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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.’
mikehill4jesus “Selfish Professing Christians shun the Body of Christ”
14th July 2017 (10.47) My .mp3 audio Podcast linked to this Blog
Many Selfish People came to Jesus
As they still do today. But when they see that He demands 100% loving obedience, they realise it wont feed their selfish wants, and they shun Him.
Some may say, “When did we shun you, Lord?”
These are the ones he described in John 14:24 who hated Him and refuse to obey His teachings and commands. Therefore, they also hate and shun those members of His Spiritual Body here on Earth who are the ones he described in John 14:23.
True and false disciples
21 ‘Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?” 23 Then I will tell them plainly, “I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!”
They lived their lives as Humans using the Bible as a guide. But they refused to love the Lord Jesus and become Spiritual, having the Holy Spirit as their Teacher and Guide. They were not IN CHRIST or YOKED TO CHRIST!
The John 14:23 TEST that never fails!
Get them to read 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.’ and then ask them, “Where is Jesus right now?”
Their response will give you a clue as to the reality of their Discipleship. Do they respond by describing what it is like for them to have Jesus and his Father making their home with them? This is not a judgement on their salvation, but on their level of knowledge about the Lord Jesus.
When you read John 14:23, do you know where Jesus is?
Who Is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit Is Guide and Counsellor to All Christians who are described in John 14:23
Divine Works of the Holy Spirit
Topical Bible Study
Do not study the Holy Bible without allowing the Holy Spirit of God to help you.
Jesus promises the Holy Spirit