Jesus came with one objective and that was to establish the kingdom of God, of which He Himself is Lord and Master. Jesus preached the Kingdom of God, and how to become part of it. There is only one gospel that saves from hell, and converts sinners into Children of God, and that is the Gospel of Jesus, His words as they were also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
After Jesus was crucified and resurrected, before He ascended to heaven, He gave His disciples this commission: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;” Matthew 28:18-20.
The words of Jesus are plain and simple. His disciples were common men, fishermen, people of low status and education. Jesus taught them, the simple words that we read in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. He did not teach them the law of Moses, the Torah or Old Testament teachings. He said:” The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the gospel of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.” Luke 16:16. Jesus did not preach the 10 commandments. The words of Jesus, the words that He preached, are the words of eternal life, for those who OBEY Him.
Jesus commanded His disciples to make disciple, baptize them in water and TEACH THEM TO OBSERVE, DO, CARRY OUT, LIVE BY His words, what He commanded them. He did not command them to build churches, with hierarchy structures, church officials and teach various man made doctrines. He did not command them to add their own “interpretations” to His words.
Many gospels and doctrines are being preached in the world, and they claim to lead to eternal life but they are lies, deception. Most Christian churches are not preaching the truth, they preach lies, that will cause multitudes to end up in hell, because they do not preach Jesus Christ and obedience to His words.
Jesus never changed. The kingdom of God never changed. The words of Jesus never changed. The only way to have eternal life is to OBEY Jesus Christ. If you BELIEVE in Jesus, then you must OBEY His words. Just believing in Jesus and reading or quoting His words, without taking action, will have no effect.
You have to RECEIVE Jesus. “12But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12,13.
To receive Jesus means to absolutely embrace Him and to obey His words. Then Jesus Himself is manifested dynamically. Jesus said:“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16“He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. 17“These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mark 16:15-18. These signs and manifestations accompany those who have believed and do obey the commandments of Jesus. That is the demonstration of the children of God.
Have we become children of God? Have we RECEIVED Jesus and do we live in OBEDIENCE to Him? Do our lives demonstrate that we are children of God that belong to the kingdom of God?
May Jesus bless you.