mikehill4jesus “The Lord Jesus Christ KNOWS ABOUT YOU!”
19th August 2016 (12.54) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
He know which of these verses is YOU
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.’
My Lord Jesus knows all about me
I am 72 years old and have know off my Lord Jesus since 1948. But it was 1977 that I started to be used by Him and my Testimony provides a lot of evidence to support what I claim. Not only my Testimony, but also my Family History, and my mostly unscripted Videos and Audios. I am true!
During my 72 years, I have seen and experiences some pretty nasty things. I have also done some pretty nasty things. Yet, after my salvation through the Gospel of Jesus, God has done some truly lovely things through me. God has also done some lovely things for me and for my loved ones, even if they don’t see it all.
But the most wonderful thing that my Lord Jesus has, and is doing, is to show His love for Me by rebuking and disciplining me when I needed it. For without this, I would not be whom and what I am today. A Member of the Body of Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ knew all about these Followers and their Enemies
To the church in Sardis
3 ‘To the angel [Or messenger; also in verses 7 and 14] of the church in Sardis write:
These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits [That is, the sevenfold Spirit] of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God. 3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.
4 Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. 5 The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels. 6 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
To the church in Philadelphia
7 ‘To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:
These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. 8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 9 I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews [Christians?] though they are not, but are liars – I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. 10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12 The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name. 13 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
To the church in Laodicea
14 ‘To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, “I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.” But you do not realise that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so that you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so that you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so that you can see.
19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
So, it is very clear!
The time is right for both those described in John 14:23 and those described in John 14:24:
Those in John 14:23 need to remember whom He is and whom They are. To continue to do what He teaches and commands, that they may receive those tremendous things that He offers them. And not stop doing them and thus be punished like those in John 14:14.
Those in John 14:24 need to learn whom He is and whom They are. To stop showing their hatred for Him and their lying that defames Him as also being a Liar, that they will avoid the terrifying things that He will do to them if they don’t become like those in John 14:23.
The Saddest People I have known
Yes, there are people on this Earth, both from v23 and v24, for whom suffering and pain is constantly their experience and thus brings them sadness beyond belief. BUT the saddest, even most pathetic, people are those spiritually Unconverted CHRISTIANS who live out their CHRISTIANITY by avoiding all unpleasant truths and instead seek out comforting lies. Not only that, they also stop Lost Souls from discovering the wonderful Soul-Saving truth about the Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 23:13 ‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.’
THE WARNINGS TO BOTH GROUPS ARE CLEAR – BEST WE START TAKING THEM SERIOUSLY
The Gospel of Jesus that many Christian Leaders need to use.
The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit without which we are just playing at Christianity.
My Tribute to the Rev Ken and Jean Newton, once of Wholeness Ministries International in Southport, Nr Brisbane, Australia.
John Mellor Healing Ministry in Jesus Name Why not invite him to your Church?