mikehill4jesus “A true Christian is commanded by Jesus to help their persecutors love Him!”
13th July 2016 (9.42) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
Why few choose to love and obey the Lord Jesus
Those people the Lord Jesus describes in John 14:23 have to help those described in John 14:24.
The saved – those going into heaven
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.
Who are these saved people going to heaven?
Charles Finney described the GOOD preaching that is needed to save sinners.
The Lost – those going into hell
John 14:24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching.
Who are these unsaved people going to hell?
Charles Finney described the POOR preaching that will not save sinners.
It is clear from what the Holy Bible teaches, that the saved and unsaved people act completely different from each other.
It is also clear from what Charles Finney teaches, using the Holy Bible, that changing the unsaved people into saved people is no easy task. In fact, the Lord Jesus says that few people will be saved. Matthew 7:13-14 The narrow and wide gates 13 ‘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.
The True Follower of the Lord Jesus also has to contend with those False Followers of Him who are seeking to stop the unsaved being saved. The Lord Jesus warned those who loved and obeyed Him. Matthew 7:15 True and false prophets – ‘Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.’
THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!
Anyone who truly gives their life to the Lord Jesus will suffer persecution for preaching the Gospel to the unsaved.
The Lord Jesus says in John 16:33 ‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’