The only way to have salvation eternal life is to follow Jesus Christ, to be in a real a walk with Him. How does that come about? If we hear the gospel of Jesus and we believe, we have to obey Him, repent, turn away from sin, and accept Jesus into our life as our Lord and Master. We have to pray, plead His forgiveness for our past sins, and commit to follow and obey Him for the rest of our lives. If we do that, He forgives our past sins and He writes His laws in our heart, His commands, His requirements, so that we know what He requires of us, how we should, live in holiness and in righteousness. And then we have to further obey Him, be baptized in water for the washing off of our sins.
Jesus promised to give His Holy Spirit in us, to teach us and to guide us, every step of the way. Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are the children of God. If we do not have the Holy Spirit and we do not follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we cannot walk with Jesus, we cannot follow Him. We need to obey Him, repent and be baptized, so that we will be born again of water and of the Spirit of God, but then we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit. We need the power and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, because without Jesus we can do nothing.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ. He is the Comforter and we cannot follow Jesus and do what is pleasing to Him, if we do not have the Holy Spirit, if we do not follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Many believe in Jesus and they think they have salvation but they do not have the Holy Spirit, neither do they obey the guidance of the Holy Spirit. They have no relationship with Jesus. Many are preachers and other believers who go out in the streets and they witness, they preach and heal the sick in the name of Jesus. They cast out demons, and Jesus said that many of those will stand before Him and He will say to them:”Go away I never knew you you workers of wickedness,” because these people did not follow Jesus. They were not led by the Holy Spirit, they had no relationship with Jesus. We need to be filled with the Holy Spirit and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, and if we do not have the Spirit of Christ, we do not belong to Him. We cannot follow Him and we cannot be pleasing to Him.
Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to each and every one who believes in Him and who obeys Him, who repents and is baptized in water. The Holy Spirit will remind us of the commands of Jesus, the words that He spoke, as they are also recorded in the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. You don’t need a Bible to follow Jesus you need, the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit will be with us forever; but we have to obey Him. Many have Bibles and they have read the words of Jesus in the Bible, but they do not obey them. Those who have the Holy Spirit are constantly reminded, convicted by the Holy Spirit. Te Holy Spirit prompts them and speaks to them, reveals to them the will of God, reveals to them whether they are pleasing to Jesus or not, The Holy Spirit guides us into all truth, tells us about things to come, guides us in all things.
We cannot follow Jesus without the Holy Spirit. We need a real relationship with Jesus, which only can be had, by the indwelling Holy Spirit and us following the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Have you been born again? Did you repent were you baptized in water and have you received the indwelling Holy Spirit of Christ in you? Do you follow and obey Him? Do you truly know Jesus or will Jesus also say to you go:”Go away I never knew you, you worker of wickedness,” because you did not do the will of God, because you had no relationship with Him. We need the Holy Spirit to teach and to guide us. The Spirit of Christ will guide us into all truth. We cannot follow Jesus by following after other sheep, other Christians, other followers of Jesus. We cannot follow Jesus by reading the Bible. We need to be led by the Holy Spirit to please Him, to get to know Him for real, to follow Him and to enter His kingdom.
Have you received the Holy Spirit? Do you follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit and is your walk, your relationship with Jesus Christ real?
May Jesus bless you.