Jesus does not need any halfhearted followers. Neither did He ever beg anyone to follow Him. He did however warn those who wanted to follow Him to count the cost before deciding to do so. He did not offer anybody a free or easy passage into heaven. He warned that those who disobey Him will not enter heaven. He laid out the conditions and cost of following Him very clearly. He only promised eternal life to His sheep, those who listen to His voice and follow Him until the end.

Jesus warned that every branch in Him, that does not bear fruit will get cut off and burned. Every born again child of God that does not stay with Jesus, follow Him every day and bear fruit, for the kingdom of God, will get cut off and burned, will end up in hell. We read in John 15:5,6. “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6“If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.”

Many refuse to serve Jesus they are unholy and are not working for Him, not witnessing for Him. He gave this warning in Revelation 3:16-22: “‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 16‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. 17‘Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, 18I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.19‘Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. 20‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. 21‘He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 22‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

Jesus does not tolerate disobedience and unfruitfulness. Those who disobey Him and refuse to serve Him are not worthy of Him and His kingdom. We read in Hebrews 10:30 “For we know Him who said, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY.” And again, “THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.” 31It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

The apostle Peter wrote in 1 Peter 4:17,18 “For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18AND IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE GODLESS MAN AND THE SINNER?”

Jesus does not tolerate those who are lukewarm and fruitless. If they do not repent, He will spew them out and cut them off. Are we eagerly working for the kingdom of God and bearing fruit or are we close to being terminated?

May Jesus bless you.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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