Most professing Christians are lost sheep. They do not know nor follow Jesus Christ. They follow after men. They are ardent churchgoers. They practice religion. They believe that they are saved, but they have no relationship with Jesus Christ. To be a Christian means to be a follower of Jesus Christ, to be born again of the Spirit of God, to hear His voice and to be led by the Holy Spirit.
Most professing Christians have no relationship with Jesus Christ. To them He is a byproduct of their salvation. They just believe in Jesus Christ for salvation, and further they ignore Him. They’ve got no relationship with Him whatsoever. Jesus Christ is Lord. He is King, He is Master. All things were made by Him and for Him and through Him, and in Him all things hold together. These things are written in the Bible, but these people do not believe it. Neither do they understand it, because to them Jesus Christ is not alive, He’s not real. They are just religious. If we do not know and follow Jesus Christ then we do not have salvation.
Salvation is in Jesus, knowing Him for real, following Him obeying Him, living in a daily relationship, daily communion with Him. You can only have that communion with Jesus if you have received the Holy Spirit. The world, the unbeliever, cannot receive the Holy Spirit. You can only receive the Holy Spirit if Jesus Christ gives His Spirit to dwell in you, if you are baptized in the Holy Spirit, and you can only receive the Holy Spirit if you truly believe in Him, and you obey His commands; you obey His words, you repent of sin, and of going after your own desires, your own thoughts, your own mind, and you obey the words of Jesus, live according to His commands as also recorded in the Gospels, Matthew, Mark,Luke and John. Repent and be baptized,seek Jesus with all your heart, and then
He will reveal Himself to you, and in you.
He will give His Spirit in you. You will see the kingdom of God. Jesus said to Nicodemus, unless a man is born again he cannot enter the kingdom of God, unless he is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. Most professing Christians do not know Jesus Christ, they have no vision, no reality of Jesus, or of the kingdom of God, because they are not born again, because they have never sought Jesus Christ. If we do not have that real relationship with Him, we cannot be part of His kingdom.
There’s only one way to have salvation and that is to know and follow Jesus Christ, obey His words, His commands. Repent and be baptized, seek Him with all your heart and He will reveal himself in you and to you. He will give His Holy Spirit in you and the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, will guide you into all truth. It is in vain that you practice religion, that you go to church, that you follow religious practices. If you do not follow Jesus Christ you will perish.
Jesus Christ is the only way. He is the Way the Truth and the Life. If you are not one of His sheep then you will not have eternal life. His sheep hear His voice. They listen to Him and they follow Him every day. Obey the gospel of Jesus Christ. Repent and be baptized, seek Him with all your heart and He will reveal Himself to you and you will know Him for real. Jesus Christ is the only way. Do you know Him? Do you follow Him? Do you obey Him? Or are you a lost sheep?
May Jesus bless you.