Sunday 9th September 2018 mikehill4jesus “Jesus has to come first in everything”
Witnessing for Jesus
John 14:23 Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”
True Disciples of Jesus have both Him, and his Father, living in them today. It has always been like that! His loving disciples are living proof that He is alive today. That is why they are hated so much, yet always respond with love and true teaching that may help their persecutors.
This “Union” with God cannot take place when the person is as described by Jesus in John 14:24. ‘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.’ For God has nothing to do with those who refuse to love and obey His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Anyone who tells you differently, is ignorant or a liar and deceiver.
The Saving Gospel of Jesus Christ
It has to be learnt and then put into practice. The Holy Spirit can teach the Saved person who loves Jesus even though they still do evil. Perfection in behaviour takes time if the sinner truly loves Jesus. Just as it does with a child who is adopted out of a Sinful family who did not teach them what is Holy and Righteous.
The Apostle Paul taught Christians in Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.
One of the great questions that Christless People ask, even if they call themselves Christian or Believers in Jesus, is this, “Who are You?”
They do not know who:
- God is
- Jesus is
- Christians are
- the main Characters that are described in the Holy Bible
John 1:19-28 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
John the Baptist denies being the Messiah
19 Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, ‘I am not the Messiah.’
21 They asked him, ‘Then who are you? Are you Elijah?’
He said, ‘I am not.’
‘Are you the Prophet?’
He answered, ‘No.’
22 Finally they said, ‘Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?’
23 John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, ‘I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, “Make straight the way for the Lord.”’
24 Now the Pharisees who had been sent 25 questioned him, ‘Why then do you baptise if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?’
26 ‘I baptise with water,’ John replied, ‘but among you stands one you do not know. 27 He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.’
28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptising.
THESE WERE GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE AND YET DID NOT KNOW WHO JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS?????
John 8:25-27 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
The Jewish leaders did not know who Jesus was
25 ‘Who are you?’ they asked.
‘Just what I have been telling you from the beginning,’ Jesus replied. 26 ‘I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is trustworthy, and what I have heard from him I tell the world.’
27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father.
CLEARLY, MANY JEWISH LEADERS DID NOT KNOW WHO JESUS WAS?????
It is the same today. People, who do not know who Jesus is, being called God’s Ordained Leaders?????
This webpage describes those people who do know and don’t have to ask, “Who are You?“
This webpage describes those people who do NOT know and have to ask, “Who are You?“
Note! My mikehill4jesus Audio Podcast about this Blog (43.42)
I have been taught by my Lord Jesus since 1948 and used by Him since 1977. There are Links below that give you more teaching and testimony about this. Please study what I share and feel free to ask me any positive questions you may have about what I have taught.
May the Perfect Lord Jesus bless your learning through the Power of God’s Holy Spirit.
If you look at my Testimony, it will tell you a lot that may give you a clue.
Living with God and Defeating the Devil 1948 to 2018
JESUS WILL RETURN, SO ALWAYS FEEL FREE TO SEEK MY HELP. I WILL NEVER ABUSE YOUR REQUEST.
Additional Helpful Learning
- A) The Doctrine of Right Discipleswho love and obey Jesus
A terrific film about John’s Gospel – The Story of Jesus’ life here on Earth
A terrific film about the Acts of the Apostles – When they started to go out and spread the Good News of Jesus and what He did.