mikehill4jesus “Jesus has 1st claim on my time and complete ownership of me!”
2nd August 2016 (12.56) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
Time and again a Christian will say that it does not matter that they do wicked things, because God’s GRACE spares us from punishment.
God’s GRACE gave us the Lord Jesus and his Gospel, NOT a licence to carry on sinning.
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.’
WHY ARE WE GIVEN ALL THESE COMMANDS TO OBEY, IF GOD’S GRACE ALLOWS US TO DISOBEY THEM?
No Christian has ever answered my request! What request is that, Mike? It is, “Please will you read what the Lord Jesus said in John 14:23-24 and then tell me how what he says happened in your life?”
I NEVER GET A REPLY!
I am writing about FALSE CHRISTIANS not TRUE CHRISTIANS
Over the past 39 years, I get the impression based on experience, that False Christians make it up as they go along. They hear of another Church having some success and they copy it. Or someone writes a Book and they copy that. Time after time, I get messages where they quote some famous Christian from the past or present. We have Christian movement after Christian Movement of the Holy Spirit. They all fizzle out and come to nothing! They move out of a Denomination and end up with another new Denomination. They form ‘FAMILIES’ who are simply members of their Christian Movement. Success is measured by the number of Churches they plant. In Tweet, Social Medias, Websites, etc. It’s all about them and the Holy Bible with God and Jesus barely getting a mention. They claim their validation by what they believe in the Holy Bible. They have a worldly CHURCHIANITY where (CHRIST)IANITY is replaced by CHURCH. Worst of all, they are COWARDS! They hide from the true members of the Body of Christ and also stop LOST SOULS from being SAVED or saved souls from being nurtured by the Holy Spirit and Christ’s Teachings and Commands. MORAL LAW is not in their thinking or actions.
Your being a bit hard on them, Mike!
Well, my aim is to build them up, but I can’t do that until they have been saved through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Therefore, I have to evangelise them and that means having to get them to see that they HATE GOD. Anyway, what I am doing is nothing compared to what the Lord Jesus will do to them if they don’t REPENT – STOP DOING EVIL!
The Lord Jesus warned about true and false prophets
Matthew 7:15 ‘Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognise them. Do people pick grapes from thorn-bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognise them.’
The Lord Jesus warned about true and false disciples
21 ‘Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?” 23 Then I will tell them plainly, “I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!”
The problem is……. That you get false disciples, prophets and other ministries leading Churches or Publishing Teaching in many forms. The FALSE judging who is FALSE!
How do we know they are FALSE, Mike?
They can’t show evidence that John 14:23 is THEM! They don’t obey the teachings of the Lord Jesus, so cannot show evidence of the Lord Jesus and his Father making their home with them. THE LORD JESUS DOES NOT KNOW THEM!
They shun the true disciples and prophets.
They dress up in religious clothing, yet do evil and then cover it up. SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN FOR ONE!
They produce BAD FRUIT! That is if they produce any fruit at all.
They do not have the Holy Spirit but allow their FLESHLY DESIRES to control them.
They are not members of the Body of Christ – no evidence of the Holy Spirit linking them to the Lord Jesus and other members.
And lots more reasons……
Johann van der Hoven recently published this on Facebook
I have never known a prophet who did not live with his ‘head on a block’.
Prophets are as dead men speaking – that others may live- They ‘die daily’.
They have nothing to defend – For they ‘make themselves of no reputation’.
They have nothing to protect – For they have ‘forsaken all’ to follow Christ, and ‘count not their lives dear unto themselves’.
They cannot be bought – For they have already sold themselves as ‘love-slaves’ to Christ.
They cannot be imprisoned – They are the ‘prisoners of Christ’.
They cannot be threatened – Because they have been ‘crucified with Christ’.
They cannot be bribed – For although owning nothing, they ‘possess all things’.
The only One Who makes a prophet is God!
The only thing that moves a prophet is Heaven!
The only thing that qualifies a prophet is obedience!
The only thing that scares a prophet is the fear of God!
Yet prophets are meek, humble, gentle and as un-asserting as their Master was.
“Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your King comes unto you, meek, and sitting upon a donkey, and a colt the foal of a donkey.” – Matt 21:15
Source of this Johann van der Hoven
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