Jesus gives eternal life to those who receive Him, obey Him and follow Him until the end. The 89unbelievers follow their own desires, ambitions and lusts. If we wish to have eternal life, we have to abandon our own mind and fully submit to Jesus. We need to receive and obey the mind of Christ.
How will we receive the mind of Christ? We need to be born again. How is a person born again? By receiving Jesus. Accept Him to be your Lord and Master and invite Him into your life, give your life to Him to live in obedience to Him. The transformation takes place in your mind when you go on your knees before Jesus in prayer, submit yourself to Him and commit to follow and obey Him for the rest of your life.
The kingdom of God is not words, but action. If you receive Jesus into your life you have to take action and obey His commandments, His words as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Repent, turn away from sin and from your own selfish desires. If you have received Jesus into your heart, you will immediately be convicted of all sin because Jesus writes His laws in your heart. Immediately stop doing those things, get rid of the things that cause you to sin, abandon them. Be baptized in water as Jesus commanded. Jesus promised to come and live in you, to give of His Spirit in you if you CLEANSE YOURSELF.
Having repented of sin and having your body washed of uncleanliness through baptism, you are ready to receive the Holy Spirit so that Jesus can dwell in you. The Holy Spirit does not dwell in an unholy vessel. One thing you have to understand beforehand: YOU CANNOT FOLLOW JESUS PART TIME. You have to be TOTALLY COMMITTED, DEDICATED and DEVOTED. You have to ABSOLUTELY obey Him, or else you cannot be part of His kingdom. Straight is the gate, NARROW is the way and few there be that find it.
You need the Holy Spirit dwelling in you. You need to LISTEN, FOLLOW and OBEY Him, totally FULL TIME.
Seek the Holy Spirit baptism, as it was given on the day of Pentecost. You will speak in tongues when the Holy Spirit comes on you. You will be able to speak in tongues and pray in tongues at any time, if you have received the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will pray through you according to the will of God, when you pray in tongues, as we read in Romans 8: 26 “In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”
You need the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit we cannot know nor do the will of God. We cannot even pray according to the will of God. We need to be led by the Holy Spirit in all things. We need to seek and follow His guidance to be fruitful for the kingdom of God. “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” Romans 8:14.
The Holy Spirit filled believer receives guidance through PRAYER, constantly praying in the Spirit day and night, FULL TIME. You can be praying in the Spirit at all times during the day, even if your mind is occupied with your daily tasks because:”14For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.” 1 Corinthians 14:14.
The Holy Spirit will guide you in all things, work, marriage, relationships, where to live, what to do, and He will warn you when you go wrong. “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. 15“All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.” John 16:13-15.
We have to follow Jesus FULL TIME, until the end, and not allow ourselves to be distracted. Jesus said:”27“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. No one can snatch us out of His hand, but we have to STAY in His hand, STAY with Him and not stray from Him. David, man of God, wrote Psalm 23:
LORD is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
though I walk through the valley of the shadow of
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
prepare a table before me in the presence of my
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”
This is the situation of the Lord’s sheep, those who are filled with the Holy Spirit, who listen to His voice and follow Him. However, many profess to be Christians, but they do not HEAR nor LISTEN to His voice, neither do they follow Him. THEY ARE NOT HIS SHEEP!
Are we His sheep? Do we know Jesus? Does He know us? Do we LISTEN to Him, FOLLOW and OBEY Him FULL TIME? Is Jesus our life or we are just foolishly practicing religion?
May Jesus bless you.