mikehill4jesus “Quoting the Bible without offering proven Testimony is pointless.”
17th October 2016 (9.29) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
Let us use the following Bible Text as our example
The Lord Jesus spoke these very few words, yet they say so much. Matthew 11:29 ‘Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’
Now what is the point of teaching these wonderful words if we:
- have not taken His yoke upon us.
- have not learnt from Him.
- have not experienced how gentle and humble He is.
- have not found rest for our souls.
- have not, since our spiritual conversion, experienced how easy His yoke is and how light His burden.
How can a Christian teach from this wonderful text and yet omit their own testimony of being yoked to their Lord and Saviour. Of course they can’t if they have not! I make no apology for using the following Bible text once more – it’s on every webpage of my website.
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.’
Only a Christian as described in John 14:23 can do this. Why? Because a Christian as described in John 14:24 does not have the Lord Jesus making His home with them.
When you read and study my own personal testimony, you can see how I managed to do what I did, through being yoked to my Lord Jesus – my Companion, along with His Father.
In this World, there are millions of people who need to be yoked with the Lord Jesus, if they only knew how.
We have to be able to prove the Bible is true!
1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Saviour and of Christ Jesus our hope,
2 To Timothy my true son in the faith:
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Timothy charged to oppose false teachers
3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer 4 or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work – which is by faith. 5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. 7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practising homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers – and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.
The Lord’s grace to Paul
12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
The charge to Timothy renewed
18 Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith. 20 Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.
Christians who make things up as they go along are an ideal tool to be used by the Devil.
The True Christians have to oppose and correct them. In my experience, these Members of Christ’s Spiritual Body, are few and far between.
The following text is larger so the Links are easier to press
Here is a webpage containing the teaching of Charles Finney on this subject of being yoked to Christ. There is no point in my repeating it.
Here is my video about the 72 sent out by Jesus and returning with Testimony. Is Your Name Written in Heaven
My webpage on being In Christ without which no Testimony can be valid.
The Judgement of God against Humans. When the truth or falsehood of a Christians Testimony will be shown.
The Gospel of Jesus that many Christian Leaders, who have no true Testimony, need to use.
What is Moral Law? Do Christians know, let alone, understand it.
Bad Preaching so as to convert no one CHURCHIANITY
Good Preaching so as to win Souls CHRISTIANITY
The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit who provides the Testimony and without whom 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.