mikehill4jesus “The Lord Jesus came to cause division.”
30th September 2016 (17.47) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
Not peace, the Lord Jesus brings, but division!
Luke 12:49 ‘I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! 51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. 52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’
It’s clear that not all, some might say any, Christians, are “Dead to Sin”. Why do I say that? Well, how many Christians have shown to you that they are as described by the Lord Jesus in John 14:23 or John 14:24?
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.’
So why does the Lord Jesus come to cause division?
The answer is simple! Those who are as the perfect Lord Jesus describes in the two groups are like CHALK and CHEESE – totally different. Those in John 14:23 are “Dead TO Sin”. Those in John 14:24 are “Dead IN Sin”.
Those in John 14:23 are dead to sin and living with Jesus and His Father as part of the Body of Christ.
Those in John 14:24 are dead in sin and living their life driven by their selfishness and the power of the Devil.
Thus the Human Race are divided into two groups and those dead to sin love those who are dead in sin, BUT, those who are dead in sin hate those who are dead to sin.
You can read all about this on my Christian webpage.
Those who are dead in sin can’t live a life in union with the Lord Jesus Christ. All they can do is form a Religion based on what their selfish desires are.
You can read all about how those who are dead to sin behave.
Here is my video about the dangers of being Yoked with Unbelievers.
The Gospel of Jesus that many Christian Leaders need to use.
Bad Preaching so as to convert no one = CHURCHIANITY
Good Preaching so as to win Souls = CHRISTIANITY
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.