mikehill4jesus “Those Christians described in John 14:24 don’t have a terrific Testimony to share.”
14th June 2016 (11.11) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
It’s important that those Professing Christians as described by the Lord Jesus in John 14:23 are travelling along the Narrow Road that leads to Heaven. While those as described in John 14:24 are still on the Broad Road that leads to Hell – as all people are who do not love and obey the teachings of the Lord Jesus.
So all people must beware evil impersonators
They are some in John 14:24 acting as if they are as in John 14:23
To those who are truly in John 14:23 they must beware of becoming like those in John 14:24
The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits [Some manuscripts because from the beginning God chose you] to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings [Or traditions] we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.
16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
The true Body of Christ does not disobey the Lord’s commands – Perpetrating and covering up the sexual abuse of children – Hating the Ministers chosen to serve this Holy Saved Body of Disciples empowered by the Holy Spirit – and a lot more evildoing.
The Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
These Spiritually Gifted Ministers given to Christ’s Body, the true Church, by the Lord Jesus according to the will of his Father and empowered by the Holy Spirit of God. Share in the sufferings of Christ and they often suffer extreme hardship and abuse. Just as their Lord and Saviour did.
This was said about the Lord Jesus, long before he came to earth to be a Saviour of Sinners.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
Those described by Jesus in John 14:23 are commanded to give up all to follow Him, to carry their own Cross, to live in Him, to be yoked to Him, to love God 100%, to love others, especially others like themselves, to love their enemies and do good to those who are as described in John 14:24. Even at the cost of their life!
This love they are commanded to show is good willing and benevolent the same as God’s love is.
Now can you see why many Professing Christians don’t want to love and obey the one they claim is their Saviour? For they are prisoners of their selfishness and profess to be Christian in order to get something out of it. They try to use God!
THESE SPIRITUAL MINISTERS ARE NOT WEIRD OR APPOINTED BY MAN’S CHRISTIAN CHURCH!
In many cases, they are hated and expelled by Man’s Christianity.
Thus their enemies, as described by Jesus in John 14:24, do not receive the blessings from the Holy Spirit of God. Though they might say they do! Problem is, they fail to publish proven testimony to prove their claims. The Lord Jesus would say, “They do not produce good fruit!”
My Testimony of how God came into my life. It’s one thing to quote the Holy Bible, but you do need evidence to show that the teachings of the Lord Jesus are true.
Use these links for further information and study.
The Doctrine of Moral Law Laws that even God is not allowed to break. Hence, the reason Jesus went to the cross and was raised from the dead.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ If you obey it’s requirements, you shall be saved from Hell.
The Doctrine of Church That shows if your CHURCH is true or false.
The Doctrine of Christians – What is a Christian?
The Doctrine of Promises Things you get depending on your obedience to Christ and Moral Law.