1st March 2018 mikehill4jesus “Jesus promises those in John 14:23 certain painful truths”
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Promises that Encourage Us to Love Jesus and to Obey Jesus.
A promise given from God the Father through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
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.’
Those People described in John 14:24 “Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching.” do not believe God’s Promises!
Hybrid Christians are those who have been saved through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but desire to carry on living in sin believing that they will be pardoned on the day of their judgement. They believe that God’s Grace will increase along with the increase of their sinning. Hence you find that some of the worst sinners call themselves Christian. How wrong they are!
Part of my ministry is to warn them of the fact before God destroys them.
Painful promises to those who love and obey Him
The world hates His disciples
A promise to those who are described in John 14:23 about how those described in John 14:24 will hate them. It’s the hatred they feel that causes them to have a strong sense of guilt, even shame.
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. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. 24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. 25 But this is to fulfil what is written in their Law: “They hated me without reason.”[Psalms 35:19; 69:4]
What success does Jesus promise His disciples?
The narrow and wide gates
Matthew 7:13 ‘Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
The clue is at the end, “and only a few find it.”
Why is that? They are as God describes in John 14:24. Even some Christians in John 14:23 fail to find it and for many reasons. But this is the main one!
Concerning spiritual gifts given to the true Christians in John 14:23
Concerning spiritual gifts
1 Corinthians 12:1 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to dumb idols. 3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, ‘Jesus be cursed,’ and no one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ except by the Holy Spirit.
4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,[a] and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b] 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
Unity and diversity in the body
12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptised by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body – whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 And so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
Spiritual Warfare in the true Christian Church made up of those described by God in John 14:23.
Unity and maturity in the body of Christ
Ephesians 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why it[Or God] says:
‘When he ascended on high,
he took many captives
and gave gifts to his people.’[Psalm 68:18]
9 (What does ‘he ascended’ mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions[Or the depths of the earth]? 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
So there you have it, take care you do not hinder the Ministers that are sent by Christ, not sent by man.
“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
By hindering, making war against the Holy Spirit of God you aid the enemies of God.
“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
THOSE IN JOHN 14:24 WHO MAKE WAR AGAINST THE HOLY SPRIT OF GOD ARE IN GREAT DANGER OF BEING DECEIVED BY THE DEVIL AND BE DESTROYED BY GOD. THUS LOSING THEIR INHERITANCE
In the Holy Bible, the Lord Jesus Christ speaks of two gates that everyone has to make a decision over which one to go through. One gate is Narrow and the other is Wide. Each of these gates leads onto a road that represents your life here on earth and likewise they are the same as their entrance gate.
Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Life or Death
If you choose to enter through the narrow gate, you will find real and abundant life. Your life will have that inextinguishable and indestructible quality that is self-existent in God and shared with those human beings he created. Us! For we are not animals. It is God’s gift to man animating him both physically and spiritually and making him an eternal being; “the absolute fullness of life…which belongs to God.”
The Oberlin Evangelist.
November 8, 1848
Sermon by C.G. Finney.
Reported by The Editor.
“What must I do to be saved?”–Acts 16:30.
This is too serious a matter to overlook if you want to reach Heaven
In each of the future Blogs and Podcasts I will be looking at a different group of promises.
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NOW IS THE TIME TO GET RIGHT WITH THE LOVING AND POWERFUL LORD JESUS WHILE YOU CAN – YOUR TIME IS RUNNING OUT!