Jesus came, not only to give us LIFE but to CONNECT us to the SOURCE OF LIFE, HIMSELF. We can be connected to Jesus all the time. We can experience Him, hear from Him, be in communion with Him all the time. Without Jesus we can do nothing. Without His guidance and direction we cannot serve Him and be part of His kingdom. That is why He did not send us a Manual, a Book or a road map. He gives His Spirit, the Holy Spirit in those who wish to follow and serve Him, and be part of His kingdom, the kingdom of Heaven.
Very few Christian believers have the Holy Spirit and of those who have the Spirit, few follow and obey Him. Very few are connected to the Source, Jesus Christ, and that is why they perish. Most Christians are just religious. They practice dead religion, but do not know nor follow Jesus.
The first believers did not have Bibles or churches, but they had the Holy Spirit. After Jesus was crucified and resurrected, before He ascended to heaven He commanded His disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was given on the day of Pentecost. We read about it in Acts chapters 1 & 2. The bystanders were amazed at what happened and they asked the disciples what they should do to receive the Holy Spirit and Peter replied to them: “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.
Those who obeyed the gospel, who repented and were baptized also received the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Not only did they receive the ability to pray in tongues, but they were CONNECTED TO THE SOURCE. The New Testament Christians were led by the Holy Spirit, they followed Jesus. Thus Paul also wrote in Romans 8:14 “ For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” The real Christians, the true followers of Jesus have one thing in common, they are led by the Holy Spirit. Throughout the book of Acts we read how the followers of Jesus, the apostles and new believers, who obeyed the gospel, received the Holy Spirit and were led by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus never changed. His words never changed and His promises never changed. He never stopped baptizing in the Holy Spirit. People changed. People stopped believing in Him and obeying Him and that is why they are not connected to Him. The Christian churches took on dead religion and that is why they have become secular institutions full of unrepentant sinners who follow after men. They will perish in their sins.
We can only be pleasing to Jesus and bear fruit for His kingdom if we are connected to Him, having received the Holy Spirit, listening to, following and obeying Him. The Holy Spirit CONNECTION is ESSENTIAL and is promised to all who obey the gospel, as Peter declared:” “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. That is the WHOLE GOSPEL, and it never CHANGED.
Believers follow after false doctrines. They do not follow after Jesus. They disobey Jesus, refuse to repent of their sins, refuse to stop sinning and be holy, refuse to be baptized in water as He commanded and that is why He does not baptized them in the Holy Spirit. They do not accept nor receive Jesus and His words and commandments as also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. That is why most professing Christians are on their way to hell. They are not CONNECTED to Jesus. They do not have the Holy Spirit, they do not follow and obey the Holy Spirit. They are not His sheep. They do not hear His voice nor follow Him. Jesus said: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.” John 10:27,28.
Do you want LIFE and the HOPE of eternal life? Do you want to be CONNECTED to the SOURCE OF LIFE, Jesus Christ? Then OBEY His words, repent and be baptized, seek Him, ask Him and He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, the Holy Spirit, “He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14“He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.” John 16:13,14.
Get CONNECTED and stay connected to the SOURCE, Jesus Christ, and you will have LIFE.
May Jesus bless you.