Walking with Jesus ... III
The Blood of Jesus ... Am I really a Christian? 1.28.2018
This week my pastor spoke about the authenticity of being a Christian and what it really means. Am I really a Christian or do I just categorize myself as one. God knows the effect that sin has on our body and having a habit of sin cannot be in the Christian life. Walking with a habit of sin is walking in darkness. And walking in the Light means that we have been saved. I want to have eternal life, I've accepted Jesus Christ as my savior, I'm taking it seriously now. I was going down a rough road and I needed to be saved, so I turned to Jesus, I turned to our almighty God for help and answers. And he delivered! I feel like without all my trials I've had, maybe I wouldn't have turned to him like I did now. I was listening to the radio today (KKLA Faith and Reason) and the pastor on there said, 'Only the good few will turn to him and want to be saved.' I'm putting Jesus first in everything I do. Relationships, family, friends, I'm getting rid of the darkness qualities that led me further into the darkness lifestyle. By praying everyday he's been leading me on my way and teaching me His ways. I've witnessed it. No man will come before my God. I will seek his advice first.
1John 2: 1-2: My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
Jesus is our advocate, therefore he is our defender when we are at the gates of God and Satan. If we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, he will save us. Save us from hell, save us from darkness. Every man sins and it's our duty to confess our sins to the Lord and ask for forgiveness. We have one chance to live and Christ will stand by our side when we die. Jesus died for our sins! He shed his blood! We must confess our sins and when we take communion, we are restored, we agree to be saved. We cannot take communion and expect to be saved if we did not confess. If that is the case we are liars and we are lying to God himself. God sent Jesus onto our Earth to save us. It's up to us to find him! To bring him in; To walk in the Light.
IJohn 2:4-6: He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
Someone may say they believe but when they don't abide by the commandments they are lying. They are lying to themselves and most importantly they are lying to God. If we talk the talk, we must also walk the walk. Otherwise we are 'fools' --essentially. And we are lost. You must be saved. If we do not confess our sins we are giving up our will to live an eternal life in Heaven. Sin is eternal separation from God.
Romans 6: 12-15: Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under Grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? God forbid.
Think of our instruments as our body parts. We should not let sin override who we are as individuals, we must confess and let God hand us the wheel on life. Let him guide you. Under law is our world. It's materialistic. God was created before any law of our country was created. God is your judge at the end of life, he is the one who decides whether you live in heaven (eternal) or hell (suffer), not the law of the country or the state. Who are you going to abide by?
Have Trust, Faith, and Confidence in our Almighty God!
I've been reconnecting with my Faith and as I start this new journey I want to share some verses along the way, that really hit home and relate to life itself. So excited. Enjoy.