mikehill4jesus “The hatred shown towards the disciples of Jesus”
25th January 2017 (15.53) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
False Christians actively hate disciples of the Lord Jesus!
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. Of this loving life with God, those described in verse 24 ‘Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching.’ do not experience. Who says so? ‘These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’
Those described in John 14:24, need to learn the Gospel of Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit of God to lead them into salvation – therefore avoiding going into Hell.
As God clearly stated about them, “They loathe me, and I abhor them.”
If there is one thing there is no shortage of in the world, or the Churches that hate true disciples, it’s the Holy Bible.
The Lord Jesus spoke about how those who hated Him, would also hate His true disciples. Even some who have Bible knowledge.
Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’
Paul taught a younger Apostle
2 Timothy 3:12 ‘In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,’
The world hates the disciples
John 15:18 ‘If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember what I told you: “A servant is not greater than his master.” [John 13:16] If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.
John 16:1 ‘All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. 2 They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. 3 They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. 4 I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you,’
John 17:14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by [Or them to live in accordance with] the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
Paul sharing how his preaching Gospel brings hatred onto him
Galatians 5:11 ‘Brothers and sisters, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offence of the cross has been abolished.’
Why are these Holy Ones who live in the company of God, John 14:23, hated by even professing Christians in the Churches?
As Charles Finney taught so many years ago, March 12, 1862, but is still relevant today.
The carnal mind reveals itself in opposition to God’s people and cause. Who does not know that unconverted sinners are always picking at God’s people, and in a multitude of ways manifesting opposition to them, magnifying their faults and publishing them as widely as possible, ridiculing their piety, accusing them of hypocrisy, and in every way manifesting opposition to them. Now this is not because they have received any injury from God’s people nor is it really because God’s people are worse than other people; but it is because of their own enmity to God, that they oppose him in his people.
This carnal mind also reveals itself in a want of confidence in God. Sinners very well know that they have every reason to confide in him, but yet they do not. They have not the slightest confidence in all his professions of love for them, nor are they at all inclined to trust him.
This carnal mind reveals itself in a total want of sympathy with God. In every way, this state of mind shows itself the opposite of God’s state of mind. His revealed will and way are an abomination to them, and their will and way are an abomination to him. As He says–“They loathe me, and I abhor them.”
The carnal mind reveals itself in a whole life of rebellion against God. That unconverted men, in or outside the Church, are in a state of rebellion against the authority of God, is one of the plainest facts that lie on the face of society.
No wonder I am hated by all the professing Christian Leaders in my part of the world and elsewhere.
The LAW of the New Testament is obedience to Christ as a result of your love for Him
To be chosen for Salvation, you have to be as the Lord Jesus describes in John 14:23!
There is no religion, not even Christian, that can do what the Lord Jesus proclaimed He can do.
Revelation 1:18 ‘I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.’
See how the perfect Lord Jesus affected those religious people he witnessed to
The Gospel of St. John – Film – High Quality! HD
Paul was sent, as were other true followers of Jesus to witness for God
The Acts of the Apostles – Film – High Quality! HD
In my testimony you will see how over time the Holy Spirit influenced me by the Gospel of Jesus until I chose to love the Lord Jesus. I also describe those I have observed to be showing signs of rejecting the Gospel. They are unable to produce a testimony of their own walk with God – before and after salvation. Though for some, it might be the case of they are not yet able to form in their mind what is happening to them.
Mike Hill’s Testimony – His Life With God contains many examples from my life
Do not study the Holy Bible without allowing the Holy Spirit of God to help you.
Jesus promises the Holy Spirit