mikehill4jesus “I obey my Lord Jesus because I LOVE HIM!”
11th July 2016 (10.55) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
My faith is in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ!
For me, it is very important that people see the connection between God and Me.
I learnt about the Lord Jesus thanks firstly to the Holy Spirit of God and then thanks to the Holy Bible that he encouraged me to learn about Jesus:
- The Lord Jesus showed himself to me
- The Holy Spirit encouraged me to learn the truth about Him – Jesus
- The Holy Spirit guided me towards my Salvation
- My Father God and my Saviour, Jesus Christ, made their home with me
- Through TRUST in my Lord Jesus I started my ministry of witness
- The Holy Spirit used a few true Christians to help me
- The Holy Spirit has continued to perfect me
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.’
This all happened because I simply trusted the Lord Jesus and loved Him for what he did for me, a wicked and lost soul. The Gospel of Jesus
THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!
Mike Hill does not use God!
God uses Mike Hill!
God was using me from the moment that I believed in the Lord Jesus. God, either by Himself, His Son Jesus, or by the Holy Spirit. No Christianity, just the Holy Bible and the Holy Spirit. In fact, Christianity has always been more a hindrance than a help. True, a few Spiritually Converted Christians, as described by the Lord in John 14:23, helped me at important times. But in truth, most Christians who entered into my life, were as described by the Lord Jesus in John 14:24.
I strongly encourage you to study the following Lecture by Charles Finney. Not just for your benefit, but for the benefit of those in your life, Christian or Not.
This is an extract from a Lecture by Charles Finney on January 16, 1839.
28 Then they asked him, ‘What must we do to do the works God requires?’
29 Jesus answered, ‘The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.’
The first element of saving faith is a realizing sense of the truth of the Bible. But this is not alone saving faith, for Satan has this realizing sense of truth, which makes him tremble.
But a second element in saving faith is the consent of the heart or will to the truth perceived by the intellect. It is a cordial trust or resting of the mind in those truths, and a yielding up of the whole being to their influence. Now it is easy to see, that without the consent of the will, there can be nothing but an outward obedience to God. A wife, without confidence in her husband, can do nothing more than perform outwardly her duty to him. It is a contradiction to say that without confidence, she can perform her duty from the heart. The same is true of parental and all other governments. Works of law may be performed without faith; i.e. we may serve from fear or hope, or some selfish consideration; but without the confidence that works by love, obedience from the heart is naturally impossible. Nay, the very terms, obedience from the heart without love, are a contradiction.
By the above, I mean that to seek the grace of faith by works of law, is an utter abomination. It is as abominable as to attempt to purchase the Holy Ghost with money. It is to set aside the testimony of God with respect to our utter depravity, and attempt to palm off our unbelieving, heartless works upon an infinitely holy God. It is an attempt to purchase his favour, instead of accepting grace as a sovereign gift.
It is as preposterous as it is wicked. It is seeking to please God by our sins — to purchase the grace of faith by making God a liar.