Many people believe in God and call themselves Christians but they have no interaction with God. Their faith is based on what others have told them and on Bible scripture. They do not know the One in whom they profess to believe. He is not real to them, Many believe in Jesu s but they do not experience Him as ALIVE. They are doing religion, a one sided exercise where they perform certain religious acts. Their prayers are a monologue. They pray but do not experience any interaction, no reply or clear direction. They assume and believe many things from Bible verses and from what others have told them but they do not experience clear direction from God. They do not have a REAL relationship nor any INTERACTION with God’
God is Holy. Sinful man is separated from God and has no interaction nor fellowship with God. Sin separates us from God. We all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. The wages of sin is death . The only way that we can come into the presence of God, have fellowship with Him and have life is to have our sins removed.
The only One who can remove our sins is Jesus. Jesus took the sins of the world on Him and paid the ultimate price by dying on a cross. He became the perfect sacrifice because He had no sin. After three days He was resurrected from death and He lives for all eternity. All power and all authority has been given to Him and He gives eternal life to those who believe in Him, accept Him and obey Him. He takes away their sin by forgiving their past sin. He makes them new inside, they are born-again to become children of God. Having been cleansed from their past sins, they are HOLY, just as He is holy and can come into the presence of God and have fellowship with Him.
Jesus said to His disciples: 21“He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”…“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. 24“He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.” John 14:21-24
If we accept Jesus, love Him and obey Him, He and the Father will come and dwell with us, in us and be with us, INTERACT with us. How will this happen? We read in John 14:16 Jesus said to His disciples: “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. 26“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”
It is only through obedience to Jesus that we can have INTERACTION and FELLOWSHIP with God.
God has revealed Himself and continues to do so IN and through Jesus. Jesus said He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10“Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. 11“Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves. 12“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. 13“Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14“If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. 15“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
Once again , it is only through obedience to Jesus that we can have INTERACTION with God. God is SPIRIT. The Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of God will come and dwell in you if you OBEY Jesus and STAY IN OBEDIENCE to Him.
Disobedience and sin SEPARATES you from God. Without holiness no one will see the Lord. The KEY to INTERACTION and FELLOWSHIP with God is HOLINESS, which can only be attained through obedience to Jesus, by ABIDING in Him, living in obedience to Him. His words and commandments were recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, will come and dwell in every one who OBEYS Jesus.
Salvation is to be brought into INTERACTION, FELLOWSHIP with God. How then shall a person be saved? Acts 2:38,39. “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39“For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” The Holy Spirit will GUIDE, TEACH, COMFORT and stay with you, but you have to OBEY Him or He will stop INTERACTING with you.
Sin and disobedience separates us from God. Sinners have no fellowship nor INTERACTION with God. Sinning Christians are in danger of hell fire. Without holiness no one will see God.
Jesus is the WAY the TRUTH and the LIFE. Obey and follow Him in holiness and you will have INTERACTION with God. You will PRAY and He will answer. He will guide you in all things and teach you His ways. Jesus is God.
Have you come to know Jesus? Does His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, dwell in you. Do you HEAR from Him and do you obey Him?
May Jesus bless you.