mikehill4jesus “Why some professing Church Christians can be used by God and others cannot.”
10th May 2017 (24.58) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
Using the following Text
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.’
I want to start with an example from Human, not Spiritual, life.
Two people apply for a Good Job in a Good Company. It is a senior position and comes with an excellent Employment Package – Salary, Bonuses, Pension, and Benefits. One of them is successful in getting the Job.
The unsuccessful Candidate is obviously disappointed as they were highly qualified and experienced to do the Job. In the letter notifying them of their failure, there is an explanation given as the Company recognised their qualification and experience and hoped that, if corrected, the reasons for their failure may not exist should another Position become available.
“During your interview, we became aware that you were inclined to be motivated by the benefits the new Job offered you. We felt that whatever was going to be asked of you, you would positively respond. However, the successful candidate proved to us that they were inclined to be motivated because the new Job gave them the opportunity to continue in a career that they loved and for a Company that they would serve to its advantage. Therefore, we offered them the position. We would hope that you would reflect on why you wanted a Job with our Company, in case another opening should occur.”
So how does this fit in with Christianity?
Well, lets look at Two Church Christians who want to be used by God. They go to the same Bible College for a 2 year Course. During the second year, a Spiritually Gifted Minister who travels the world helping Church Christians, arrives at the College and seeks to help those whom the Holy Spirit is leading in their walk with God.
“The Lord Jesus is wanting you to know why you can’t be used to help God.” He then names a Family who have recently left the Bible College and are helping God in amazing spiritual ways. “God can use this Family because they do not think they can be used by God. Your problem is, that you think God can use you, and because of that, He can’t.”
The Family he spoke about, is after 30 years, still being used by God in amazing spiritual ways. Despite years of suffering and social isolation, especially caused by professing Christians who think they can be used by God. But observation shows that they are not being used by Him, just by their Church.
How do we know that?
They provide no testimony that describes how they are as the Lord said they should be in, 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.’
How can they live in the company of the Lord Jesus and His Father and not provide proven evidence of the fact? They do not show, cannot show, evidence of the Holy Spirit in their Christianity.
They are Christless Christians! The Father does not love them and they need to know that!
But the Christian Church in Birmingham, England, and elsewhere, shun!
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!
Those whom the Lord will refuse entry into Heaven and send into Hell are described in John 14:24!
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 1948 to 2017 that 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