HAVE YOU FOUND JESUS?

Many people believe in Jesus but they have never found Him. Many believe in a false gospel, a gospel that says that you only need to believe in Jesus to have eternal life. They confess to believe in Jesus and think they are saved, but they are deceived, because they never met Jesus and they do not know Him. Neither does He know them. Many of those are professing  Christians,  even preachers and church leaders. Jesus warned: “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ Matthew 7:22-23.
Salvation is not just an intellectual exercise, or a ritual where you go through a series of steps and then you are guaranteed eternal life. The unrighteous, sinners,  cannot enter the kingdom of God. Only saints can enter. You need to be born again to enter the kingdom of God. You must first become a saint.
Only Jesus can make you new. “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17. To be in Christ you need to accept Jesus,  to be your Lord and Master submit yourself to Him, obey and serve  Him.
In order for  you to be born  again, you must die first. You must die to sin through being baptized in water. We read in Romans 6:3-11. “all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? 4Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. 5For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; 7for he who has died is freed from sin.8Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. 10For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 
      12Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, 13and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.”
You must be born again of water, through baptism,  and of the Spirit, by being baptized in the Holy Spirit,  by Jesus; after being baptized in water.
John the Baptist said:“I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Mark  1:8.
That is why on the day of Pentecost Peter said : “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.”Acts 2:38,39.
Jesus gives eternal life to those who are born again, those who have become His sheep, who hear His voice and follow Him. They are led by the Holy Spirit. “Those who are being led by the Spirit of God,  they are the sons of God. “Romans 8:14. They are the children of God. 
Jesus  reveals Himself to those who accept Him and obey Him, those who repent and are baptized. He baptizes them in the Holy Spirit. They are born again, they are His sheep, who hear His voice and follow Him. He gives them eternal life, if they follow Him until the very end.
Have you found Jesus? Have you been born again of water and the Spirit? Are you one of His sheep? Do you HEAR His voice and do you follow  Him?
May Jesus bless you.

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About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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