and our faith is in vain.
We can only be pleasing to Jesus if we obey Him, and we need to have His Spirit guiding us, teaching us. We need to obey His Spirit. He will tell us how to live, where to live, what to do, but we have to ask. We have to go after Him, but first we have to obey the gospel of Jesus Christ; we have to commit to live according to His ways, to submit ourselves to Him, repent and be baptized, turn away from sin and earthly desires, and desire earnestly to go after Jesus. Then He will reveal Himself to you, but if we turn away from Jesus, if we allow ourselves to get distracted, then we will go away from Jesus and we will not enter His kingdom.
Only those who endure with Jesus until the very end, stay with Him, only they will enter into the kingdom of heaven. The way of the cross, the way of following Jesus, is not easy, it is difficult. Very few will follow that way. It is a way of persecution, rejection of pain and suffering. It is a way of deprivation. It is not an easy way, but it is the only way to enter into the kingdom of God, and we have to stay with Jesus, to stay on that way because without Jesus we can do nothing. As long as we follow Jesus we will endure suffering, rejection, pain, we will change to be like Him, more and more, until the very end. If we do not stay with Him we will become conformed to this world and we will end up in damnation.
Are we walking on the narrow road? Are we focused on Jesus? Do we know Him for real? Are we really serious about the kingdom of God, or have we become a victim of the false gospel that is preached in this world? Because that gospel is a gospel without Jesus Christ. It talks about believing in Jesus but it does not obey Jesus. It is a waste, it is a lie, and it will lead countless people to hell. Are we following Jesus on the narrow way every day, or have we been deceived and are we going our own way? Have we strayed like sheep? We have to stay with the Good Shepherd. Stay with Jesus until the very end to have eternal life. Go and read the words of Jesus in the Gospels. Pray and ask Jesus to make those words to come alive to you, to engrave them in your mind, in your heart, and ask Him, Holy Spirit, to remind you of those words all the time, and obey Him. Obey that prompting of the Holy Spirit when he warns you and convicts you, and calls you back onto the straight and narrow road. If we do not stay with Jesus on that road until the very end then we will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Most believers will be disappointed, disillusioned, but it will be forever too late when they find out that they were deceived and they will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Be serious with Jesus. Seek Him with all your heart. Obey His words, and He will reveal Himself to you. You will know Him for real and you will walk with Him. He will talk with you. If you obey Him and stay with Him, He will lead you and guide you until the very end. He will give you eternal life. Jesus Christ is the only way. Follow him until the very end.
May Jesus bless you.