mikehill4jesus “Do some professing Christians persecute Jesus?”
20th May 2017 (28.27) My podcast .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
Is the Lord Jesus truly being persecuted?
Using the following Texts
Professing Christians who do not love Jesus disobey His teachings
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.’
1 Corinthians 1:10-31
A top teacher of Jewish Scriptures (Old Testament)
The Apostle Paul
The conversion of Paul the Apostle, was, according to the New Testament, an event in the life of Paul the Apostle that led him to cease persecuting early Christians and to become a follower of Jesus. It is normally dated to AD 33–36.
Acts 9 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
9 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’
5 ‘Who are you, Lord?’ Saul asked.
‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ he replied. 6 ‘Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.’
7 The men travelling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. 8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.
What is a true Christian? Jesus says John 14:23
What is Proper Christian Conduct? Love, Goodwill and Benevolence
Describes the Character of somebody who is a Member of the Body of Christ Jesus the Lord.
Who are the Saved? They have their love for Jesus rewarded by God
Heaven is where God lives. But the Holy Spirit links him with lovers of Jesus
Describes the Character of someone who is not a Member of the Body of Christ Jesus the Lord.
The Lost destined for Hell. Punishment for their wickedness John 14:24. Only the Gospel of Jesus can save them
Jesus promises his followers persecution
Why do professing Christians that I communicate with not understand what I teach?
I only share what the Lord Jesus teaches linked to my experiences as a Disciple of His!
This Video uses John 8:31-47
(Uploaded on Sep 30, 2011)
Who are the true Disciples of Jesus?
Who are Spiritually able to understand His teaching?
Who are the Children of the Devil?
Dispute Over Whose Children Jesus’ Opponents Are
31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”
34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 37 I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word. 38 I am telling you what I have seen in the Father’s presence, and you are doing what you have heard from your father.[a]”
39 “Abraham is our father,” they answered.
“If you were Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then you would[b] do what Abraham did. 40 As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. 41 You are doing the works of your own father.”
“We are not illegitimate children,” they protested. “The only Father we have is God himself.”
42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”
[a] John 8:38 Or presence. Therefore do what you have heard from the Father.
[b] John 8:39 Some early manuscripts “If you are Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then
New International Version (NIV)
How to recognise a true Disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ and one who is false?
One BIG mistake in Bible Teaching
It is pointless teaching Bible Passages aimed at Believers, those spiritually born again of the Spirit of God, to professing Christians who are unconverted. Are even Impenitent Sinners [not feeling shame or regret about one’s actions or attitudes.]
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