Many people have heard the message of Jesus Christ preached, responded, believed and received Jesus into their lives. Jesus saves whomever calls on Him, and He promises them eternal life, but we have to follow and obey Jesus to stay spiritually alive. If we do not obey Jesus we destroy our relationship with Him and nullify His promises.
Most Christians are spiritually dysfunctional because they never grew in their relationship with Jesus.. We only grow in our relationship with Jesus through prayer and obedience. Sin separates us from Jesus. We have to immediately stop sinning and remove from our lives those things that cause us to sin or stray from Jesus. Some things we have to avoid, others we can eliminate. We have to firstly repent, turn from all sin and be baptized in water as a public confession that we have died to sin and commit to live for righteousness and holiness, washing off our past sins so we can live our new lives in holiness for Jesus. God is spirit and He communicates to us in our spirit, in our mind. The unbeliever communicates with demons and is inspired by demons to do evil.
The Holy Spirit convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment. If we obey Him and do right, He gives us His approval by giving peace in us, that passes all human understanding. If we seek Jesus He will communicate with us in our spirit. He promised His Holy Spirit to come and dwell in those who seek and obey Him. We must seek the approval and peace of Jesus, not the acceptance of men or the pleasure of sin. Our relationship with Jesus and our obedience to Him produces joy and peace. Sin separates us from Jesus and brings us under conviction of the Holy Spirit resulting in spiritual death. We must live in obedience to the words of Jesus as they were also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Those are the words of eternal life, for those who obey them, until the end. It is all about our relationship with Jesus. If we don’t have Jesus, we don’t have life.
Church activities, Bible study and religion cannot save nor bring us closer to Jesus. We must stay close to Jesus, follow and obey Him, then He will reveal Himself to us and be real to us.
If we draw closer to Jesus, He draws closer to us. All we need is Jesus. We each have to work on our own relationship with Jesus, nobody else can do it for us. Most believers are just busy with dead religious practices. They receive no confirmation from Jesus, either because they never experienced Him, or because they are not serious. They communicate and interact well with satan, but they have no interaction with Jesus. If they do not wake up and get real with Jesus, they will perish because they are numb and almost dead towards Jesus. They must REVIVE, COME ALIVE spiritually before it is too late.
If we follow Jesus, we will be holy, will not sin, will be witnesses for Jesus and produce fruit of holiness and righteousness. Those who do not bear fruit will get cut off and burned, like dead branches. They will end up in hell.
To those who are spiritually dying, passive and fruitless, this warning speaks in Revelation 3:1-3 “He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2‘Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. 3‘So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.”
Are we ALIVE in Christ, eagerly following Jesus, or do our deeds show that we are spiritually dead? Do not delay, REVIVE, COME ALIVE to Jesus and produce fruit worthy of Jesus.
My Jesus bless you.