mikehill4jesus “There are Christian Leaders today who are NOT members of the Body of Christ!”
18th and 19th June 2016 (9.28) 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.
If you are truly a Follower of the Lord Jesus, that is spiritually converted through fulfilling the requirements of his Gospel. Then you will have to face the hatred of professing Christians who are condemned by John 14:24.
The Jewish Leaders start to persecute the Lord Jesus for putting the will of his Father before their religion.
This image is from the excellent film of John’s Gospel in HD where some Jewish Leaders start to persecute the Lord Jesus.
The Lord Jesus sets a perfect example to His Followers of how they will be treated
The writer of the book of Hebrews said in Hebrews 7:26 Such a high priest truly meets our need – one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. As we can see, the Lord Jesus is our ‘apostle’ (Someone sent by God on a specific mission) and he brings those he saves into perfect rest and the promised land.
Yet he says, in Matthew 7:13 The Narrow and Wide Gates “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
Those in the above image show an example of how he was treated by some religious leaders who were on the Broad Road to destruction.
The Lord Jesus promises that his followers will be similarly treated.
The world hates the disciples
18 ‘If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember what I told you: “A servant is not greater than his master.” [John 13:16] If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. 24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. 25 But this is to fulfil what is written in their Law: “They hated me without reason.” [Psalms 35:19; 69:4]
The work of the Holy Spirit
26 ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father – the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father – he will testify about me. 27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.
The Holy Spirit of God uses me (and others in the Body of Christ) to testify about my Lord Jesus Christ, my Saviour, Friend and example, whom I have known since 1948. And the result is that most of the world, even Christian Leaders, hates me and refuses to show me love.
John 14:23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’
Life on the Narrow Road to heaven is all about living in a relationship with the Lord Jesus and His Father God through the Holy Spirit of God. That life brings persecution from those who hate God.
PROFESSING CHRISTIANS WHO ARE GOD’S ENEMIES NEED TO REPENT!
The Apostle Paul said in Acts 20:21 ‘I have declared to both Jews and Greeks [non Jews – that is us] that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.’ (NIVUK)
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.
The Film of John’s Gospel in HD RECOMMENDED!
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.